Yes. Ev.ery. Day.
I’ve been contemplating putting a dot of glue so I can sleep at night
I’m glad it’s not just me!!! I’m also scared of the beads slipping down so I clamp them down as tight as I can!
😂😂I’m telling you, I have done my ending knots like this for three years and I’ve never had even one come unstitched! Using a cotton thread and pull tight on those double loop throughs and you’ll be good! You can dab super glue on it if you want. I just hate doing that because it makes a crusty little bump on the weft!
I have been using a nylon thread. 😬Does that matter? A girl I work with recommended it through dolly locks bc it doesn’t hold moisture.
I do feel like the cotton one I used in the mannequin has more grip than the nylon one. Maybe that’s why I feel so insecure about it. I may switch back to cotton if you say it’s better
I definitely can only vouch for that kind of knot using cotton thread! Maybe a few other ladies who have switched to using a nylon may be able to shed better light on it.
I am going to make a post here tonight about what I saw using nylon versus cotton!
What brand do you use? I need to buy more cotton. I only got blonde in my kit
I use to use nylon with a different method and it has too much slip so those knots will come undone unless you glue them down. I switched back to cotton thread with IBE and haven’t had any issue with the knots. :)
Where do you get your thread from?
I’ve ordered mine from sally beauty, world hair systems, doctored locks, your hair shop. World hair systems seems to have the most options in color. Their brown is a little bit ashier which I like.
I use both nylon and cotton because I’ve been trying to see what I prefer stitching with and I think I personally prefer the nylon but I don’t recommend using it until you realllly feel comfortable holding the wefts, and you feel like you have the stitching down pat!
I prefer nylon too but i have to learn how to slip knot it. And I also want to see the video Mackenzie was talking about why people say cotton is better so I can make sure I’m using the best option!
Totally!!! I’ve actually asked my clients which they prefer as well and so far they’ve been saying nylon because it’s even more “invisible” lol. To each is own!
But I haven’t had anyone have a knot come undone :)
I used nylon always with the previous method and when I was going through certification for IBE. But let me say once I switched to cotton..... much better. Less slippage (is that even a word?) it seems to grip and velcro the wefts and holds knots better without glue :)
So I’ve tested both. My feelings are I like both for different reasons. With less wefts I can get away with nylon locking and holding better, but with more wefts 4-6 per row I like the sturdy feeling of the cotton! But...I’ve played with taking a small amount of the cotton and tying it off like an anchor string to the back of both anchor beads then starting my sewing with nylon. I start the nylon the same way but take the cotton and nylon and knot them together! If that makes sense?! It works really well on heavier rows and clients who voice they don’t like the thicker cotton string. That’s how I came up with it actually. 🤪
I did the same thing with ending my row!!! I did 3 separate knots of 3 triple Knots like
Mackenzie taught and then took cotton string and did a traditional knot over it to make sure it was good for extra security!
I have major trouble with my cotton thread tying itself in knots with its tail while I’m stitching. Not sure how to prevent that?
I saw something about using a dab of lip balm
Sometimes I let the thread hang down by the needle and let it spin out
Spray it with hairspray works for me.
This is a stupid question but if I get it on amazon what did you search? Cotton sewing thread?
Hair extensions weaving thread