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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Sausage Curls Tutorial

Does anyone have any links to good tutorials on how to style a wig with sausage curls?

My head is too big for most southern belle type wigs available on the internet so I'm either going to have to do one from scratch or use a wig from Arda as a base and then add the curls. Either way, I need to know how to make the curls.

The problem though is that I'm looking for curls that look more like:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls...4duto1_400.jpg

or

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server10...44.800.800.png

rather than

http://www.costumesofnashua.com/CNWe...tury/L1860.jpg

Is there a particular technique for having the curls stay tight, rather than loose?
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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Ahh Sausage Curls!

Basically you curl the hair onto a long pvc pipe that is smaller then you want really tightly and pin the hair in place. depend on the wig heat set it with hot water or boiled water. Let it cool/dry in shape then blast them with hairspray and then take the "rods" out.

You also want to keep the hair pretty thin so that the weight of each sausage curls doesn't cause it to fall out like the last example.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Do you mean PVC pipe?
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Yep, you could also buy long hair rods but their the same thing, just plastic tubes.
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Since yesterday I've found some youtube videos showing it being done with rags. I assume it's pretty much the same thing, though the PVC pipe would keep the curls the same size too.
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I totally forgot about rag curling. Like been almost two decades since I've seen the technique used. lol But you will also notice there is a gap in each curl from winding the fabric through the hair.
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Would it be easier to by a short hairstyle then add the curls as wefts, or to buy a long hairstyle and then curl that?
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I would be cheaper to get a long wig as the curls will add a lot of volume to the hair.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
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Another style I'd love to do, but almost seems impossible, is this one.

http://media-cache-is0.pinimg.com/19...b8b0aad59e.jpg
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Looks a like a wig stacked on top of a pompadour style wig.
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