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curlypearl 09-22-2012 01:43 PM

A clipping tip
 
Here's the tip: Wait until your hair is 50% dry before clipping and then leave the clip in for about 30 minutes.

I don't know how I discovered this tip. I may even have read about it here, or seen it on Youtube.

I was never able to clip for height on top - I tried everything. The clips would just fall out of my hair and/or tangle. Then I tried waiting until my hair was at least 50% dry, grabbed a thick chunk of hair and clipped using tiny butterfly clips. The hair stayed in the clip! After 30 mins. I took out the clip and diffused a little more. I got height on top! Volume! Yippee!!! :blob4:

I've been able to duplicate this effect 3 times so I know it isn't a fluke. I hope this helps someone. Please post back and let us know if it works for you.:toothy4:

Curlswirl 09-22-2012 02:29 PM

I am going to try it Curlypearl, thanks! How do you arrange the clips? Do you have a link for the clips that you are referring to? Have you tried using hair spray on the roots and then clipping? A hairstylist once recommended that method to me.

curlypearl 09-22-2012 03:18 PM

www.amazon.com/Scunci-Effortless-Beauty-Thick-18-Count/dp/B0045HYPIM/ref=sr_1_2?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1348348378&sr=1-2&keywords=jaw+clips+for+hair

Hi Curlswirl - Happy to hear from you! I tried to insert a link - don't know if that worked.

The clips are called roller jaw clips and they come in lots of sizes. I like your stylist's idea -I had thought of trying just the tiniest coating of gel on the clips - same idea - but I haven't tried that yet.

I was pretty haphazard about arranging the clips. It looked like a wreck while they were in each time, but it worked! I just kind of fluffed my hair when it was dry - kind of "scrubbing" the roots and the lift stayed.

I hope you can see the link, but anyway, the clips are all over in any drugstore. Good luck with this! :wave:

mhen76 09-22-2012 08:07 PM

I have always used the clips on wet hair. I love the idea of waiting until my hair is half dry. Why didn't I ever think to do that? I use a spray gel on my clips when I refresh for second or third day hair. The clips do look a little strange, but they work. Between the clips, the plops and the pineapples, hubby is convinced I'm a total dork. But I'm a dork with great curls!

PerriP 09-23-2012 05:57 AM

I agree, zero luck wet clipping. Now I clip when I'm finished diffusing, let it sit like that about 5 minutes. Much better results on nearly dry hair.

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goldencurly 09-23-2012 07:40 AM

I've been doing this for years - someone on here told me about it - maybe SuZen??? But I use the long plastic clips like this: http://counterculturebeauty.com/wp-c...hair-clips.jpg

I have cheapo ones from Sally's.

My hair is fine and thin so I diffuse the ends first and then hang upside down and do the top of my head. After diffusing, I run the clips in from the front towards the back of my head. Depending on how my hair looks, I may use just one that holds the 2 sides of my messy part together so it doesn't go flat. Other times, I will use several on either side of the part to get big hair all over the top. I love BIG hair but my fine hair will rarely do big but if I didn't clip on top, it would be totally flat.

Myrna 09-23-2012 01:40 PM

I use the roller jaw clips that are available on the CHS site, Frizzoff.com. I was looking locally, but after seeing the video on youtube, I decided to spend the bucks - about $18.00 for a dozen - and get theirs. What a huge difference they have made! even my stylist wants to know where to get them. I use them on wet hair, and they do the job fine. If I need to, I can diffuse with a hot sock and to speed up the drying time, and my hair is still fine. I hated those Deva metal clips. Hated them.

yossarian 09-23-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Myrna (Post 2038809)
I use the roller jaw clips that are available on the CHS site, Frizzoff.com. I was looking locally, but after seeing the video on youtube, I decided to spend the bucks - about $18.00 for a dozen - and get theirs. What a huge difference they have made! even my stylist wants to know where to get them. I use them on wet hair, and they do the job fine. If I need to, I can diffuse with a hot sock and to speed up the drying time, and my hair is still fine. I hated those Deva metal clips. Hated them.

+1! There was a thread a while back about the best tools for clipping, and you were one of the"veterans" who convinced me to splurge on the CHS clamps. I split a set with another curly as part of a larger swap (thx, asugirl!), and it was definitely a good decision. More root lift, curl definition and ringlets, and best of all, they are gentle on the hair - no breakage or pulling when taking them out.

Two thumbs up! : )

curlypearl 09-23-2012 06:07 PM

My pj is growling.... getting activated. I may eventually have to try those. Would they work on thinner hair do you think?

Curlswirl 09-23-2012 06:23 PM

Myrna--how do you place the clips?

yossarian 09-23-2012 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by curlypearl (Post 2038948)
My pj is growling.... getting activated. I may eventually have to try those. Would they work on thinner hair do you think?

My hair is quite thin, and I was worried about that too (would the teeth have enough hair to grip, or would they just fall out?) But that hasn't been a problem. The Jonathan Torch video on the CHS website was very helpful. After watching several times, I had a good idea of how to use them properly.

Roller Jaw Clamp Video

HTH!

goldencurly 09-24-2012 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Myrna (Post 2038809)
I use the roller jaw clips that are available on the CHS site, Frizzoff.com. I was looking locally, but after seeing the video on youtube, I decided to spend the bucks - about $18.00 for a dozen - and get theirs. What a huge difference they have made! even my stylist wants to know where to get them. I use them on wet hair, and they do the job fine. If I need to, I can diffuse with a hot sock and to speed up the drying time, and my hair is still fine. I hated those Deva metal clips. Hated them.

Myrna - shame on you: now I simply MUST have some of those. I went on the site and even watched the video. 8)

How would they work on short (chin length hair)?

yossarian 09-24-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by goldencurly (Post 2039348)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Myrna (Post 2038809)
I use the roller jaw clips that are available on the CHS site, Frizzoff.com. I was looking locally, but after seeing the video on youtube, I decided to spend the bucks - about $18.00 for a dozen - and get theirs. What a huge difference they have made! even my stylist wants to know where to get them.

Myrna - shame on you: now I simply MUST have some of those. I went on the site and even watched the video. 8)

She's quite the enabler, isn't she?

Curlswirl 09-25-2012 06:41 AM

Curlypearl---are you still using the Anthony Dickey root lift technique with the comb at the roots or that technique along with the clipping?

curlypearl 09-25-2012 05:47 PM

Hi Curlswirl - No, I'm not using Dickey's technique for root lift. I find this technique for volume even better, but I'm definitely going back to him for my next cut!


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