Friday, April 8, 2011

How To Make A Hair Rat


I am NOT a hair dresser but you don't need to be to give your hair a great style.
There are no set rules and, really, you're limited only by your imagination 
on how to use your new rat! 
You can make them any shape and size you'd like 
They give you instant volume
 You can use them for a pomp, Dita style bangs, bumps, beehives, etc.  
This does take a little practice but anyone can do it!

What you need:

Fake Hair
I got this at Sally Beauty Supply. 
I buy a Synthetic Braid in Jet Black by The Sassy Collection
AND it's only ONE DOLLAR!! 
There is no need to splurge on the hair for your rat. 
You don't need real human hair or anything expensive. 
Just match your hair color the best you can and the cheaper the better.
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Hairbrush
I prefer using a Nylon Bristle Brush

Hairnet (optional)
I don't normally use a hairnet but if you'd like one
to help your rat hold its shape go ahead and try it out.



Let's get started! 

First take your fake hair out of the package
and remove the rubber bands.
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Take a small section of hair you'll use for your rat
and put aside the extra hair.
You can use it to make other size rats at another time.
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Start backcombing the synthetic hair
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When you have the whole thing ratted
start shaping with your fingers...
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...and teasing it some more with your brush...
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...and shaping...
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...and you'll end up 
with a killer hairball!
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Now we're going to get it into the shape you'd like.
I'm going for a bump so I'm going to shape 
this one into...well, a bump.
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Start folding the hair onto itself 
and just keep working it 'til you're happy with its shape.
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You should end up with something like this:
(top view)

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(side view)
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