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Wed, Oct. 1st, 2008 11:02 pm
hair help!

Okay, how in the world can I style my hair so it's pretty? Let's "pretend" that I don't know a thing about beauty products, styling, or any of that. Actually we don't have to pretend because that's the truth! Other then shampooing my hair I haven't a clue what to do. I curl my hair when I go to my stylist because I can't even use a curling iron! Oh I know the theory of a curling iron and curlers but I can't do the practicle, the curls don't produce or the curlers fall out!
That said...HELP!

My aunt gave me both some curling irons and curlers and I don't know how to do it! I've tried using curlers since it seems healthier for hair but they fall out :(

I'd love to have it curled for when I meet Justin tomorrow but I'd settle for a freaking wave! Uh, and we don't have a lot of products. I have Pantene Pro V Curl Lock Hairspray, Pantene Pro V curl defining mousse, and John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease dream curls.
I also have curling irons and curlers at various sizes. I want my hair curly or wavy for tomorrow....what can I do!?
Oh and my hair is naturally straight with a tiny wave and it's thick and long.
remember, speak to me like I'm an idiot in this aspect :P

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abusing_sarcasm
abusing_sarcasm
Camden
Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)

I have no helpful advice, but I just want to tell you that I feel your pain as I am also curling iron and curler deficient. I just didn't want you to feel alone. *nods* I'm 29 years old and when I need my hair curled, I still go over to my mom's house and she does it for me.

So my only suggestion is to go see my mom. :D


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)

Your icon's cute :)
Haha, my mom is helpless with that. I'm glad I'm not alone in failing at hair stuff! :D


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theheartless69
:)
Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)

This video kind of helps?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6GGRKAn5iw


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)

In theory it does, I used a help video originally and still failed at it :x

Thanks though ;)


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facecat
facecat
worst-case-scenario girl
Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)

You just need to practice. Seriously. Get used to holding the tools in your hand and winding your hair around the curler or wand. Try it when the implements are cold 1st. Once you do it with them hot let your hair down loosely - don't tug or pull while your hair is still warm. Then let your hair cool completely before brushing out - or don't even brush - just tousle lightly. Use some type of styling mousse our gel before curling & then a holding spray after. But practicing & getting used to doing it is the way to go. Be patient. If all else fails you still have the hairdresser as an option. ;) Good luck.


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penguinsane
Mayhem
Fri, Oct. 3rd, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)

Start reading bottles! Shampoos and conditioners with -cones in them do a lot of damage to your hair. Pantine is expensive and seems like a great brand, but in reality, it's loaded with so many things that really does a lot more bad than good.

http://chatter.thebeautybottle.com/showthread.php?t=206

Personally, before curling, I flat-iron without any product after blow-drying my hair on the coolest setting. It helps kill my frizzies (which, no offense, but I noticed you have a lot of). Right before applying the curling iron, I lightly mist with a flexible hairspray to get it to hold better.

Try youtube! There are tons of how-to videos on there. :)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Oct. 3rd, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)

No offense taken, I know I get frizz (definitely when it's humid, ack!).
I just followed what I heard. I try to take care of my hair because it's one of my better features so I'm bummed to hear that Pantene isn't a good brand after all :(
Do you have any brand recommendations?


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penguinsane
Mayhem
Fri, Oct. 3rd, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)

Ugh, I know. Humidity used to be the bane of my existence. High-heat straighteners can combat even the worst of it though, but you must be careful since they can also do a lot of damage. Pretty much anything, when you over-do it, can mess up your hair. D:

Here is a nice little website with some advice about hair care basics. The main thing is to realize that for a little while, your hair may look and feel like crap once you cut out the -cones as it gets used to the new routines.

Unfortunately, I don't know of any brands off hand. Most of them tend to be designer brands (again, check labels - some designers still have shitty shampoos). The best place to go looking is a beauty store instead of a grocery store, since they would have a better selection.

You could also try to go shampooless. Here is a neat guide. It's becoming a lot more popular these days, since it's more natural. :)


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