Hi:) I hope you're having a great weekend! Today's tutorial is not really an average every day style, and it's definitely different than most other tutorials I do on the blog, but I've gotten a fair amount of requests for gypsy style/faux dreadlocks type of styles, and I figured that this would go perfectly in the line-up for my Festival Hair week! I used to do various versions of this to my hair a lot in high-school, so it's fun to finally get it out on here:
What do you think? This tutorial may seem complicated but I promise it's much easier than it looks, and it's lots of fun to do! I may have to do a video for my channel soon so you can see more easily how simple. It's really just random placement of some faux dreadlocks and some braids, feathers, etc, and you don't have to worry about it looking messy or unkempt because that's a big part of the whole idea anyways!:)
Tools & Supplies:
head scarf // hair-ties // dry shampoo // teasing comb // coconut milk serum // a hair clip // hair spray
Steps 1-3: Start by giving your whole head a good coat of dry shampoo as you work it in with your fingers to give your hair better texture and grip. Give yourself a deep side part. (1) Start separating small chunks of hair randomly from the top of your head, braid them, and pull the braids apart a bit to give them more size. (2) Tease your crown a bit for lift if you'd like. Divide your hair into two sections horizontally(see photo (3)), the lower section being about 1/3 of your hair and the top section with the other 2/3.
Steps 4-6: Secure the top section with a clip for later and (4) tie your scarf around your head, with the knot in the back. Let you top section down and (5) divide that into two horizontal even sections . (6) Separate your top most section in half vertically right down the middle and...
Steps 7-9: (7) ...tie it in a half knot. (8) Securing the knot in place with several bobby pins. Begin creating your faux dreadlocks by (9) sectioning off 1-2 inch clumps of hair and twisting them from top to bottom.
Steps 10-12: (10) Squirt out some of your serum and (11) rub it along the length of your first twist. Tease your twist by (12) combing upward from bottom to top every 1-2 inches down the length of it. This will secure your 'dread', and separating each tease by at least an inch will ensure that your 'dreads wash right out with your next shampoo. Add in as many dreads as you wish (I've done my whole head many times), also add in any feather extensions, clip-ins, beads, etc that you wish, give the whole thing a little coat of hairspray for some extra hold if you wish, and you're all finished!
feather earrings c/o The Feather Junkie / headscarf - thrifted vintage / jewelry - fred meyer / shirt - forever21
Again this is really more a specialty hairstyle for most people that you might not do very often, but it's still fun to get those type of tutorials out, and I'm answering the requests of a lot of you readers as well so I hope this is what you were hoping for!
Remember as always that I love hearing your questions if you have any, and lastly if you give this or any of my other tutorials a shot I'd love to hear about it or see pictures if you posted any, so please let me know!:)
Thanks for visiting today,