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    Default My first fake dread :P

    So I found some organic wool that I made a fake dread out of, I'm planning to make a few more. I was really lucky to find a color that was quite near my own.
    I'm quite excited This is something I have wanted to do for some time now.

    I fastened it by braiding it to my hair:







    I think I will do some that are a little thicker too. If anyone has a better idea for fastening it, I'm all ears!

    Edit: Though I do like the look of a braided dread. But it might not be the best way to fasten it.
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    Lets see how long this little lump can get. Viva la natural!
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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    http://quinnster.fqdn.net/dreads/

    Check out that site, tons of info on installing synthetic dread extensions.

    The wool is nice but I'd recommend getting some fake hair or taking extra precaution with the wool. It can get wet and mold quite easily and doesn't hold up very well. of course that isn't a problem unless you want to keep them in for a longer period of time. HTH!
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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    Thanks I will look into that!

    Yeah, I've heard about the wool mold issue, I'm not planning to wear these for any longer periods.

    Lets see how long this little lump can get. Viva la natural!
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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    Ok, I just added some more Loving it!






    Ok, I will stop bumping my own thread now

    Lets see how long this little lump can get. Viva la natural!
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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    The wool can dread with your own hair that you have it braided too, since it is a natural fiber. I wouldn't keep them in for long.

    Synthetic hair shouldn't dread with your really hair as much, neither should the synthetic yarn, real yarn might bleed color on to your clothes and hair though.

    Your dreads do look really good though! I made some black and green ones from synthetic hair but never made enough for my own head.
    I've grown out the color ^_^ Now I'm just enjoying the ride, waiting for length.

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    I really like the look! Would have never thought of doing this :P
    I just love henna-red hair + dreads. I'll have them one day! *shakes fist*
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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    ooh, I am growin out dreadies again too & I am so excited! I haven't brushed my hair in almost a month & i am slowly backcombing some to speed up the process. We can be dready buddies. Are you gonna do the extensions permenately or just till your hair naps up itself? They look very cool so far.



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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    penny I think not brushing won't really do anything until like, bsl :P
    But good luck on the long journey! I'm glad you decided to go the natural route
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    Default Re: My first fake dread :P

    what a cool thing! I play with fake hair too but have not braided in wool - too afraid of it getting moldy (it is very humid and damp where we live). I do have both wool and fake hair dreads on an elastic or just as a loop which I then braid into my own hair for special occasions (see pics in album).

    Yesterday I saw a woman with double high messy buns and dreads sprouting out of them. She was Asian but seemed to have a similar hairtype to mine (slightly wavy, very messy) and the dreads looked really good though I think they were fake. Gonna have to try that look when we get back from Viking reenactment, since such things are not authentic for the early middle ages.

    You could easily make a dread out of fake hair too and braid it in. I do find my hair dreads inside the braids even when the fake hair itself is not dreaded...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WyrdWay View Post
    The wool can dread with your own hair that you have it braided too, since it is a natural fiber. I wouldn't keep them in for long.

    Synthetic hair shouldn't dread with your really hair as much, neither should the synthetic yarn, real yarn might bleed color on to your clothes and hair though.

    Your dreads do look really good though! I made some black and green ones from synthetic hair but never made enough for my own head.
    Thanks! Yeah, I will not keep them for long, I should take them out soon and henna my roots anyway so. But I will put them back then, it was much less time consuming then I thought.


    Quote Originally Posted by pennyroyal View Post
    ooh, I am growin out dreadies again too & I am so excited! I haven't brushed my hair in almost a month & i am slowly backcombing some to speed up the process. We can be dready buddies. Are you gonna do the extensions permenately or just till your hair naps up itself? They look very cool so far.
    Lets be dread buddies But I'm not into the real deal yet though, there are things that come in the way. So I'm sporting fake ones for now. I would love to dread my hair for real some day. Please keep us updated on how things are going

    Quote Originally Posted by Drynwhyl View Post
    I really like the look! Would have never thought of doing this :P
    I just love henna-red hair + dreads. I'll have them one day! *shakes fist*
    Thanks Just go for it, these things are not permanent. Just make sure they don't mess up the rest of your hair too much, if that is not what you are going for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katze View Post
    what a cool thing! I play with fake hair too but have not braided in wool - too afraid of it getting moldy (it is very humid and damp where we live). I do have both wool and fake hair dreads on an elastic or just as a loop which I then braid into my own hair for special occasions (see pics in album).

    Yesterday I saw a woman with double high messy buns and dreads sprouting out of them. She was Asian but seemed to have a similar hairtype to mine (slightly wavy, very messy) and the dreads looked really good though I think they were fake. Gonna have to try that look when we get back from Viking reenactment, since such things are not authentic for the early middle ages.

    You could easily make a dread out of fake hair too and braid it in. I do find my hair dreads inside the braids even when the fake hair itself is not dreaded...
    Cool! Yeah, I was thinking of using fake hair too, but that was kinda expensive. I also sort of like the thought of having wool in my hair more than fake hair for some reason *shrug*

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    So I have had them for 24 hours so far, I washed and brushed my hair this morning and it went really well. All I had to do was to separate my dreads and pin them back with a hair clip, so I could brush and wash the rest of my hair without them getting in the way

    Lets see how long this little lump can get. Viva la natural!
    Lady Nemetona, Adept of the Henna Flame in the Order of the Long Haired Knights

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