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#1 veggiefan

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Posted February 07 2007 - 12:29 PM

I think that this looks so neat. How the heck to you get beads into your hair without special equipment? I don't have dreads, just normal wavy hair, and I am at a loss as to how to get the darn things in there. Thanks!

#2 sweetersappe

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Posted February 08 2007 - 05:28 PM

You make a thin braid. Thread some pony beads onto a bobby pin that you have shaped into a fish hook (the hook part has to be skinny enough to go through the beads). Then use the hook to pull the braid through the beads.
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Posted February 09 2007 - 10:09 AM

I have a special "bead-to-hair" needle. But you can use a normal needle if it's big. Thread your hair where you normally put the thread and then you just put on the bead as if you were making a necklace.

If you don't have a needle... Wet the hair and then fold the tip and twist, that makes it easier to put on the bead.

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#4 Lady Neko

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Posted April 19 2007 - 07:58 AM

the braid thing is a good one. i do that one all the time. plus hubby puts thread locks in my hair too. machine wise i think i saw this weird beading and braiding machine on t.v. a while ago. it spun this girl's hair around and it looked really weird.

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#5 Lozzie

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Posted June 13 2007 - 04:20 AM

Just wondering...

How do the beads stay on the hair without dreadys? I have beads in my hair but only on braided coloured string i have braided in with my hair!!

would like to know how to keep em in without them too!!

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Posted June 16 2007 - 08:20 AM

i love the way beads look in hair~ thanx for all the tips :)
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Posted June 16 2007 - 12:51 PM

last bead needs to be tight to lock the others in place.
You'll notice a lot of beads ending with one big flashy bead with a tiny one at the tips of the hair.
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Posted July 23 2007 - 03:18 PM

i'm sewing beads into mine, i'm not tying them off though, but hopefully they should work!

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Posted August 17 2007 - 06:02 PM

The size of the bead will depend on the size of your braids, but using a bobby pin, a loop of embroidery thread or wire to pull the end of the braid through the bead. Use a mini rubber band or wrap the ends of the hair with thread or embroidery floss and knot it to hold the beads in place.
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Posted December 08 2007 - 09:39 AM

i usually back comb the pieces that i want to stick the beads in and it really does work.
it makes them alittle knotty and gives them a dread-like appearance...and the beads will stay in longer than just putting them in clean smooth hair.
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