Bored with the mass....

Hey there!

My hair starting to bore me. Coloring it won't change how bored I am with it and straightening is not an option. So, I've been trying to look at different ways of doing styles that don't consists of braids and knots. Can you guys help me think of some different ways to do my hair? I usually where it out, in a bun, or in a low ponytail. Thanks!

Reminder: My hair is extremely thick and long.
Hey there!

My hair starting to bore me. Coloring it won't change how bored I am with it and straightening is not an option. So, I've been trying to look at different ways of doing styles that don't consists of braids and knots. Can you guys help me think of some different ways to do my hair? I usually where it out, in a bun, or in a low ponytail. Thanks!

Reminder: My hair is extremely thick and long.
Originally Posted by bcohen

Maybe you can experiment with hair accessories and scarves . . .
Also motowngirl has a lot of natural hairstyles on her site http://motowngirl.com/content/Natura...ir-Styles.html
Thanks! I was thinking about accessories. Sometimes I wear a scarf when I wear a ponytail. I guess I'm looking for different textures (waves, loose, big curls) and different versions of the pontyail.
have you tried roller sets but all natural air dry, it takes a long time but it comes out great.
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i think a coil out is a fun option, i think they look great on longer hair

also, you can put a different twist on your usual styles...

sometimes when i get bored with my bun i position it differently (higher or lower) or add a hump to the front, add bangs etc. sometimes simple adjustments do the trick

wigs/weaves are stylish alternatives if you're intersted...i think i'll be tying that soon; short, sleek styles.

browse the fotkis lol im sure you'll find a lot of options...jenteel is very creative

hope i was helpful!!
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I'm better than people who think they are better than others; even though that's hypocritical in itself, im a better kind of hypocrite than others.
also, by "knots" do you mean bantu knots? because that is one way to get looser curls/waves...if you'd rather not use bantu knots you could try the twist & curl method
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i am officially the Kettle; call me Black. thanks.

I'm better than people who think they are better than others; even though that's hypocritical in itself, im a better kind of hypocrite than others.
If I try the knots to get loose waves, what do I do at night to have the same hair the next day?
Have you tried flexirods? When I got bored with my hair I'd use them to get a different look. Pic below:

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Here's a pic of the flexirods, I used the red and the blue to get my results. HTH, and I let my hair airdry with them on. I used between 50-75 on my hair. The more you use the faster the drying time, and the straighter the roots will get.
Natural since Oct. 2002. BC for the 3rd time in July 2008. 5-7" of natural 4a hair.

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Have you tried flexirods? When I got bored with my hair I'd use them to get a different look. Pic below:

Originally Posted by Honeycomb
omg. this is gorgeous. I wanna try this!

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@bcohen: hmm...idk lol i've only tried the knots myself when i was transitioning and then i put my satin cap on at night. BUT what i just thought was that you can try setting your hair as you would for the "curly fro" (via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZInve4LqQ8 OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgogYmjC71E) style at night and take it down in the mornings (this is just an idea as i have not tried it myself).

maybe ladies who have done knots on natural hair can help us out with this question...
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i am officially the Kettle; call me Black. thanks.

I'm better than people who think they are better than others; even though that's hypocritical in itself, im a better kind of hypocrite than others.
I would like to try these. I think I saw them at Sally's a while back... but I recently saw this house flip show where this girl had 3c hair, put her hair up in rollers, and had this cute little style with these big curls (they filmed her putting them in). I was like I WANT TO DO THAT! Maybe winter break will give me a chance to experiment.

Here's a pic of the flexirods, I used the red and the blue to get my results. HTH, and I let my hair airdry with them on. I used between 50-75 on my hair. The more you use the faster the drying time, and the straighter the roots will get.
Originally Posted by Honeycomb
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
If you do the bantu knots you would do what you would normally do for any other set. Add a little moisture if needed ( moisturizing cream or butter) Pineapple and sleep with a bonnet. A roller set will give nice looser waves. Empressri I think has a you tube video of her bantu knots.
http://public.fotki.com/jad928/
I may experiment and try the bantu knots this weekend. Those flexirods scare me , so I may have to try those when I have a lot of time....lol.
I may experiment and try the bantu knots this weekend. Those flexirods scare me , so I may have to try those when I have a lot of time....lol.
Originally Posted by bcohen
What are you afraid of? They're harmless
Natural since Oct. 2002. BC for the 3rd time in July 2008. 5-7" of natural 4a hair.

My pics:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slidesho...Uy=w74a9e&Ux=0
I've tried the bantu knots on my natural hair and it was a disaster. I think they work much better on hair that's transitioning from a relaxer, relaxed or straightened hair.

You could try CurlyNikki's twist & curl technique. I think that technique is great.
Natural since Oct. 2002. BC for the 3rd time in July 2008. 5-7" of natural 4a hair.

My pics:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slidesho...Uy=w74a9e&Ux=0
I may experiment and try the bantu knots this weekend. Those flexirods scare me , so I may have to try those when I have a lot of time....lol.
Originally Posted by bcohen
What are you afraid of? They're harmless
Originally Posted by Honeycomb
LOL...I'm sure I'll find a way to mess that up!
I may experiment and try the bantu knots this weekend. Those flexirods scare me , so I may have to try those when I have a lot of time....lol.
Originally Posted by bcohen
What are you afraid of? They're harmless
Originally Posted by Honeycomb
LOL...I'm sure I'll find a way to mess that up!
Originally Posted by bcohen
Here's a good tutorial on them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4s9aJpiqV8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfEYB...eature=related
Natural since Oct. 2002. BC for the 3rd time in July 2008. 5-7" of natural 4a hair.

My pics:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slidesho...Uy=w74a9e&Ux=0
Hey there!

My hair starting to bore me. Coloring it won't change how bored I am with it and straightening is not an option. So, I've been trying to look at different ways of doing styles that don't consists of braids and knots. Can you guys help me think of some different ways to do my hair? I usually where it out, in a bun, or in a low ponytail. Thanks!

Reminder: My hair is extremely thick and long.
Originally Posted by bcohen
Heres bantu knot video on natural hair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFcv...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAhMo...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbsLAwCxRO4
Natural since Oct. 2002. BC for the 3rd time in July 2008. 5-7" of natural 4a hair.

My pics:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slidesho...Uy=w74a9e&Ux=0

Last edited by Honeycomb; 12-09-2008 at 07:32 PM.
Hey there!

My hair starting to bore me. Coloring it won't change how bored I am with it and straightening is not an option. So, I've been trying to look at different ways of doing styles that don't consists of braids and knots. Can you guys help me think of some different ways to do my hair? I usually where it out, in a bun, or in a low ponytail. Thanks!

Reminder: My hair is extremely thick and long.
Originally Posted by bcohen
Heres bantu knot video on natural hair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFcv...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAhMo...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbsLAwCxRO4
Originally Posted by Honeycomb

Oh, goodie! Thanks for those...I needed some visuals.

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