Did anyone NOT like the flexi8?

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I want to buy one but they're awfully expensive for a barrette. They look like they could be difficult to do, too. I didn't kow it was 2 pieces. From the pics, they appear to work for all hair types but my hair is both thick and slippery. Do they really hold a whole ponytail on someone with very thick hair and is there leeway on sizing? I mean I don't know whether to get the medium or large. Is it something that either works for you or doesn't work for you and did you have to buy 2 or 3 before you got the right size?
I love my flexis. I think they are very versatile. They are not hard to use at all. The little stick that you see is attached to the main part so you won't lose it. When I first got it I got them in 3 sizes just because I like doing different things with my hair and I wanted to have the option. If you go on YouTube you'll find tons of tutorials for different hairstyles to do with the flexis. Let me know if you have more questions.
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OK I sell these, so have fit a lot of people.

1. if you buy from me, or if you buy direct from Flexi-8, you get 100% guarantee and can send back for any reason for replacement or I think refund.

2. yes a little hard to size online - in general, you may need to buy one size smaller than you think. If your hair is thick you can usually ponytail into a Medium, for example, not a Large.

You may be able to call LillaRose and ask for a representative near you if you would prefer to buy offline and get yourself sized by a person. The LillaRose is the direct sales arm of Flexi-8, sister company run by same people. the clips are the same, some styles available only on one or the other but in general the same.

I have only had one person not satisfied in the time I've been selling these, meaning one person I refunded her money and took back the clip, but I have had a few people come back for a different size.

Like RusyCurly said, they are all one piece, the stick is attached. And they are crazy durable.
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Thanks for the responses. Robin, are the brass ones much heavier than the silver? I want as lightweight a barrette as possible but I like the look of the brass better.
They are all the same weight (if they are the same size) the underneath metal is zinc (that's why they are so long lasting) and then they are plated with silver, brass, gold, whatever the top metal is.

They are kind of heavy but suprisingly comfortable. I don't have such heavy hair anymore, but it did hold the long heavy hair comfortably all day, I think 'cause it spreads the weight out better than other sorts of clips.
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I have these in all sorts of sizes, depending on what I want to do with it. My hair is pretty slick, too and I've never had a problem with them falling out. They are also really easy to use, and I'm pretty broken when it comes to using this kind of stuff in my hair. If it's not a pony-tail holder or bobby pins, I usually can't figure out how to use it. I can use these easily and create some hairstyles that look deceptively intricate.

I also agree with them being super durable. I bought my first flexi-8 at Pike Place Market in Seattle and I seem to remember the sales girl saying something about them being made with piano wire. I have never been able to find out if it's true or not...the website certainly doesn't claim it, but they're so strong, I wouldn't be surprised.

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Hmmm they look very lightweight but if they are much heavier than a metal&plastic barrette, I probably don't want it. I'm prone to headaches. Usually, I cannot even do barrettes because they grasp my hair too tightly. I was looking for an alternative to ponytail holders, but I suppose I'll just stick with those. Thanks though.
Hmmm they look very lightweight but if they are much heavier than a metal&plastic barrette, I probably don't want it. I'm prone to headaches. Usually, I cannot even do barrettes because they grasp my hair too tightly. I was looking for an alternative to ponytail holders, but I suppose I'll just stick with those. Thanks though.
Originally Posted by TanyaJolene
I don't think you'll have a problem if your concern is about the flexi-8 holding too tight. Especially if you were looking to use it as a pony-tail holder. I am also prone to headaches (well, migraines) and have never had a problem with the weight of the flexi-8's, but I think it all depends on how sensitive you are and how heavy your hair is. It's all a personal choice and I like being able to have some diversity in my styling options with the flexi-8's, since there are so many different things you can do with them and they're so easy to use.

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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
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Hmmm they look very lightweight but if they are much heavier than a metal&plastic barrette, I probably don't want it. I'm prone to headaches. Usually, I cannot even do barrettes because they grasp my hair too tightly. I was looking for an alternative to ponytail holders, but I suppose I'll just stick with those. Thanks though.
Originally Posted by TanyaJolene
I don't think you'll have a problem if your concern is about the flexi-8 holding too tight. Especially if you were looking to use it as a pony-tail holder. I am also prone to headaches (well, migraines) and have never had a problem with the weight of the flexi-8's, but I think it all depends on how sensitive you are and how heavy your hair is. It's all a personal choice and I like being able to have some diversity in my styling options with the flexi-8's, since there are so many different things you can do with them and they're so easy to use.

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Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
My concern was with it adding heaviness or slipping and adding pressure. I still really want to get one though just because I love all of the styles they come in! I wear my hair back a lot lately because I got a haircut that I hate, and sometimes a ponytail holder looks too casual. I basically gave up on the cheapie barrettes because they're so tight. The flexi8 may be ok because it looks like it distributes the weight better than an ordinary barrette would. I can't decide now. I think I'm going to try one, though!
They are all the same weight (if they are the same size) the underneath metal is zinc (that's why they are so long lasting) and then they are plated with silver, brass, gold, whatever the top metal is.

They are kind of heavy but suprisingly comfortable. I don't have such heavy hair anymore, but it did hold the long heavy hair comfortably all day, I think 'cause it spreads the weight out better than other sorts of clips.
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
Just saw this thread. Do u have a website or sell them only in person at markets and such? I just ordered a couple from their site, an extra small and a medium. TIA.
$5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
They are all the same weight (if they are the same size) the underneath metal is zinc (that's why they are so long lasting) and then they are plated with silver, brass, gold, whatever the top metal is.

They are kind of heavy but suprisingly comfortable. I don't have such heavy hair anymore, but it did hold the long heavy hair comfortably all day, I think 'cause it spreads the weight out better than other sorts of clips.
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
Just saw this thread. Do u have a website or sell them only in person at markets and such? I just ordered a couple from their site, an extra small and a medium. TIA.
Originally Posted by curlykey
I do have a website, www.lillarose.biz/robin

And do also sell at the local markets

I hope you love the clips you got, CurlyKey!
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Henna!
They are all the same weight (if they are the same size) the underneath metal is zinc (that's why they are so long lasting) and then they are plated with silver, brass, gold, whatever the top metal is.

They are kind of heavy but suprisingly comfortable. I don't have such heavy hair anymore, but it did hold the long heavy hair comfortably all day, I think 'cause it spreads the weight out better than other sorts of clips.
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
Just saw this thread. Do u have a website or sell them only in person at markets and such? I just ordered a couple from their site, an extra small and a medium. TIA.
Originally Posted by curlykey
I do have a website, www.lillarose.biz/robin

And do also sell at the local markets

I hope you love the clips you got, CurlyKey!
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
I'm sure I'll love them and use them a lot!
Thanks for the link.
May I ask what the length of the you-pins is/are? It doesn't state on the website. TIA.
$5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066

Just saw this thread. Do u have a website or sell them only in person at markets and such? I just ordered a couple from their site, an extra small and a medium. TIA.
Originally Posted by curlykey
I do have a website, www.lillarose.biz/robin

And do also sell at the local markets

I hope you love the clips you got, CurlyKey!
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
I'm sure I'll love them and use them a lot!
Thanks for the link.
May I ask what the length of the you-pins is/are? It doesn't state on the website. TIA.
Originally Posted by curlykey
I measured a you-pin, it is a little over 3 inches. My hair is shoulder length and thickish, i can hold up a twist with just one of these, do this at markets to show people. It's not as comfortable as the clip but does hold very securely. The star ones are awesome, the pins hide and there are stars in your hair, it looks cool.
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Henna!
oh those you-pins are cute!!
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I do have a website, www.lillarose.biz/robin

And do also sell at the local markets

I hope you love the clips you got, CurlyKey!
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
I'm sure I'll love them and use them a lot!
Thanks for the link.
May I ask what the length of the you-pins is/are? It doesn't state on the website. TIA.
Originally Posted by curlykey
I measured a you-pin, it is a little over 3 inches. My hair is shoulder length and thickish, i can hold up a twist with just one of these, do this at markets to show people. It's not as comfortable as the clip but does hold very securely. The star ones are awesome, the pins hide and there are stars in your hair, it looks cool.
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
Thanks! One more question, what is the usable width of the pins? They look like maybe under 1/2". I like the flower ones (Hawaiian?)
I have placed an order with flexi8, mini-large in simple styles. I used a coupon so ended up buying 4, getting the 5th free . I'm interested in the you-pins, so I may order a pair of those. They look nice and sturdy. Thanks so much for answering my questions!!!
$5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
You-Pins about a half inch wide, yes, and yes they are sturdy like the flexi clips, well-made. The bend in the pin was about right for my head & hair, too.
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Henna!
Just wanted to say I'm loving my flexi8's!!!!! I use one almost everyday. I've used all the sizes I ordered already at one time or another. The mini is perfect for my little front poof....xs for a half up, small for a ponytail (a little snug but holds nice and tight), medium for a tails up and large for French twist and other styles. I went ahead and ordered a set of the you-pins today and I'm excited to try them out!! Thanks for the link Robin-in-FL!!
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I have 6 of them. I bought them after reading about them here. I HATE them! They don't stay in! My hair slides right out esp. when it's straightened. I tried two different sizes too. I wanted to like them... I wasted $50. I think I'm going to try to get rid of them on the swap board. Do you think they will let me swap hair accessories there? They're barely worn.
I have 6 of them. I bought them after reading about them here. I HATE them! They don't stay in! My hair slides right out esp. when it's straightened. I tried two different sizes too. I wanted to like them... I wasted $50. I think I'm going to try to get rid of them on the swap board. Do you think they will let me swap hair accessories there? They're barely worn.
Originally Posted by minthe
Did you buy from me? I can take returns. Call or email me.

If you bought direct from Flexi-8, I think they do too. Call or email them.

You almost certainly have the wrong size; they hold a LOT more hair than they look like they will. As a reference, my hair is 4.5 inches around ponytail and I can ponytail into a Medium.
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Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
Just wanted to say I'm loving my flexi8's!!!!! I use one almost everyday. I've used all the sizes I ordered already at one time or another. The mini is perfect for my little front poof....xs for a half up, small for a ponytail (a little snug but holds nice and tight), medium for a tails up and large for French twist and other styles. I went ahead and ordered a set of the you-pins today and I'm excited to try them out!! Thanks for the link Robin-in-FL!!
Originally Posted by curlykey
Thank you so much, I curlykey!
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Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!

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