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Old 09-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
 
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Hey guys,

I want to start wearing my hair in different styles. I tend to just wear my hair down (on good hair days which are rare nowadays) or simply in an ugly pony-tail which I try my best to avoid, but some days I can't. I like changing things up and doing 1 or 2 ways is beginning to make me bored.

I suck at braids, but I love them. It seems though when I try to braid, my hair gets extremely more tangled because of little hair that continuously get wrapped when I try to braid.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. ( And pictures too )
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I'm just going to throw out some of the stuff I do. I'm only wavy, so your mileage may vary here. Hopefully someone with 3 hair will reply with better tips.

I side part my hair. Then on the side with more hair, I take two strands at the hair line (my bangs) and twist downward pulling more hair into it with each twist going down my hairline, so the front section of my hair is in a twist. Then eventually I just twist down to wear my ponytail will be without adding more hair. Then, I pull the twist into a side ponytail on the side where it's twisted. I'll take a picture. It's a really easy style, and gets my bangs out of the way without a clip/pin.

I also will just twist (either twist like twist two strands together or twist like twist one strand) the front bits of my hair and bobby pin them to the side. Or I'll take the front section of my hair, twist the strand, and bobby pin it into a poof.

I had a Spanish teacher who would make a small braid with a front section of her hair, then it would go along the side of her head into a low bun in the back. I always thought that looked really pretty and gave her buns character. You could also do this into a low ponytail.

I really like headbands. I wear them with the front hair lose, so I don't look like a little kid. It pushes the hair back, and makes it look fuller and more even.

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Old 09-11-2013, 03:50 AM   #3
 
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Very pretty Rainboe! I've been planning to place some styles in my next album. I'll try and have that done by next week

Samantha, when I want to switch things up, sometimes it's about doing something as simple as changing my part from the center to the side, or zig-zagging it or whatever.

Sometimes I take gather the hair around my crown and create a high pony tail, so that the curls sort of cascade all over the sides of my head LOL. I leave a few face-framing tendrils.

Here are some more ideas. Some have different curls than you have, so it's just the raw idea.

This
or this.

This (if you're up to a challenge)

This,
this
or this.

I had uniformly long hair for years (hellish length - slightly below my waist after diffusing for added lift, and the weight of it so bad it gave me constant headaches) and then I got it cut in a bunch of vertical layers with vertical bangs. That made it a lot more fun to style. Gave me more body. It's not for everyone IMO, but I found it saved me from profound boredom haha. Anyway, hope you find styles that work for you w/out all the layers
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Wow thank you I am going to look at the vid in a minute. Your snout was great. The pictures are gorgeous. I love that twist. I do small twists sometimes and clip them with a bobby pin. But I love the thick twist here! Thank you!

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:14 AM   #5
 
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I love these examples! Thank you! Yes layers are amazing. Your idea with the curls falling sounds nice. I am also going to give these examples a try. Thank you so much too! All these ideas are giving me a great jump start!

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Hey guys,

I want to start wearing my hair in different styles. I tend to just wear my hair down (on good hair days which are rare nowadays) or simply in an ugly pony-tail which I try my best to avoid, but some days I can't. I like changing things up and doing 1 or 2 ways is beginning to make me bored.

I suck at braids, but I love them. It seems though when I try to braid, my hair gets extremely more tangled because of little hair that continuously get wrapped when I try to braid.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. ( And pictures too )
There are curly up do tutorials on YouTube, also a book called 'Strictly Curls' which is decent. Knock off Spin Pins are useful.
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I tried to follow this tutorial and came up with something really pretty. Almost too pretty since I was going for something more funky lol.
My hair thinks it's funny and the curls come out all perfect and ringlety when I want volume and for an updo.

Anyway:

1.Leaving your bangs out pin both sides of your hair back towards the middle (like you're making a faux hawk)
2.Take the longest pieces at your nape and pin them up to the middle like a headband.
3. Put a headband, scarf, bandana, or whatever you want around it.

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
 
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If you do want to try braids again I have a tip. After dividing your hair into the strands, oil your hands very lightly and smooth down each of the sections. This helps the sections lie more smoothly as you braid them.
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I will be looking YouTube for sure! Thanks for the tips!!

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This sounds nice! Especially for a nice occasion or maybe an office setting?

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That's a good idea bc my issue has always been that small hairs will tangle. So oil is a great tip. Thank you!!

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my hair is short, but you can do this with any length. i part my hair on the side, and the side that has less hair i clip up and back over my ear, just scooping it up. the other side has side-swept bangs and i leave it down. just a different look on the days my hair needs 'something,' and i'm tired of headbands.
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You have some great looking hair Rbb
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #14
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thanks, korkscrew!

i should add that i clip the side with a large barrette and so my hair falls over/behind it. very occasionally i'll do both sides, but it's mostly the one side, where the part goes away from.
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I find lots of hairstyles and even step by step tutorials on pinterest if you run out of ideas!
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my hair is short, but you can do this with any length. i part my hair on the side, and the side that has less hair i clip up and back over my ear, just scooping it up. the other side has side-swept bangs and i leave it down. just a different look on the days my hair needs 'something,' and i'm tired of headbands.

I think I do this on occasion. Sometimes I will make twists (2-3) on the side with less hair and try to have the hair go on one side. THANKS!!
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Very pretty Rainboe! I've been planning to place some styles in my next album. I'll try and have that done by next week

Samantha, when I want to switch things up, sometimes it's about doing something as simple as changing my part from the center to the side, or zig-zagging it or whatever.

Sometimes I take gather the hair around my crown and create a high pony tail, so that the curls sort of cascade all over the sides of my head LOL. I leave a few face-framing tendrils.

Here are some more ideas. Some have different curls than you have, so it's just the raw idea.

This
or this.

This (if you're up to a challenge)

This,
this
or this.

I had uniformly long hair for years (hellish length - slightly below my waist after diffusing for added lift, and the weight of it so bad it gave me constant headaches) and then I got it cut in a bunch of vertical layers with vertical bangs. That made it a lot more fun to style. Gave me more body. It's not for everyone IMO, but I found it saved me from profound boredom haha. Anyway, hope you find styles that work for you w/out all the layers
What is the last pic called? Style wise.
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