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Natural Redhead Project: Recolors of Rose Sims2 Chignon Hair in Red, Brown and Blonde

by kaneonapua Posted 29th Jan 2007 at 5:29 AM - Updated 11th Sep 2007 at 2:40 AM by kaneonapua : Rose reorganized her website and the mesh moved.
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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.
Five reds, a rich brown and a blonde recolor of the beautiful Rose Sims2 chignon mesh for child through elder females. These are recolors of Rose's textures with original alphas. Thank you, Rose, for allowing me to do these recolors.

These recolors were done for the Natural Redhead Project to make more hairstyles available in the many beautiful naturally occurring shades of red hair. The red recolors are available in five shades: auburn, copper, carrot, ginger and strawberry blonde. There is also a rich shade of chestnut brown and an bright blonde. The recolors are color binned red except for brown (binned brown) and blonde (blonde). It may seem odd to put shades that range from rusty blonde to brown red in the red bin but the goal is to make the full spectrum of red shades available to genetic redheads.

The chignon style comes in child through elder. The elder hair comes in three shades: brown and auburn have frosted brown, copper, carrot and ginger come with pink beige, and blonde and strawberry blonde with an a champagne. I use pink beige because one of my friends who started out with carrot orange hair has matured into hair the color of pinky beige.

Mesh Information: The mesh comes with 5 colors at Rose Sims2 in Download > Hair. It is currently on page 14. The file to download is The name of the unipped mesh file is MESH_RoseHair_0099.package.

These recolors may only be used in Sims distributed by 100% free sites. Do not distribute or include the mesh in any uploads! Link to the and provide directions on how to locate the mesh in the Downloads > Hair.

Learn more about why redheads are unique:
Red hair is a simple recessive
Intensity of hair color

FYI - the custom content in the models are free downloads:
Freckles: the freckle and eye set is from Alkaloid at MTS2 as is the freckle "blush" at InSim.

Skin: JWilson5's Hairy Skins for Redheads is a modified Louis (SimScribbing) skin with AllenABQ body hair. The skin for the normal Maxis body type doesn't require any additional meshes, just download the Norm-HairyRed-Barbie.rar file for hairy, SKN-Norm-XhairyRed-Barbie.rar for extra hairy and SKN-Norm-XXhairyRed-Barbie.rar for extreme hairy (Not to worry, only the males come with body hair ).

Eyeliner: eyeliner is the 0036 makeup file from RoseSims2

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

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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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 4:58 PM
This is gorgeous hair, but when I try to get the mesh, I get a "Service Unavailable" message.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 9:50 PM
Thank you so much- I found the Rosesims2 red color somewhat...lacking.

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Original Poster
#4 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 12:09 AM
Originally Posted by clickchick
This is gorgeous hair, but when I try to get the mesh, I get a "Service Unavailable" message.

Give it another try. I think they are back up now.

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 10:44 PM
Someone had used this hair in thier movie and it looked really nice, I love these recolors thanks for sharing.
#6 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 1:26 AM
Very nice!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 2:54 AM
Yee! I've been looking for something just like this (although not natural) thats the color of my hair right now and I need it for my self sim

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Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 6:48 AM
Thanks for making these natural hair colours, I was a bit annoyed with the 'red' hair on the maxis sims, and with auburn hair m'self it was impossible to infiltrate my sim neighborhood with awesome redheads and auburns. :-P
Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 10:55 PM
Thanks for making this. The blonde is perfect. So is all of them. I love Auburn.

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