OMG! I just straightened CLEAR tinsel!!! :) TUTORIAL & pics

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  1. StrawberryReef

    StrawberryReef www.strawberryreef.com

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    I had a couple extra Sparkleworks ponies with really bad crinkled tinsel so I thought I would experiment (what the heck!) and see if I could figure out how to tame the CLEAR tinsel... I have heard that heat just makes clear tinsel curl...

    So after a lot of experimentation with products and with HEAT, here is Sparkleworks... I never expected she would come out so good.

    TUTORIAL BELOW!

    Before
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    After
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    Ok, here's the tutorial! Let me know if anything is confusing and GOOD LUCK! :)

    Materials used:
    ~ TEST pony (do not try this on your most prized pony or any pony that you aren’t willing to toss until you get the hang of it).
    ~ Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner
    ~ Downey Ultra fabric softener
    ~ Bounce dryer sheet
    ~ Wide toothed comb with pointy end for separating
    ~ Tweezers
    ~ Scissors
    ~ Small curling iron

    1. Wash hair with shampoo and rinse in WARM/HOT water.
    2. Apply conditioner and comb through hair. Do NOT rinse.
    3. Apply fabric softener to hair and comb through… hair should feel pretty slimy.
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    4. Rinse hair with WARM/HOT water...it's ok to leave some conditioner residue.
    5. Separate tinsel from hair (I got impatient and did it without separating and it still worked, but I would think the results would be even better if you are able to just attack the tinsel. I had to go over the tinsel more when it was mixed with the hair)
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    6. By this time the hair should be just damp, not soaking wet.
    7. Separate hair into small sections. While seperating, pull any short/broken pieces of tinsel out with the tweezers (pulling close to the base of the hair).
    8. Wet the dryer sheet and pull sections of tinsel/hair through the dryer sheet. You will go over the section of hair approximately 10 times with the dryer sheet until the hair/tinsel is a bit tacky/slimy and should feel like it is covered with conditioner.
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    9. The tinsel should stretch out straight but you will still feel crinkles when you run your fingers across the section.
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    10. Run the section of hair through a curling iron set to LOW (I was able to do it on HIGH as well, but I never let the curling iron sit on a section for even a second, the iron was always moving over the hair.). Keep running over the section until you no longer feel the crinkles. (the pic below shows the small tinsel section on the left has already been run through the iron)
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    11. The section will become stiff and flat. Trim any tinsel that is longer than the hair with scissors.
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    12. Once you have gone over all the hair, rinse hair completely with COLD water and let dry. (My AFTER pictures were taken at this stage).
    13. I thought her hair still felt a little gummy so I re-shampood her and tinsel remained straight. Make sure and use COLD water.
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    Now her hair is very soft and silky and smells like fresh laundry :)

    I’m happy to say my Sparkleworks is now a keeper! Good luck…
  2. Gummypony

    Gummypony Vintage Collector

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    I wait till the hair is dry and use a flat iron set low..works easy and awsome :)
  3. StrawberryReef

    StrawberryReef www.strawberryreef.com

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    does that work on clear tinsel too?
  4. coffeyclan

    coffeyclan Teeny Tiny Baby Pony

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    That is awesome!! I have not yet found the patience or the time to style my ponies ( I am still new to this!) I have started some, but man my kids have done some numbers on them!!! Any advice for the frizz like with Rainbow Dash or the superlong hair ones? I was wondering what to do with that tinsel that looks like it was put through a crimper!! Now, thanks, I have an idea where to start.
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    Chun-Li Retired Street Fighter

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    Wow! Thanks so much for the tutorials. I think I might try to restraight the tinsel from my princess Starburst. She would be so happy if I do
  6. metrocard2

    metrocard2 Guest

    What a great tutorial! You just saved a whole bunch of my ponies from detinseling! Thank you!!!!
  7. skig

    skig Resident Music Goddess

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    Great tutorial! I'll have to try this sometime. Your Sparkleworks looks lovely!
  8. Admin

    Admin Guest

    Excellent tutorial..... thankyou so much for posting........ :D

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