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What are Shrinkies and how do they work?

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Topic: What are Shrinkies and how do they work?
Posted By: mrsnj20
Subject: What are Shrinkies and how do they work?
Date Posted: December 11 2007 at 2:55pm

Can someone tell me how shrinkies are applied? Do you need special tools, etc. I am looking for a good way to apply my own hair. Do they hold well?

 
Thanks



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Posted By: _Princess_
Date Posted: March 01 2008 at 4:32pm
Bump

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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: March 07 2008 at 11:31pm
"shrinkies (also known as Shrink Links, which is the branded Mark Barrington salon version, and some people also use dual-wall shrink tubing for this); they are clear tubes that, when heated with a clamp/wand, "shrink" around pretipped extensions strands with your own hair to keep them in place. "

HTH..

If you want more information and install posts, you could do a search for more posts in the extensions forum..


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Posted By: DocLocksAlyssa
Date Posted: November 14 2008 at 2:44pm
Shrinkies are a great way to put in prebonded hair or loose bulk hair. Check out this sight for more info... http://www.doctoredlocks.com/store/prod-0344.html They are a very popular item that we carry here at Doctored Locks! I love them! They work great on my clients.

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Posted By: renew22
Date Posted: January 05 2011 at 9:15pm
Hi - I have a question about which fusion heat tool is best for applying i-tip hair extensions, using Shrinkies. So is it best to use a flat tip fusion wand, or a grooved-tip fusion wand while installing shrinkies?  thnx


Posted By: kaluuu
Date Posted: June 30 2011 at 3:01pm
Originally posted by renew22 renew22 wrote:

Hi - I have a question about which fusion heat tool is best for applying i-tip hair extensions, using Shrinkies. So is it best to use a flat tip fusion wand, or a grooved-tip fusion wand while installing shrinkies?  thnx


I think this link will answer your question:
http://www.ehow.com/way_5689440_instructions-fusion-hair-weave.html


Posted By: stroms01
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 4:25am
Hi,
See this video to know how you can implement shinkies hair extensions.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=drvw6pA6o0c
Shrinkies are applied in a similar way to micro rings and are either clear plastic or dark plastic of about 1cm length. Heat is used to tighten up the shrinkies http://www.xtras-online.co.uk/hair-extensions/%20 - hair extensions


Posted By: cslinca
Date Posted: August 03 2012 at 4:32pm
I have used shrinkies and like them a lot but have found some shrinkies do slip out. Make sure hair is very very clean and dry before applying them , dont use heat or conditioners near them and dont buy the cheap ones. some must have less adhesive lined bc I have tried different companies and some do slip more than others. Also make sure to heat them all the way till they are fully closed around the hair. Airbubbles are bad.
:)
Caren


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Posted By: DoctoredLocks
Date Posted: October 21 2013 at 2:55pm
Shrinkies are installed with a heat wand!

Check out this tutorial to see an install
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84z_nyTmJSI - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84z_nyTmJSI


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