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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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MY Holiday decorations

I have not decorated my house for the holidays. I have, however, decorated myself!
I got hair tinsel in green, red and gold. Next month I'm getting shades of blue and silver!
(and yes, Zinny tried to "help" me do my hair...Nebbie was a good girl and just stood by and watched)



(please excuse the red nose. Not trying to simulate Rudolf...I'm sick!)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 08:18 PM
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OOOO sparkly!! would never be able to keep the kitties away from my hair if I did that.
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Your hair looks great. Did you do that yourself? How do you take care of it?

Sorry you are sick.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Yup, did it myself. You can go to a salon and have them put it in, but it's about $2.50 a strand...considering you need several strands, it can be $20+

If put in right and properly cared for, it can last up to 6 weeks (though I'm taking mine out at the end of the month and switching to silver/blue for January)
Shampoo, blow dry, even curl or flat-iron on medium heat (most tinsels are resistant up to 350-400F). Don't use a fine tooth comb, but picks and most brushes are okay if you don't tug too hard when you feel the little knot of the tinsel.

I bought mine on Ebay for $5

I learned by searching for videos in a Google search "Hair tinsel tutorial". It's pretty easy. Just tie the tinsel in a slip-knot, pull a few strands of hair through the slip-knot, then tie tinsel and hair together in a couple regular knots (if you want it to last. If you're only going to wear it for a weekend or day, just a slip knot and one more knot will be enough...then you can just tug it out when you're done).

Apparently Beyonce made this popular. I learned about it through a work assignment - had to write an article about hair tinsel. Figured I'd try it!
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Wow... I've never seen hair tinsel before. How long did it take you to put in?

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It takes me about 5-10 minutes per strand, depending on where on my head it is (further back is a little more difficult than up front by my forehead). Just over an hour for the whole head, since I have 5 strands along my brow line, and then 10 strands (5 on each side of my 'part') down the middle... but I'll get faster the more I do it and with more practice.
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Really, really nice job.


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