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    Posted: March 04 2005 at 12:23pm
I pretipped with shrinkies... I found it way easier to keep the hair on the weft as I pretipped...



Can you guys please comment on my application, also the size of my pretips.. too small, too big?



I glued a big strip of the wefted hair, let is dry for about a 1/2 hour, then cut and rolled the hair to make the tipped hair this way.


can anyone tell me if this tip looks alright?
thanks for all your comments!

My doll is so sweet, so far no complaints from her!
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This board is wonky. I posted a response and then it timed out.

Pretipping Shrinkies right on the weft? That's genius. I never even thought of that. What an excellent idea. They look pretty flat, though. What are you using to shrinkie them with and are you rolling them on the weft?

Your dolly's rows look great. I don't see any errant strands getting taken in from the sides. I think that's a major cause of damage when it comes to strand by strand. And, most of the damage is caused by the wearer themselves when they finger comb and just finger fiddle through the day. They end up catching those stray ones and snap them mid-shaft and voila! there's your shortie broken hairs when you end up removing the ring.

The bottom pic is incredible. That looks like pro stick hair. Correction: that looks BETTER than pro stick hair. That's a great rolling job. Really awesome job at pretipping. What's your glue?

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I am rolling them on the weft. I'm using the heating clamp from Dr. Locks. I don't have any finger cots, so it's a quick roll, release, roll, release.. lol! I did notice they are a little flat though. No sizzle sound either. And I have learned that it's more of a hard/solid bond when the nail glue is used (over the pretipped hair).

My glue is called Salon Pro, bonding glue. I've used this glue for bonded extensions for some time now. It comes in white or black, and the white drys clear. I think I've tried LG once in the past and didn't like it much.. compared to the Salon Pro. Does the LG have a brush/cap and is it like honey almost?

The extentubes are pretty simple, I'm surprised. Even the removal I've got down pat. I still don't think I'm corrdinated enough to do my own hair though. It's hard to loop my hair with the shrinkie or extentube.

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Hey Bridget, Your new ideas are awesome! I had thought of glueing the entire weft together and then snipping small pieces off but I never tried it. Great to know it works! Would you mind if I put some of your examples up on my tutorial page to help others?

Your sectioning and everythign looks great! Keep up the great work!
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Not a problem Kristen!

Any hints to making it easier looping my own hair so I can do my own install? Or, anyone in Ohio (Sherrie???) that is interested in applying extentubes on me?

Also, any geaunie pigs in the area that want shrinkies or extentubes???
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Wish I was in Ohio....I would let you try on me!!!
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I agree: Tipping on the weft is genius! No wasted hair, everything lines up perfectly. Excellent idea.

And I agree with AMM and Kristin: The sectioning looks good, and there are no renegade strands, which is important.

The only problem I see is that the shrinkies look flat-ish and not shrunk enough. Some of mine came out this way, too, and I never sizzled either--lol. Perhaps you should play around with your heat settings and try to roll them a bit more.

That said, this is a very, very promising demo. Me likes!!! :)

One question: What size extendtubes are those? :)

Oh, and one more thing: I think the size looks perfectly good. You might want to do smaller tips for around the ears and more visible areas (crown, part, hairline, etc.), but I think that's a good size for the majority of the head.
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Hints for doing your own... Patience! haha...

Are you using a threading needle? I find that's the easiest way to thread the tubes on the back of my hair. A three way mirror works great too. I even saw a post not too long ago where a gal pointed her video camera at the back of her head, plugged it into the TV and sat in front of the TV watching a live cast of the back of her head. She had a great experience with applying her extensions and didn't have to worry about the backwards images a mirror produces.

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Genius absolute genius, thanks for sharing!!! Im actually getting excited about trying extensions again after my fiasco with shrinkies.
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Genius!!! I'm going to try the tipping on weft right now! Bridget... Is the glue youre refering to latex? I feel the same way about LG-"hated it"!
I think Jenny asked before... what size tubes are you working with?
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I am trying to pre-tip my Plastikhaar with shrinkies, but I too am getting them too flat and not round. I am not hearing the sizzle sound and they don't seem as if they are shrinking all the way.

I have been using my conair baby flat iron that I use to install the MB Shrink Links. It doesn't have a temperature control on it.
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Hi there guys. I tried the latex on the weft thing last night but it didn't work for me. When I'd cut the weft off I found it really difficult to 1) cut up the hair into the latex without a lot of shedding and 2) when I rolled it because the latex was uneven on the weft it rolled uneven. Although the tips came out ok, it took a lot longer than squirting a blob of latex on the workbench, cutting the hair from the weft and fanning and saturating with the nozzle but that's just my opinion xxxx
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Phew, I'm back after some hectic running around...

My extendtubes are the med. size. I ordered the kit from Kristen's site, haircandy.net.

Gina, yes my glue is latex, howdya guess?

Kristen, how do you use a threading needle for the back?

Has anyone tried taking a flat iron to the WaWa hair?

Going to practice my shrinkies!
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Pretipping right off the weft looks like a great idea, my only concern is all the little shortie hairs from the weft being glued in as well.
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Kalika, if you split the weft you shouldn't have this problem. Use a razor and slice the weft in half, making two wefts.
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I must say I'm really amazed by all the talent and love of work on this forum..Genius is Right.Bravo Ladies!
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Can someone help me with this?  I am so confused by all this, but want to try it.  Can anyone explain?
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Are these 2 different methods she is explaining?  One, pre-tipping on the weft with shrinkies and, two, pre-tipping on the weft using glue.  Is that where I am confusing myself trying to combine the 2 or is this all really one method?  Looks like this post was 2 years ago but looking for alternative ways to tip my hair.  I am having a real problem keeping extensions in for very long and looking for any alternatives.  I have predominantly used nail tips, finding certain hair bonds much stronger than others, but of course they are not on the hair that I like.  I have been using shrinkies for past few weeks but having a hard time with either losing hair or them slipping out.  If it is pre-tipped I tip, I have been using the super glue.  ANy suggestions? 
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yes it is two methods of pre-tipping explained here. I haven't heard of anyone using ONLY super glue, so I'd reccemend trying another type of glue before coating in super glue. Super glue and nail glue is usually used only as a top coat over the tip to seal it.

hairextensions101.com has good tutorials and helpful members as well.
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Oh, heavens no, not using solely super glue.  I am tipping with the shrinkie and then using super glue on just the tip.  Just wonder if anyone has tried it and it works?
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