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as promised, the lovely ladies of free people austin lamar have provided step by step instructions on how to put in these rad feather hair extensions! i’m so bummed i didn’t know how to do this all summer long!

step 1: pick anywhere from 3-5 feathers. you can buy the feathers at some hair salons, or order them from etsy.

step 2: pick a small piece of hair- we suggest either under a layer of hair on top, or a small piece of hair underneath, right by the ear.

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Step 3: if you don’t have a fancy tool, you can just take a piece of fishing line and loop it! then place the hair extension bead through both ends. you can find these beads at any beauty supply store that carries hair extensions.

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step 4: pull the small piece of hair that you selected through the loop.

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step 5: move the bead up the fishing line and onto the piece of hair.

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step 6: pull the hair through the bead completely, and make sure it stays about an inch from the scalp.

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step 7: take your cluster of feathers, and make sure every feather makes it into the bead!

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Step 8: once you make sure all of the feathers are in, you can trim any of the excess that is sticking out of the top of the bead.

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step 9: take pliers and squeeze the bead until it is completely closed.

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VOILA!!! you have beautiful feathers in your hair!!

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now if you want to take it a step further, put some feathers on both sides of your head and put your hair into a french braid:

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peace of cake ;)

*update*

to remove the feathers you can just pinch the bead with pliers in the other direction to open it and they slide right out. or after a week or two they might slide out on their own.

the feather can get wet, washed, brushed, blown dry and straightened! you can pretty much just treat them like your own hair.

Comments

  1. I wish I’d have known how to do that this summer as well! Also, I love the cake! Definetly going to be making it sometime in the near future :)

  2. This look is super hot in Colorado right now! You can also buy feathers at places where they sell fishing gear — for flies!

  3. hey guys! we do not sell the feathers but you can get them at arts & crafts supply stores, some hair salons, or etsy!

    the bead used is an extension bead, they’re made just for this purpose and you can get them at beauty supply locations or salons.

    to remove the feathers you can just pinch the bead with pliers in the other direction to open it and they slide right out. or after a week or two they might slide out on their own.

    the feather can get wet, washed, brushed, blown dry and straightened! you can pretty much just treat them like your own hair.

  4. Say you make your own extensions from feathers bought at a crafts store will they still be able to get wet and dry the same?

  5. The reason the bead doesn’t break is because it’s part cilicon. If you go to Makeup Guru Kandee Johnson’s blog, she has a video demonstrating how to put the extension in and how to take it out. Go to kandeej.com

  6. Just got huge inventory in of these feathers! I am counting and sorting now….will be available online within a week or so at http://www.ostrich.com Huge inventory and bulk pricing available soon!
    Looks like most other folks are sold out – we will sell to individuals or salons- come check us out soon!! Thank you so much!

  7. heyy.i am wondering if u have any feather hair extensions. i can buy from u.
    and where u get urs? i really want them so bad
    u do it well
    thanks

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