Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

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Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by NearFantastica » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:08 pm

Well, I'm finally finished. My very first set! I have a bunch of harlequins and single ended dreads (not pictured) for around my hair line or wherever I feel the urge to put them. It took me a LONG time, mostly because I worked on them off and on. I'm actually quite pleased with the way they turned out. It was obvious how much my technique had improved from the beginning, cause when I looked at some of the first ones I made I had to re-seal them and tighten them up lol, there was a difference that's for sure. They're not all exactly the same length, but you know what, I'm fine with that! They're pretty close :) The next part will be the attempt to install them, and I've been doing ALOT of reading on here about that haha. I'm kind of nervous about putting them in, I hope that they stay nice and don't unravel on me lol.

Tell me what you guys think!!!

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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:05 am

I see a few bits that look a little "flat" that may have done well from more backcombing, but all in all they look very very good for your first shot. Wish I could see the ends to give comments on those. If you want more info on installing, click over here.

There are the ends! They're a little fat for my tastes, but they look as if they'll hold up so if you're happy with the way they look, more power to you.

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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by NearFantastica » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:40 am

Yeah, some of my first ones were definitely not backcombed enough lol. I tried to fix them, we will see how they hold up! As for the ends, I had a hell of a time figuring out a good way to seal them. Some of them turned out a bit fatter than others, because when I tried to fix them I took length off ha. This whole set has been experimentation, and I kind of have an idea of what will work and what won't now :)

PS, THANK YOU for the link, that is exactly what I've been looking for!!
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:51 am

You are off to a great start.

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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by brandalynn » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:30 pm

I like the ends, but I am also not a fan of the wispy ends. They look good, hope to see more.
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by NearFantastica » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:36 am

I seriously underestimated these dreads. I used all that I had, and with my hair being thick, my head was huge! I ended up taking out a bunch of my DE's (think I'll make some falls out of those), cause it was just too much. Not so much the weight but I wouldn't have been able to pull it back, which is important. I guess next time I will know to either make them thinner, make bigger sections and use more SE's? It looked awesome though :) How do you guys usually install yours?

Now... I'm looking forward to my scalp not aching...
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by Sharaya » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:56 pm

I love these! You are def a fast learner.

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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by NearFantastica » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:17 pm

Hey thanks Sharaya :) I can't wait to put them in again, unfortunately right now my hair color does NOT match lol. Guess I will need to just work on a new set ;)
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by AnarchoFett » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:44 pm

I'd love to see pictures of the install. They look cool and I like the clean looking ends!
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by starlotus » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:01 pm

They do look like they could use a bit more backcombing, but I've gotta admit they're better than my first ones. I like the colors; hope to see install pics!

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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by NirvanaMarie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Lovely! Ends look great too!

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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by NearFantastica » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:42 pm

Oh wow, I haven't been checking this and didn't realize all the good replies I got :) I am almost finished my second set now (if my steamer decides it will work again *sigh*) and will post them for everyone to see. As for these ones, they will definitely be put in again someday when my hair color changes back to being dark and I will post some pics of the install. I actually might have one pic, at least, I think my bf took a pic, I should look for it... I'm not entirely sure why I didn't take more lol.

Thanks for the compliments and the advice!!
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by Cariad Dreads » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:57 pm

Lovely :)
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Re: Very first set: Cherry Berry Dreads!!

Post by The-Halloween-Master » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:39 pm

Wow they are beautiful, I wish my first dreads were just as good!

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