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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2018, 09:42:06 PM »
I love tinsel! I've always loved sparkly things and I love it when light catches tinsel in ponies manes and tails. It doesn't bother me if its all wild and has a mind of its own because it can be forced to be straightened. Sometimes.

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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2018, 02:44:34 AM »
As a kid I liked it but now it's just ugggh. Love how it looks but hate how it quickly goes all just woke up look.
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2018, 02:15:00 AM »
I'm a huge fan of g1 tinsel. I'm not against g3 tinsel, but I do agree the quality is different. I'm also not as flawless at styling pony hair as some here likely are, though, so that could be part of why I am more laid back. I also tend to like shimmery things, so that likely has a role as well.

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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 01:35:20 PM »
Tinsel is my least favorite thing on ponies, but so is the type of glitter that's just slapped on and rubs off (and it's a huge pain to remove for customization purposes). Tinsel just has the tendency to stick up and not cooperate ever and just makes the pony's hair look all messy  -_-

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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2018, 04:50:46 AM »
I do not like it what-so-ever. Even when it's regularly in hair if it's behaving I don't like it. It makes it a pain to brush my pony's hair, the look reminds me of some cheap dollar store crown-thingy, and once it's ruined it's very hard to fix. I'll just stick to regular pony hair.
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2018, 05:25:07 AM »
I love tinsel! And glitter. And all manner of sparkly, shiny things. XD Yeah, it’s a pain to brush and style... but so worth it, IMO.

As for replacing it... Wouldn’t that just be a matter of purchasing appropriate tinsel and rerooting it like any other fiber? I’ve never tried it personally, but I definitely would if a pony’s original tinsel was unsalvageable.

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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2018, 05:55:31 AM »
I love tinsel! And glitter. And all manner of sparkly, shiny things. XD Yeah, it’s a pain to brush and style... but so worth it, IMO.

As for replacing it... Wouldn’t that just be a matter of purchasing appropriate tinsel and rerooting it like any other fiber? I’ve never tried it personally, but I definitely would if a pony’s original tinsel was unsalvageable.

I once heard that someone tried to iron out krinkled tinsel, I think it ended up melting or something weird like that?
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2018, 02:27:33 PM »
WaterDraw : By looking at G3's tinsel nature, I won't be surprised to see it melting easily. Also, they might tend to curl up like crazy and that would be counter-productive.
I try to iron them anyway, by applying less heat possible and that kind of helps a bit.
Tinsel is weird, I need to analyze more, that would be useful.
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2018, 05:04:32 PM »
I only like it if it's 100% perfect.  When it is, it looks great!  But when it's not . . . yikes.

Also, I only like G1 tinsel and the G3 tinsel used on the set Waterfire was in.  It was heavier tinsel and colored to match the ponies' manes instead of just being pearly / translucent.  The pearly G3 tinsel goes wild too easily.
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2018, 06:39:26 PM »
I like tinsel, but I don't like the amount of work metallic tinsel takes to get it straightened again one by one. I do it wth a small hair straightening iron for travel and it works pretty well. The results are often worth it, when they are close to "as new". Pearly tinsel however... ugh. If it's minty, it is great but no way to repair it, once crincled. I once did some research and found that Sulky Sliver Metallic most probably is the stuff they used. At least one can use it in order to replace tinsel and the colors are right, too. They even have that multi colored tinsel the Starlight Babies have.
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2018, 10:03:14 PM »
WaterDraw : By looking at G3's tinsel nature, I won't be surprised to see it melting easily. Also, they might tend to curl up like crazy and that would be counter-productive.
I try to iron them anyway, by applying less heat possible and that kind of helps a bit.
Tinsel is weird, I need to analyze more, that would be useful.

Yeah, tinsel is a bit of a mystery. I think certain kinds of cheap colored tinsel can have it's color scraped off easily. I believe I once had some kind of knock-off pony with pink tinsel hair and after brushing through it, the pink scraped off to reveal it was just the regular greyish type underneath. I hope it isn't the same for any of the cheaper ponies with tinsel  :shocked:
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2018, 02:34:58 AM »
It’s a pain but I love tinsel forever
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2018, 03:25:26 AM »
I actually can't remember if I've made my stance on tinsel here yet. If I did, oops, but I don't think I did so I'll do it now. :P

As with a lot of people, it depends. I like it for the most part, G1 tinsel is generally pretty nice, and colored tinsel in all the generations is pretty good. But as some others have said, clear G3 tinsel tends to be problematic. I definitely notice that most of my G3s who have troublesome tinsel have the clear kind, whereas my G3s with colored tinsel are much, much better. G3s I have with really frizzy hair also tend to have really nasty, crinkled tinsel as well.

But when tinsel isn't messed up, it's beautiful and I love it. I like the bit of sparkle it adds!
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2018, 03:54:09 AM »
It's such a pain but I do really love tinsel, so sparkly!! :lovey:
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Re: pro tinsel or no tinsel?
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2018, 12:07:50 PM »
I LOVE tinsel! I'm a complete sucker for sparkly things, it's just sooo pretty!




I once heard that someone tried to iron out krinkled tinsel, I think it ended up melting or something weird like that?

It can melt, but I've had luck straightening both pearly and metallic tinsel. I tend to straighten all the hair first, then grab a chunk of hair (properly wet with conditioner) and some tinsel and run it over fast with a travel straightener. So far I've never had anything melt, unless I've accidentally clamped down on it for too long, although I advice caution with this, and to use a low-heat iron/setting.