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Ren Hair Retextures - Naturals, Streaked and Dyed

by _alaina Posted 21st Oct 2007 at 3:25 AM
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Mesh is not included. Get it HERE.

This is one of my favourite meshes so I decided to do some retextures so that I could get some more use out of it and I added the braid to make it a little different from the originals. I got quite a few requests to upload these and I do apologise that it took me so long to get round to it but I hope that these will be enjoyed. The delay was partly because I’ve been busy and partly because I needed time to finish making recolours.

Anyways, there are sixteen colours is total. They all have at least some subtle streaks but it suited my needs best to bin the more natural looking colours. These are split into two rar files. The black and the blondes are in Naturals01by_alaina. The browns and the reds are in Naturals02by_alaina. The eight shades are as follows:
-Dark/Medium Brown
-Light Brown
-Honey Blonde

The other eight colours are in the custom bin. Four of these are naturals streaked bright dyed colours. These are in the ColourStreakedNaturalsby_alaina file. The colours are:
-Black with Red Streaks
-Blonde with Black Streaks
-Platinum with Mint Green and Blue Streaks
-Platinum with Lilac and Blue Streaks

The last four are the completely dyed colours. Please note that if you already downloaded the pink one with my Audrey Kitching sim, you should not download it again. Just delete it after extracting the files from the rar which is called DyedColoursby_alaina. It includes:
-Mint Green

All of the package files are labelled by colour so it is very easy to delete any colours that you do not want.

Additional Credits:
Big thank you to Theo whose colour binning tool saved me from hours of misery trying to figure out SimPE and of course thank you to Ren for the lovely mesh.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Size: 5.73 MB · Downloads: 24,498 · 21st Oct 2007
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Size: 5.90 MB · Downloads: 29,540 · 21st Oct 2007
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Size: 5.87 MB · Downloads: 28,226 · 21st Oct 2007
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Size: 5.86 MB · Downloads: 29,722 · 21st Oct 2007
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 22nd Oct 2007 at 11:11 PM
THANK YOU! Took them long enough to aprrove it lol and Im frist haha!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 22nd Oct 2007 at 11:21 PM
These are beautiful! Thank you! I love the braid detail!!!! :D

=^.^= Treacherous Kitten =^.^=

*Life is like a box of chocolates, sometimes it's squidgy & sometimes it's nuts, most of the time it's nuts*
Test Subject
#4 Old 22nd Oct 2007 at 11:23 PM
Very Nice!! The braids are great!!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 1:48 AM
I love the update - thank you.
#6 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 1:56 AM
Omg yay! {lol} i've been waiting for these hairs. they're fantastic thanks.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 4:58 AM
Oooh these are wonderful!
Thankyou : D
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 5:14 AM
These look great! Thanks, alaina
#9 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 5:47 AM
I love the blue hair recolor.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
#10 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 8:55 AM
These are gorgeous.
I love the Platinum with Mint Green and Blue Streaks one.

Thank youuu. x3
Test Subject
#11 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 1:01 AM
these are beautiful! thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 2:47 PM
These are beautiful, but the file/s I wanted the most - ColourStreakedNaturalsby_alaina - won't install. I'm getting a message that says the package is corrupt.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 7:16 PM
Originally Posted by kitteness
These are beautiful, but the file/s I wanted the most - ColourStreakedNaturalsby_alaina - won't install. I'm getting a message that says the package is corrupt.

Hmm, as far as I know that means there was an error while downloading and not with the actually rar. Try downloading it again and see if it works then. If it doesn't, let me know.
Test Subject
#14 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by _alaina
Try downloading it again and see if it works then. If it doesn't, let me know.

Hm, that's weird. I tried redownloading twice yesterday before posting the comment and had the same problem, but I downloaded it again just now on a different computer and the files installed fine. I guess the problem was with my laptop. Anyway, I can't wait to see the recolors on my Sims!
#15 Old 3rd Nov 2007 at 10:15 AM
I like this one!

See i have no choice but be isolated
Forced to extract the heart
Pushed aside
Made segregated
Left alone
Test Subject
30th Nov 2007 at 6:44 PM
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Test Subject
#16 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 10:55 PM
does anyone know how i can get an avatar because it says that they are all too big!
Nice hair by the way!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 5th May 2008 at 2:40 AM

the way that you get an avatar is that you take whatever image you want, and open it in paintshop pro, photoshop, etc.

then you go to the toolbar. click image, then resize. you go to the part that says "pixel size" and change it to the maximum size thats allowed for the avatar. After that, save it to your desktop or somewhere where you can find it. Then, open it up as your avatar on MTS2 and enjoy!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th May 2008 at 2:41 AM
Oh, I almost forgot. Thanks for the beautiful hairs, alaina!
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Apr 2009 at 9:16 PM
They look really cool .Thanks for them!!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 21st Sep 2010 at 12:53 AM
These are gorgeous! Im gonna use them for my mermaid sims! Downloading! XD
Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Jun 2012 at 5:48 AM
I love the blue one
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th Jun 2012 at 5:48 AM
I love the blue one
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Jan 2018 at 11:06 AM
I like the dyed ones !