THIS TUTORIAL HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED TO SHOW MY PERSONAL METHOD OF CREATING "SUPER SECURE BUNS" FOR MOUNTING DREAD FALLS. YOUR BUN CREATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WHEN IT COMES TO HOW YOUR FALLS WILL LOOK WHEN YOU MOUNT THEM, AND ABOVE ALL: HOW WELL THEY WILL STAY ON THROUGHOUT THE DAY/NIGHT. YOU WANT TO HAVE A VERY SOLID BASE TO ATTACH THE FALLS TO, SO THEY WILL NOT SAG OR COMPLETELY COME OFF OF YOUR HEAD WHILE YOU'RE WEARING THEM.

THIS TUTORIAL IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH LONGER HAIR. IN ORDER TO WEAR DREAD FALLS, YOUR HAIR MUST BE AT LEAST LONG ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO TIE UP INTO BUNS OR PIGTAILS! OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT HAVE A BASE TO ATTACH THE FALLS TO.

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY INTO THE LAND OF HAIR GLORY!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
 

YOUR HEAD, HAIR, AND HANDS.
A BRUSH OR COMB.
HAIR ELASTICS (I RECOMMEND THE FLAT, NON SLIP KIND)
BOBBY PINS
TWO "BUN COVERS" (CUT OFF FOOT SECTIONS OF PANTYHOSE)
A SHOELACE OR SOME KIND OF STRING.
 

 


STEP ONE:

START WITH YOUR HAIR DOWN.

BRUSH IT OUT SO IT'S NICE AND UNTANGLED.


STEP TWO:

SEPARATE INTO TWO SECTIONS.


STEP THREE:

CREATE PONY TAIL HIGH ON TOP OF HEAD.

TIP:

THE HIGHER YOU PLACE YOUR PONY TAILS, THE MORE "ON TOP" OF YOUR HEAD THE FALLS WILL SIT. THIS WILL GIVE YOU A LOT MORE VOLUME.


STEP FOUR:

REPEAT. NOW YOU HAVE TWO HIGH PONY TAILS!

TIP:

PLAY AROUND WITH DIFFERENT PONY TAIL PLACEMENT TO DECIDE WHAT BEST SUITS YOU AND THE LOOK YOU'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

TOP VIEW OF PONY TAILS TO SHOW PLACEMENT.


STEP FIVE:

FORM BUN BY WRAPPING HAIR IN CIRCLES AROUND BASE OF PONY TAIL.

WRAP IT TIGHT!


STEP SIX:

WRAP AN  ELASTIC AROUND BASE OF BUN ONCE. CONTINUE HOLDING BUN UNTIL NEXT STEP.


STEP SEVEN:

SHOVE BOBBY PINS THROUGH NEWLY FORMED BUN TO HELP KEEP HAIR IN PLACE. USE 2 OR 3 PINS AND MAKE SURE IT STAYS TIGHT.

PINNED BUN RESULTS SHOULD BE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.


STEP EIGHT:

PLACE BUN COVER OVER TOP OF BUN.

THIS WILL HELP KEEP THE BUN FROM FALLING APART AND THE FALLS FROM SLIPPING OFF.

TIP:

YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN BUN COVERS BY CUTTING THE FEET OFF OF PANTY HOSE!

 

 


STEP NINE:

WRAP ANOTHER ELASTIC AROUND THE BASE OF THE BUN AND BUN COVER TO KEEP IT FROM COMING OFF.

COMPLETED BUN SHOULD APPEAR LIKE THIS. SHAKE YOUR HEAD. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE, YOU'VE DONE IT RIGHT. IF IT FLOPS AROUND IT'S NOT TIGHT ENOUGH AND YOU NEED TO TRY AGAIN.

 

 


STEP TEN:

REPEAT STEPS FIVE THROUGH NINE.

NOW YOU HAVE TWO BUNS!


STEP ELEVEN:

ANCHOR THE BUNS BY TYING A SHOELACE OR STRING AROUND BOTH. TIE IT TIGHTLY, BUT NOT SO TIGHT THAT IT PULLS THE HAIR ON THE SIDES OF YOUR HEAD.

THIS STEP WILL HELP BY KEEPING THE BUNS CENTERED WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE DREAD FALLS IS ADDED SO YOUR SCALP DOESN'T GET PULLED TO THE SIDES SO MUCH WHICH CAN BE QUITE PAINFUL.

ANCHORED BUNS.


FINISHED!

IN THE END, YOU SHOULD HAVE TWO EXTREMELY SECURE BUNS! THEY SHOULD FEEL TIGHT, BUT NOT PAINFUL. SHAKE YOUR HEAD AGAIN, TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T JIGGLE AROUND. IF THEY DO, THAT MEANS THEY ARENT SECURE ENOUGH AND YOU SHOULD TRY AGAIN. IF THEY STAY IN PLACE, YOU'VE DONE IT CORRECTLY AND CAN NOW MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STEP!

MOUNTING DREAD FALLS