THIS TUTORIAL COVERS MY METHOD OF MOUNTING DREAD FALLS. IN ORDER TO PROPERLY ATTACH DREAD FALLS, YOU NEED A SECURE BASE TO MOUNT THEM ON. IF YOU DID NOT READ THE "HOW TO CREATE SECURE BUNS" TUTORIAL, I SUGGEST READING THAT FIRST SO YOU HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

 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.

OVERALL, DREAD FALLS ARE RELATIVELY EASY TO PUT ON (AND EVEN EASIER TO TAKE OFF) AND WITH A LITTLE PRACTICE YOU SHOULD BE A PRO IN NO TIME! BELOW YOU WILL FIND A STEP BY STEP PROCESS SHOWING WHAT I HAVE FOUND TO BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL METHOD OF PUTTING THEM ON AND KEEPING THEM ON WITHOUT HAVING PROBLEMS.

LIKE ANYTHING, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! IF YOU FAIL THE FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD TIME - DON'T GIVE UP! USE MY TIPS TO HELP GUIDE YOU UNTIL YOU FIND A WAY THAT SUITS YOU BEST! GOOD LUCK!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
 

YOUR HEAD, HAIR, AND HANDS.
A SECURE BASE TO MOUNT THE FALLS ON, SUCH AS THE BUNS I DESCRIBED IN THE PREVIOUS TUTORIAL.
A PAIR OF DREAD FALLS.
BOBBY PINS
 


STEP ONE:

START WITH YOUR HAIR UP IN BUNS (OR PIGTAILS DEPENDING ON YOUR METHOD.)

I SUGGEST CHECKING OUT MY HOW TO MAKE SECURE BUNS TUTORIAL IF YOU NEED ADVICE ON BUN CREATION.

TIP:

IF YOU PLAN ON WEARING A HEADBAND WITH YOUR FALLS, PUT IT ON AND LEAVE IT AROUND YOUR NECK. IT'S A PAIN IN THE ASS (OR IMPOSSIBLE) TO TRY AND PUT IT ON AFTER YOU HAVE YOUR FALLS IN PLACE. SAME GOES FOR SHIRTS. GET DRESSED BEFORE YOU DO YOUR HAIR.


STEP TWO:

GRAB ONE OF YOUR FALLS. IT'S TIME FOR THE FUN TO BEGIN!

TIP:

IF YOU'RE WEARING "LAYERED" FALLS, MAKE SURE THE SIDE WITH THE SHORTER DREADS IS FACING YOU, THAT WAY WHEN YOU FLIP THE FALLS OVER THEY ARE ON TOP CREATING THE "LAYERS".


STEP THREE:

PULL THE FALL UP CLOSE IN FRONT OF YOUR BUN USING THE LACE OR ELASTIC THAT YOUR FALLS ARE MOUNTED ON.


STEP FOUR:

START TYING THE LACE AROUND THE BASE OF THE BUN.


STEP FIVE:

TIE IT SECURELY, MAKING SURE THE BASE OF THE FALL IS SNUG UP AGAINST THE BUN.


STEP SIX:

WRAP AROUND TO THE FRONT AND TIE IT AGAIN.

MAKE SURE YOU'RE TYING IT AROUND THE BASE OF THE BUN. IF YOU TIE IT AROUND THE MIDDLE, THE FALL WILL MOST LIKELY COME OFF AND YOUR BUN WILL BE DESTROYED.

IF THE LACE OR ELASTIC IS EXTRA LONG, KEEP WRAPPING AND TYING UNTIL IT'S SHORT ENOUGH TO HIDE.


STEP SEVEN:

WHEN YOU FEEL THAT THE FALL IS SECURELY TIED ON, HOLD IT NEAR THE BASE AND SLOWLY FLIP IT BACK SO IT HANGS OVER THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD.

BE CAREFUL DURING THIS STEP, IF YOU FLIP IT BACK WITHOUT HOLDING THE BASE, IT MIGHT COME OFF OR GO CROOKED.

IT SHOULD LOOK SIMILAR TO THIS WHEN FLIPPED OVER.

IF YOU CAN SEE THE BASE OF YOUR BUN, YOU TIED THE FALL UP TOO HIGH AND NEED TO REDO IT.

IT SHOULD ALSO FEEL SECURE AND NOT LOOSE LIKE IT COULD FALL OFF AT ANY MOMENT. IF IT DOESN'T, TAKE IT OFF CAREFULLY (AS TO NOT RUIN YOUR BUN) AND TRY AGAIN.


STEP EIGHT:

REPEAT STEPS THREE THROUGH SEVEN FOR THE OTHER SIDE.

 

 

NOW YOU'RE WELL ON YOUR WAY TO LOOKING AWESOME, BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET!


STEP NINE:

STICK A COUPLE OF BOBBY PINS THROUGH THE BASE OF THE FALL (AROUND THE LACE OR ELASTIC) AND UNDERNEATH THE BASE OF THE BUN.

THIS WILL HELP KEEP THE FALLS IN PLACE. THEY SHOULD NOT SLIP AROUND, COME LOOSE, SAG, OR FLY OFF UNEXPECTEDLY.

 

 

 


FINISHED!

THE PARTY HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED...

ON YOUR HEAD!

IF YOU'RE WEARING A HEADBAND, YOU CAN NOW PULL IT UP OR USE A BANDANA, SCARF, OR GOGGLES TO COVER THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD AND HIDE THE REST OF YOUR HAIR.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE WEARING A FRINGE WITH YOUR FALLS, CHECK OUT THE NEXT TUTORIAL FOR TIPS ON THAT!

ATTACHING A FRINGE