My second set of dreads <3 (Larg Pics)

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My second set of dreads <3 (Larg Pics)

Post by Zullala » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:33 am

I just finished these brown and green dreads today... and they took me forever O_O!! There are 35 of them. I'm not sure why it takes me so long to make dreads. Maybe it's because it takes me 5 steps to complete my dreads: Backcomb, steam, wrap, burn, and boil.

Anyway, here are some pics, enjoy and critique please =D.

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Re: My second set of dreads <3 (Larg Pics)

Post by hellcity » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 am

Well worth the time it took! They look amazing!!
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Post by Leanna Moore » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:53 am

Well don't these just look really nifty... I think they're marvelous :3

I'm wondering if they're stiff or flexible...

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Post by Zullala » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 am

Thanks guys =D
They are flexible. They were super stiff, but I boiled them ^-^, now they are soft.

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Re: My second set of dreads <3 (Larg Pics)

Post by dread_addiction » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:38 am

burn?? what step is that?

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Post by Zullala » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:20 pm

Oh, I use my hair straightener to burn (or melt down) all the fuzzies off. I just think it looks nicer than cutting them off. Plus I slightly burn the ends of my braids to keep them from unraveling. Steaming the ends doesn't seem to hold. Is there a trick to getting the braids to stay secure?

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Post by Shedandy » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:43 pm

Uber cute! great color choice! I think they should be in the show off section.
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Post by iddylove » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:17 pm

i do the very ends of mine the same way, with a flat iron, and it seems they get a little crunch at the ends from it. been trying to find a different way also.... they look wonderful though great job!

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Post by leviclementine » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:35 pm

I think they're awesome, especially for your second set! They should be in the Show Off section! :)

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Post by xalternmommyx » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:17 pm

they have a natural but un-natural look to them i always love that style.

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Post by Zullala » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:25 pm

If you find out another way to seal the ends, please tell me. If I find out, then I'll be sure to tell you. When I seal the ends of the braids, I start by turning my straightener to maximum heat. Then I grab the tip of the braid and snap the straightener shut in it for 3 seconds. That melts the tip into a hard, flat, square. I then cut this square into a rounded tip. It's the best I can do. I have heard that burning the tips is not good for selling =(.

Haha Thanks! I'm glad you think they are good enough for the show off section o^-^o!!

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Post by ..::AtomicLox::.. » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:15 pm

I seal the ends of my wrapped dreads by backcombing the last 3-4 inches really thoroughly and then twisting and steam sealing. Works beautifully for me and seems to hold just fine!
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:57 am

..::AtomicLox::.. wrote:I seal the ends of my wrapped dreads by backcombing the last 3-4 inches really thoroughly and then twisting and steam sealing. Works beautifully for me and seems to hold just fine!
Yeah, I'd imagine to do it that way :)

They are spiffy dreadies!

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Post by Skookums » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:53 am

dosn't the burning make them stick together?
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Post by Lady J » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:31 am

You did great on them! lovely
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Post by cyberloxshop » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:35 am

I really like them! The green wrapping helps them look uber natural! :D
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Post by Zullala » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:07 pm

Cool, I'm going to try to seal my ends that way. What steamer do you use? Mine likes to spit boiling water all over me :i9: . It's an adventure I tell you.

Nope, they don't stuck together. They might if they were not wrapped though.

Thank you, I'm glad you like the colors ^-^!

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Re: My second set of dreads <3 (Larg Pics)

Post by dread_addiction » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:38 am

Zullala wrote:Oh, I use my hair straightener to burn (or melt down) all the fuzzies off. I just think it looks nicer than cutting them off. Plus I slightly burn the ends of my braids to keep them from unraveling. Steaming the ends doesn't seem to hold. Is there a trick to getting the braids to stay secure?

do you burn then with a lighter i mean the tips or straightener???
i steam and use a straightener but i dont clamp it closed i leave it open and use one side kinda tilting it to just melt the ends together and they dont leave u with any flat squrish end .

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Post by Zullala » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:33 pm

I use the straightener to get rid of the fuzzies by lightly letting the fuzz touch the hot panel. Then the fuzzies melt and cling to the dread. I get the flat squares, but then I cut the squares into rounded ends... but that takes forever xD. I think I'm going to try your technique.

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Post by dread_addiction » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:45 pm

oh ok ..but by melting the extra hair with the straightener doesnt the dread get that coarse feeling???

yeah try it and if you dont get what i mean i can take pics and show you :D
tho sometimes it melts too much that it makes it to curly hard plastic tip xD lol
but you can just snip it off to where you think its rite , it will still leave with no squarish ends.

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Post by iddylove » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:06 pm

im really just in love with the woodsy feel of these. i cant stop coming back and looking at them lol

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Post by Zullala » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:13 pm

Awww!! Thanks so much Iddylove o^-^o. That's a wonderful thing to say!

@Dread Addiction: Actually they do get that woolly feeling (which I've always like lol), once the dread is wrapped you really can't tell anymore ^_^. But I'll take note that most people don't like woolly dreads :lol: .

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Post by iddylove » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:09 pm

hehe your welcome

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Post by skullgrl » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:47 am

They are really lovely. Excellent work and I love using a straighting iron on the ends too. Gotta love that crunchiness at the ends (I know some don't like it). Your dreadies have inspired me to try this style one time. :i2:
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Re: My second set of dreads <3 (Larg Pics)

Post by Zullala » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:13 pm

Hehe, thank you ^-^. Good luck on your dreads! Post pics of them =D.

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