First curled dreads c&c please *added pic* 30.11.10

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First curled dreads c&c please *added pic* 30.11.10

Post by starfragment666 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:13 am

Hi all,

These are my first curly dreads, Ive only made 4 as an experiement but a customer has shown interest in curly dreads.

Excuse the pic quality, might upload more later.

The dreads:

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Do they look alright? any suggestions? do you reckon they're too 'tight'? and do you reckon they'd hold up well?

Also, curly dreads in general- do they hold up well, I dont mind my dreads when they loosen up a bit, is this the same with curlies, or do i want to be re steaming/curling them often?


Thanks for looking! :i2:
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Post by MrsEss » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:19 am

They look good to me. the curls do drop a little but not too much.

there are a few posts about on here regarding general wear of curlies.
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Post by Kandiihaar » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:29 am

They look perfet. The curls do drop... its a gravity thing, but only in yo a nice softer curl. Mine have been through the washing machine 5 or 6 times and are still curly.

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Post by starfragment666 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:12 pm

Thanks for the quick responses!

Do you reckon theyre at sale quality?
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Post by iddylove » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:18 pm

from the pic we cant really see the general quality of the dreads but the curls do look nice. the better the dreads are made the less the curl drops IMO.

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Post by Monique_marion_may » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:25 pm

They do look seller quality to me, but in my personal opinion be careful with the ends as you can tell you have put the elastic band on the dread then wrapped it the other way around the pole if u get me? Those little kinks on the end of the dreads make them look a teeny bit messy but the rest look gorgeous!

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Post by mandikat » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:32 pm

I agree with Monique... But man, they do look good! I think we'd all love to see better-lit pictures! (I should talk, everything I've taken has been in crappy light with my laptop, haha)
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Post by Kajablomst. » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:26 pm

I cant see anything, but my eyesight is really bad...

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Post by starfragment666 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:33 pm

Sounds like i need better pics! will try and hang them against somthing lighter...

Monique_marion_may wrote:They do look seller quality to me, but in my personal opinion be careful with the ends as you can tell you have put the elastic band on the dread then wrapped it the other way around the pole if u get me? Those little kinks on the end of the dreads make them look a teeny bit messy but the rest look gorgeous!
Is there a better way to prevent this? i might make the next ones a lil bit longer so i can trim off the kink, or just re steam the ends?


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Post by starfragment666 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:58 pm

Heres a better pic (sort of) i hate my phone- i got an upgrade and the one i have know doesnt like taking pictures :( im not even shaking, my other phone was excellent! i could take pics drunk and they would never come out blurry.... :/

Anyways (phone rant over)

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Does this help? :P
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Post by MrsEss » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:13 pm

Yeah, better :D I like the way the curl is pretty loose at the top & gets tighter as it goes down.
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Post by starfragment666 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:34 pm

DreadstarMonstar wrote:Yeah, better :D I like the way the curl is pretty loose at the top & gets tighter as it goes down.
Thanks for your comment :i2: - I feel confident that i'll be able to make the set she might want.
I hope she does- its long single enders in light blonde, baby pink, bright pink and pale green-all curly :)
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Post by mandikat » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:19 pm

Oh yeah, those babies are SWEEEET! I've never tried to make curlies before, but if you **do** want to tighten up the ends, I bet a straightener'd be able to do the job for you. JUST on the ends, I mean, of course, and I wouldn't take my word for it!!
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Post by starfragment666 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:46 pm

I trimmed the neds off a lil, i think in the future i will keep the ends wispy then trim a lot off after curling.

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Post by iddylove » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:46 pm

oh yes. good.

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Post by [Phexxie] » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:04 pm

a tip for the ends when youre making curlies, try using pipe cleaners or plastic coated wire to secure them, thats what i do!
i find its much easier than trying to use elastics or bands

be careful if you make pale colour dreads though, as the water will cause the wires to rust, in which case i recommend using the plastic wire over pipe cleaners :)

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Post by iddylove » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:13 am

oh good tip i wouldnt have thought about the rust factor

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Post by starfragment666 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:10 am

[Phexxie] wrote:a tip for the ends when youre making curlies, try using pipe cleaners or plastic coated wire to secure them, thats what i do!
i find its much easier than trying to use elastics or bands

be careful if you make pale colour dreads though, as the water will cause the wires to rust, in which case i recommend using the plastic wire over pipe cleaners :)

Thanks for the suggestion, will probs give that a go next time i'm making curlies :)
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