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Joliebaby
September 10th, 2010, 02:33 PM
ErinM - thanks for posting pics of your daughters' hair! Those are so pretty, perfect for little princesses!!
I ordered flexi8's for my nieces and I was wondering if the xs will be a good size-- I got the other niece an s though because her hair is really thick. I think they will be alright for them.

chopandchange
September 10th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Has anyone ever asked Flexi-8 if they would consider finding EU vendors? I sent an email last night and they already emailed me back to ask for suggested websites. I told them about Stone Bridge and Maiden Like, because they were the first ones to spring to mind.

Maybe if enough of us ask they will find a way to sell over here and we can avoid such customs delays and high shipping!

There are some on ebay at the moment. I got one the other day. A UK seller but calling itself Flexi8 Europe.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Simply-Charming-Flexi-8-Europe-UK

Rentlle
September 10th, 2010, 03:22 PM
i got my flexi today from Isa-belle and it's sooo pretty!!!! XD
it's a red one, large and i really love it :D

tx a lot!! (again ;) )

enfys
September 10th, 2010, 05:01 PM
There are some on ebay at the moment. I got one the other day. A UK seller but calling itself Flexi8 Europe.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Simply-Charming-Flexi-8-Europe-UK

I have seen those, but it seems a pitifully small selection compared to the main site. It's great if one you like is on there but I rarely see more than one XL on there at a time! Imagine a proper seller with a wide selection. That's surely going to increase sales and buyer confidence. Also some people have the idea still that eBay is for second hand stuff. A serious company should have a better avenue to sell through even if it was via Amazon.

chopandchange
September 10th, 2010, 05:26 PM
I have seen those, but it seems a pitifully small selection compared to the main site. It's great if one you like is on there but I rarely see more than one XL on there at a time! Imagine a proper seller with a wide selection. That's surely going to increase sales and buyer confidence. Also some people have the idea still that eBay is for second hand stuff. A serious company should have a better avenue to sell through even if it was via Amazon.


If you click on the pic for what appears to be just one XL, you'll see there are in fact several to choose from. What they appear to have done is make one listing for each size but with the option to buy up to six per listing. I chose from six XL.

enfys
September 10th, 2010, 06:20 PM
If you click on the pic for what appears to be just one XL, you'll see there are in fact several to choose from. What they appear to have done is make one listing for each size but with the option to buy up to six per listing. I chose from six XL.

Well how daft! I've looked at listings before but really half heartedly because I haven't been too fussed on the design shown. Six is still pretty poor compared to the masses available. I'll see how my order pans out from there. If customs means I'm no better off buying direct I'll add that to my eBay favourite sellers!

mneh
September 10th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Well how daft! I've looked at listings before but really half heartedly because I haven't been too fussed on the design shown. Six is still pretty poor compared to the masses available. I'll see how my order pans out from there. If customs means I'm no better off buying direct I'll add that to my eBay favourite sellers!

I've bought from that UK eBay seller and I agree the selection is limited in comparison to the US site. Apparently, she mostly sells at Markets so she doesn't put her entire stock on eBay. Taking delivery costs of $7 and HMRC/Royal Mail import & processing charges of £12 on all orders over £18 I found that I'm not saving much by buying from US, unless I buy a lot of clips in one go. UK seller took about a week to post me my Flexi; I placed an order for 2 mini clips from the US site and received them 1 day after I received those I ordered from the UK seller. She offered to list Flexis on ebay that might suit my taste, which was helpful, but it wasn't as satisfying as choosing from the easy-to-see and customise options on the US site.

There are pros and cons associated with buying from either of these two sources.

Konstifik
September 12th, 2010, 01:56 AM
Europeans: How long did it take for your Flexis to arrive? :)

Hiriel
September 12th, 2010, 04:14 AM
I don't remember exactly, but from my order confirmation emails etc. it looks like it took a bit more than two weeks last time. If I remember correctly, that order wasn't opened in customs either, even though it was fairly large.

Konstifik
September 12th, 2010, 04:21 AM
I don't remember exactly, but from my order confirmation emails etc. it looks like it took a bit more than two weeks last time. If I remember correctly, that order wasn't opened in customs either, even though it was fairly large.

Ok, nice! I hope mine doesn't get stuck as well. :D Thanks!

mneh
September 12th, 2010, 04:28 AM
Europeans: How long did it take for your Flexis to arrive? :)

My first order took 2 months to arrive because it got held up by Customs and they're dreadfully slow at releasing parcels. My second order took 10 days because I made sure it cost less than the amount that triggers an inspection by Customs.

SolSara
September 12th, 2010, 04:29 AM
I've always had my packets within two weeks. :) When ordering two at a time, mine haven't been grabbed by customs either.

Konstifik
September 12th, 2010, 04:34 AM
Ok, thanks!
I only ordered one, so I don't think it will get stuck in the dreadful customs.
I'm so impatient! I want it now :cheese:

helwa
September 12th, 2010, 07:01 AM
I finally ordered two mediums, I hope they will work for me. :cheese:

Hiriel
September 12th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Ok, thanks!
I only ordered one, so I don't think it will get stuck in the dreadful customs.
I'm so impatient! I want it now :cheese:

In Norway, a single flexi is cheap enough that it doesn't need to go through customs at all.
When I ordered a Wii game for my boyfriend's birthday, it spent three weeks in customs... :rolleyes:

Hiriel
September 14th, 2010, 08:05 AM
I ordered two flexis on Thursday, and got them today! Impressive :)
I ordered this (http://www.flexi8.com/0701.html) and this (http://www.flexi8.com/1358.html), and they're both very beautiful :)

enfys
September 14th, 2010, 08:13 AM
I ordered two flexis on Thursday, and got them today! Impressive :)
I ordered this (http://www.flexi8.com/0701.html) and this (http://www.flexi8.com/1358.html), and they're both very beautiful :)

Wow! That's fast! I hope I get my two soon. Keeping my fingers crossed they just make it through customs ok...

They look really pretty and should be a nice contrast in your hair.

TrudieCat
September 14th, 2010, 03:43 PM
I just received my XL flexi - this one (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html). I like it, but I have some reservations. It's less shiny/blingy than I thought it might be, which for me is a good thing. It's very pretty but not too dressy, which I like.

But the bad news is that my hair keeps getting caught between all the little beads and breaking when I take the flexi out of my hair. So I have to be super careful about that. I don't usually like high maintenance hair toys, but I like the way this looks so I'll keep it and work with it. It won't be a everyday type toy, though, because of the bead issue. :(

dfotw
September 14th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Oh my, TrudieCat, that's beautiful!!! (I love dragonflies! :D) But that's odd that it keeps catching at your hair, when it's really not supposed to do that... I mean, I've only got one and I've only worn it a few times, but my hair is very grabby and I didn't have this problem. :confused: Maybe there's too much space between the beads?

Heartwillfollow
September 14th, 2010, 05:58 PM
I just received my XL flexi - this one (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html). I like it, but I have some reservations. It's less shiny/blingy than I thought it might be, which for me is a good thing. It's very pretty but not too dressy, which I like.

But the bad news is that my hair keeps getting caught between all the little beads and breaking when I take the flexi out of my hair. So I have to be super careful about that. I don't usually like high maintenance hair toys, but I like the way this looks so I'll keep it and work with it. It won't be a everyday type toy, though, because of the bead issue. :(

I was wearing mine every day, and felt I was getting wear and breakage right in the area I had it positioned, the hair use to be smooth and now that one area feels rough.. So I feel the same way if the beads are rubbing and causeing damage .

TrudieCat
September 14th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Thanks, dfotw! I do really love the dragonfly. :crush:

My hair catching in the beads isn't a horrible problem or anything, but I will have to be more careful using my flexi than I've had to be with my sticks and forks. Maybe I'll need to try different types of updos when I use it, and that might make a difference. :shrug: I have lots of layers so lots of short pieces sticking out of my updos every which way, so these get caught in the beads.

Heartwillfollow, I'm sorry that your flexi caused all that breakage - yikes. Bad news. :(

Heartwillfollow
September 14th, 2010, 07:48 PM
Thanks, dfotw! I do really love the dragonfly. :crush:

My hair catching in the beads isn't a horrible problem or anything, but I will have to be more careful using my flexi than I've had to be with my sticks and forks. Maybe I'll need to try different types of updos when I use it, and that might make a difference. :shrug: I have lots of layers so lots of short pieces sticking out of my updos every which way, so these get caught in the beads.

Heartwillfollow, I'm sorry that your flexi caused all that breakage - yikes. Bad news. :(

Thanks TrudieCat, I called the company and asked about it, it may be because I was using a size that was too small.. So am hopeful getting a size up will be different, really like the design.

Hotrox
September 15th, 2010, 02:45 AM
I hope the bigger size will work well for you Heartwillfollow


Mine have just been shipped, coming to the UK so I guess I'll need to wait a few weeks for them to arrive

Just too excited. I wasn't sure what size I'd need so I got two. This is the plan -

I got a medium to hold up my peacock twist:

http://www.flexi8.com/flex/images/items/0740.jpg

and a small for half up's and simple pony tails:

http://www.flexi8.com/flex/images/items/1071.jpg

I can't wait for them to arrive, my first proper hair toys :D

Igor
September 15th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Mine have shipped! (4 days between order and shipping) Now waiting for them to arrive! :cheese:

Joliebaby
September 15th, 2010, 07:30 AM
What did you get Igor?
Mine came today! I'm afraid the xs will be too small for my niece. I got the other niece a small, she has thicker hair.. Oh well, we'll see. Half-ups then at least..
My XL is just the right size though. At least this style it holds securely.
Those are wooden beads.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4992608963_0c51f44e2b.jpg

Igor
September 15th, 2010, 07:39 AM
http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html in XL
http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html in XL
I need to see what styles I can do with them. I think 3: A folded braid, a braided nautilus and my nameless flat bun
Also ordered a M and S for a friends daughter

What did you get Igor?
Mine came today! I'm afraid the xs will be too small for my niece. I got the other niece a small, she has thicker hair.. Oh well, we'll see. Half-ups then at least..
My XL is just the right size though.

Konstifik
September 15th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Those are real pretty, Igor! Especially the dolphin. :D

sarahbrownie
September 15th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Got mine today during my lunch break, perfect timing as I wouldn't be able to get them after work since the mailroom closes. They did say anything about my special request to change my beads and was a little concern but they arrived with beads changed at no extra cost. It looks so pretty. I'm wearing my XL Celtic Cross right now and works great with my sock buns. I haven't seen it yet, my hand mirror is at home. I wasn't really into the Flexi-8s but I think I like the large ones very nicely. These are my last hairtoys for a while, which is rather sad but it's nice to end in a nice note with the Flexi8s. Pictures soon.

Konstifik
September 16th, 2010, 12:15 AM
Joliebaby, yours is awesome! I didn't know flexis could have wooden beads. :)

Joliebaby
September 16th, 2010, 12:25 AM
This was straight off their catalog. There was another one with different center, and they came in some different sizes as well!



Joliebaby, yours is awesome! I didn't know flexis could have wooden beads. :)

dfotw
September 16th, 2010, 04:04 AM
Joliebaby, we're Flexi-8 twins!!! :D

I have the same one, from the Swap Board... let me see if I can dig out a pic...

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7214/flexi8m.jpg

SlightlySoprano
September 16th, 2010, 06:11 AM
I REALLY want to invest in at least one flexi 8, but i have super thin baby fine hair, and I'm worried that even the mini won't hold my pony tail!! (dealing with some massive hair loss :( ). My pony circumference is between 1.5"-2" depending on the day (if i washed that day or not)

Any suggestions? Should I just try it? Does anybody have a mini they want to get rid of that I could possibly try?

Joliebaby
September 16th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Ha! Good to know it should work for quite a bit longer hair! :)
I need to practice. This is the only style I could make it hold so far.


Joliebaby, we're Flexi-8 twins!!! :D

I have the same one, from the Swap Board... let me see if I can dig out a pic...

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7214/flexi8m.jpg

TrudieCat
September 16th, 2010, 07:50 AM
Joliebaby and dfotw - those wooden beaded flexis are really pretty and elegant! Hmm, I wasn't going to buy any more flexis but I might have to put one of the wooden ones on my wish list....

SlightlySoprano - I'm sorry about the shedding. :( I bought a mini thinking I could use it to pull some of my hair back at the side and was shocked by how teeny it really is. It held next to none of my hair. I returned it or I'd pass it along to you. But the minis are really, really small. I would think you might want the next size up, though I don't have any of those myself so I can't give you an idea of how much hair they'd hold.

Wish I could give you a little more guidance, but I'll have to leave that to the flexi experts here.

mneh
September 16th, 2010, 08:40 AM
I REALLY want to invest in at least one flexi 8, but i have super thin baby fine hair, and I'm worried that even the mini won't hold my pony tail!! (dealing with some massive hair loss :( ). My pony circumference is between 1.5"-2" depending on the day (if i washed that day or not)

Any suggestions? Should I just try it? Does anybody have a mini they want to get rid of that I could possibly try?

I have thick-ish, coarse hair (ponytail circumference is 4" to 5") and I recently bought two minis Flexi8s to replace mini-claw-clamps. I'm quite impressed with how much of my hair they hold. I mostly use them for doing side-half-ups and for holding my growing fringe/bangs layers up in a bump if I'm wearing a ponytail or an updo.

I can give you these pictures of how much hair they're holding right at this moment :)
http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/86_12/11_71/photo-1561.jpg

http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/86_12/11_71/photo-2464.jpg


Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, I found it hard to photograph the back of my head with my mobile phone :o

I went off and found a measuring tape and the circumference of the each piece of hair that I'm holding up with the minis seems to be about 1.5 - 2". I think the mini flexis could actually hold a little more of my hair as I'm not using the clips at their loosest setting. I hope this helps.

curls2grow
September 16th, 2010, 09:52 AM
SlightlySoprano, I had minis and found them difficult to work with for half-ups since they were so small. I have small hands too, so I would have thought I would be able to manage that somehow. I use an XS for half-ups and they hold my ponytails weep too since they are adjustable.

The company is wonderful about exchanges, from what i've read and experienced.

Zombiekins
September 16th, 2010, 11:31 AM
I *love* the minis sooo much! Granted, I use them for "bangs only" (if you can still call them bangs, they're below shoulder length now) to get that little poof on my head, or as a side-swept thing.

Too bad mine seems to be missing at the moment. :rolleyes: I've wanted to use it forever but can't remember where it ended up.

I missed out on their free shipping sale - how often do they have those?

Bene
September 16th, 2010, 01:03 PM
I got two today in the mail, took advantage of the sale :). They both look pretty similar, so I'll only post one

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bene25/hair/th_SDC10583.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bene25/hair/SDC10583.jpg)
clickable

dfotw
September 16th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Ha! Good to know it should work for quite a bit longer hair! :)
I need to practice. This is the only style I could make it hold so far.

Ha-HA! I've dug up another pic with another style... they're versatile, these things! :D

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8595/day7flexi8.jpg

TrudieCat, happy to enable you! :eyebrows:

And Bene, that looks great on your braided bun! Did you put it all the way through, or did you catch the inner loop only?

Bene
September 16th, 2010, 04:07 PM
dfotw, it's a braided lazy wrap bun, so it only holds onto the inside part. Lazy wraps are great for outgrown hair toys because they only have to hold onto a small part of the actual bun.


What size flexi-8 are you using?

enfys
September 16th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Postie has until tomorrow, then I won't necessarily be here to take the parcel. I shouldn't bother ordering things. It would be less stressful to just travel to the warehouses/workshops of all makers. Depending on customs charges it may be cheaper too...

*Paces back and forth the letterbox wringing her hands*

dfotw
September 16th, 2010, 05:02 PM
dfotw, it's a braided lazy wrap bun, so it only holds onto the inside part. Lazy wraps are great for outgrown hair toys because they only have to hold onto a small part of the actual bun.

What size flexi-8 are you using?

Oh, a braided Lazy Wrap Bun... I could never get the unbraided version to hold well for me, maybe I'll try this! Thank you! :flower:

And mine is an XL... :D

enfys
September 17th, 2010, 03:48 AM
I got mine today! I got mine today!:happydance: No customs charges :happydance:

Now I have a reason to wash all this oil out of my hair, because you aren't seeing them while it's like this :o

Even better, DH had his "hmm this is very interesting and I don't begrudge hair toys that are almost gadgets" face on. Roll on next time they have free postage.

Sundial
September 17th, 2010, 03:54 AM
I need some help here =( My 2 Flexis just came in the mail today and I tried them on, but one of my Flexis just ripped through my hair!
I could not figure out why because I looked at it from every angle but did not see any rough edges, but when I ran my finger over the Flexi, I realized that the underside of the Celtic Knot has a sharp edge :(

http://img38.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc08376r.jpg
What can I do about this?? I am not putting it back into my hair in the meantime =(

CrisDee
September 17th, 2010, 04:18 AM
I need some help here =( My 2 Flexis just came in the mail today and I tried them on, but one of my Flexis just ripped through my hair!
I could not figure out why because I looked at it from every angle but did not see any rough edges, but when I ran my finger over the Flexi, I realized that the underside of the Celtic Knot has a sharp edge :(

http://img38.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc08376r.jpg
What can I do about this?? I am not putting it back into my hair in the meantime =(

One of the minis I bought had a burr on it when it was new - I simply took a nail file to it and filed it smooth, the metal is soft enough that it worked. The underside of the knot might be a bit inaccessible to a file, though. Contact the company, I've heard their customer service is excellent. So sorry your new toy disappointed you! :(

Sundial
September 17th, 2010, 04:53 AM
One of the minis I bought had a burr on it when it was new - I simply took a nail file to it and filed it smooth, the metal is soft enough that it worked. The underside of the knot might be a bit inaccessible to a file, though. Contact the company, I've heard their customer service is excellent. So sorry your new toy disappointed you! :(

Thanks CrisDee!! I did try filing but you were right about the underside being abit inaccessible. Quite a disappointment there :(
It will not make sense for me to send it back because the postage might be equivalent to a new one but I will feedback to their customer service for future reference so that fellow LHC-ers may be able to avoid such issues if they happen to order a similar design :o

enfys
September 17th, 2010, 04:59 AM
Thanks CrisDee!! I did try filing but you were right about the underside being abit inaccessible. Quite a disappointment there :(
It will not make sense for me to send it back because the postage might be equivalent to a new one but I will feedback to their customer service for future reference so that fellow LHC-ers may be able to avoid such issues if they happen to order a similar design :o

In that case (and I don't blame you for the postage costs) I'd try blobbing some clear nail varnish on the back to round it off.

My hair just found a rough spot on the back of my pin of the Celtic knot one I bought so I'll hopefully just get to file it off. In the meantime OWWW :mad:

Sundial
September 17th, 2010, 05:05 AM
In that case (and I don't blame you for the postage costs) I'd try blobbing some clear nail varnish on the back to round it off.

My hair just found a rough spot on the back of my pin of the Celtic knot one I bought so I'll hopefully just get to file it off. In the meantime OWWW :mad:

OMG!!!! You too?? *laughs* That's a pretty good idea that I didn't think about!! Let me go try it out and revert back on whether it works or not ;)
I have just sent out the email with relevant feedback so hopefully future batches will be better ;D

Igor
September 17th, 2010, 07:04 AM
What styles can you guys do with your Flexies? I think I will be able to do 3: Nautilus bun, my nameless flat bun and a folded braid. Doesn’t seem like a lot (Still waiting for them)

Heidi_234
September 17th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Igor, I use mine mainly for ponytails and halfups, since I had to ban elastics. I prefer hair sticks for buns, but Gibraltar bun works great with a flexi, and so does braided bun and center-held buns. It mainly depends of the size of the flexi, the huge ones can probably be just as good for almost any bun that holds with hair sticks.

julya
September 17th, 2010, 11:34 AM
I can do a nautilus bun and I think it's called a bunny tail, where I make a cinnamon bun and pull the tail through for a ponytail. It makes the length more reasonable.

CourtneyBee
September 17th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Just wanted to show off my new and very first flexi! It is a small and it took some squeezing to get my doubled up braid in there but I'm crazy about it!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs634.snc4/59430_612639933010_50902494_35035927_5844126_n.jpg

Joliebaby
September 17th, 2010, 12:07 PM
I just do the "bow bun" that someone just came up with recently (I wish I'd remember who it was..) It's very pretty and fast to do as well, though I don't know how it would transform to knee length hair:)

SolSara
September 17th, 2010, 12:35 PM
I got my two new Flexis today! :cheese: That is fast, as it shipped 4 days ago! Wow, and the package from the town 150 km away hasn't arrived yet, ordered at the same time. :rolleyes:

I will take pics as soon as possible, as they are both custom made, and I love them! That makes it 9 flexis in my collection. :D

SilvraShadows
September 17th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Just wanted to show off my new and very first flexi! It is a small and it took some squeezing to get my doubled up braid in there but I'm crazy about it!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs634.snc4/59430_612639933010_50902494_35035927_5844126_n.jpg


Very pretty! I ordered a small and it just might be too big for my hair. But I also ordered minis to use as a half up, it'll work for me. Couldn't pass up the skull for my teen. Also in my bag went a couple of extra smalls... but the small flexi was free!

:bluesmile :bluesmileThe blue code still works... order four get one free.. :bluesmile :bluesmile

I've been admiring and wanting a flexi for-ever, so I spent about two hours deciding on which ones I liked for me, and a couple of loved ones, with hopes that the code was still valid. It is.

The first time I saw a flexi was when I was in a bead shop in town. The lady who brought it in had just bought it at the Goodwill and was showing it to the shop owner. They were trying to figure it out, thought it was an antique! I stood silently by and kicked myself for not visiting the Goodwill earlier... and now here they are and I am getting my very own!!!

masa_inn
September 18th, 2010, 06:35 PM
"Perfect purple stone cluster", size M; in a high-sitting pencil bun:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_D5xc6jwT3oY/TJVZ5_4b8WI/AAAAAAAABn4/XVY9TTAw5ZA/s800/Careprost%209%2018%2010%20001.JPG

curls2grow
September 18th, 2010, 08:44 PM
masa inn, your hair is so pretty in that pic. It looks almost angelic with the light showing around your head, highlighting your wisps, curls and color. Beautiful!

luluj
September 19th, 2010, 09:24 AM
"Perfect purple stone cluster", size M; in a high-sitting pencil bun:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_D5xc6jwT3oY/TJVZ5_4b8WI/AAAAAAAABn4/XVY9TTAw5ZA/s800/Careprost%209%2018%2010%20001.JPG

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO, BOTH HAIR AND FLEXI:p

SolSara
September 20th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Here are my new toys! :)

The above one is a custom (added a third bead on each side for $2) perfect purple stone cluster in Large, masa_inn's pic shows the color better

The bottom one is a "Swirls and Curls" centerpiece with the white pearls as shown in "Life of Tree" in X-Large (it's not so blingy IRL, blame the lightning)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5009121166_8ebe590957_m.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5009121166_8ebe590957_b.jpg)
(I see now that I should have taking the pic from above, the perspective makes the L look even more smaller than the XL than it actually is)

I sooo love them! :) I wanted one in L that was colorful because I mostly have all-silvers now in M and L. And I wanted an XL that was elegant, because the one I have, have dark blue metallic beads (which I love, too!) I think these two are complementing my collection perfectly. :) (I have posted pics of the others earlier in the thread)

tinti
September 20th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I have a bit of trouble choosing which sizes to choose, because they didn't say anything about medium textured hair in the video on the site. I'm looking for one that I can do buns and peacocks with and one to make half ups with.

CourtneyBee
September 20th, 2010, 01:33 PM
The bottom one is a "Swirls and Curls" centerpiece with the white pearls as shown in "Life of Tree" in X-Large



That is so incredible! You must have a really good eye!

eresh
September 20th, 2010, 04:45 PM
Annnd my youngest daughter's XS in a pony
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs635.snc4/59564_10150264932355646_816825645_14643090_7073457 _n.jpg




WWWOOOOOOOOW
That butterfly flexi is gorgeous!!!!

Hiriel
September 21st, 2010, 02:43 AM
I have a bit of trouble choosing which sizes to choose, because they didn't say anything about medium textured hair in the video on the site. I'm looking for one that I can do buns and peacocks with and one to make half ups with.

I would guess that with ii/iii hair, an extra small would be good for half ups (my small one slips down in half ups, my hair is iii). For buns, large or extra large. I use extra large, though I can just barely squeeze a size large into a nautilus bun.

Disclaimer: I'm mostly guessing here ;)

SolSara
September 21st, 2010, 08:27 AM
I have a bit of trouble choosing which sizes to choose, because they didn't say anything about medium textured hair in the video on the site. I'm looking for one that I can do buns and peacocks with and one to make half ups with.

I also think XS would do for halfups. For a simple peacock you might try M. For a knot (nautilus bun, Karen Lynn's knot, lazy wrap bun, celtic knot etc) I think M would work too, with your length and layers (I looked at your pics for the summer, you might have grown quite a bit since then.) But for covering a bun I'm not sure if L or XL would be best. I think XL is too big for you, but the L is small beside it. I would suggest looking back over the thread and see if you can see someone with your bunsize and what clip they used. :) An L would probably work too for knots, it might just feel unnecessary big. Oh, I don't feel like I helped a lot... :rolleyes:

Aleria
September 22nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
I too am having sizing issues.. In the video, my hair sounded most like the commentator's - Coarse, Wavy, below shoulder. However... if we go by the chart, I have a diameter of almost 2" (Circumference 4")
I want it for buns, twists, etc. Mostly to get my hair out of the way for Aikido, since these seemed less likely to poke someone in the face than the hair fork I've been drooling over for ages, and cheaper than a Ficcare.
I have a Fakkare that measures 5" (about 4.5 functional) and it can't hold a twist or bun.
ETA: My avatar is over a year old, so you can't really judge by that.

MandyBeth
September 23rd, 2010, 04:22 PM
My Flexis aren't tight enough to not come out during martial arts. Wish they were. Plus, they'd freaking hurt I think if you got submitted.

Kelli Kat
September 23rd, 2010, 06:31 PM
I'm really mad at my Flexi-8s right now. The other day I had one on and when I took it off, it caught in my hair and pulled a bunch out. It hurt and I lost hair :(

Aleria
September 24th, 2010, 06:43 AM
My Flexis aren't tight enough to not come out during martial arts. Wish they were. Plus, they'd freaking hurt I think if you got submitted.
Hrm, that's disappointing to hear :( I'm not too worried about them hurting me, I've yet to fall straight on the back of my head (it's dangerous), but it does need to be secure. I know hairsticks are never secure on me, so I'm not sure what my options are at this point.

Hiriel
September 24th, 2010, 08:40 AM
I have used my new flexis for exercise - a braided nautilus bun with a flexi size XL actually withstood the jumping, running and bouncing around like nothing else has, and it was nice to have my braid out of the way. For yoga, it didn't work, because I messed up the bun when I lay on my back.

MandyBeth
September 25th, 2010, 08:03 AM
For MMA training of any sort, the cornrow braiding is popular, or even 2 French braids. Scroos work pretty well for staying in. Just not a Flexi or any barrette I have found.

Lianna
September 25th, 2010, 03:43 PM
I wanted to show my first flexi. :crush:

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9151/imag0745.jpg

soleluna
September 26th, 2010, 01:28 AM
so I got my flexis, but they are so tiny. I have one from year ago and it is much bigger. Did they resize them???

Igor
September 28th, 2010, 10:54 AM
Mine arrived today! 2 weeks between shipping and arrival, not bad!

The S that I ordered for a friend’s daughter is tiny :shocked: I wouldn’t even be able to fit half my ponytail in there

I promise pictures tomorrow when I can get some natural light :wink:

vintersaga
September 28th, 2010, 11:17 AM
I so envy you with your flexi's, and I'm sneaking around in this thread... I think I'll wish flexi's for my birthday and for christmas. :o Even though my hair's not even long enough to use them... I'm already collecting hair toys.:rolleyes: I think Flexi-8's the perfect toy for my hair. They're so pretty! Whence it gets longer:D

Igor
September 28th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Top to bottom inserted on a messy second day braid
Sea inspired dolphin with accents of deep sapphire (http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html) in XL
Antique style center with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html) in XL
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html)

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Toy6.jpg

Katharina
October 1st, 2010, 07:13 AM
very nice picture, lovely flexis and beautiful hair!

I own the dolphin one too, in S, and I love it!

Igor
October 1st, 2010, 09:49 AM
I ordered a Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) for my friends daughter and it is extremely beautiful. Awesome choices of beads with a metallic shine, very pretty!
I don’t think purple would be such a good colour in my hair, but that Flexi is just so pretty I’m considering getting it!

saskia_madding
October 1st, 2010, 11:53 AM
I'm so envious Igor! The small (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4403&pictureid=58528) fits my ponytail perfectly. :o

Sundial
October 1st, 2010, 09:15 PM
I'm really mad at my Flexi-8s right now. The other day I had one on and when I took it off, it caught in my hair and pulled a bunch out. It hurt and I lost hair :(

Did you check if there are seams or sharp edges on your Flexi-8 that got caught in your hair? If you referred to earlier posts, I had a large Celtic Knot Flexi-8 which had a rough edge on it. Try emailing their customer service to ask what can be done about it. :D

Since mine was in an odd corner which cannot be filed down, they were nice enough to send me a new piece without requiring me to ship back the defective one since shipping back mine would not be economical.

Maddy25
October 5th, 2010, 11:50 AM
omg omg omg!!! I got my first flexis!!! They are here and I love them! They fit perfect, I use an xsmall for my ponytail and they dont pull on the hairs like a ponytail elastic, I am so happy :D it fits so snug, wont fall at all, and the small is for my tail ups right now. Once my layers grow out Ill need the small for the ponytail :D They are much better quality than I expected, I cant wait to order more, I may order some for the ladies in my family or friends for christmas!

I will post pics tomorrow I hope :D

Rebelkat
October 7th, 2010, 05:59 PM
I'm considering getting some of these but need some sizing advice. My ponytail circumference is 2.875" and my lazy wrap bun is somewhere between 4.25-4.5" wide. I plan on getting a mini for my half ups, but would also like to be able to do buns, twists, and ponytails, to keep variety. Can anyone help?

helwa
October 10th, 2010, 06:35 AM
I'm considering getting some of these but need some sizing advice. My ponytail circumference is 2.875" and my lazy wrap bun is somewhere between 4.25-4.5" wide. I plan on getting a mini for my half ups, but would also like to be able to do buns, twists, and ponytails, to keep variety. Can anyone help?

I wont be of much help cause my hair is way shorter than yours, but I can tell you that the mini is very small. If you want to do a complete half-up rather than just use it to pull back bangs or one side of your hair (basically the kind of things that you could use bobby pins for), I would say that the mini is most likely to small.

SlightlySoprano
October 10th, 2010, 08:34 AM
I wont be of much help cause my hair is way shorter than yours, but I can tell you that the mini is very small. If you want to do a complete half-up rather than just use it to pull back bangs or one side of your hair (basically the kind of things that you could use bobby pins for), I would say that the mini is most likely to small.

So would you say a mini = 1 bobby pin amount of hair (but more secure, of course)

pepperminttea
October 10th, 2010, 08:56 AM
Top to bottom inserted on a messy second day braid
Sea inspired dolphin with accents of deep sapphire (http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html) in XL
Antique style center with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html) in XL
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html)

Oh wow those are gorgeous! I looked at the jet black ones but I'm allergic to nickel, sadly; but goodness, it is pretty.

helwa
October 10th, 2010, 09:14 AM
So would you say a mini = 1 bobby pin amount of hair (but more secure, of course)

Maybe a little bit more (since the flexi can hold more thickness than your average bobby pin), but not much more than that. I could use it to pull back my grown out bangs which I would need to use two bobby pins to secure, but that's it. :)

Katharina
October 11th, 2010, 06:18 AM
I use the MINI for very very small half-ups... just a small strand fro´m both sides, clipped together (ends braided for an elven style ;) look )

LadyJennifer
October 11th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Yeah, mini would hold little more than bobby pin. An x-small would probably work well for half-ups for thinner hair. Small works well for me and my hair circ is 4.25

SlightlySoprano
October 11th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Yeah, my hair circ is about 1.75" so i think the minis would work for my half ups and an XSm for my ponies?

Rebelkat
October 11th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Wow! I'm glad that I asked. I thought I would need an XS for my regular ponytail, when popular opinion is that I would need an XS for my half-up. I guess I'll give it a shot. Worst thing that can happen is it won't work and I'll have to trade for the appropriate size. Thanks guys!

Rebelkat
October 12th, 2010, 05:38 PM
I finally got up the gumption and bought two today. I can't wait to try them out!

Silver XS Elegant Center w/ Dangles (http://www.flexi8.com/1183.html)
Silver L Cosmic Moon and Sun (http://www.flexi8.com/1724.html)

Venefica
October 12th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Not to sound like and idiot but what are flexi 8?

luluj
October 12th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Not to sound like and idiot but what are flexi 8?

Hi, here you go.........http://www.flexi8.com/results.html?cat=medium

Rebelkat
October 18th, 2010, 11:37 PM
I got my new Flexi-8s today! Two days earlier than they should have arrived, too. Here's a pic of me wearing the Silver XS Elegant Center with danglies. I'll post pics of the large as soon as I wear it.


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5958&pictureid=86132

CrisDee
October 19th, 2010, 04:35 AM
I got my new Flexi-8s today! Two days earlier than they should have arrived, too. Here's a pic of me wearing the Silver XS Elegant Center with danglies. I'll post pics of the large as soon as I wear it.



http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5958&pictureid=86132


OOOHHH, dangly shiny things! Love this one! :inlove:

In2wishin
October 19th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Not to sound like and idiot but what are flexi 8?

By asking that question you do realize you are opening the door to many evil enablers, don't you????? :evil:

*counting the days until the Flexi-8 people are at our local craft show

Sweetie
October 23rd, 2010, 10:06 AM
I love them!!!
But otherwise I must admit I discovered those gorgeous hairtoys only recently!!
I Have four at the moment, LARGE (for buns) medium for pony tail (but this one is a little too big), small (this one holds pony tail and the lovely extra small one, which holds small portions of my hair.....I love them since I've got them I barely use any other hairtoy!!!:eyebrows:

Kome
November 23rd, 2010, 06:09 PM
Omgosh!!! I went to Gatlinburg today and stopped at the convention center for the craft show. I am here for vacation and was SO excited when I saw flexi8's. I was not expecting that though I was hoping for some type of hair item. I'd heard someone find them at a convention before. I've seen them online, but have never seen any I really liked, but I LOVED so many in person. They also look SO SO SO MUCH BETTER in person. Seriously. They are much prettier in person. I just snapped two quick pics so sorry they're bad. Hehe.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk68/kome42/df0bde41.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk68/kome42/05f64cd3.jpg

Oh, and they are size large for my bun and small for my half-up and pony tail. :) <3

kschr2004
November 23rd, 2010, 06:35 PM
Kome,

You are finding some beautiful hair toys lately! :) And they all look so great in your hair!

I just ordered more flexi-8s last night myself. I needed a couple of gold ones, for my friend's wedding in December. So of course I had to do the buy four get one free deal. :cheese:

Kome
November 23rd, 2010, 06:47 PM
Kome,

You are finding some beautiful hair toys lately! :) And they all look so great in your hair!

I just ordered more flexi-8s last night myself. I needed a couple of gold ones, for my friend's wedding in December. So of course I had to do the buy four get one free deal. :cheese:

Thank you! I just had a birthday and Christmas is coming up so I'm getting pre-Christmas gifts. :cool: Absolutely loving it! Hehehe. :cheese:

CrisDee
November 24th, 2010, 04:52 AM
Kome, I looooveee your new sparklies! I love all Flexi8s, but particularly ones with shiny beads and danglies :crush:

I seem to have lost one of mine. :( :( It's a mini with black beads - I must have taken it off and put it in a pocket, now I can't remember where. Ugh!

Sundial
November 30th, 2010, 08:35 AM
*enabling ahead!!*


Free shipping until 5 December 2010 :p

CrisDee
November 30th, 2010, 10:17 AM
*enabling ahead!!*


Free shipping until 5 December 2010 :p

You totally ROCK! I need to replace one of mine that I lost, and of course since there's free shipping, it wouldn't be cost effective to order only one... :D

chelles2kids
November 30th, 2010, 12:23 PM
*enabling ahead!!*


Free shipping until 5 December 2010 :p

shudder:
:whistle:
:joy:

Why...oh why did I open this thread?:p

kschr2004
November 30th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Darn it! If only I had waited a little longer to buy the five flexis that I just received. Shipping wasn't free yet when I ordered them. :(

Lianna
November 30th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Darn it! If only I had waited a little longer to buy the five flexis that I just received. Shipping wasn't free yet when I ordered them. :(

Me too! *goes back on the site*

Mine haven't arrived yet, has been like 3 weeks or so.

vintersaga
December 1st, 2010, 10:52 AM
I've wished myself a flexi-8 for christmas and birthday present. Thanks to you I could tip my family there's free shipping 'til sunday.*blush*:cheer:

summergame
December 1st, 2010, 11:43 AM
Me too! *goes back on the site*

Mine haven't arrived yet, has been like 3 weeks or so.

We have ordered (grouporder from a Dutch forum) on 17 th november and had chosen for fast shipping to Holland, the girl who lead the order did not receive anything. Does someone know with what did they send? (brand of post, so we could check the tracking number)

LadyG
December 1st, 2010, 07:40 PM
Well, just got my first 2 Flexi's. LOVE THEM! They stay in place beautifully. I bought the xs and small. These are the first barrette style hair holders that have worked for me. (Ahem, *cough* I'm older that 50) I am so getting a medium when my grows longer and I have more hair mass to control.

Lianna
December 1st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Hey, summergame, I have ordered from them before and it came within the time, one or two weeks as I remember. I think this delay is due to being the end of the year, which slows down international orders where I live. Last year, something I ordered took 2 months to arrive. I don't have tracking numbers of this order.

summergame
December 2nd, 2010, 03:19 AM
We've got the same problem here.. No tracking number. That's weird i think..

summergame
December 2nd, 2010, 03:58 AM
Hey, summergame, I have ordered from them before and it came within the time, one or two weeks as I remember. I think this delay is due to being the end of the year, which slows down international orders where I live. Last year, something I ordered took 2 months to arrive. I don't have tracking numbers of this order.

Did you also used priority shipping then?

Lianna
December 2nd, 2010, 04:27 AM
Did you also used priority shipping then?

Yes, I did. By the way, what I ordered last year wasn't from flexi8.com. I was just pointing out that end of the year is trouble in here. :D

Konstifik
December 3rd, 2010, 05:12 AM
I ordered a few more flexis now during the free-shipping days. Does flexi8 send out a package-shipped mail? I can't remember if they do or don't. :)

Katharina
December 3rd, 2010, 06:03 AM
they do :)

Naphthylamine
December 3rd, 2010, 03:25 PM
I've just ordered those two!
http://www.flexi8.com/1539.html
http://www.flexi8.com/0953.html
I hope they arrive without any problems :)

luluj
December 3rd, 2010, 04:41 PM
I've just ordered those two!
http://www.flexi8.com/1539.html
http://www.flexi8.com/0953.html
I hope they arrive without any problems :)

Very wise choices, if I do say so myself!:p Here is an action shot of my red danglie......I LOVE IT! I really want the green one!!:D
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5611&pictureid=73622

CrisDee
December 3rd, 2010, 04:42 PM
Very wise choices, if I do say so myself!:p Here is an action shot of my red danglie......I LOVE IT! I really want the g:reen one!!:D
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5611&pictureid=73622

LOVE this one!! Especially in your hair! :crush:

luluj
December 3rd, 2010, 04:46 PM
Thanks so much CrisDee!:flowers:

enfys
December 3rd, 2010, 05:03 PM
My large garnet poinsettia off the swap board, and I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work best. When I can afford it I will get it in XL, but that won't be until after Christmas so this was perfect timing.

Any tips on how to use a slightly too small flexi8? I can use it on a nautilus and almost on a modified log roll, but I am sure experts might have more ideas. :D

Sundial
December 3rd, 2010, 08:07 PM
enfys are you able to do a LWB? Grasp less hair with the flexi 8 when securing :D A XL is more comfortable in a LWB for me, but I can still get the L to work. The rest of the sizes I have seem way too small for anything other than half ups (half up ponytail/LWB/etc)

Naphthylamine
December 4th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Very wise choices, if I do say so myself!:p Here is an action shot of my red danglie......I LOVE IT! I really want the green one!!:D

It looks lovely! I hadn't seen it in action before buying, but i've made a wise choice indeed! :D
The problem is, the order is still waiting since last night. How long does it take to be processed and given to mail? (this is my first international purchase, so I feel a little too excited! :p)

Sundial
December 4th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Naphthylamine they usually revert really fast. This is my third time ordering from them and they usually mail them out the following day

enfys
December 4th, 2010, 09:45 AM
enfys are you able to do a LWB? Grasp less hair with the flexi 8 when securing :D A XL is more comfortable in a LWB for me, but I can still get the L to work. The rest of the sizes I have seem way too small for anything other than half ups (half up ponytail/LWB/etc)

I'll give it a try, thanks.

I might need to use a few extra pins to hold it, but as long as the surrounding hair doesn't fall forward over the clip then it's fine.

Hmm. I think I'll just have to mess about with it a lot more. I have 20 days or so :D

silverjen
December 10th, 2010, 03:22 PM
I just got my first ever Flexi-8s in the mail today. I am impressed. It's holding like crazy without pinching or snagging. Really nice!

Igor
December 11th, 2010, 12:38 AM
I just realised I never posted any action shots of my Flexies…
Never took an action shot of the Antique style center with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html) :shake:

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Nautilus3.jpg
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html) holding a braided Nautilus bun. The braided Nautilus bun held by a Flexi is my favourite under a covered style

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo22.jpg
Sea inspired dolphin with accents of deep sapphire (http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html) in XL holding a looped up braid

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo23.jpg
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html)in XL holding a folded braid. I absolutely need a smaller Flexi 8 for this style :gabigrin:

dfotw
December 11th, 2010, 03:16 AM
Igor, that Nautilus looks so pretty and so secure... is it held with an XL? I'll definitely have to give it a try... :D

luluj
December 11th, 2010, 05:58 PM
I just realised I never posted any action shots of my Flexies…
Never took an action shot of the Antique style center with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html) :shake:

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Nautilus3.jpg
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html) holding a braided Nautilus bun. The braided Nautilus bun held by a Flexi is my favourite under a covered style

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo22.jpg
Sea inspired dolphin with accents of deep sapphire (http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html) in XL holding a looped up braid

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo23.jpg
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html)in XL holding a folded braid. I absolutely need a smaller Flexi 8 for this style :gabigrin:

Your hair is so beautiful! Love the flexis!

SpinDance
December 11th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Any tips on how to use a slightly too small flexi8? I can use it on a nautilus and almost on a modified log roll, but I am sure experts might have more ideas. :D
I've used Flexi's that are too small to make a regular bun to hold up various braids to great effect. Looks much more complicated than it really is.

Naphthylamine
December 18th, 2010, 02:44 AM
This is my first flexi action shot :D
This small flexi is perfect for my ponytail, a little too small for holding any bun, a little too loose for half ups for me. But anyway, despite it slipped constantly I liked the way it looked. So maybe I will reinforce with ribbons to hold better. :)

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/Vulpecula666/LHC/Image0285.jpg

LoversLullaby
December 18th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Flexi-8s are my absolute favorite hair accessory! Pretty, elegant, perfect for all occasions, and extremely gentle on my hair. I only have one right now that I got from the local craft fair, but I'm totally going to invest in some more. I have the medium that I use for my daily folded or flipped braid. :) Located in my signature!

maryann
December 18th, 2010, 11:53 PM
I wear my flexi-8s to work; I work in a nursing home and often the elderly ladies will find some excuse to get me to take down my hair so they can see it. "What is that thing in your hair?" "How do you put it up?" "Does it take a lot of time to do your hair?" "Can we see that thing?" LOL! The hair comes down, they all admire the hair length as they pass the flexi-8 around to satisfy their curiosity. Due to dementia they forget they've already asked about it and seen it; they ask the same questions again the next day :-)

CarpeDM
December 21st, 2010, 08:16 AM
Forgive me if this question is already answered somewhere in the thread, but are the flexi-8's heavy? I'm thinking about ordering but I don't want anything too heavy? Are they light?

Hiriel
December 21st, 2010, 11:37 AM
Forgive me if this question is already answered somewhere in the thread, but are the flexi-8's heavy? I'm thinking about ordering but I don't want anything too heavy? Are they light?

They're neither very heavy nor very light. Useful, aren't I? :p
I have a size L Ficcare Maxima and several size XL flexis, and the flexis are considerably lighter than the Ficcare. Quite light for the size, or so I think at least, but in size XL they're not quite feather light either.

Darkhorse1
December 21st, 2010, 11:54 AM
maryann, that's so sweet to hear!

I LOVE flexis, but found them heavy for my lifestyle. Working with horses, I needed something more versitle/softer.

squintinschool
December 21st, 2010, 04:16 PM
Are flexis only available from their website? I saw them in the Hairstyle of the Month threads, but I'd like to see one in person before buying (I'm in Canada, if it helps any).

CrisDee
December 21st, 2010, 04:32 PM
Are flexis only available from their website? I saw them in the Hairstyle of the Month threads, but I'd like to see one in person before buying (I'm in Canada, if it helps any).

They don't seem to be sold in any sort of store or shop at this point. However, they do come around to large fairs and events - I emailed them last year to ask them to send me a list of where and when they were going to be for the year. Not sure if their list included anywhere in Canada, but it won't hurt to ask. :)

Igor
December 21st, 2010, 04:43 PM
Did anyone ever email them and ask if they make XXLs?

squintinschool
December 21st, 2010, 05:21 PM
They don't seem to be sold in any sort of store or shop at this point. However, they do come around to large fairs and events - I emailed them last year to ask them to send me a list of where and when they were going to be for the year. Not sure if their list included anywhere in Canada, but it won't hurt to ask. :)

Darn. The thing with hair clips for me is there never seems to be enough space. I'd prefer being able to see it in person as opposed to pictures on the internet. Although their prices seem reasonable. At this rate, I think I'll just use Christmas money and order one from them, although I can't quite figure which size I'd be.

luluj
December 21st, 2010, 05:42 PM
Darn. The thing with hair clips for me is there never seems to be enough space. I'd prefer being able to see it in person as opposed to pictures on the internet. Although their prices seem reasonable. At this rate, I think I'll just use Christmas money and order one from them, although I can't quite figure which size I'd be.

I'm also from Canada! Hi! I took a leap of faith and ordered from the flexi 8 site. I am so happy I did, it is my favourite hairtoy. I started with the small and now I need the medium for most updos, although I do get plenty of use from my smalls still! I have some photos in my albums, maybe they can help you decide on a size.;)

catspank
December 21st, 2010, 09:14 PM
Did anyone ever email them and ask if they make XXLs?

Igor, I haven't emailed them personally but I did read through this entire thread not too long ago and I know people have gotten XXLs custom made. I can't search the thread for XXL, ugh ... but I found this post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=911892&postcount=1034) randomly clicking back pages.

Igor
December 21st, 2010, 09:28 PM
Igor, I haven't emailed them personally but I did read through this entire thread not too long ago and I know people have gotten XXLs custom made. I can't search the thread for XXL, ugh ... but I found this post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=911892&postcount=1034) randomly clicking back pages.

Squee!! :joy:
Thank you! :flowers:
Emailing them now! :cheese:

squintinschool
December 21st, 2010, 09:29 PM
I'm also from Canada! Hi! I took a leap of faith and ordered from the flexi 8 site. I am so happy I did, it is my favourite hairtoy. I started with the small and now I need the medium for most updos, although I do get plenty of use from my smalls still! I have some photos in my albums, maybe they can help you decide on a size.;)
Hi! Nice to know it worked out for you. I'm still not quite at the stage where I can see people's albums, but when I can I'll take a peek. They are such gorgeous hairtoys so I'm seriously coveting. How much did they turn out to be in CAD after shipping and such? (I'm assuming the price on the website is USD)

Darkhorse1
December 21st, 2010, 09:30 PM
Hey squint--as a fellow Ontarian, they aren't too bad in CAD and shipping. Sadly, Ficcares are a nightmare to ship our way, but Flexis were very affordable. Sadly, they don't work for me as well as ficcarres do for my lifestyle, but I can admire them on others :D

catspank
December 21st, 2010, 09:32 PM
Squee!! :joy:
Thank you! :flowers:
Emailing them now! :cheese:

You're welcome, I'm happy I could help :D

squintinschool
December 21st, 2010, 09:44 PM
Hey squint--as a fellow Ontarian, they aren't too bad in CAD and shipping. Sadly, Ficcares are a nightmare to ship our way, but Flexis were very affordable. Sadly, they don't work for me as well as ficcarres do for my lifestyle, but I can admire them on others :D

Ooh! Nice to know. Is that you in your avatar? Because if so I'm so totally jealous. I only get to ride about once a year now, but when I was younger my mom would send me to a horseback riding day camp in the summer. I went enough times that by the end I was doing one bar jumps and was totally over the moon with it. But once I started highschool, I worked in the summers instead.

Henrietta
December 22nd, 2010, 07:04 AM
I really cannot dig through all these pages, so I will ask a separate question. Does anybody have this one?
http://www.flexi8.com/0576.html
I really want to see the photo in natural lightening, in somebody's hair. Because... somehow the beads look pink on the photo and the name includes gold & copper colours. I like the pattern but I don't know how the colours look like in real life;)

CarpeDM
December 22nd, 2010, 09:33 AM
Hiriel, that was helpful! I'm looking at buying a small right now. I have a medium ficcare and it seems heavy so to know they are lighter helps me out. Thanks!

Lianna
December 22nd, 2010, 12:36 PM
I really cannot dig through all these pages, so I will ask a separate question. Does anybody have this one?
http://www.flexi8.com/0576.html
I really want to see the photo in natural lightening, in somebody's hair. Because... somehow the beads look pink on the photo and the name includes gold & copper colours. I like the pattern but I don't know how the colours look like in real life;)

I believe luluj has this one. Talk to her, maybe she has other pics. In here she was wearing it, if my eyes are not mistaken. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6445&pictureid=87732

luluj
December 22nd, 2010, 06:07 PM
I really cannot dig through all these pages, so I will ask a separate question. Does anybody have this one?
http://www.flexi8.com/0576.html
I really want to see the photo in natural lightening, in somebody's hair. Because... somehow the beads look pink on the photo and the name includes gold & copper colours. I like the pattern but I don't know how the colours look like in real life;)

I hope this isn't too blurry, Henrietta.......

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6445&pictureid=87732

luluj
December 22nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
I believe luluj has this one. Talk to her, maybe she has other pics. In here she was wearing it, if my eyes are not mistaken. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6445&pictureid=87732

I just now saw this post! :p

Igor
December 22nd, 2010, 06:58 PM
I received a reply with a list of the styles available in XXL size (“Fw: Flexi-8: XXL Mega Flexi” *chuckles* Mega-Flexi? Good name :p )


The price is $24.00 and you can place an order on the website by choosing an XL fancy style. For example, style #1639, which will have the correct price. We will not send you style 1639, but you will tell us which style you do want.

To do this please follow these instructions:

1. Go to www.flexi8.com
2. Choose the correct size (XL) and style 1639 for correct pricing.
3. Step through the check out process.
4. Just before paying (after you click on payment type) you can scroll down the page and find a "Special Instructions" box you can type into.
5. Please make your request in this box. For example, "please replace style 1639 with the XXL version of XL #______ ", etc.

That's it! We will take care of the changes for you.
List compiled for your amusement :wink:
Festive poinsettia with garnet beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1630.html)
Filigree dragonfly with chunky etched beads (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html)
Celtic Knot with etched antiqued rounds (http://www.flexi8.com/0315.html)
Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html)
Princess tiara completes this 'Freestyle' array of color (http://www.flexi8.com/1235.html)
Tree of Life centerpiece with lovely pearl accents (http://www.flexi8.com/1631.html)
Prominent dragonfly with etchings and antiqued accents (http://www.flexi8.com/0699.html)
Flower stone-set with simple danglie in jet black (http://www.flexi8.com/1637.html)
Roman style cross with stone-set in antique brass (http://www.flexi8.com/1048.html)

I’m considering ordering Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html) and Flower stone-set with simple danglie in jet black (http://www.flexi8.com/1637.html) in XXL but I honestly wonder if I’m going to need an XXXL to be able to fit my entire bun in one. After all, even with a densely compacted braided nautilus bun I can only fit the “inner” part of the bun in an XL and that still takes a lot of wiggling around (and some cursing :oops: )

Henrietta
December 23rd, 2010, 07:14 AM
I believe luluj has this one. Talk to her, maybe she has other pics. In here she was wearing it, if my eyes are not mistaken. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6445&pictureid=87732

Oh, I think that's it. Thanks a lot :flower:


I hope this isn't too blurry, Henrietta.......



Thanks! :):):) :flowers:

eresh
December 23rd, 2010, 02:28 PM
Igor, this is my XXL:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=38&pictureid=46145

Your hair is thicker so it might be a little tighter.
I must say, I prefer flexi M or L size, and wrap the rest of the hair around the base,
the weight is more equally divided then when I use the XXL

Igor
December 23rd, 2010, 03:08 PM
Igor, this is my XXL:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=38&pictureid=46145

Your hair is thicker so it might be a little tighter.
I must say, I prefer flexi M or L size, and wrap the rest of the hair around the base,
the weight is more equally divided then when I use the XXL
Squee! Pretty! :cheese:

Henrietta
December 25th, 2010, 09:15 AM
People, when you have ordered Flexis from their page, how long did you have to wait for the status of your order to change from "waiting" to... something else? Will the let me know when they send my parcel or something?

Igor
December 25th, 2010, 10:33 AM
(Snip) ...and wrap the rest of the hair around the base,
the weight is more equally divided then when I use the XXL

That inspired me to try a braided nautilus bun with a rope braid accent wrapped around. Flexi used is the
Antique style center with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html), it didn’t turn out as well as hoped though: The accent rope braid disappeared a lot under the Nautilus bun
I split the hair in 4 like this / I \ in the back and turned one of the inner parts into a rope braid
The attempt isn’t wasted though, I think it would work if I turned the base Nautilus into a rope braid and braided the accent

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Nautilus5A.jpg http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Nautilus5B.jpg http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Nautilus5C.jpg

Speckla
December 25th, 2010, 10:37 AM
I need to get a new flexi8. Mine was missing for several days and I found out where it was after I ran over it and it broke! :(

ETA:

I just ordered the dragon fly. XL

http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html

:)

ArienEllariel
December 25th, 2010, 10:57 AM
*squee* I got my flexi-8s today!! :D

If I can get the camera and computer to cooperate, I'll post pictures.

Igor
December 27th, 2010, 02:58 PM
I emailed them to ask if they make larger sizes than XXL and got a very patient answer :gabigrin:


Hi Ida,
We do not have a larger size than the XXL, but it is much, much larger than the XL.

Best Regards,
Deanna Fosmire
www.flexi8.com

Alrighty then :p

eresh
December 27th, 2010, 03:08 PM
LOL that they are...patient ;-)
I always email with too many questions too when I order hihi

Here's a picture I took to compair the size of the XXL to the XL:
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5751/flexixxlsize.jpg

Maybe this helps :-)

Your braided nautilus looks good Igor!

Igor
December 29th, 2010, 05:53 PM
I want a Flexi I can use for my folded braid and for holding a crown braid, but I’m not sure what size I would need.

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo23.jpg

The XL is definitely too big for a folded braid. From the picture it looks like I’m only using about half the “8”. Measured, that is 2 ¼ of an inch of the span inside with the Flexi in the middle setting.
The small size has 3 ¼ inch pin, but the small I ordered for curly haired Dutch friend’s daughter was so tiny I could barely fit half a ponytail in. Of course since the size is measured by the pin, it’s not the real, useful length you get in the measurement.

Medium is 3 ¾ inch pin. Large is 4 ¼ inch pin. Since that’s only ½ inch in difference, maybe it doesn’t mean much which one I pick :confused:

What do you all think? Medium is only ½ inch away from “Only able to fit half a ponytail in” and large is ½ inch away from “Definitely too big”

nellreno
December 29th, 2010, 06:48 PM
I want a Flexi I can use for my folded braid and for holding a crown braid, but I’m not sure what size I would need.

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo23.jpg

The XL is definitely too big for a folded braid. From the picture it looks like I’m only using about half the “8”. Measured, that is 2 ¼ of an inch of the span inside with the Flexi in the middle setting.
The small size has 3 ¼ inch pin, but the small I ordered for curly haired Dutch friend’s daughter was so tiny I could barely fit half a ponytail in. Of course since the size is measured by the pin, it’s not the real, useful length you get in the measurement.

Medium is 3 ¾ inch pin. Large is 4 ¼ inch pin. Since that’s only ½ inch in difference, maybe it doesn’t mean much which one I pick :confused:

What do you all think? Medium is only ½ inch away from “Only able to fit half a ponytail in” and large is ½ inch away from “Definitely too big”

I got mine in today, and the medium holds my folded braid snugly, so it might be better for you to go for the large.

Hiriel
December 30th, 2010, 03:16 AM
Igor, according to the website, the difference between L and XL is one inch, not half an inch. I have both sizes, and I think the large is significantly smaller than the XL, so I think you'd be best off with a L.

lapushka
December 30th, 2010, 12:17 PM
I'd not skip a size, Igor. I'd go with the L.

Why not order both a M and a L? I'm sure the M when it's too small for this will come in handy for other updos. ;)

Yosha
December 30th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Your hair is much thicker than mine and I can use a medium for a ponytail (well, before my hair loss that is), so for your thicker hair and folding of the braid, a medium would be too small for you I think.

Henrietta
December 31st, 2010, 06:26 AM
People. I'm confused again:D I purchased my Flexis more than a week ago. I've chosen "credit card" as the payment option. And it didn't redirect me to my bank website... nothing. The status of my order is still "waiting". What should I do now? Wait? Pay them? How?

CrisDee
December 31st, 2010, 07:45 AM
I would email them and let them know you're having a problem - they seem to be pretty responsive. :)

kschr2004
January 1st, 2011, 07:09 PM
So I was going through my hairtoys and my jewelry today and organizing it all into a new armoire. I didn't realize that I have 15 Flexis of all sizes from X-small to X-large! :eek:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6598&pictureid=92146

I need to start wearing them more!

fleurinc
January 2nd, 2011, 09:10 AM
I'm going to be buying my first flexis this week...xsmall for half up, small for pony, and medium for french twist. My hair is a bit beyond BSL and medium thickness, can't wait to see how they work!

CarpeDM
January 3rd, 2011, 08:30 AM
WOW kschr2004 love your collection :blossom:

kschr2004
January 3rd, 2011, 08:52 AM
WOW kschr2004 love your collection :blossom:

Thank you! I still have to figure out what styles will work with my M and L sizes. A cinnabun is too big, so I have to use an XL for that. And I use a S for my ponytail.

Maybe a folded braid or a different type of bun will work for the M to L sizes. If I can figure it out, I'll post some action shots. :)

Blandine
January 3rd, 2011, 08:59 AM
Try a LWB or a Hypno Bun with your M or L Flexi.

Hiriel
January 3rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
Thank you! I still have to figure out what styles will work with my M and L sizes. A cinnabun is too big, so I have to use an XL for that. And I use a S for my ponytail.

Maybe a folded braid or a different type of bun will work for the M to L sizes. If I can figure it out, I'll post some action shots. :)

Try a bun you can do by putting a stick only through the centre of the bun, not all of it, for example a nautilus bun. :)

kschr2004
January 3rd, 2011, 02:30 PM
Try a LWB or a Hypno Bun with your M or L Flexi.


Try a bun you can do by putting a stick only through the centre of the bun, not all of it, for example a nautilus bun.

Thanks for the suggestions! I will look into these types of buns and see if any of them work. :)

Igor
January 3rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
Does anyone know if there is (Or will be soon?) some sort of discount or free shipping on Flexi 8?

fleurinc
January 3rd, 2011, 06:54 PM
I just ordered a small (for pony tails & tails up) and medium (for buns, twists, etc!) so excited for them to arrive! Check retailmenot.com for a flexi 8 code, I got 10&#37; off my order from there.

nellreno
January 3rd, 2011, 07:46 PM
Action shots of my two new flexis:

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad107/nellreno/0013-1.jpg

Scroll work heart with antiqued etched beads (http://www.flexi8.com/0280.html) in medium.

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad107/nellreno/0023-1.jpg

Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) in large.

I couldn't get too much detail in these pictures without making them huuuuge.

Yosha
January 4th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Igor, the continuing discount code is 543626, that's for 10% off or 5th flexi-8 for free. Sometimes they have free shipping, but not atm (correct me if I'm wrong). Also I heard that during the free shipping period, they don't do custom made. Can anyone confirm this?

Ishje
January 4th, 2011, 04:59 AM
Also I heard that during the free shipping period, they don't do custom made. Can anyone confirm this?

yes, I am sure I have read that on their website!

BelleBot
January 4th, 2011, 05:34 AM
I know the 10% off code works with custom made flexis as it worked for my custom XL if that's any help. Not sure when their next free shipping period will be.

Henrietta
January 4th, 2011, 11:53 AM
I may tell you that it will be soon. You know why? Because I have just ordered Flexis:D Every sales and shipping free periods come just after I have paid:D:D:D

Igor
January 5th, 2011, 11:39 AM
I have a question… Which ones of the designs have you been impressed with and found beautiful and which ones have you found less pretty?

Sea inspired dolphin with accents of deep sapphire (http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html) is cute with the little dolphin, but the blue beads look very cheap and plastic-y
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html) I bought it for the green to bring out the red tones, but the green beads are very non-dominant. The green beads looks a lot better than the blue ones though
Antique style centre with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html) The black beads looks like they’re of a much higher quality than the other ones, unfortunately one of the danglies tends to get “stuck” a lot and freeze up sticking out in a weird angle
Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) I was very impressed with this one. The butterfly is detailed and the beads have a beautiful metallic shine than makes them look a lot more expensive than any of the other beads

Anyone own Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html) and Flower stone-set with simple danglie in jet black (http://www.flexi8.com/1637.html)?
I expect the black one to be a cross between the green one and the black one I already have, but how is the “jade” beads? Cheap-looking or pretty?

Lianna
January 5th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Hi, Igor. I have the last one you mention, it's really pretty, just like the photo on the site! I don't like those with the plastic look either, with some exceptions. My favorites:

http://www.flexi8.com/1631.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1634.html
http://www.flexi8.com/0315.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1730.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1539.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1180.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1577.html
http://www.flexi8.com/0093.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1550.html

Speckla
January 5th, 2011, 08:03 PM
XL

http://images17.fotki.com/v281/photos/7/1199357/9348314/000_0005-vi.jpg

Sundial
January 5th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Igor I happen to have the native filigree with jade beads in XXL and L but I'm in the midst of unpacking my stuff so I have to locate those Flexis in order to get a picture for you. I felt that it looks cuter IRL. I had the L initially and bought the same design in XXL when I outgrew the L because I liked the design.

ETA: the beads didn't look cheap to me, they have variations in the green like jade only matte



I have a question… Which ones of the designs have you been impressed with and found beautiful and which ones have you found less pretty?

Sea inspired dolphin with accents of deep sapphire (http://www.flexi8.com/1595.html) is cute with the little dolphin, but the blue beads look very cheap and plastic-y
Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html) I bought it for the green to bring out the red tones, but the green beads are very non-dominant. The green beads looks a lot better than the blue ones though
Antique style centre with jet black dangles in black nickel (http://www.flexi8.com/1042.html) The black beads looks like they’re of a much higher quality than the other ones, unfortunately one of the danglies tends to get “stuck” a lot and freeze up sticking out in a weird angle
Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) I was very impressed with this one. The butterfly is detailed and the beads have a beautiful metallic shine than makes them look a lot more expensive than any of the other beads

Anyone own Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html) and Flower stone-set with simple danglie in jet black (http://www.flexi8.com/1637.html)?
I expect the black one to be a cross between the green one and the black one I already have, but how is the “jade” beads? Cheap-looking or pretty?

CrisDee
January 6th, 2011, 04:17 AM
XL

http://images17.fotki.com/v281/photos/7/1199357/9348314/000_0005-vi.jpg

I am in LOOOOVE with that Flexi! I love dragonflies, and the XXL really shows it off spectacularly :crush:

Isa-belle
January 6th, 2011, 09:13 AM
Anyone own Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html) and Flower stone-set with simple danglie in jet black (http://www.flexi8.com/1637.html)?
I expect the black one to be a cross between the green one and the black one I already have, but how is the “jade” beads? Cheap-looking or pretty?I have the Native inspired filigree with jade beads (XL size). It's become one of my favourites. Not cheap-looking at all. The jade beads are veined with pale red - they do not look plasticky at all, if that is what you are afraid about.
Here's a picture from a few months ago:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1939&pictureid=92594

eresh
January 6th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Igor, I had an S and 2 Minis made with the jade heart beads.
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7742/customflexis1.th.jpg (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/customflexis1.jpg/)

Click twice to enlarge to full size for close up.
I had them combined with pink beads, but with only the jade beads I think it would look more classy than girly (yep mine are girly :))

Lianna
January 6th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Today my new flexis arrived, they're just for half-ups. They were a little tight, I think they are extra small, they say most women can use them for half-ups. They worked better on my mom (medium thickness). I didn't want to order larger because the xl I have was pretty big for me, I just wanted one of the biggest one, LOL. :D They still work but next time I'll get bigger.

Sorry I don't have a better camera, and that my hair was half dry, half damp. :D This one is pretty like I thought it would be:
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4931/imag1677.jpg

This one is prettier than I thought. :D I didn't think I'd like the transparent ones, but they're pretty!

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2779/imag1691w.jpg

Black beads, my favorite. Also good to hold bangs (they all could).

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9379/imag1698.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7258/imag1699.jpg

The red one had almost black beads, didn't like it. :/

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4773/imag1678.jpg

Extra large holding my HALF cinnabun, LOL. (I already had this one, but Igor asked about it, thought I'd post a pic too)

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8895/imag1693.jpg

Igor
January 7th, 2011, 02:48 AM
XL

http://images17.fotki.com/v281/photos/7/1199357/9348314/000_0005-vi.jpg

Oooh!

Damn.

That one just looked so blah on the website I didn’t even consider it, but now… :eyebrows: Bad enabler!

Igor
January 7th, 2011, 02:53 AM
Thank you all for the input and pictures! :flowers: :joy:
I am definitely getting the jade one... And the black one with the danglie… And now the dragon fly too!

One more dumb question: Does anyone know if I can order Flexies in a leftie-version? I really, really like the purple butterfly one too and want to get two in a large to hold a folded braid and crown braids, but I think that would look a lot better if one was a leftie and one a rightie…

Maddy25
January 7th, 2011, 07:32 AM
I've got my hair up in flexis today :D

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110107-00996.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110107-00999.jpg

The bottom one is an extra small and the top a small. And for the record my hair isn't green, thats the lighting in my office :D

I just ordered...5 new flexis :o

I couldnt help it! But I am so torn on what size to get, the extra small fits my whole pony tail very tightly so it wont slide, but my hair is growing so fast in another 6 months the extra small wont be as comfy, so I got 2 more xsmalls and 3 smalls :) For the future.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/bastet.jpg

There's my basket, except I'm replacing the bottom flexi center with the moon and stars :D I'm so excited, I am in LOVE with the wooden cross one *swoon*

luluj
January 7th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Such pretty flexis, Maddy, they look so nice in your hair, very creative! The flexi is my favorite hairtoy! :heartbeat

Emerald88
January 7th, 2011, 07:12 PM
I got my first ever flexi-8s I love them all except for the sizes. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2173.jpg
I need some opinions. The large does not fit at all, even if I do a little 1/2 up bun, it sits on top. I can make the XL work, but they are sitting in the middle and don't cover all my hair. About an inch & a half on each side is left out, but I don't think it necessarily looks bad that way. IMG]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2204.jpg[/IMG] http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2199.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2197.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2193.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2188.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2178.jpg I can just barely fit all my hair into the XXL, but it is all covered. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2189.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2186.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2184.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/100_2181.jpg Which do you think looks better, XL or XXL? I am trying to decide if I want to send the XL back & have XXL made. I probably will at least part of them. Thanks for your opinions.

Igor
January 7th, 2011, 08:07 PM
I just ordered:
Filigree dragonfly with chunky etched beads (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html) in XXL. Thank you for the picture, Speckla. The image on the website doesn’t give it any justice compared to your action-shot
Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html) in XXL. Thank you Sundial, Isa-Belle and Eresh for convincing me
Roman style cross with stone-set in antique brass (http://www.flexi8.com/1048.html) in XXL. In the last second I decided on this one instead of Flower stone-set with simple danglie in jet black (http://www.flexi8.com/1637.html)
Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) in L and two of them. I asked for them to reverse one of them to a left-handed version. Not sure if they will make that or not, but it’s not super important

Thank you for the discount code, Yosha! It came to 85 USD for all 5 and shipping

Sundial
January 7th, 2011, 08:13 PM
You're welcome Igor!! :p
I hope you enjoy your new Flexis!

kschr2004
January 7th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Which do you think looks better, XL or XXL? I am trying to decide if I want to send the XL back & have XXL made. I probably will at least part of them. Thanks for your opinions.

I like both the XL and the XXL. From what I understand, there are buns that you can make where you don't have to use the Flexi across all your hair? Maybe keep 1 or 2 XL sizes for those types of buns, and the XXL for the rest?

Igor
January 7th, 2011, 08:34 PM
I like both the XL and the XXL. From what I understand, there are buns that you can make where you don't have to use the Flexi across all your hair? Maybe keep 1 or 2 XL sizes for those types of buns, and the XXL for the rest?
I think this is a good answer.

Really, I would go for function instead of what looks best :shrug: If you’re “in the middle” of two sizes, do you plan on growing longer? In that case I would go for the larger size

I did notice though that going down a size makes the Flexi a lot less… flexible :lol: A size larger makes it hold more than you would think from just scaling it up

As for styles, the nautilus bun works well with securing the middle only and having an outer coil around the Flexi. I’m pretty sure that would work too with simply taking a section out of your hair, putting it up like usual and then braiding the section for an accent around the bun

Pierre
January 7th, 2011, 08:47 PM
I am in LOOOOVE with that Flexi! I love dragonflies, and the XXL really shows it off spectacularly :crush:
I think I should get some dragonfly Flexis since I run DragonFly on my laptop :D

One more dumb question: Does anyone know if I can order Flexies in a leftie-version? I really, really like the purple butterfly one too and want to get two in a large to hold a folded braid and crown braids, but I think that would look a lot better if one was a leftie and one a rightie…
I don't know, but I've thought of doing that, since I usually wear updos with Flexis on both sides. All mine so far are symmetrical enough that it doesn't matter which is on which side.

Emerald88
January 7th, 2011, 09:09 PM
I like both the XL and the XXL. From what I understand, there are buns that you can make where you don't have to use the Flexi across all your hair? Maybe keep 1 or 2 XL sizes for those types of buns, and the XXL for the rest?


I think this is a good answer.

Really, I would go for function instead of what looks best :shrug: If you’re “in the middle” of two sizes, do you plan on growing longer? In that case I would go for the larger size

I did notice though that going down a size makes the Flexi a lot less… flexible :lol: A size larger makes it hold more than you would think from just scaling it up

As for styles, the nautilus bun works well with securing the middle only and having an outer coil around the Flexi. I’m pretty sure that would work too with simply taking a section out of your hair, putting it up like usual and then braiding the section for an accent around the bun
Thanks for your responses. The XXL barely fits over all my hair & I do plan to grow longer, plus I am growing out bangs which will make my hair thicker, so I was leaning towards the XXL. But I like the way the XL looks in the middle of some braided buns like you posted previously, so I will keep a couple of those. You ordered a couple of the same XXL as me. The Roman cross almost blends into my hair color so I bet it will look amazing in your lighter hair and the jade one is gorgeous in person.

MandyBeth
January 7th, 2011, 10:37 PM
I am going to get a real camera one of these days (har har)

However, peacock twist with my custom Flexi. Small stick, medium 8 part. The small is too small, so it pops open. But the medium is too big yet. This baby works perfect!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4611&pictureid=92737

Now I will stop posting this picture all over the place here.

kschr2004
January 8th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! I will look into these types of buns and see if any of them work. :)

So I can't get any sort of bun that wraps around my hand to work yet. I think my hair is too thick. But I was able to use a large Flexi-8 to do a pseudo-french twist (I say pseudo because I have a lot of hair at the top that I couldn't really fit into the twist):

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2400&pictureid=92852

I don't have pics, but a medium is actually fitting my ponytails better now than they used to. I can wear a small if I want a tighter ponytail, and a medium if I want one a bit looser.

Yamainu
January 9th, 2011, 12:23 AM
Enablers, all of you.

I just bought this: http://www.flexi8.com/1559.html in a large.

Curse you all. :D

Fufu
January 9th, 2011, 12:58 AM
WOo hoo, I love flexi 8. I own 1 in black before, plain and no crystals and beads. The pin is measured at 8.50cm and I use for both half pony tail and pony tail .

I just ordered 2 small flexis 8 to be used for half pony tail. Shall try if it works for full pony tail since it's 0.50cm smaller than my own black flexi 8.

Henrietta
January 9th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Have you noticed that some models are out of stock now? It's been the first time I see it. What a shopping boom after Christmas! :D

kschr2004
January 9th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Enablers, all of you.

I just bought this: http://www.flexi8.com/1559.html in a large.

Curse you all. :D

I love that one! I have that in an XL, just bought it recently.

Stagecoach
January 9th, 2011, 08:24 PM
So I've finally caved and ordered 2 XL's flexis.

Famous celtic knot with etched gold accents (http://www.flexi8.com/1633.html)

Filigree dtragonfly with chuncky etched beads. (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html)

I couldn't decide if I wanted gold or silver against my hair, so I figured I"d get both and see which I prefer.

kschr2004
January 9th, 2011, 08:27 PM
So I've finally caved and ordered 2 XL's flexis.

Famous celtic knot with etched gold accents (http://www.flexi8.com/1633.html)

Filigree dtragonfly with chuncky etched beads. (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html)

I couldn't decide if I wanted gold or silver against my hair, so I figured I"d get both and see which I prefer.

Very pretty choices! I love the dragonfly Flexis. :)

SolSara
January 10th, 2011, 12:12 AM
I've asked for left-hand-versions and sometimes gotten it, sometimes not. I think it depends on who assists your order. :P It does help a great deal though, for me at least. Especially when doing knots of any kinds, since I'm used to doing the knots in a way that you want to insert the stick/flexi-8 from the left. But I'm a very strongly left-handed, there is very few precision-tasks I can manage with the right. Maybe if you write that they can take extra charge to change it? It is a bit of more work for them, after all.

patienceneeded
January 10th, 2011, 10:01 PM
I just ordered my first flexi8's! I got two mediums, I figured they'd be the most versitle. I'd post links, but I haven't figured out how to do that successfully yet. I'm a bit inept at this.

patienceneeded
January 10th, 2011, 10:04 PM
http://www.flexi8.com/0409.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1209.html

Do these links work? Here's what I bought.

Fufu
January 11th, 2011, 01:50 AM
Weee my flexi 8s are shipped out today.

Waiting to receive 2 small flexi 8s.
http://www.flexi8.com/1615.html
http://www.flexi8.com/1581.html

Any Sgreans here? I may want to order a few more and perhaps we can share shipping cost.
Now I'm aiming for
http://www.flexi8.com/1179.html (an extral small)
http://www.flexi8.com/0684.html (something in gold)

Stagecoach
January 13th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Wowowowowowowow!!! My Flexi's just arrived, I can't BELIEVE I waited 5 years to try these things!

They're beautiful, sturdy, and PERFECT!

Fufu
January 13th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Stagecoach: Woo hoo~~ Show us show us ^^

Stagecoach
January 14th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Here's my Celitc Knot with Gold beads XL in a Tucked Log Roll and a sloppy braided Nautilus.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f85/PrairieSunrise/hair/5b888976.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f85/PrairieSunrise/hair/fd691bcb.jpg

ETA: And holding a Figure 8! Yayayayaya, I have not been able to do these for a while now because I was lacking a good tool to hold it!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f85/PrairieSunrise/hair/ecad81a5.jpg

kschr2004
January 14th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Stagecoach, those look amazing in your hair! :)

patienceneeded
January 14th, 2011, 10:39 PM
My flexi8's arrived today! I only ordered them a few days ago, I wasn't expecting them quite yet. They are SO pretty! I promply took the octopus clip out of my hair and tried the flexi. I am very impressed and quite happy with my order. I got two mediums, which will work for most things I can currently do with my hair. I'm going to order a small for half-ups and a large for, well, larger updo's but I'll wait until my hair is a bit longer. Thanks for cluing me into such a great hairtoy! I had never heard of a flexi8 until I joined this forum.

Naphthylamine
January 15th, 2011, 12:30 PM
I'm going to spend my semester break savings for buying some new flexi's! This time I'm considering to buy one for whole updos, as well as a xsmall. Just can't decide which size to get for the updos :confused:

Here is my favourite bun from the back and side. Can you please tell me which size should I use for full-updos? The flexi I was wearing in these photos a small; which I barely closed the pin despite the style was made by wrapping the braid around the flexi.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/Vulpecula666/LHC/Image0300-1.jpg http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/Vulpecula666/LHC/Image0303.jpg

eresh
January 15th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Stagecoach >> looks so pretty in your hair!
I like the style you chose

wendyg
January 15th, 2011, 02:36 PM
naphthylamine: what's the stick in your hair there? It looks so cool.

wg

Naphthylamine
January 15th, 2011, 03:00 PM
naphthylamine: what's the stick in your hair there? It looks so cool.

wg

Thank you :) :o
I study chemistry and there is a guy who produces the glassware we use in our labs. Last week, in addition to my lab-related orders, I described the hairstick I thought of, and he made that like in 10 minutes :D

Marjolein
January 15th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Thank you :) :o
I study chemistry and there is a guy who produces the glassware we use in our labs. Last week, in addition to my lab-related orders, I described the hairstick I thought of, and he made that like in 10 minutes :D


That stick is sooo cool!! Now, how do we get him to open his very own Etsy shop :D??

bunzfan
January 16th, 2011, 07:55 AM
I have found a uk seller of flexi-8 and my question is, if i have fine hair in strands but a lot of hair would a medium do if i want it just for putting my hair in buns?

Naphthylamine
January 16th, 2011, 12:05 PM
I have found a uk seller of flexi-8 and my question is, if i have fine hair in strands but a lot of hair would a medium do if i want it just for putting my hair in buns?

I don't think a medium would suffice for a full bun. A small covers only the half of my bun, so a medium wouldn't do it for me. By looking at your pictures, you may have thicker hair than me; so I suggest going one size up.
Of course I've never used a medium or large on my hair, my argument is hypothetical only :D

luluj
January 16th, 2011, 06:47 PM
I have found a uk seller of flexi-8 and my question is, if i have fine hair in strands but a lot of hair would a medium do if i want it just for putting my hair in buns?

Hi bunzfan! I find that a medium works very well for my updos. I have fine hair, but lots of it, like you. I ordered two flexis in size large and had to return them, they were way too big and just fell out. Check my albums for pics if you like. ;)

Maddy25
January 18th, 2011, 07:00 AM
I just got 6 new flexis in the mail :cheese: I'll try to take pics tonight!

squintinschool
January 18th, 2011, 07:57 AM
Sizing question: I want to get a Flexi-8 for half-ups (and possibly ponytails), but I can't figure out which size would work for my hair. Its quite thick, so I'm not sure that their sizing scale will do me any good.

kschr2004
January 18th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Sizing question: I want to get a Flexi-8 for half-ups (and possibly ponytails), but I can't figure out which size would work for my hair. Its quite thick, so I'm not sure that their sizing scale will do me any good.

Do you know your ponytail circumference? Mine is 4 inches and I can just barely wear a small for a tight ponytail. I can also do a medium if I want a looser ponytail.

squintinschool
January 18th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Do you know your ponytail circumference? Mine is 4 inches and I can just barely wear a small for a tight ponytail. I can also do a medium if I want a looser ponytail.
Its 4.25". How well do those sizes work for you for half ups?

kschr2004
January 18th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Its 4.25". How well do those sizes work for you for half ups?

For half-ups, I actually use either an XS or a S, depending on the size of the half up that I want.

Based on your ponytail circumference, I would say you could probably go with a S and a M. If you really want one for very small half ups, you could maybe add on an XS for that.

Lianna
January 19th, 2011, 08:03 AM
My ponytail is also 4 inches (without thick bangs and face framing layers), I can use XS for half-ups but it's really tight, and I can only take "2 small pieces" of hair to go in there. I recommend small.

Side note, you two put iii as thickness, wasn't iii only for above or equal 5 inches?

ETA: Sorry!! I just learned it is 4 inches. I think in cm. =/

squintinschool
January 19th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Thanks for your recommendations, kschr2004 and Lianna! I just bought two flexis - one S (http://www.flexi8.com/0962.html) and one M (http://www.flexi8.com/0983.html)! And happily, the shipping was not $7 for international, but $4!
:cheese:
And now for the hard part, waiting.

Naphthylamine
January 19th, 2011, 11:43 AM
I'm going to spend my semester break savings for buying some new flexi's! This time I'm considering to buy one for whole updos, as well as a xsmall. Just can't decide which size to get for the updos :confused:

Here is my favourite bun from the back and side. Can you please tell me which size should I use for full-updos? The flexi I was wearing in these photos a small; which I barely closed the pin despite the style was made by wrapping the braid around the flexi.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/Vulpecula666/LHC/Image0300-1.jpg http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/Vulpecula666/LHC/Image0303.jpg

Anyone? :confused:

Maddy25
January 19th, 2011, 12:38 PM
sorry my cellphone pics arnt very good...

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110118-01061.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110118-01058.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110118-01055.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110118-01075.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110118-01078.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/IMG-20110118-01083.jpg

Igor
January 19th, 2011, 01:38 PM
I received my Flexies today! (Pictures will follow) and it came with this little “post card” about selling Flexies. I looked up the website in curiosity Here (http://www.selltheflexi.com/) and it also says

We've have created a complimentary accessory line consisting of hair bands, o-rings, and sticks, necklaces, earings, bobby pins, and more.
Where can I get this?! :D

Lianna
January 19th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Naphthylamine, I'm not very good at sizing, but I think extra large would be good for your up-dos, since your hair is long and can make a big bun. I think the extra small would be good for half-ups, since you have medium thickness.

Maddy, all look great but I have a thing for pearls, and think the first one looks divine! :inlove:

Igor
January 19th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Oh, Maddy awesome choices! :cheese:
Sorry didn’t see your pictures before posting :wink:
Those are really pretty in your hair! Very clear pictures too

Maddy25
January 19th, 2011, 01:56 PM
aw thanks :) And I know! I was on that site and I want to know where to get those things too! Their hairsticks look really cute.

Igor
January 19th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Okay, it was impossible to get a good picture of them in the artificial light, but here goes

Top left: Roman style cross with stone-set in antique brass (http://www.flexi8.com/1048.html) in XXL. Very impressed by this one! Even hubby with his Y-chromosome could see it was awesome and remarked “It looks really antique!” So happy I went with this one.
Top right: Filigree dragonfly with chunky etched beads (http://www.flexi8.com/0580.html) in XXL. This will one will make a great contrast to my golden tones
Middle left: Native inspired filigree with jade heart beadwork (http://www.flexi8.com/1054.html) in XXL. Very pretty too. You guys were right about the beads
Middle right: Lovely circle stone-set in emerald green with matching bead (http://www.flexi8.com/1632.html) in XL for comparison. The XXLs are making the XL look wimpy! :lol:
Bottom row: Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) in L. They made one of them a left-handed version! Hooray! :cheese: The picture does absolutely no justice to the lovely details and the beads with their deep purple colour with the metallic shine.

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Toy5.jpg

Darkhorse1
January 19th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Oooh! Soooo gorgeous! I love the jade one Igor and the pearl one from the poster above Igor is to DIE for. If these only worked for me!

CrisDee
January 19th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Maddy and Igor, those are GORGEOUS!! :inlove: :crush:

And they're going MLM???? I am SO gonna get more info on that - if I go back to flying, I'm sure flight attendants all over the place would LOVE to have these things! (I know I sure love 'em!) That might be a way for me to augment my income so I can make as much flying as I do sitting on my butt in a law office - fingers crossed!! :pray:

kschr2004
January 19th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Thanks for your recommendations, kschr2004 and Lianna! I just bought two flexis - one S (http://www.flexi8.com/0962.html) and one M (http://www.flexi8.com/0983.html)! And happily, the shipping was not $7 for international, but $4!
:cheese:
And now for the hard part, waiting.

Congratulations! I am sure you will love them. :)

Igor
January 19th, 2011, 11:39 PM
My first test of the style I bought the two Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) in large for:
Folded up Dutch braid
Look how perfect it looks with one right-handed and one left-handed above each other?
I’m so very pleased with the result! :gabigrin:

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo24.jpg

Fufu
January 20th, 2011, 01:07 AM
Igor: Whoa, very beautiful.


I'm still waiting for my flexi 8s.....ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Maddy25
January 20th, 2011, 06:03 AM
My first test of the style I bought the two Intricate soaring butterfly with purple-iris metallic beads (http://www.flexi8.com/1214.html) in large for:
Folded up Dutch braid
Look how perfect it looks with one right-handed and one left-handed above each other?
I’m so very pleased with the result! :gabigrin:

http://22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Updo24.jpg


Oh my gosh I love this! Is it comfy to wear?

Naphthylamine
January 20th, 2011, 11:40 AM
Naphthylamine, I'm not very good at sizing, but I think extra large would be good for your up-dos, since your hair is long and can make a big bun. I think the extra small would be good for half-ups, since you have medium thickness.

Thank you very much Lianna, I wasn't sure if my thickness or length was enough for an XL :)

And Maddy, the tree of life looks sooo beautiful in your blonde hair, tempting me to get the exact same design for the XL flexi I'm planning to get :D

Pierre
January 20th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Where can I get this?! :D
Go to www.lillarose.biz and click on "Go Shopping", which is in the upper right of the page, and you'll find it. I've signed up, and I may have some customers soon; I was showing the Flexis and the catalog to someone I know and she knows some people who may be interested.

Fufu
January 21st, 2011, 05:32 AM
Ladies, I am so happy. Today is a GREAT day for me.... my 2 flexi 8s arrive and camellia oil arrived on the same day.. WOO HOO

Presenting small flexi 8 in purple
Half up pony tail
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/REfusion88/Flexi8_purplesmall-1-1.jpg

small flexi 8 in heart danglings
Full pony tail
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/REfusion88/Flexi8_heartdanglingssmall-1.jpg

Naphthylamine
January 21st, 2011, 08:47 AM
Seems like they are introducing the XXL (mega) flexi's in the site :D

PrincessBob
January 21st, 2011, 11:02 AM
Sad Panda... The mega is only on Lilarose, which isn't so bad, but the only two designs are in brass and gold tones. I am a silver girl. Man, deja vu... did I post this before?