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Curlygirl323 02-24-2013 02:56 PM

Bad hair days: what do you do?
 
I'm sure we all have them from time to time, especially when experimenting with products. What do you Curlies do when you are unhappy with your hair?

Do you find you start over the next day? Do you still wait a few days before removing all the product and throw your hair into up-dos until then? How do you "fix" a bad hair day?

anonymous_135172 02-24-2013 03:54 PM

My bad hair days end in an up do with my hair fork.
And I wash the next day and start over.

Stephaniie 02-24-2013 04:54 PM

Honestly, i can't remember having a bad hair days, really. Because when i'm going to try a new product, i try it first in home (one day that i'm not going out) just to see how it goes on my hair and if it works. And i do the same when i'm going to try a new hairstyle... So, at least, i can't remember having a bad hair day.

I would like to get more volume, and i am not always happy about not having it, but that's another thing LOL.

mhen76 02-24-2013 06:35 PM

Depends on why it's a bad hair day. If I overdid a product and my hair feels gunky and stringy, I start over. If it's funky or broken up curls or a bit of frizz, it's an updo until wash day.

longlivecurls 02-24-2013 07:01 PM

Depends on how much time I will have the next day. If I can I'll start over if I won't have time I'll put it in a ponytail till I can wash again. If its a little frizz problem I'll try spritzing a mixture of water and conditioner and glazing a little bit of gel. If it still looks too frizzy I'll clip the top of my hair back halfway so my bottom curls are still showing and leave a well define curl or two out to frame my face.

asianrunner 02-24-2013 08:42 PM

Messy bun!

lucyprimrose 02-24-2013 08:48 PM

If it is really overly producty, braid it and wash as soon as I can - wouldn't be able to re-wash same day really.

If it isn't, put on a bit of leave in or oil and braid it. Keep up/back or loose waves from braid until next wash.

Yes, I wear a lot of braids. That's if a braid is a plait!

CurlyJulie81 02-24-2013 09:46 PM

If I have rewetted and it still isn't helping my hair, then I will pull it back in a pony, or braid it. There are lots of cute and easy-to-do braids out there! Youtube is the best for finding them.

dresdendoll 02-24-2013 10:02 PM

If I stripped it with too much shampoo and it's really dry and frizzy, I ponytail it for two days then start over. If it's gross/oily/gunky, I ponytail it for the rest of the day and then wash it as soon as a can. If it's limp and flat, I put on a head band to get some body. If a small part particularly looks bad, I pin it back with a bow :)

Curlygirl323 02-24-2013 11:54 PM

I'm a braid girl myself. Side braids work wonders. I use them on lazy days too, even when my hair would probably be fine. Or on days I would probably need to co-wash if I wanted to do anything decent, but don't have time to. Or just because :) My morning job is working with kids anyway, and the babies will play with my hair when it's down, so I don't wear my hair down often during the week. Braids are definitely my go-to :)

KatMack 02-25-2013 07:39 AM

I resist the urge to redo it that day, I know that almost always makes my hair worse, especially if it was due to a product it doesn't like. As far as the next day I do usually start my routine over if I can. Until then it stays in its trusty French twist.

Jas76 02-25-2013 07:52 AM

Typically my hair gets pulled back or up-do'd, and then if possible I "start over" the next day. If I think it's necessary, it may mean I'll clarify and/or PT/DT as soon as possible.

Houseofcurls 02-25-2013 03:16 PM

I do what my friends lovingly termed, "THE BLOB"
It's really just a ponytail high on the top of my head, then I pin the ends all round and it's like a curly blob of curls. Not a bun, just curls, all over. The longer the hair the bigger the blob.
I'm actually wearing one today. :wink: It's what I do on bad hair days

Curlygirl323 02-25-2013 03:29 PM

I like that term - "The Blob." I've done it a few times myself. I always get compliments when I do it! Now that you've mentioned it, I'm going to have to return it to my hairstyles :-)

Houseofcurls 02-25-2013 03:42 PM

today I was just too lazy to do anything with it, so here's the blob in full action:
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/...ps272b074e.jpg
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5782bb47.jpg
braided the bangs, because they are annoying.

morganrc 02-25-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curlygirl323 (Post 2125804)
I'm sure we all have them from time to time, especially when experimenting with products. What do you Curlies do when you are unhappy with your hair?

Do you find you start over the next day? Do you still wait a few days before removing all the product and throw your hair into up-dos until then? How do you "fix" a bad hair day?

I'm all about the braids. When my hair was longer, everyday I would learn a new braid to wear the next day.

anonymous_133347 02-25-2013 07:48 PM

I agree. It depends on what you mean by bad hair days. So if I were to overdo product I'd wash it out as soon as I could and put it up in the meanwhile. Also twisting and winding back a few pieces in the front and securing them with bobby pins (letting the tendrils escape underneath) can make my whole head of hair look better because it's atypical of me to get too much product on the underlayers. Usually quite the reverse. Stupid underlayers. You're so hard to reach!

P.S.

I think I'm going to have to steal HoC's new catchphrase,

"The longer the hair, the bigger the blob!",

and put it on a bumper sticker.

dresdendoll 02-25-2013 09:47 PM

Just after reading this, I tried the Blob! I pinned it but also put a bow in the middle :) Someone already told me they love it! Great suggestion

Houseofcurls 02-26-2013 07:30 AM

Sweet! Want to link the pin?

Pocahontas 02-26-2013 08:24 AM

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I normally just bun it up especially those days web my wash n go is a no go I wet my hair except the part I want out so it can be full and big or I just rock a huge curly pony
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