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Time:3h45
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Nice 'n' Simple
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Hair StylingHair Styling

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Melbourne, Victoria, AU
2007
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Yarn Wrap Hair Falls
Dread locks with a Rag doll Twist

Fake hair all the rage right now why not make your own that you can wear when ever you feel like it.



Instructions

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tie a peice of material to something like a chair leg.
    Take 3 lengths of yarn, double it over the material to make a loop and braid the yarn neatly and tightly untill there is an in left. Wrap one of the strand at the bottom around the braid and tie off.

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get 4+(depending on how thick you want the end result to be) Strand of wool that are about 2 and a half times the length of the braid and the same color and thread through the loop at the top. Hold an inch of the yarn tightly againd the braid and begin to wrap the longer bit of yarn around it till it is secure.

    ( I am using a diffrent color so you can see)

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue to wrap the yarn down the length of the braid. tying off as before in aproximatly the same spot ( I like to use a scout knot)

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 4
    Step 4

    Taking a strong bristled brush ( an unused dog brush is ideal) Carefully back come the whole lenght of the wrap making sure to get all sides making it fluffy all over.

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 5
    Step 5

    Taking a hot hair straightener smooth down all the sides of the dreadlock from top to bottom. This should hide the little gaps to make it look less like yarn. You can now cut off any excess yarn strands.

    [repeat steps 1 through 5 - 39 times]

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 6
    Step 6

    Spray with an exra hold hairspray and allow to dry.

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 7
    Step 7

    One dry thread elatic thru the top loops and tie off so you have a ring of dread locks.

  • How to make a dreadlock / fall. Yarn Wrap Hair Falls - Step 8
    Step 8

    Tie your hair in a bun as High as you can get it. (I had very short hair at the time this was taken)
    Slip the elastic ring of dreads you have made over the bun and use bobbie pins to hold in place.
    wrap a scarf or ribbon around the base so that yo can not see the loops of yarn or where har and yarn seperate.

    This can also be done in pigtale form.

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Comments

Sara A.
Sara A. · 1 project
thanks! this is really going to help with my costuming and save my poor hair from dyes and tight braids.

by the way, it looks great in your hair, very neat and realistic looking. :]
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heidi b.
heidi b. · 3 projects
what does the bottom look like? does it end in a point or the stry ends of the origanal braid?
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heidi b.
heidi b. · 3 projects
damn! i was looking for something new to braid into my hair and this is PERFECT!
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DerK
DerK · Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA · 5 projects
so cool!! thnx!! im makin my sis some..and this really helps!! good job Happy
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
AWESOME! I'm making blue ones right now Happy Thanks for the tut Happy
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
Oh my gosh!!! THis is perfect! I can fake my long hair now... I hate my short hair.
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Vintageneedle
Vintageneedle · Taylorsville, Georgia, US
Love it.
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SooticasDream
SooticasDream · Nottingham, England, GB · 1 project
Wicked!!
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Rubber Ducker
Rubber Ducker · Springfield, Missouri, US · 2 projects
This Is soo Cool <3 <3 <3. I'm so trying this.
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Vampish Brat
Vampish Brat · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 6 projects
synth hair is really expesive in australia and felting roving is really messy so I love this alternative Happy
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