A. Dickey, Hair Rules salon

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CP - you can email the photos to yourself & then save them to your computer & upload from there. Or if your phone has a USB plug you can transfer the photos from your phone's drive to your computer's.

Glad you love your new cut!
3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
like you are sending a text, a picture text with your email address.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Multicult, and RBB, thanks very much for the instructions. I've texted people but only to their phone #s. Never tried emailing photos and don't have a USB plug. Can I buy one?

Would you believe I've taught (and been paid for) teaching software? That was before the surgery and I got far behind on everything techie. Didn't even know Outlook when I started my new job 10 mos. ago - (guano - great boss hired me knowing how lame I was in that area).

I'll try to figure this out - I'm feeling dorky. But dorkie with a cute haircut.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Well!

Very happy to hear it went well, and completely understand needing to style it yourself before giving a verdict. I'm the same way.

However, I would like to hear more about these combs. Do they have a name? Would you please describe them?

Thanks!

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CP - You can buy a USB plug, but one usually comes with a camera phone. But like RBB said, it's like sending a text but the address is an email address instead of a phone number. Did you try that? To send a picture text to your email address? You can also forward it to a friend and have him or her save it to a USB drive for you.
3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
Glad your cut went well!!

I too would like to know more about the combs.
Claudine19, I actually went to 2 Ricky's to try to buy the combs and they weren't selling them anymore. The combs had two sets of teeth, one longer than the other. Dickey used them to lift the hair on top while he diffused it. The combs kind of grabbed (gently) a chunk of hair and gave it lift. Not sure I can describe this better. I'll keep a lookout for this type of comb.

Multicultcurly, thanks so very much for the instructions. I promise to try to send a picture (not tonight but soon). I think I had a USB plug with my phone originally but it vanished when my apt. was painted. It's probably in a closet somewhere along with missing socks, etc. I never tried to send a pic to my email address. This is silly - I have to master this! (The truth is I am a green monster with purple spots and straight hair and I don't want anyone to see the real me!)

SpiralSpunk - thanks for chiming in! I definitely am interested in finding those combs. I'm going to look online.

ETA: I typed in combs on Amazon and the very first response is a set of cheapie plastic combs which include the very type that Dickey used. I think the set is about $3.00. Apparently it is considered a "teasing" comb. I'm going to check out local drug stores and I'll break down and get one from Amazon if I can't find it.
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2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift

Last edited by curlypearl; 08-11-2012 at 08:40 PM.
Yes, SpiralSpunk - that's the very one .

I'm going to see what's available in drugstores before I get this from Amazon - only because the shipping fee is more than the price!

What's new with you? Do you have a problem with flat top also?
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Curlypearl-- I am so happy you love your haircut!! I am curious about how your hair was cut. Did he cut it dry?
Also, how do you prevent frizz and get definition and hold using only mousse? Also, how do you use the comb and not break up the curl pattern?
Which of the three combs pictured is the one the stylist recommended? I'm confused.

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Hey Curlswirl - great questions!

Dickey cut it wet. I didn't mind because my two dry cut (Deva) experiences looked fabulous in the salon but grew out uneven.

He used hair spray to prevent frizz after mousse. That's a big no no for me, since his hairspray contains SD alcohol. My hair looked great but felt dry. Since my only concern was getting a great haircut I didn't care.

When I re-did my hair I used the travel size mousse that I got from Dickey and it was frizz city. The dews are in the 70's though, so I don't know if anything short of Elmer's Glue would keep my hair from frizzing.

Yesterday I bought a cg mousse sans alcohol (Deva Volumizing Foam) and I'm going to try that with a small amount of gel - KCCC or BRHG on top.

Dickey didn't actually comb my hair at all except in the very front. He used 2 teeth of the comb to make a wave on each side but only right in the front. He said he wanted to show me that tweak, in case I liked it.

It gave me a kind of 40's "marcelle" look which I liked. Very different from anything I've done before. I haven't tried to duplicate that but I'm going to experiment.

He gently lifted small sections on the crown without disturbing the curl pattern. He didn't comb through - just lifted a bit and diffused.

All in all it was as you said - you learn something new from every different stylist. From Cristin I learned to make a zig/zag part and not to part all the way to the back. I still recommend her - she is #2 after Dickey.

Thanks for your input. I'm so happy I have people I can talk to about my hair! People who don't have curly hair canNOT relate

ETA: Dickey strongly recommends not using silicones or sulfate shampoos.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Hi there Claudine. From what I can see - it's the third one on the right - a teasing comb. At least I think so - hard to tell from the pic. The comb Dickey used had a double set of teeth - one much longer than the other so it lifted up sections of hair without actually combing through at all.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Okay, thanks.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
Thanks for answering my questions Curlypearl! You are right about the need for glue in this humidity!! I actually have been using Set It Free lately before applying my gel which is sticky like glue to keep my hair tamed with these high dews!

One more question, can you also wear your hear straight with his cut?
Yes, SpiralSpunk - that's the very one .

I'm going to see what's available in drugstores before I get this from Amazon - only because the shipping fee is more than the price!

What's new with you? Do you have a problem with flat top also?
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I've seen those around, do you have any other beauty supply stores close to you? They should have them, I know hairdressers use those.

Oh and I can totally picture what you're describing now. He did it with the long end of the comb? I think you could do that with a "rat tail" comb. Just lift with it and dry.

My problem is mostly with getting "bounce" and my curls to clump and a little the flat top especially in the crown going back, but I think I've solved it.

After I apply my products I squish sections of my hair up to my scalp and clip it for a little bit while I get dressed. I also dont take my part all the way back into the crown - I make all of the the crown go back and down and along with the clipping I get good lift there. My hair is already in short layers so that helps. The crown is actually my shortest layer.

I've been watching videos of Dickey on YouTube and he does "curly hair lessons" - sounds like he has a lot of neat tips for all kinds of problems. If only I lived in NYC.

Last edited by SpiralSpunk; 08-12-2012 at 04:01 PM.

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