Hair tinsel update

Glittery locks I had wished for? And glittery locks I received. The package came very quickly, and by Monday of this week I was tying tinsel into my hair.

As for the process of doing it yourself? Tricky, not impossible, but not easy. But I’m challenged by French braiding my hair. I found that I could tie about 4-5 glitter strands in a day before my arms felt like they would fall off from holding them up for so long. Tie one, take a break, come back during baby’s nap, tie 2, take another break.

I started with the coppery brown because it’s closest to my hair color, but also enough of a holographic pop that it was hugely noticable, to me. 

And then, I waited for someone else to notice. And I waited. And I waited. Tuesday came, still no one I live with noticed the tinsel. In fairness, I don’t see my guys (hubby and DS1) a lot in a day. Three strands fell out, one during sleeping and two during hair brushing. I tied them back in during baby’s nap again.

And another day passed, and another. Same cycle. Tinsel strands fall out at an average of 3 a day, and I tie in about 4 a day to maintain the look. It’s time consuming, by this point, and the novelty had worn off. The arm fatigue during the tying-in process had not.

A full work week, and no one — NO ONE — has mentioned the tinsel to me. Now I don’t go out a lot, just mostly Mommy errands like picking up kids from school, and such. But not only did the boys in my house not notice, neither did anyone else.

Maybe they were being nice and not saying anything because the tinsel looked ridiculous on a 40-something? Maybe I should dye my hair blue, like my good old 20-something days, and see if anyone notices? These are the same men who didn’t notice a new facial piercing until I mentioned it myself, a week after the fact. Perhaps if I had used the silver disco ball tinsel it would have garnered more attention?

Sigh… well, it was fun. For me. And now the arm fatigue is keeping me from doing more right now, so I have 2 random strands left in my hair, and don’t plan on adding any more. They do make brushing and combing your hair a little tricky.

And I’m still waiting for the Cilia eyelash growth stimulator to arrive. At least the hair tinsel people have superfast delivery.

Published in: on December 10, 2010 at 9:07 am  Comments (6)  

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  1. Hey girl! As owner of the tinsel company where Adrienne gets her Tinsel from
    It is true that it is absolutely challenge in which to put it in. There are some tricks to the trade, since I’ve been doing tinsel for over 5 years I can absolutely give you some tips!

    Give me a holler back and I can give you some tips to tying in your own Poptinsel and also how to make it stay!

    Stay sparkling!

    April Fried-Long
    Poptinsel & Atomic Accessories

  2. This is when you need a servant!

  3. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to search out someone with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is one thing that is wanted on the web, somebody with a little originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!

  4. i just got some of those things today in the mail. i watched a lot of videos on how to tie them in, and they are all practically the same thing but they all just fall out!! it makes me mad!!!

    • I feel your pain. They made me insane for the first few weeks, but I did get better after practice, and trying some different tying techniques. One thing I can say is it’s best to tie the hair and tinsel to each other *twice* and to also double-tie the tinsel itself, during the final steps. It helps it to stay in SO much more.

      Also, try to keep the knot as close to the scalp as humanly possible. Using side-to-side motions to wiggle the slip knot to the scalp helps, and then I hold the first knot in place with one finger while I use the other 9 to do the knot itself (if that makes any sense whatsoever).

      Keep trying, and remind yourself that your arms are getting a great isometric workout while they burn during long tying-in sessions in front of the mirror!

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