Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

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Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Vicsarina » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:32 am

I kept promising ANNloses I'd post this, so here we are:D

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Equipment:

Hair to install on, XD
Microlinks,
I-tipped hair,
A reel of cotton thread,
pliers,
comb to section.

Step 1:
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Take the cotton, and make a loop. Thread onto the loop a microlink.

Step 2:
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Section your strand of hair you're installing to,

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And put the strand of hair through the loop of cotton.

Step 3:
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Hold onto the microlink and pull the cotton loop back through the microlink. It will pull the hair through too.

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Push the microlink up to the top of the strand.

Step 4:
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Thread the I-tipped hair strand into the microlink under the strand of hair,

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Close the microlink with a pair of pliers.

Step 5:
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Enjoy your new purty hair :D:D:D

There you go, simple microlinks using regular household items to install!
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by ANNloses » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:35 am

Awesome~ <3 Thanks!
One question: do you fold the I-tip at all? Or just place it in the ring, and then that's it? Just close over it?
Sorry for the question. I just want to be sure. ^_^

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Vicsarina » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:40 am

I just place it in, and squeeze as hard as I can with the pliers. They stayed for me:D
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Angelaar » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:05 am

Wow, you've made it look so easy, it sempt so much more complicated in my head, i'm so going to give thes ago now!

Thanks

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Post by Amoura » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:46 pm

oh gosh thanks, this is wonderful!
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Miss Sprinkles » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:51 pm

This may be a bit of a dumbass question.....but do you reckon you need to buy the special microlink pliers or do you think thin nosed type general household pliers would do the trick?

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Vicsarina » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:03 pm

I've always used whatever pliers I have around the house. I've not bought the special ones, and I find it works just fine.

It's up to you really, but why waste money?
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Angelaar » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:57 pm

Right, i'm going to give this ago. I've been searching round... can i use u tipped hair? is that the same. sorry fo being a dumass. Wheres the best place to by from?

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Miss Sprinkles » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:55 pm

Vicsarina wrote:I've always used whatever pliers I have around the house. I've not bought the special ones, and I find it works just fine.

It's up to you really, but why waste money?
Winner. Will def give these a go when I next get the chance!!

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Sick Puppy » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:11 am

Gads! I am such a n00b - but what are these used for?

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Miss_Panda » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:10 pm

it looks confusing to me lol
how long does it normally take to do it all?
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Taraiha » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:59 pm

Can you use nail tipped as well as stick tipped, as long as they fit through the microlnk?
I'm not saying stupidity should be a capital offense. But we could take the safety labels off everything and let nature run its course.

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by poisonedblueeyes » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:11 pm

theres some tutorial on the interent that has the loppy things on a weft and theres some speecial pliars to put them in and out. like i watched it today for the weft ones it says to like make sure to close the ring paralell to the weft and then open it thee opposite. but the pliar things were shaped odd they had some indent in the shape of a circle for opening the loopy things. and you are supposed to shut them with the flat part.nbut opened it with the circle part because the loopy circle thing gets contained in the pliar indent as the pliars shuts and it makes it easier to umm.. take out.

ex weft. its a differnt thing but the loppy things look similar:
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video ... ns-192596/

thats what i was refering to LOL

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Desiree » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:45 pm

You can only use the i-tipped strands. The u-shaped ones is for hot fusion, and will not fit into the ring. They are way to big.
You can melt the u-tips and roll them into i-shape, but it's quite a lot of work...

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by sleepswthghosts » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:12 am

About how many links do you need for a full head?

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by madebs666 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:04 pm

From searching elsewhere I've found it's between 100-150 pieces of hair (depending on the thickness of your natural hair/size of your head.

I use normal pliers too and haven't ha a problem yet. didn't think of using cotton loops in exchange for a loop tool though.

This tutorial must have skipped me by in my early days!

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Naughty Frenchie » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:08 pm

Thanks a lot, this thread is very helpful, and the technique looks quite easy. It makes me want to have a go at it on Friday for my Combichrist concert then.

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by brandalynn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:19 pm

I am unfamiliar with using this method (always used glue). How do you take them out?
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Vicsarina » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:24 pm

Using pliers, you squeeze the microlink in the opposite direction to when you closed it. So when closed it will be a flattened loop, squeeze from corner to corner.


I hope I wrote that in an understandable way>.<
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by lorelei » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:33 am

great tut! noob question..
do you recommend a special type of microlink or any will be ok?

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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by brandalynn » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:35 pm

I understood it :) Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to look for a victim and give this a go. :D
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Vicsarina » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:39 pm

lorelei wrote:great tut! noob question..
do you recommend a special type of microlink or any will be ok?
I don't think you do, although it is recommended that you use silicone lined ones to prevent slipping. I can't say I was too bothered with that, but I wasn't looking at long term usage.
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Re: Super Simple Microlink Tutorial

Post by Hibiscus » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:41 pm

Hi !

Does it work good on short hair ? (I have a undercut and i'm letting it re-grow, so 1" long hair)
How much time will it stay on the hair ?

Thank you ! ^^

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