Putting Hair Up!

So I'm need tips on putting curly hair up! I have to keep my hair up for work as I work at a doggie salon, and its a pretty harsh environment. It can get very humid and I get a frizzy fuzzy halo, not to mention all the dog hair that gets stuck in my hair.. sometimes it looks like a white wig.. haha. Anyway!

How do you pull your hair up out of the way? Usually I just pull it into a ponytail/bun but thats just blah, but I feel my elastic is probably damaging my hair or putting a dent in it. Not that it matters, because my hair wont hold its curl anyway.. I usually end up having to rinse it out when I get home.

The elastic headbands WILL NOT stay on my head. Regular ones barely will for that matter.. I must have an odd shaped head. I've tried looking for bigger thicker ones in stores but to no avail. Also, I'm thinking silk or satin would be ideal because dog hairs will cling to just about anything!

Anyway, I'd appreciate any help!
My Hair & Skin Blog: Curly Meg

Somewhere in the 2b-c/3a range! Low porosity, protein sensitivity?

DT: SM DT Masque + Olive Oil
Low-Poos: SM Yucca
Co-Wash: Suave Apple, Everlasting Sunshine
Rinse Out: GVP CB, Tresemme Naturals
Leave in: SM Curl & Style Milk

Still figuring out Stylers! Currently trying LA Looks Nutra Curls.
Have you tried hair forks? They don't damage hair like rubber bands and for me at least don't pull out curls.
2c/3a cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
I have not. I actually have not heard of them. I will have to give those a try, hopefully I can find them in stores.
My Hair & Skin Blog: Curly Meg

Somewhere in the 2b-c/3a range! Low porosity, protein sensitivity?

DT: SM DT Masque + Olive Oil
Low-Poos: SM Yucca
Co-Wash: Suave Apple, Everlasting Sunshine
Rinse Out: GVP CB, Tresemme Naturals
Leave in: SM Curl & Style Milk

Still figuring out Stylers! Currently trying LA Looks Nutra Curls.
Check out the blob link in my siggy. It's a braid in the front, but you could twist, or not, then high pony, pin the curls around. You could do the same idea with a low bun to the side.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Not sure how long your hair is, but since I'm terrible at hair and this technique usually gets lots of compliments I figured I'd share. BTW, my hair is about chin length, and this works well on my hair when it's between chin length and shoulder length...after that it's long enough to put up using my clip (which is much faster!).

Basically I pull my hair back in loose sections and bobby-pin them at the back. I start with one section to the right of my part, pull it back and give it as light twist, then pin it. Then I do the same with the section to the left of my part.

Then, I grasp the hair in the center of the back of my head, and twist it upward, then clip. This give a little volume to your "bun".

Then, I pull back each side (loosely), give each a little twist and clip. Lastly, I clip up the bottom part at my nape...twist up and clip.

I end up with a "do" that looks like a messy bun, even though my hair is nowhere near long enough to form a bun. It is my "GOTO" routine on 2nd and 3rd day as I just can't get good repeat curls on those days and who wants to co-wash every day? Not me! Too lazy

Hope this helps!
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Currently loving: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Alba Soft Hold Curl Cream, KCCC
Striving for: Length!
My hair is about shoulder length now, and my go-to updo is a French twist secured with Goody spin pins. It's quick, easy, and looks nice.
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

I'll second the goody spin pins! They're fun to use and stay in really well. I have a ton of hair and it only takes two of them to hold all of it up.

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