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Old 03-23-2010, 12:22 PM   #21
 
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Default Dummy me forgot to put the website!

Go to:

www.wikihow.com

and put in something to do with hair, or CG method, or clipping for root curl and maybe it will give you what I read and used. Again sorry. And again, look till you get close to the end. What was at the top of my computer in the web addy space was:

www.wikihow.com/Follow-The-Curly-Girl-Method-For-Curly-Hair

I just pulled it up with this so I could copy it directly. Hope this one works or this helps! Sorry again!
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:36 PM   #22
 
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Are you doing this w wet hair or dry?
Hey, I put a description of what I did. I just read it and it sounds like I never took a breath, but I am rearranging furniture, so I wanted to answer everybody's questions. There were no where near these replies on Monday when I checked! Sorry it took me till now, but I did it on damp hair after plopping, jaw clipped and then put a scrub hat on to get it off my neck and let it dry some more. Took it down (took the clips out) before bed and slept on it. Still looks great today.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #23
 
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OK I'm trying this tonight!

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Thanks, Liberty! That sounds like how I've been clipping, mostly, but I may not have given it enough height, and I haven't tried wrapping up the rest of my hair!
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:40 PM   #25
 
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Just FYI, I tried the criss-crossing technique and it didn't work for me. I got plenty of lift in the sides of my hair, but not enough in the top. Also the act of crossing wet hair destroys my weak curl pattern. Oh well back to the drawing board.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:58 AM   #26
 
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Just FYI, I tried the criss-crossing technique and it didn't work for me. I got plenty of lift in the sides of my hair, but not enough in the top. Also the act of crossing wet hair destroys my weak curl pattern. Oh well back to the drawing board.
I am with you on the crisscrossing as well. I end up messing with my hair too much trying to get the crisscrossing done and I am pulling out any root curl I might have. I sometimes just use 2 larger jaw clips and grab both sides of the hair along my part with them and then do some diffusing and then take them out. That is is best clipping I have ever been able to do. These are the 2 inch (??) jaw clips.

I have given up on any other implements.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:56 AM   #27
 
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Default I did not criss cross either, does not work and weird curl results

Hey guys, (ahem) CGs! I did not criss cross either does not work well. I thought I put that up there that I didn't? Oh well, will check. And I use the small, small jaw clips. They are probably 1/2 an inch? I don't grab a lot of hair, like I said it can be caught with index finger and thumb so that is not a wad of hair, just a small bunch. And I go straight back, from forehead to crown in a pretty straight line, not even using a part. When it comes down, I have such a strong part, that it falls into that anyway.

Sorry it didn't work for ya'll, but man it works for me. This is my second "wash" day of the week and I can't wait to do it again. I got SO many compliments on it, even from the doctors I work with and man it is hard to get them to compliment anything, being surgeons and all. They usually are so focused that they don't even notice us in Pre Op but they did notice the hair!

Again, sorry it didn't work for ya, I was hoping I had hit on something that might help! I have another idea that I am working on. My dad is a carpenter and I am going to get a 1/2 inch dowel rod cut into 1 or 2 inch sections and curl the root on it, let the rest of it hang off, jaw clip it with the 1/2 inch jaws and see what that does. I am trying to make my own root curlers. Straws do not work for me. The hair slips off. So will see what that does. I just hate those metal hair clips, they pull and break my hair. And my hair is pretty elastic, but they still do it. The jaw clipping works great for me.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:08 AM   #28
 
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I'm glad you started this post. I used to use jaw clipping a few years ago, but then cut my hair super short - too short to clip. I'm growing it back out (it's now between chin and shoulder length) and used 1.5" jaw clips yesterday. I grabbed small sections along my part, pulled straight up and clipped. I also clipped two areas on either side of my part. In total, I used 5 clips. It worked beautifully - and I've got second day hair today. Thanks for the reminder!!
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:38 AM   #29
 
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I'm glad you started this post. I used to use jaw clipping a few years ago, but then cut my hair super short - too short to clip. I'm growing it back out (it's now between chin and shoulder length) and used 1.5" jaw clips yesterday. I grabbed small sections along my part, pulled straight up and clipped. I also clipped two areas on either side of my part. In total, I used 5 clips. It worked beautifully - and I've got second day hair today. Thanks for the reminder!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #30
 
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I have lots of these tiny jaw clips. I'm going to try this out for sure! I dont' always love how the curls that frame my face fall. This may prove to help alot! Thanks!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:57 AM   #31
 
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I have tried so many of these jaw clips. Are they the same as the octopus clips? If not, does someone have a picture? I ask becaues the oct. clips aren't working for me. The big ones pull my hair since it's so fine (moves around too much) & the small oct. clips are too small & scrunch my hair up. I would like to find something that works to give me a little root lift, especially around my crazy part...
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:09 PM   #32
 
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This is what I'm using now. I use them on dripping wet hair so my curl formation won't be disturbed. I part my hair in the middle and criss/cross the hair over the center part. I lift the middle before clipping for more heighth. I then take an old t-shirt and scrunch my hair. I, also, start at the back crown and end at the very front. Correction: I just measured and I'm using the 1 1/2 ". The 2" was too large and the 1" too small.

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Old 10-03-2010, 12:00 PM   #33
 
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That's the article that got me started on CG! And it was whimaway that wrote it, I think.

Hm, I'll have to try this; my hair looks very poorly defined at the top.
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I just have to say, I never figured out the traditional curly girl method of clipping with duckbill clips. Yesterday, I watched Jonathan Torch's video on jaw clipping and since I already had jaw clips at home I decided to try it. I couldn't be more pleased with the results! This method blows duckbill clips out of the water. It literally makes clipping a breeze. I highly recommend this method to anyone who hasn't figured out clipping. This is a no brainer, foolproof method, and you can get the clips at your local drugstore.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #35
 
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Awesome!! I just ordered some jaw-clips last week so I am looking forward to them.
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This is what I'm using now. I use them on dripping wet hair so my curl formation won't be disturbed. I part my hair in the middle and criss/cross the hair over the center part. I lift the middle before clipping for more heighth. I then take an old t-shirt and scrunch my hair. I, also, start at the back crown and end at the very front. Correction: I just measured and I'm using the 1 1/2 ". The 2" was too large and the 1" too small.

I would love see the link to this specific clip. I tried finding i on the adiscountbeaty.com site and don't see it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #37
 
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I use roller jaw clips from CHS, and they are so easy, they are a godsend. Makes my styling a snap. I get great volume, root lift and curls. They solved a LOT of problems.
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I started CG when i got out of the hospital and all I had around were two big jaw dips so i used them at the crown, and a few smaller ones I used at the sides. I had a small odd bunch of other clips and used them if needed as needed, but the jaw clips work great.

I got the kind iN the book but they weren't as easy to work with so I went back to jaw clips.

I dont criss cross, I just grab a bunch of hair and pull it up and clip it.
On the sides I just scrunch and clip with the smaller ones.
I think they work great.
They are cheap and easy to find. Goody makes then, Scunci makes them.
You can even get them at the supermarket so it's easy and cheap to try and the results are good.

Root lift and curls, even just air dried.
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Also, Conair makes ones like CHS roller clamps.
They,are at target and Wal stores., wherever you would find a hair dryer or hot rollers.
Cheaper than CHS and you don't have to wait for them to arrive.
I'm impatient, as you can tell.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #40
 
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Question on the jaw clips -

Does everyone pile the entire chunk of hair into the clip? Or could you just use them at the roots? Seems like putting the entire length of the hair being clipped would break up clumps, or cause uneven drying, etc.
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