I've had feathers in my hair since April and I absolutely love them. They behave just like my actual hair-- they can be curled with the curling iron and dried with the hair dryer. Even though over the summer I watched every 8-year-old girl I know become my pink, orange, and blue fine-feathered friends,
(I just like all feathers, actually.) :)
So before these hackle feathers became a hair trend, they were used by fly fishermen for bait. Ever heard of "tying flies?" Yeah, they use these feathers to do that. My fly-fisherman friend (who lived and worked in Montana all summer) told me a funny story about a man in Montana who owns a fishing store. He refuses to sell anyone feathers if they are going to use them for their hair-- or if they plan on selling the feathers to people who will use them in their hair. So this fishing shop owner quizzes and grills his feather-buying customers until he is sure they will be using the hackle only for fishing. Hahaha... :)
To add the feather hair extensions yourelf, you need:
♥Feathers. I got mine on Ebay and I also bought the little beads there as well. (Just search for hair extension beads.
♥Little piece of wire.
Step 1: First you need to divide a tiny section of hair where you want to put your feather extension. It does not have to be large, just make sure that you are pulling hairs from the same spot. You don't want your hair to get tangled later because you pulled sections of hair that are a bit far from where your extension is. Take your wire and wrap it around your section of hair.
Step 2: Now you need to slide the bead down on the two sides of wire and pull your hair through the bead.
Step 3: Next you slide the feathers into the bead. I usually put 3 or 4 feathers in one bead. You might want someone to help here, it can get a little tricky with just you. After you slide your feathers in, you want to get the bead as close to your scalp as possible with a little bit of the feathers sticking out the other end so that they don't slip out.
That's it! It's actually really easy to put the feathers in and take them out. Then you don't have to spend a fortune at the salon! Search around for the feathers you want on Ebay-- you can usually find a really good deal!
PS-- This yellow scarf is the softest scarf, ever. :)