Clipping roots/ hair?

I have been seeing a lot about clipping hair up/ clipping roots...I feel alittle slow bc i don't understand it... someone please explain what that means, how you do it and what it does for curls?

Last edited by lysi; 06-18-2011 at 10:06 PM.
Here's a good explanation with pictures: Clipping Roots for Volume | Healthy Curls

HTH!
Janet ~ Northern NJ
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Janet, your hair is looking amazing!!!!!!! Totally loving the redhead look on you!!!
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i have a 'cheating' version of clipping the roots -- i do not use clips as mostly my hair looks strange afterwards.
what i do is i dab some deep conditioner (ssdd or cj rehab) at the roots around my face, and it dries lifting my hair up naturally, into a root curl. you could probably do this with many products, curl creams, gels...
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Janet, your hair is looking amazing!!!!!!! Totally loving the redhead look on you!!!
Originally Posted by hippiechic81
Thank you!
Janet ~ Northern NJ
Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
My Picasa Album
What I used in this photo:
Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
Styling: CJCQ
Have any of you guys tried the John Torch's octopus hair clips?
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I'm not sure which octopus clips you mean. Do you have a link or a photo? (I use a bunch of different clips, including octopus clips, so I MAY have an answer for you. )
Janet ~ Northern NJ
Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
My Picasa Album
What I used in this photo:
Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
Styling: CJCQ
thanks so much for that link!!! I've been finding dead links all over this site for curl clipping and it was driving me crazy trying to figure it out!!!
2c, fine texture, high porosity, low elasticity.

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Low poo: Burt's Bees Grapefruit & sugarbeet shampoo (1-2x's week)
Conditioner: garner fructis sleek & shine
Stylers: suave professionals volumizing mousse
question: If I part my hair on the side, would that change the way I clip? Is it best to clip with the hair kind of all smoothed back on top, or already parted??
2c, fine texture, high porosity, low elasticity.

Going CG starting 6/17/11!

Co wash: suave coconut naturals
Low poo: Burt's Bees Grapefruit & sugarbeet shampoo (1-2x's week)
Conditioner: garner fructis sleek & shine
Stylers: suave professionals volumizing mousse
Where can I get duckbill clips? I have never seen them in stores.
Where can I get duckbill clips? I have never seen them in stores.
Originally Posted by lysi
Any pharmacy or Sally's-type store will have them. Here's a link to the ones at Sally's: Sally Beauty Supply
Janet ~ Northern NJ
Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
My Picasa Album
What I used in this photo:
Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
Styling: CJCQ
I clip differently. I follow a method I saw on youtube but unfortunately the video is now gone. After I arrange my part with a rat tail comb, I lift a clump towards the back of my part. I push it towards the part so it creates an arch and then I slide the clip around it so the clip is perpendicular to the part. Does that make any sense?

I tend to clip in huge loops of hair because once I remove the clips, SOTC, etc. my hair falls a bit. I prefer a lot of volume up top.
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

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I live in the NYC area.


I clip differently. I follow a method I saw on youtube but unfortunately the video is now gone. After I arrange my part with a rat tail comb, I lift a clump towards the back of my part. I push it towards the part so it creates an arch and then I slide the clip around it so the clip is perpendicular to the part. Does that make any sense?

I tend to clip in huge loops of hair because once I remove the clips, SOTC, etc. my hair falls a bit. I prefer a lot of volume up top.
Originally Posted by Cheetara
Can you explain the bolded? I am intrigued...and addicted to duck clips
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*Conditioner - DEVA One (used for co-wash too). Yes To Carrots conditioner.
*Leave in - Garnier Fructis Clean styling cream & gel (DEVA gels are hit or miss depending on the weather. ULTA medium hold gel is also silicone free).
*Other likes - DEVA moisture lock spray, Ducks Clips (spray with gel first), diffuse 30 - 40%.

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