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Old 07-18-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
 
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I can't stand it when the hair at the front of my hairline lays flat (if my hair was short, I would call it the bangs area). If you're looking for a way to avoid this, here's what I do after applying gel to my wet hair and scrunching with the Curls Like Us towel.

I wear my hair with either a side part or no part but with most of the hair on top directed toward one side. I use a hair pick and insert it near the roots, aiming straight back. I lift up to the height I like and slightly toward the part. Then I use my diffuser for about 20 seconds or so to "set" the gel. Then I either air dry which works pretty good or sit under my hard hat dryer (aka, R2D2) which gives me the best results. After I SOTC, I use the pick (or my fingers) and use the same action if I want a little more lift at this point - sometimes during drying it falls a little. If it needs more help than than, I give it a very light spritz of water and use the pick and diffuser again.

If I wore my hair so that the front section was going more or less straight back, I would probably insert the pick from the side and lift up and toward the front, maybe doing it from each side.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
 
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Nice tip! I'll give it a try! : )
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:47 PM   #3
 
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I can't stand it when the hair at the front of my hairline lays flat (if my hair was short, I would call it the bangs area). If you're looking for a way to avoid this, here's what I do after applying gel to my wet hair and scrunching with the Curls Like Us towel.

I wear my hair with either a side part or no part but with most of the hair on top directed toward one side. I use a hair pick and insert it near the roots, aiming straight back. I lift up to the height I like and slightly toward the part. Then I use my diffuser for about 20 seconds or so to "set" the gel. Then I either air dry which works pretty good or sit under my hard hat dryer (aka, R2D2) which gives me the best results. After I SOTC, I use the pick (or my fingers) and use the same action if I want a little more lift at this point - sometimes during drying it falls a little. If it needs more help than than, I give it a very light spritz of water and use the pick and diffuser again.

If I wore my hair so that the front section was going more or less straight back, I would probably insert the pick from the side and lift up and toward the front, maybe doing it from each side.
That's just what I do, and exactly what i did today. Put extra gel there, and then used the trident pick I got at Sally's and use it to lift, shoot the diffuser, section by section. I dont' get huge lift, but it helps a lot with the "bangs" area, as you say.

It works really well with mousse, too, but gel gives nicer curl definition.
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