August 29th, 2006

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so i'm a total n00b to dreads, but i've wanted them for a very long time. so i hope you guys don't mind me blabling on and asking a ton of stupid questions.

1. my hair is very thick, and can get very curly. is this going to effect the dreads? are they going to be straight? haha.

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Human Hair Extensions

Hey all, incredible apologies if this has been covered, but I did look in the memories and used the search feature but could only find posts concerning synthetic hair and how to attach extensions.

So my question is: how do you go about dreading human hair? My friend is getting his long hair cut off before he goes to university, and he said he will give it to me to make into extensions. Is it the same as dreading the hair that grows from your head, as in, will it tighten up by itself or do you need to use sonething like perming solution to help it tighten before attaching it?

If anyone can help I'd be very grateful, even if you know of a post in the memories about this, you could direct me to it and I can delete this post or something.


And just so it's not text-only, here's a few recent pics of my dreads~

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walking back from bowling my friends turned around to find me: knife in one hand and a huge handful of dreads in the other.
this photo taken after 5 days of hard traveling. i was happy despite the way i look in this photo!
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horse hair?

ive asked in a couple of other places already, but here goes.
my mother lives on a horse stud. theyre in the middle of downsizing, so a few weekends ago there was a huge clean out. she offered me two horse tail extensions, and me being the magpie i am, took them.
has anyone tried to dread horsehair before? would you approach it the same way as human hair, do you think? and what about helping it to tighten up?
i thought id ask around before trying it myself, incase it all ends in disaster.