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Topic: Russian hair!
Posted By: msfitns72
Subject: Russian hair!
Date Posted: September 22 2007 at 1:14pm
OMG! My new Russian hair is unbelievable! Just installed and I have quite a bit left over. I am offering it in the trade section if your interested. I would hang on to it...but over spent, as I thought I'd need more. It's so full of body yet baby silky! I am going to vegas to rock my new do and need the extra cash!



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Posted By: FinaFina
Date Posted: September 22 2007 at 9:56pm
Well. . .I was wondering how the install went. . .how many oz. did you end up using. . .?? You love the hair?? How did Heather like working with it??? Details please and PICS!!!


Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: September 23 2007 at 1:17pm
Hey, Fina! I am in heaven..I tell you! I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! It's exactly like my own....finally! I will never go back to anything else now. You were right! lol. Surprisingly, though it's much finer...we didnt need as much as when I wear the Bohyme French Refined. And that's with NO FOLDOVER! We only used about 5 and 1/4 oz.
The hair has so much "swing"...and my ponytail is so bouncy when I walk! LOL...It's like I have a whole new attitude! haha.
I am getting MASS complements on it. My boyfriend told me, "Ok-- it DOES look awesome and yes...it was worth the money." lol.
Heather was in awe over it. She went to the site already looking at bulk prices. :)
I just wish I hadn't bought so much of it right now! I have a Vegas trip next week and could use the money back! If I hang on to it...I will probably just color it different reds for next time. The red I did came out SOOOOOO pretty! So the dark brown and red mixed together is beautiful! I will post pics after I get back from my trip. I will have lots!
Thanks for the help on ordering different lengths. It was just right for the layers!


Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 23 2007 at 6:38pm
Wow! You went on about the bohyme the same way.


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Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: September 23 2007 at 10:45pm
Sorry....not sure I get your point? You can love more than one type of hair, mind you. I DO love the Bohyme....for what it is--reasonable price, very nice hair for as close as I thought I could get to my own hair. However, Bohyme is MUCH coarser than the Russian hair. The Bohyme blended well with my own because of the body in it....but this hair is a total different ballgame. So yes-- I now believe that the Russian hair is unbeatable for fine caucasian hair and I will continue to rave about it. :)


Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 11:36am
I think you know my point.

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Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:15pm
Uh...NO, I DON'T...I have no idea

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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:19pm
Ok ladies, to your corners. msfitns were you able to sell your hair yet?

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Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:30pm
Lol...no kidding, right? I am a very non-confrontational person normally...so this "internet bickering" is new for me...haha. Just wanted to offer some nice hair i have left over. Geeez.
No...it is still available. If I dont sell, no big deal...I'll keep it for next time. :)


Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:40pm

Believe me, after seeing that you're so fast to switch from something you raved about, I'm not putting much weight into your word either.


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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:40pm
Girl I say keep the hair.. I would be hard pressed to sell or give away ANYTHING in my stash.. Especially hair I like.. I think I have only sold or given away TWO things out of my hair stash.. I gave hair to a friend of mine who really didn't have money to buy nice hair.. She was doing Showtime At the Apollo, and I wanted her to have nice hair for her big debut.. The other hair I sold to my stylist because she didn't like the hair her client was bringing in.. I needed an excuse to buy some other hair I had my eye on.. So I had to thin the herd so to speak to justify the purchase.. .. So I say keep it & be greedy! It's not like the hair will go to waste..

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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:56pm
Ahhh, the hair stash. You know you don't have enough life left to wear all of it but... Every now and then you pull it out from it's shrine, I mean box and admire it for a little while. Then back into your special place my sweeties until we meet againHeart%20Glasses

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Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 12:59pm
Yeah, Diva...I will probably end up keeping it since it is different layers and most people will want to buy all one length. I like to purchase 1 inch increments for the layers. That way you also are able to purchase more hair! Then I shutter to think the vendor will run out or be "out of stock" any time soon! I am thinking this hair is going to last a long while though. You can just tell it is totally not coated with anything. I just wish I'd have known how little it would actually take to make a full head of hair before I spent so much moo-lah! And lemme tell you-- I wear BIG LONG HAIR! I wore Bohyme for over a year...but this baby fine hair is a great find! Woo-hoo!



Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 8:06pm
Malibu-- it is obvious that you have some issues with the Russian hair/vendor, etc. I have no place in that....nor did I come here to start drama. I am officially apologizing for any misunderstanding or miscommunication between you and I. However, I still stand behind my opinion and comments on the quality of this hair. I like Bohyme very much....and love this Russian hair even more. Just like I love certain hair products...try some others...and then love THEM even more. Hell-- I loved Stoli vodka until I tried Grey Goose! Its now my new favorite! You get my point. Oh well...this drama is over now. I have great hair I am enjoying and if anyone is interested in trying a bit, I have it for them. If not...I'll neatly tuck it away for future use! PEACE~


Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 10:32pm
I appreciate your postSmile but for the record, I haven't got hard feelings for the Russian hair vendor. I think he would love to think I gave that much thought about him but I don't.LOL

Enjoy your hair! If you can hold on to the remaining you should.


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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: September 25 2007 at 12:21am
Originally posted by msfitns72 msfitns72 wrote:

Yeah, Diva...I will probably end up keeping it since it is different layers and most people will want to buy all one length. I like to purchase 1 inch increments for the layers. That way you also are able to purchase more hair! Then I shutter to think the vendor will run out or be "out of stock" any time soon! I am thinking this hair is going to last a long while though. You can just tell it is totally not coated with anything. I just wish I'd have known how little it would actually take to make a full head of hair before I spent so much moo-lah! And lemme tell you-- I wear BIG LONG HAIR! I wore Bohyme for over a year...but this baby fine hair is a great find! Woo-hoo!

Keep the hair girl.. LOLLOL You sound attached!LOLLOL I find I have a hard time letting go of ANYTHING I've got in my stash.. So why should you be any different than the rest of us who hoard hair!LOLLOL
 
Originally posted by Ms.Honey Ms.Honey wrote:

Ahhh, the hair stash. You know you don't have enough life left to wear all of it but... Every now and then you pull it out from it's shrine, I mean box and admire it for a little while. Then back into your special place my sweeties until we meet againHeart%20Glasses
LOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: September 25 2007 at 12:28am
LOLLOLLOL

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Posted By: sherrie215
Date Posted: September 25 2007 at 6:24pm
hi misfitns, I say keep the hair...can never have enough hair in the shrine (as mshoney calls it!)Big%20smile
 
I could certainly see how Bohyme French Refined would be much coarser than russian hair, as the french refined is processed for texture.


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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: September 26 2007 at 8:13pm
I am sort of weird about hair also. If I buy it, it MUST all go on my head in some shape or form even if it wont fit.

I made the mistake of improperly measuring my head and then I ordered a custom weft that costed more and I didnt need all that. I learned my lesson though. Use a cloth tape measure and dont try to guestimate it lol!


Posted By: mokipono
Date Posted: September 27 2007 at 1:12am

Misfitn,

I agree, keep the hair. Russian hair is going up on price every few months, and it's not coming down any time soon. If this hair gets any more pricey it will become for movie stars and the very wealthy only. By next year when you are ready to reorder the cost will be so high you will want to kick yourself for selling it.


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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: September 28 2007 at 10:55am
I wish it was not so pricey but the trade off for that seems to be hair that lasts, and lasts and lasts until you cut it or destroy it with over processing. The only reason I can see for the high cost is that itís not coated with any product and virgin meaning cut off a person's head, shampooed and sent out. Iím not saying all vendors do that though and of course with any hair purchase its best to investigate everything beforehand. I found a vendor that seems honest and I love the hair bottom line. Itís a good match to my own. So for me at least, the high price tag has balanced out because if I was still purchasing coated hair that I was not happy with after a few shampoos, then I would need to buy new hair so whatís the difference from that perspective?


Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 28 2007 at 11:53am
Originally posted by krimsa krimsa wrote:

I found a vendor that seems honest

LOLLOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: September 28 2007 at 11:58am
Are those good laughs or bad laughs? lol. I probably should not even ask. You need to remember here that I am not a stylist, lord knows. I am a client and usually lost and confused when it comes to hair so I have latched onto ANY and all information I can find on these forums. Then I try my best to do research but at some point you just need to throw some money down and get hair. I probably only got lucky hehe. There are a lot of vendors and they make all the hair look so pretty on their websites, thats for sure. You cant go by that rule #1


Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 28 2007 at 12:05pm
Krimsa, I've learned a lot from your posts! I really have!
You don't give yourself enough credit.

Tongue


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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: September 28 2007 at 12:11pm
Well ya know when you are browsing hair vendor websites and trying to get some ideas? Doesn't it just seem really difficult to decide because of course they just show you all this beautiful, gorgeous, shiny looking hair? I want to see hair thats been on a head for a month or two dammit!! lol.


Posted By: oh*so*sassy
Date Posted: September 28 2007 at 1:35pm
Originally posted by krimsa krimsa wrote:

Well ya know when you are browsing hair vendor websites and trying to get some ideas? Doesn't it just seem really difficult to decide because of course they just show you all this beautiful, gorgeous, shiny looking hair? I want to see hair thats been on a head for a month or two dammit!! lol.

Definitely.
I cannot tell you how much $$ I have thrown in the trash in the form of a matted-bunched-rodent-nest-looking hair wad.
Looked pretty in the pics. Felt pretty for a day. Or two.....
furious


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Posted By: Frozen_Toes
Date Posted: October 12 2007 at 10:11pm
Hi there.  New around here but I wanted to wade into the Russian hair thing!  I just had my god awful GL removed and had russian added instead!  It really is gorgeous hair.  Do you mind if I ask what vendor you bought from?  I'm still looking around for more and I'd like to compare my prices.
 
Thanx a bunch!


Posted By: Sofiaone
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 12:56am
Hi Frozen Toes- what about the GL didn't you like? the hair quality or the method?

By the way, how are you installing your russian hair? What is the difference between russian hair and Indian hair? I have porous rough dry hair and most of the silky shiny hair doesn't match mine so I am looking for something that would match nicely. I think the russian sounds good ...where do you buy it and how do you install?


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 7:19am
Russian hair just has a much softer and silkier feel than MOST Indian hair. I emphasize most because you can indeed find quite fine Indian hair on the market. Russian hair to me feels almost childlike in its fineness. Like ya know how a little kid's hair feels? Itís almost like that. Just very fine and soft.

If your hair is slightly thicker and course then Indian would probably work better for you in fact. You can always get a sample of the Russian and hold it up against your own hair and see if it blends in. In my case, the Russian almost disappears into my natural hair because itís so close in texture. Russian tends to be on the higher side price wise. Make sure it is indeed Virgin Russian hair with no silicone coatings on it when you buy. If you go with Indian, same thing there. I think the coatings are a real problem and what causes the hair to tangle and lose shine sooner.


Posted By: Frozen_Toes
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 10:28am
Originally posted by Sofiaone Sofiaone wrote:

Hi Frozen Toes- what about the GL didn't you like? the hair quality or the method?

By the way, how are you installing your russian hair? What is the difference between russian hair and Indian hair? I have porous rough dry hair and most of the silky shiny hair doesn't match mine so I am looking for something that would match nicely. I think the russian sounds good ...where do you buy it and how do you install?
 
The GL was a disaster from the beginning!  I have very fine, sleek hair but a fair amount of it.  The stylist put inthe GL by cuting them into 3rds and 1/2's.  By the end of the first 2 weeks I had lost close to 15 or 20.  She replaced the first 10 for nothing and then proceeded to charge me HUNDREDS of dollars to keep adding them back in while telling me it was because I had 'hair issues'.  Granted, I would pick at the hairs because they were uncomfortable and my hair would slip out of the bonds.  Had 2 full sets put in between April and August.  Then I found out a little bit ago that she was using my hair on other clients! The hair quality was awful too.  The strands were full of grey hairs (it was a dark chocolate brown) and when they were colored they wouldn't hold the color.  The hair was rough after a month and quite frizzy at the ends.  It was only 12" long and I had to keep having trimmed to remove the fuzzy ends.  
 
So I grabbed what was left of my hair from her and went to my very good friend who owns a salon but hasn't done extensions since she was in school.  She used my fusion iron and the Keratin u-tipped Russian (that I am a little embarrased to admit I bought off of eBayEmbarrassed)and had all the hair installed in very short order.  The hair was 20" long and so very silky.  It wasn't the right color so I colored myself at home Embarrassed  I took the hair into her yesterday and it looks amazing.  It is a little longer than I would like or am used to but she wanted to let me try it out before we cut a whole bunch off.   It is so thick and silky with a bit of a wave to it.  The diameter of the hair is at least twice GL.  I had asked my GL stylist to order me a thicker hair and she said my hair wouldn't support it.  All totgether I have spent $2474.00 at that salon.  My friend put in the Russian for $150.00 and the hair and iron cost me $200.00.  Unfortunately there are very few extensionists in my area; one does GL and the other 2 do Euroloks.
 
I know that you do get what you pay for but eBay was the only place I could find to buy hair because I'm not a licensed stylist.  But my friend is going to help me with that and buy what I need through her shop. 
 
I have found such a wealth of info on this forum and I thank you all for helping me finally get it through my head that it isn't totally the fault of my hair but that the GL don't work for everyone. 


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 12:45pm
I had the exact same issues with the GL hair. Exactly! rough, course, tangled, didnt match my natural hair. It only got worse after a few shampoos! I know exactly how you feel! And those ends! Forget it! They turn into fuzz!


Posted By: mokipono
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 3:44pm
There was a topic on this board a couple of years ago about GL hair and its origin. Collectivly, we found out the hair was Indian, and had a very interesting coloring process. Appearently, the hair is decolorized by shaking it!! Anybody remember that one?
GL admitted the hair was being decolorized, and recolored by the exact same process that is used to decolor wool from sheeps hair, and recolored for sweaters and other wool clothing.
This process is suppose to be very gentle on the hair!!??!
 


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 5:53pm
Do they shake the ladies while the hair is still on their heads to decolorize it?

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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 7:39pm
I dont know what they do. I was fooled by their website and information. Basically they describe it as "Indian Temple Hair" and lead you to believe its the dope. It is in fact, processed hair that is not in very good shape by the time it goes on your head. I admit I was stupid and fell for their advertising. I now know what to look for in better hair that has not been damaged prior to install. Its a learning process but I wasted a lot of money.


Posted By: mokipono
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 9:20pm
Hey Ms. Honey, Yeah they shake the crap out of em'

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Posted By: sherrie215
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 10:23pm
a few years ago, GL hair got very very good reviews. Its only been in the past year or so, that the hair quality isnt getting such great reviews ...maybe they are shaking it a lil' too hard....

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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by mokipono mokipono wrote:

Hey Ms. Honey, Yeah they shake the crap out of em'
 
LOLLOLLOLLOL
And those poor sheepLOLLOL


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by sherrie215 sherrie215 wrote:

a few years ago, GL hair got very very good reviews. Its only been in the past year or so, that the hair quality isnt getting such great reviews ...maybe they are shaking it a lil' too hard....
 
Maybe they shouldn't shake them but stir LOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 10:51pm
They've probably switched suppliers.

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Posted By: Frozen_Toes
Date Posted: October 13 2007 at 11:31pm
Whatever they have done with it has not been a good thing. 
 
Day 2 with the Russian and it still feels so good!!  It does need a little extra moisture and the bonds on it are if-y but otherwise the hair is great.  These bonds seem to have a very low melting point (Wal-Mart straightening iron low to be specific) but they are holding so far.  Any tips on re-tipping and good products to use would be greatly appreciated!
 
 


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 14 2007 at 8:59am
The Russian should last you a while provided you got good non-coated virgin stuff. Letís see here, mine was installed back on July 7th of this year and Iím on my second install now and it feels about the same as the day it arrived in the mail. No significant change at all. It barely tangles and my fingers slide right through it. I think you can expect a fairly long run with it provided you are not bleaching it or doing a lot of heavy duty daily heat styling. But that would go for any type of extension hair. Easy does it. Eventually though I might like to try something new. Not because the hair is wearing out but just because I get bored easily lol. I was thinking along the lines of more Russian hair but maybe a red auburn? I donít know though because my natural hair is dark brown so that mean probably getting into a lot of coloring and stuff.


Posted By: Sofiaone
Date Posted: October 14 2007 at 12:31pm
thanks frozen toes for the detailed feedback. It sounds like the GL hair was not a match at all for your hair. I think with everyhair method, if the hair doesn't match your own hair in texture, feel, and porosity, then it will suck. I don't have naturally silk hair (its curly and has to be flat-ironed to look smooth) so for me anyone putting in silky smooth hair would suck.

I think you stylist unfortuately didn't take the time to match your hair type and recommend another hair method or option to you since your hair is not a match for GL. I am glad you are happy now and doing well with the russian hair. I am sure if you tried the dream catchers hair (Paris hiltons brand) you would love it too since it is gorgeous silky russian hair....totally unilike mine :). It also sounds like when she noticed you were loosing so many strands that the bonding method for GL didn't work in your silky hair and she should have offered you a partial refund at least.


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 14 2007 at 4:38pm
Dreamcatchers uses Russian hair specific to that system? Hmm. Did not know that.


Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: October 20 2007 at 5:19pm
Well, I am hoing into 4 weeks with the Russian hair and it is just the same as when I bought it. Some days, I dont even run a brush through it before I'm out the door! It has been worth every darn penny! here are a few pics I promised: Excuse the content...but they were the best pics of the hair! LOL





Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 20 2007 at 8:47pm
Are you a lady wrestler! Wow! How is your Russian hair attached and how many ounces are you wearing? It looks like a lot of it.


Posted By: TanglesRC
Date Posted: October 20 2007 at 9:16pm
you look GREAT!!!

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Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: October 20 2007 at 9:59pm
Lady wrestler? ROFL!!! yeah-- all 5'2" 110 lbs of me! No-- I work as a model for the bodybuilding/fitness industry.
Thanks for the compliments though! I am wearing just under 6 ounces of the Russian hair. It is pinchbraided in. Pinchbraids are little individual braids tied off with string.It sounds weird but it's the most secure method I've worn. I have been using this method for over a year and love it. A good pinchbraider is hard to find....so if you do, put a ball and chain on her and threaten her life if she ever thinks about retiring from doing your hair! LOL


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 21 2007 at 8:20am
Ahh okay thanks. I wore pinchbraids many years ago. It was actually the very first extension method I tried. I wasnt really happy with it simply because my head is kind of small and the braids seemed too bulky. That was just in my case though and Im sure it works great for others.

Well your Russian looks fantastic. It has encouraged me to try maybe 4 oz. Im only wearing 3 or probably less than that now and its nice hair but I would like a little more. I wear wefts. I will see what can be done to ad in more when I get new hair. Thanks!


Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: October 21 2007 at 8:31am
yes-- you are right about the braids being bulky for most. Fortunately, I found the MASTER GENIUS of all pinchbraiding! I drive 4 hours to a gal in Atlanta get my pinchbraids done. She is amazing at creating small, secure braids that are just perfect! The smaller braids are very difficult to achieve for most pinchbraiders, as you must have superior finger dexterity and a lot of focus ( and time!) She makes them a little larger on the bottom rows and gets smaller as she goes up. Thats the key, I think! :)
Good luck with your Russian! Post pics if you can!


Posted By: ikki
Date Posted: October 21 2007 at 9:16am
Your hair looks so beautiful

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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 21 2007 at 10:20am
Yeah I was having my pinch braids done by Hair Police. They are supposed to be the masters of the technique and they probably are quite good but my feeling was their specialty was more along the lines of the synthetic dreads and the more fanciful hair dos and less with the natural, undetectable looks. So perhaps if I could find someone who was able to do the smaller braids like yours, it would work out better. It can be hard to find anyone who specializes in a given technique and I need to drive 2 hours as it is now to get a sew in weave!

You look like you have more hair than I do up top also and itís thicker so itís probably easier for you to conceal the braids. My hair is relatively thin naturally so I donít have a lot to spare for coverage.

Iím thinking of trying an additional weft of Russian though. I think my skull can handle 4 lol. We will see.


Posted By: FinaFina
Date Posted: October 25 2007 at 12:30pm
day-um girlie! You look awesome and so does your hair!!! SO GLAD it's working out!!! And thanks for the pinchbraid plug. . .it DOES SO ROCK. . .I FLEW to Atlanta to get my hair done by Heather, and yes, she does an AMAZING job. I think the hairpolice do do much thicker braids. I've had it done there too.


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 25 2007 at 12:50pm
Yeah I remember the Hair Police braids as being much too thick for fine hair that is.


Posted By: Sofiaone
Date Posted: October 25 2007 at 4:27pm
msftns72.....I love your hair. Would you mind posting pics of how your pinch braids look? are they the size of a pencil top? similar to locs in size? I have never seen them in person and am curious to see if this would be a method for me to try.

thanks


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 25 2007 at 5:37pm
Yeah that would be great! Like try to lift up your own hair and take a photo. I know thats easier said than done and especially hard with brunette hair as it all blends in lol.


Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: October 29 2007 at 8:09pm
Hi all--
Thanks Fina! I am definitely loving this install! I dont know what I'd do if Heather went out of business! God forbid!

Sofia-- I would take some pics but I let my brother borrow my camera as he just had a baby and is snap happy with the photos right now. I would say the bottom to mid braids are about the size of a pencil top. ( good comparison!) but as they go up, they get smaller and smaller...probably the size of Hairlocs locs...just not as flat. The braids are certainly rounder... so if you have SUPER fine, sparse hair on top, you could possibly have trouble with a few poking out. The good thing is-- they look like little braids...not weird pieces of metal.



Posted By: mokipono
Date Posted: October 29 2007 at 9:43pm
Hi Misfitin~~~~
Thanks for the beautiful pics! You are gorgeous!  Maybe you can answer a question for me.
With Pinchbraids the hair is usually doubled over at the braid to give it more strength.
But how does the virgin Russian hair keep from matting with the small part that's doubled over. Wouldn't the hair be going in 2 different directions??
Chime in here girls~~~
Fina Fina do you know what I am talking about?


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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: October 30 2007 at 6:53am
That's a good question. I am thinking back to my Hair Police pinchbraids and how they looked and felt and I cant imagine trying to use Russian hair for that method. It seems like it just wouldn't hold in a braid and would slip constantly but hey, if it works, it works.


Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: October 30 2007 at 1:44pm
Yes, I would love to know too.

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Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: October 31 2007 at 2:21pm
Ok....you hungry knowledge hounds! lol
The deal is-- the russian hair CAN be used as long as great care is put into minimizing the foldover where the braid is done. Heather loves to fold the hair over...but with this hair, she was sure to cut the "tails" to no more than about 2 inches. They give me no problems at all being that small. I was worried they would bunch and mangle, but it works out fine. Fina told me that she definitely experienced "bunching" problems when she folded the russian hair...so be sure those tails are CUT!
Also-- for some reason, though I am used to DOUBLED over strands, this install feels just as thick as usual and has stayed put with minimal slippage. Its been 5 weeks and I've lost 2. ( very average for me). the hair isnt coated...so although it's fine, it's not limp and slick as to slip out of the braids. I was worried about that in the beginning too!
I am going next Friday to have them tightened ( I go every 6 weeks because I'm a freak about keeping re-growth in check so my hair isnt HANGING there being stressed)I am using the same hair. It looks just the same as the day it was installed. :)


Posted By: mokipono
Date Posted: November 01 2007 at 4:48am

MAHALO MSFITNS! THAT CLEARS IT UP ABOUT THE FOLD OVER......THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!!!



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Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: November 01 2007 at 7:30am
Hmm interesting. You also have a lot of Russian on it looks like. 5 0z or so. It looks fantastic!


Posted By: FinaFina
Date Posted: November 01 2007 at 10:44am
Yeah, even a small amount of foldover caused me great troubles when I had the Russian hair installed. I'm surprised you even have 2 inches. Even that small amount bunched up on me.


Posted By: msfitns72
Date Posted: November 01 2007 at 11:23am
Yeah--it's almost 6 oz.
The tiny tails havent caused a problem. Some are shorter than 2 inches but I have found a few that are about that...and no bunching! Fina~
I wonder why a little bit of "tail" gave you such a hard time? Ah...the mysteries of hair behavior on different people huh? lol


Posted By: krimsa
Date Posted: November 01 2007 at 12:57pm
Whoa 6 oz! Im wearing about 3 but thats all I can fit on my head using wefts! lol. It looks nice just not thick thick. Im gonna push for 4 next install. I guess I can always remove a weft if its too bunchy or not working. No harm, no foul. Youve inspired me! I also LOVE your colors. So was that a mixture of dark brown and auburn i think you said? I will need to scroll up. Did you color the hair yourself? Is it ALL colored or did you leave some of it the natural color and mixed it?



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