First synths, first install, advice/critiques? (pic heavy!!)

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First synths, first install, advice/critiques? (pic heavy!!)

Post by lavenderheart » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:43 am

Hey there!!

So, I've made hundreds of dread extensions for "real" dreadlocks, and I have had "real" dreadlocks in my hair for about a year before I took them out.

I'm making my first set of synth dreads, and sealing them is really fun and all. I'm just nervous that I might be installing them too tightly (it feels snug, not painful or anything). Also, am I making my loops too big? They kind of just stick to my head like a weird ornament when I braid them in.

Either way, I thought I'd give this synthetic dreads thing a go and see what happens. Not sure if I like it, but hey, what's life if you don't do weird stuff to your hair every 3-6 months?
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Can you guys critique on the way the set is looking? I've gotten more badass at sealing the ends since these first ones. I'm using a wet cloth with my flat iron on the highest setting to seal them. Thanks to rivetlicker for her great tutorials on making these! <3 What do you think?
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(on vvv this one vvv you can click/drag the image to see the loops on the ends)
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aaaand just for funzies- here's me without any form of dreads-
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Thanks so much for any advice or input you folks have!

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Re: First synths, first install, advice/critiques? (pic heav

Post by rivetlicker_ » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:46 am

Your loops aren't terribly big. SE loops are funny to install. It's best just to thread one strand of your sectioned hair through the loop and secure it with the other strand, then tightly braid.

Not bad at all, except watch out for soft spots and remember to use your thumbs ;)

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Re: First synths, first install, advice/critiques? (pic heav

Post by Fun.Size.Sami » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:29 am

Those are great, actually! Especially the installation. You'd never know it was your first try! Your dreads are looking a little fluffy towards the ends though, but that's nothing another seal can't fix. =)
~FuN SiZe SaMi

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