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Is Shrinkies the Best Method for Fragile, Thinning

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Topic: Is Shrinkies the Best Method for Fragile, Thinning
Posted By: TSMOMMY
Subject: Is Shrinkies the Best Method for Fragile, Thinning
Date Posted: May 27 2008 at 7:59pm
I have been to several consults and myhead is spinning. Iwas sold on hairlocs as being the safest and best method for my fragile and somewhat thinning hair until other stylists (who dont do them) told me they could be very damaging and the metal cylinders are very rough to hair like mine. I have had stylist now trying to tell me the best method is the "shrinkies" as they will just slide down my hair when it is time for maintenance and we can resue the hair (just like hairlocs) I am looking at about 250 strands, I have never had extensions, and have long hair (actually fairly thick in the back) but I have had some thinning on top after pregnancy a few years ago. My hair in the back is bra length and on the sides it is layered. I do lowlights and highlights and my hair has a natural wave.

Any thoughts? Thanks!! PLUS would love to find a fantastic stylist in San Fernando Valley!!    



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Posted By: Scarlet123
Date Posted: June 01 2008 at 5:36am

Right now here in Uk shrinkies are plastic cylinders that are heated and shrink around the pre-bonded hair strand. Micro Rings are the metal ones.

Now personally i would not recommend any single strand extension methods on your hair type, because even on perfectly healthy thick hair the single bonds damage and cause stress on the strands. Look into weft/weaves, perhaps glue or braided. I would recommend that as the weight of the hair will be more distrubted.
Loads of info on the net! Good Luck


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Posted By: linuxox
Date Posted: June 21 2008 at 2:52pm

maybe try to consult a specialist who is doing with silicone micro-rings,i'm not sure,but i've heard they don't damage your hair as bad as fusion bond or metal micro rings



Posted By: dlcombs8
Date Posted: January 15 2012 at 7:54am
try tape in hair extensions. they can last up to 3 months. with a citrus solvent they slid right out....no pulling or tugging. the distributed weight doesn't pull on your natural hair and they lay close to the scalp and look so natural.

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Dawn Combs
www.myhouseofhairextensions.com


Posted By: DoctoredLocks
Date Posted: January 16 2012 at 1:34pm
Any installation done correctly will not result in damage. It really comes down to personal preference from there. You can learn more about each system in our tutorial section.

http://www.doctoredlocks.com/catalog/Tutorials/


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Posted By: dlcombs8
Date Posted: January 17 2012 at 5:30am
I disagree that an installation done correctly does not result in damage. I had fusion extensions twice and lost volume and length because of this method. my hair is very fine and thin....so I should not have been using this method to begin with. I think for people that have thicker and coarser hair shafts it probably works great but gals need to be careful what method they choose to use when getting hair extensions or they could end up losing what natural hair they do have.

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Cheers!
Dawn Combs
www.myhouseofhairextensions.com


Posted By: DoctoredLocks
Date Posted: January 18 2012 at 2:32pm
I too have very fine hair. Our fusion adhesive will not cause damage to ANY kind of hair if installed AND removed properly. It crystallizes with acetone; no pulling, no damage!


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Posted By: dlcombs8
Date Posted: January 19 2012 at 6:30am
Wow! That sounds interesting. I like your site. You have ALOT of great products to offer.  I really like the fact you have cruelty free feather extensions also. I'm going to give your fusion glue a try too on my next install. I've tried keratin bonds before and I was forced to use 99 percent alcohol to get them out...and I still had to crunch, pull, crunch more, pull more. And then had to comb and comb and tug and pull the remaining glue. End result was an aching scalp and badly damaged hair.Thanks for the response.

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Cheers!
Dawn Combs
www.myhouseofhairextensions.com



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