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Location: hobbs NM
Member Since: 13th Nov 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:i'm not sure where to put this, or if it has been talked about in length before, but i was wondering if there are any seious risks spinning fire if you have synthetic hair extensions...i just got some tonight, and i don't want to start my head on fire

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:I would say it is a risk as even normal hair of any length is prone to setting alight.

Of all the minor injuries with beginners to fire spinning, setting their hair on fire seems to be the most common.

Also, synthetic materials generally are pretty bad when alight i.e. they melt, drip molten plastic and give off toxic fumes.

However, setting hair alight is easily avoided by wearing a hat and ensuring all the hair is tucked in.

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Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:well i had extensions myself though i never spun with them. however depending on what typr you have, they may be a little more resistant to catching on fire. i know mine could light somewhat easily but burned out quickly and didn't burn much. i knew someone who had extensions and spun poi professionally, and she never had any problems with them. but i'd be careful if i were you. wrap them in a scarf or cloth or something, cause you never know what could happen, especially if you have them really long.

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old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:Surface area might have something to do with it too; loose hairs will be fair easier to catch, if you plait it tightly and wet it for additional security you should be fine. A hoody would be a good investment if you're really worried.

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Location: hobbs NM
Member Since: 13th Nov 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:yeah after steaming them this morning to seal them up i have a feeling they would just melt really fast rather the cach on fire

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Location: hobbs NM
Member Since: 13th Nov 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:i usuay spin with my hair wrapped up anyway, but these are dang lond and big so it is gonna be a chore, but oh well it's worth it to take a bit extra time to set up i guess

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Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:i had my hair braided with synthetic fibres and spun with it loads. They went down to my waist so were pretty long and i didnt have any problems. I tied them all up and put them inside my top, looked a bit odd but i never caught them on fire biggrin

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playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Yeah just tuck them inside your clothes to be safe...or into a hat. So long as they aren't too exposed they won't singe or anything should you make a mistake.

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