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    I got my first hair fork to try to stop using pony tails but whenever I put it in my hair I hear a noise that sounds like my hair is ripping or breaking off. Am I tearing my hair with the fork? What should I do to prevent damage when using one?

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    Default Re: hair fork causing damage?

    What kind of fork is it (do you mayhaps have a picture of it or of something similar)? Wood/metal/plastic?

    It sounds like it isn't smooth enough, or that the tines are placed too close together... It might also be that the fork material doesn't agree with your hair. I can't wear my holly fork, for example, my hair detests the thing. :S
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    It's certainly still possible. Definitely make sure the fork is smooth and not snagging. You also might have to loosen your updo a tiny bit to accommodate the space that the fork will take up. I can do tighter styles with forks with thin tines than I can with forks with broad tines, and need to adjust accordingly.
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    I have been wondering if forks could cause damage...I haven't bought any yet as my hair is only CBL. But this gives me a bit of knowledge for when I choose which one to buy.....and I plan to do that soon. And I would like to make one, too.

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    I totally understand this sound. I hear it with any hair stick. I use wooden ones and I get this sound even with the smoothest ones.

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    Default Re: hair fork causing damage?

    How long is your hair, and how much tension is there on your hair? That's the key issue. If there's a lot of tension in there, chances of you hitting a hair or a few hairs with the tines and cracking/breaking a hair - it's real.
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    Try making sure your updo isn't too tight. Also, try a nautilus, you can slide the stick/fork in that one without much pressure on the hair.

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    It used to happens to me when I was younger with stick and recently with one of popular vendor's forks here until someone pointed out the tension bit and also to wiggle the fork a little instead of sticking straight through. After sometime this becomes automatic and you don't break hair strands.

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    I think your buns are too tight. I've had the same problem until recently. I think there's a picture of one of my super tight buns in my album - cringeworthy. Must've broken some hairs doing that one. It takes some time to get the tension quite right but you'll get there.
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    Default Re: hair fork causing damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wosie View Post
    It might also be that the fork material doesn't agree with your hair. I can't wear my holly fork, for example, my hair detests the thing. :S
    I'm glad it's not just me; I just could not get along with the holly fork I had, I always heard a hair snap. Wonder why, because it's bendier than other woods or something?

    Echoing everyone else's advice: looser buns, wiggle the fork and go slow as you insert it.
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