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How Long Does Hair Tinsel Last?

If you’re reading this article, you must have heard of or seen the tinsel hair craze taking TikTok by storm. So, it’s fair to say that you want to add a little glitz and glamor to your hair.

When you are considering installing tinsel hair, you might want to know how long tinsel stays in the hair and how long it remains usable.

Though getting tinsel hair doesn’t cost much, still it takes a long time (about an hour) to install it on hair. So having these questions are normal and this article has all the answers you need.

How Long Does Hair Tinsel Stay in Hair?

On average, hair tinsel stays in for 3-6 weeks. However, how long tinsel stays in hair can vary based on several factors.

Tinsel hair extensions installed with microbeads will stay in for 4-6 weeks. You can install and remove the hair tinsel with beads easily and the extensions will last even more than a year if you take care properly.

On the other hand, tie-in tinsel stays in the hair for 1 to 3 weeks if installed properly. You can reuse the tinsel after it falls out or has been removed from the hair.

If you have very fine or silky hair, the tinsel might slip out more easily compared to someone with coarser hair.

Additionally, how you treat your hair daily (like brushing, washing, and styling) can affect the tinsel’s lifespan. Activities that put a lot of strain on your hair (like swimming, vigorous sports, or frequent hair washing), the tinsel might come out sooner.

How To Make Hair Tinsel Last Longer?

Hair tinsel
Hair Tinsel (Source: Instagram/fixsalonseattle)

The most significant way to make your fairy hair last longer is not to be aggressive with your hair. Aggressively tugging on your hair, whether styling, washing, or brushing, can cause the tinsel to fall out.

By simply being less aggressive with your hair, you can make your hair tinsel stay in longer on your hair and also preserve the quality and extend the usability.

Here are some tips to help make hair tinsel last longer, coming from my own experience:

Getting hair tinsel professionally done the first time is really helpful to learn the technique for tying each strand securely to your hair. Make sure it’s attached tightly!

When you wash your hair, use a gentle shampoo – don’t aggressively scrub near the tinsel. Stay away from heavy products like hair oils or serums near where the tinsel is placed. Those slippery products can cause the knots to loosen over time.

You can style your hair with some heat, but if your tinsel extension isn’t heat-resistant avoid using flat or curling iron! High heat can damage the tinsel, so use medium or low settings when blowdrying or curling.

While brushing your hair work through tangles with a soft brush and don’t pull hard near the roots and tinsel. Use a silk cap to prevent tangling while sleeping. Every so often, check for loose strands and retie them if you need to.

Following these tips will make your tinsel hair last longer in hair.

Can You Wash Hair Tinsel?

Can You Wash Hair Tinsel?

Yes, you can wash your hair as usual with tinsel in it and your shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in treatments won’t make it fall out from your hair.

In addition, some types of hair tinsel can even withstand your regular styling routine, like straightening and curling.

For instance, heat-resistant hair tinsels can survive flat or curling iron. This type of hair tinsel is either made of silk or high-quality polyester.

Can You Brush Your Hair With Tinsel?

Yes, you can, but it’s essential to be careful when brushing the roots of your hair.

The roots of your hair are where the hair tinsel is connected, and brushing too aggressively can cause the tinsel to fall out.

For the best outcome, brush in sections from an inch below your roots and down in one single swipe and then move on to the next part of your hair.

So, remember, handle your hair with care no matter what you’re doing. Doing so will increase the longevity of your fairy hair.

Can Hair Tinsel Damage Your Natural Hair?

Hair Tinsel on Natural Hair
Hair Tinsel on Natural Hair (Source: Instagram/saloncentralotr)

No, fairy hair does not damage natural hair except it is put in wrongly or your hair is already damaged. Tinsel hair is simply connected to your natural hair. It doesn’t change or alter your hair in any way.

However, it’s important to ensure that the tinsel is applied with the right tension – not too loose that it falls out, and not too tight that it pulls on your hair. If it’s tied too tightly, it can cause tension at the roots, leading to breakage.

People with very fine or brittle hair might be more susceptible to damage from hair tinsel. In such cases, the weight of the tinsel, although very light, can still cause strain on weaker hair strands.

Now you know how long hair tinsel stays in hair and how you can make it last longer. Remember that fairy hair can be washed and be careful when brushing your hair with tinsel. So, decide whether you should get hair tinsel or not.