How to Use Hair Tinsel

Have you ever wondered how to use hair tinsel? I know that there are so many intricate ways for you to place it in the hair, but I have to be honest with you – I’ve found just looping through the hair elastic to be the easiest and the best option.

How to Use Hair Tinsel

how to use hair tinsel

Victoria has been dying to try hair tinsel for the longest time. I bought some right before Halloween and started playing with it in her hair throughout November. I don’t like recommending anything until I’ve tried it once or twice and like it. The second I played with it, I loved it.

Hair tinsel is exactly like Christmas tree tinsel. It’s a perfect hair accessory for fun hairstyles. Have a holiday coming up? Try them! Have a crazy hair day at school? Try them. Feel like creating some different in your hair? Try them!

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Hair Tutorial with Hair Tinsel

I wanted to create something fun for New Year’s Eve, so I added hair tinsel into Victoria’s braids. What I love about these adorable braids is that they sparkle with the tinsel! I love how it all came together and looked so good!


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As you can see it comes out looking so cool and fun! I think it really could make any hairstyle really pop! I also love that it comes with so many color options for you to have some hair fun with for yourself.

how to use hair tinsel

How do you put tinsels in your hair?

OK, I know that there are more intricate ways to place the tinsel in the hair. When it comes to figuring out how to use hair tinsel, I wanted to make it as easy as possible for myself. I just looped the hair tinsel through a hair elastic and did it that way. It was easy to band in the hair and it stayed put perfectly.

How long does hair tinsel last in hair?

They can last up to a few days, but I only use them for specific hairstyles and then take them out once I’ve taken out Vixtoria’s hair for the day. I recycle them for different hairstyles.

Hair Products I Used

Hair Elastics

I love these hair elastics! They come in fun colors, too but I used the clear ones for this specific hairstyle.

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Hair Styling Cream

It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

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SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

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Check out these fun and easy hairstyles for the holiday or any occasion:

3 Easy Half Up Hairstyles for the Holidays


About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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