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self install help?

Post by Svefn-g-englar » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:11 am

installed on other people..

tips on installing on yourself?

thanks!

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Post by IKickShins » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:06 pm

Use lots of mirrors
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Post by Pelafina » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:35 pm

check beforehand by sectioning your hair with tiny ponytail holders to make sure you have enough dreads, some of my first installs took an hour or two longer because i would section too small in the back and would have to redo alot of the back to get enough dreads for the front.

Take a small break if you start getting frustrated! make sure to have something to drink and some nonmessy nibbles nearby too, youll get hungry!

Ask for a second opinion! sometimes another pair of eyes can see stuff on your head better then you can

make sure you have enough/strong enough hair elastics before you start!

DONT use conditioner beforehand if you want the dreads to stay in!

have something fun to watch on, like a movie or a show you enjoy

do alot of research! this board and fakehairisluff on livejournal both have alot of helpful advice from wonderful ladies with more experience :D

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Post by ScarletLady » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:32 am

i second the film thing - get a load of good films or tv box sets and the time will fly by :lol:
oh and do the back ones first - they're the most difficult - if you do all the easy ones first and are left with the hard ones when you're tired i tend to lose patience and flip out :roll:
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Post by °«Belle»° » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:42 pm

I've only ever installed on myself so have clocked many hours stood/sat between two mirrors! I sit at my full length mirror with another propped up on a chair behind me so I can angle it to where I need to see. If you've never installed before then it'll take quite a while, especially on a full head of hair. If you havn't already got one you'll find yourself wanting an undercut! My arms and back used to hurt when I first started so make sure you give yourself plenty of breaks and time to finish it. I was rubbish at this and had to rush to get it done before I was going out! :lol: Then stick on your favourite cd and get cracking!
I found it easiest to start from the back. Use a good comb to seperate a row of hair and use loads of clips and bands to keep the hair ontop of your head out of the way. Then you can start at one side of your head and work your way across. When you have finished one row then you simply let your hair down, section off the next row above the dreads/plastic/whatever and start again! If you're not sure if you have enough dreads do the ones around the hair line first. That way you can make those ones nice and neat and have larger sections in the middle if you run out. Then you can tie your dreads into a ponytail and no-one will notice the fat sections! ;)
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Post by twistedhurt » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:21 am

Omg you guys are so helpful and awesome! I was gonna ask this too... :i2: Yay! tomorrow I'll be installing my first set :i6:
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Post by Ice_Pick_Abortions » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:48 pm

if you have a decent web cam, that's a lot easier to set up than trying to make a hall of mirrors lol
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Post by Pelafina » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:25 pm

:D i totally agree you will be wanting an undercut by the end. Go team undercut!!!! /highfive

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Post by XxDigitalDolliexX » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:22 am

ScarletLady wrote:i second the film thing - get a load of good films or tv box sets and the time will fly by :lol:
oh and do the back ones first - they're the most difficult - if you do all the easy ones first and are left with the hard ones when you're tired i tend to lose patience and flip out :roll:
excellent advice!
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Post by XxDigitalDolliexX » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:25 am

Ice_Pick_Abortions wrote:if you have a decent web cam, that's a lot easier to set up than trying to make a hall of mirrors lol
Im gonna try using my web cam tomorrow
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Re: self install help?

Post by zombie » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:42 pm

I never use any mirrors...
I use my comb to do the separating and my fingers to feel the thickness of the sections ;)
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Post by MrsEss » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:29 pm

i did a self install last week & must say - THIS defiantely helped :) i had 2 mirrors, a drink & some choons. i already have an undercut :D & have since i was 13 :D undercuts FTW!!!!! took me about 4 or 5 hours, tbh i didn't count how long it took.

I'm very happy - i had to change a few elastics though, as i had some cheap ones & a few snapped - but apart from that all is excellent!!!!
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Post by Pelafina » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:03 am

congrats! and /highfive for the undercut, i feel like its a club :D

pics?
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Post by MrsEss » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:07 pm

in the show off section - new roving :)
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