Please help me with clipping.

I always partially dry mine before putting in the clips. I dont wait until mine is totally dry before taking out the clips. I take them out when it is almost dry. I do have to take mine out a little before it gets completely dry or I get funky roots also.
Go to Youtube and type in Curlisto. About half way through the videos (step 4) they show a clipping technique. This is how I have been clipping my hair lately with good results. My hair is very thin and fine and the long clips don't fall over as much as the small ones. Give it a try.
Originally Posted by Cricket
I wish to report that I have used this method now four days in a row -- and I get better results each time! I think I've overcome my clipping problems/phobia! This is a terrific method and so much less anxiety-producing than the 16-strategically-placed-clips method that so many of us have been using!

I totally recommend this simpler method for those who have been frustrated with the "traditional" clipping techniques. Thank you, Cricket!!!!
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You're welcome! I love this method too and was so glad that it worked for my fine thin hair. I can finally get some height for my flat crown area. So glad you have had success with it also.
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I've looked at some threads about clipping, but I still don't get how to actually place the clips. Do you slide them in from front to back (north south) or side to side (east west)?

I'm thinking about paying $65.00 at Devachan for a style appointment so I can watch and learn, but I'd rather save my money.
Originally Posted by winifred
Is it really that much? That is just nuts. It understand that they are sharing their expertise, etc but that strikes me as being pretty greedy. Is that for as much time as you need to get it down, or are you looking at 15 min?
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susancnw, the $65 Deva styling appointment includes shampoo (with no-poo or lo-poo), conditioner, product, and styling. I don't think I'm going to do it because I'm having some success with the Curlisto method.
The most amazing part about getting a deva cut (for a newbie like me) was learning how to clip/diffuse/style my hair. It was totally worth the $90 - trust. I mean, I'm totally happy with my cut, but learning how to clip/use enough gel/fix my hair when it's wet, has made a ton of difference.

I think if you're pretty experienced with your hair i.e. you know everything it can and can't do, then you wouldn't need a deva consult. For me though, it was the classic "unknown unknowns" (apologies to Donald Rumsfeld ) because I didn't even know enough to ask the right questions. I liked my hair before, I love it now!
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susancnw, the $65 Deva styling appointment includes shampoo (with no-poo or lo-poo), conditioner, product, and styling. I don't think I'm going to do it because I'm having some success with the Curlisto method.
Originally Posted by winifred
Whew! I think that's better. 20 years ago I wouldn't think twice to spend $40+ on a haircut (he did a great job on my hair) and maybe some products, so now it would probably be in the $60-80 range...I'm worth it but I just cannot justify it. Maybe when I am kid free---someday

I've been having more success with clipping also. That video was actually a big help. I clip the front and diffuse the roots, then let it dry more while I do clothes and makeup. Then maybe a bit more.

The past few days I've been running conditioner thru my hair before I go to bed and then loosely braid it. Get up in the AM and hit the shower to rinse it out and comb it. Maybe a bit more conditioner. Then I rinse it a bit, put a marble sized amt of suave frizz free cream in my hand, then top it with a bunch of LA looks curl. I rub my hands together and do the ponytail/rake thing to spread it through, bend over and work it through. I'll apply a little more as I bend my head to each side, then scrunch it in a tshirt. Then clip and dry...and I've had some great days this week!
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You're welcome! I love this method too and was so glad that it worked for my fine thin hair. I can finally get some height for my flat crown area. So glad you have had success with it also.
Originally Posted by Cricket
That is so much easier than other methods I have seen. I picked up some of those big clips and will have to experiment.
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Go to Youtube and type in Curlisto. About half way through the videos (step 4) they show a clipping technique
Does anyone have the link to this video? I cant seem to find it.
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It's here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=UU2xC-pgh6Y

(Just past the four-minute mark)
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Maybe I'm slow, but I watched the Curlisto video, and I don't see how what she was doing would work, at least not on my fine, thin hair. It didn't look like she was doing anything that would really add height, and the pulling and twisting onto a bun on top seems like it would pull curl OUT of the roots, instead of LETTING it curl. Anyone without big thick hair like hers, have any success?
Well, the idea is to ignore everything before the four-minute mark on the video.

The part where she places clips on the top of her head is all we're interested in for the sake of this discussion.

I partially dry the top of my head by bending over and diffusing. Then I place three or four big clips in my hair like the girl in the video. Then I diffuse the rest of my hair. When hair is dry, I take out the clips and I have height in my hair.

I have a fair amount of hair but it is fine in texture. But this clipping method works better than I expected it to.
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CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
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