Jaw clipping the canopy - Incredible lift and root curl!

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I posted a thread on here recently about having a problem with root curl and lift. I decided to go off this website to google and see what was out there. I HAVE to recommend this site to all those with the same problem! I just got done doing my hair with this method and I have great lift, but not too much, with root curl all the way down, PLUS as an added bonus, I think pulling the hair up and into the jaw clips allowed the "under" hair (have no idea what else to call it) to curl even more! It is so pretty! I wish I had somewhere to go to show it off! My husband is even out of town and can't see it. And without him I can not take pics so we will have to do it the next time when he is here and post some. This method is going to be part of the daily routine for me now, even when just spritzing, if my hair is limp. Here is the website:

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

It is near the end of the instructions, so keep going on the page. It is worth it though, and SO easy to do. It is called "Jaw Clipping". I had some small jaw clips anyway to pull the hair back out of my face, so I just used those that I had to do this. Does not pull the hair like clips and you can manuever the hair into the curl pattern you want before you jaw clip. With the regular clips, it would flatten everything out.

Let me know how it works for you if you try it, but it worked great for me! HTH all those who have lift and root curl issues!
3a-3b, coarse (?), thick, elastic, porous! Mod. CG 11/2010
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Low Sulfate Shampoo, Bain De Terre Green Meadow Poo, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Poo for colored hair
Condish/Cowashes: Tresemme Naturals, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Conditioner
DT/Leave In: KC Knot Today
Gels/Stylers: KCCC, HE Totally Twisted
Weekly: Nothing yet! Don't need!
"Curls on the Go": Water Spritz
Was it this method? I think I'll try this myself:

http://ylcf.org/gotcurl/curlyclipping/

And I always take my own pictures- in a mirror, as at left. That way you can take your own instead of pestering someone you love to do it...again
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
Yeah I saw that particular website too and took some from both of them, but like the wikihow one better only for the amount of info that it had. (I actually did sign up to become a member of YCLF, being a Christian myself, but signed up under the married ladies area!) I kind of did my own thing and jaw clipped in a way that I thought would work well for my hair and Wow! It worked in spades so I am really pleased, like I said, it will become part of my daily routine when lacking some lift. It is great!
3a-3b, coarse (?), thick, elastic, porous! Mod. CG 11/2010
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Low Sulfate Shampoo, Bain De Terre Green Meadow Poo, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Poo for colored hair
Condish/Cowashes: Tresemme Naturals, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Conditioner
DT/Leave In: KC Knot Today
Gels/Stylers: KCCC, HE Totally Twisted
Weekly: Nothing yet! Don't need!
"Curls on the Go": Water Spritz
That gal on the wiki, she looks so familiar. Did she used to post here? Her curls are fab!
Here are some pics. Now I took these with my Blackberry by myself so they may not be great! But I think the hair looks great!
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3a-3b, coarse (?), thick, elastic, porous! Mod. CG 11/2010
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Low Sulfate Shampoo, Bain De Terre Green Meadow Poo, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Poo for colored hair
Condish/Cowashes: Tresemme Naturals, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Conditioner
DT/Leave In: KC Knot Today
Gels/Stylers: KCCC, HE Totally Twisted
Weekly: Nothing yet! Don't need!
"Curls on the Go": Water Spritz
Here are some pics. Now I took these with my Blackberry by myself so they may not be great! But I think the hair looks great!
Originally Posted by Libertybelle67
Your hair looks fantastic! I'm jealous!
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Looks like you got some good crown lift going. I'm definitely going to give this method a spin.
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
Looks fantastic! Can you describe what you did in more detail?
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Wow Libertybelle great root lift and curl! Thank you for suggesting this method. I tried it using regular clips and changed my part from the normal routine and it worked great! I think it really helps with those of us with flat crowns to switch up our parts. I'm going to get the jaw clips and see if that helps too.

Thank you!!!!
2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

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For whatever reason I do not see any instructions about clipping on that link other than one short sentence and the 1 photo. I have looked and looked.

Are you using the small jaw clips-about 1/2 inch or the bigger 2 inch ones?
Central Massachusetts

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For whatever reason I do not see any instructions about clipping on that link other than one short sentence and the 1 photo. I have looked and looked.

Are you using the small jaw clips-about 1/2 inch or the bigger 2 inch ones?
Originally Posted by xcptnl
i cannot find them either.
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I couldn't find it either.

But I checked out the link Deodand posted.

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For whatever reason I do not see any instructions about clipping on that link other than one short sentence and the 1 photo. I have looked and looked.

Are you using the small jaw clips-about 1/2 inch or the bigger 2 inch ones?
Originally Posted by xcptnl
i cannot find them either.
Originally Posted by rbb
Whew-I feel so much better!!! I thought I was going insane!!
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I couldn't find it either.

But I checked out the link Deodand posted.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Thank goodness hair twin-we are alike in more ways than our hair!!! I also checked that link out too.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I agree, your hair (and root lift) look FABOO. I have tons of those clips (have one on right now doing a half-up), so worth a try for sure.
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Was it this method? I think I'll try this myself:

http://ylcf.org/gotcurl/curlyclipping/

And I always take my own pictures- in a mirror, as at left. That way you can take your own instead of pestering someone you love to do it...again
Originally Posted by Deodand
That was one of the first articles I read when I started CG, but never did it. I did the duckbill clipping (urgh).
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

Shine & Spring w/ Sweet Curls Elixirs!
Curl Junkie Conditions!
Re:coil ROCKS!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
http://public.fotki.com/MirCurls/


Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
Are you doing this w wet hair or dry?
CG-modified since 7/08
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Since a lot of you appear to be fairly new, I thought you might not be familiar with this video. I still get about the best results clipping mine similar to this, with either duckbill clips or jaw clips - often some of both. Crisscrossing doesn't work as well for me, but maybe I'm just a klutz.

www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=40987

Click on the link in Shellynot's original post then click on Styling Videos. There also follows a lot of discussion about it in the link above.
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HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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Last edited by auntnett; 03-23-2010 at 11:41 AM.
My teenage daughter dose something like that. She uses two or three bigger claw clips on wet hair and leaves them in over night and wakes up with lots of root volume and great curls. She's able to get most of her hair piled up on top and places the claws so they don't poke her scalp while sleeping. This works for her instead of plopping. BTW she has thick 3a/3b hair that falls below her bra strap, and uses a LI and FHG.
Ok for those of you that couldn't click on that link, I am so sorry! Put it down to being 42 and not being that computer savvy. I was able to put into google "clipping for root curl" and that came up. Try this site, and this process is NOT in the beginning of the site. You kind of have to read down and explore this site. Sorry for that. It was late and I was going to bed, but excited about the effect!

Ok, here is how I did it. Now some of you may not like this idea or put your own twist on it. If you find a better way, PLEASE let me know, but this worked really great for me; and let me say this. I did this on Sunday night? Well it is Tuesday afternoon and it looks even better than it did the first night! I am going to explain what I did:

1) washed with KC come clean rinsed
2) condish (Nature's Gate) rinsed out
3) KC Knot Today and DID NOT rinse
4) KCCC with the mystery flavored technique
5) plopped for an hour (I have super long hair in the back and it is thick, I need one hour)
6) hair was damp, I took HE Totally Twisted about a quarter size and turned my head over and scrunched some in the front and in the body of my hair
7) flipped head back over, using the smallest jaw clips I had, I kind of, wow I don't know how to describe this, bunched my hair up about one to one and half inches of the root hair (hair is about 12" long total with some layers) into the pattern that it liked. Pressed it between two fingers to hold, jaw clipped with the smallest jaw clip I had.
I DID NOT criss cross. That really messes me up. I stayed with my part.
9) I did this from front to back. I used 6 jaws total from front to back
10) lifting that hair also let the under hair breathe and curl more
11) this is where it gets a little more complicated for folks that are not nurses....I had some old scrubs caps that were elastic band type only, like the type you get before surgery, made out of 100% cotton, I flipped my hair over, with the jaws still in it on top, and put all may hair up in that to get it off my neck
12) took it out right before bed and VOILA got what you see in the pics and that really does not do it justice


I even went to bed on it and it stayed the next day all day and today all day.

I am thinking about getting some old tshirts and having my mom make me some "clipping" caps in the pattern that I have so I can clip and put the hair in the cap and work around the house or watch TV. I think that may have helped too. I remember when I worked in the OR? That I would come out after about 8 hours, and my hair would be curlier than it was before I started work due to humidity from my head (I sweat a lot in the head, very hot natured) and it would look great, grossly enough.

Whew! Ok sorry about the link and I HTH with what I put up there! Any questions feel free to send me mail. I will answer if I can!
3a-3b, coarse (?), thick, elastic, porous! Mod. CG 11/2010
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Low Sulfate Shampoo, Bain De Terre Green Meadow Poo, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Poo for colored hair
Condish/Cowashes: Tresemme Naturals, L'Oreal Sulfate Free Conditioner
DT/Leave In: KC Knot Today
Gels/Stylers: KCCC, HE Totally Twisted
Weekly: Nothing yet! Don't need!
"Curls on the Go": Water Spritz

Last edited by Libertybelle67; 04-21-2010 at 06:52 PM.

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