Headband idea?

Uh, I probably shouldn't admit that I got this idea in my daily beauty horoscope, but I did.

Cutting up old sweaters (sweatshirts maybe?) to make headbands.

Yeah or Nay? I'm thinking it's a little impractical with sweaters since it would probably unravel, but sweatshirts are a definite possibility...
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Interesting. I would think that at sweater would unravel unless you sewed a hem on it...what a pain. A sweatshirt would work, seem like eventually it would roll up (fleece side out, of course...) So, you just tie them or sew them to fit your head?

Do you have a sewing machine, or do I add that to the list of things I am looking for on your behalf.
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Hopetocurl...you are truly a fabulous girl...keeping an eye out for books, Mop C, sewing machines...what else could I ask for? LOL!

No, I have access to about 4 sewing machines as well as a longarm quilter. So I'm covered with the sewing machine. I'm thinking if you cut off part of the sleeve, you don't have to sew anything! See the thought process?
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
How about just the neckband on sweatshirts? Even less work... I like the way that you think (I didn't think of the neckband until you said sleeve.)
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
You girls are way to imaginative. Don't know if I would spend all that time in front of a sewing machine. Each time I get it out it's a fight to see who will win.......it wins everytime. Just bought a new hairband made of bamboo at Walgreens - it's so soft and stretches easily over my fat head!
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You girls are way to imaginative. Don't know if I would spend all that time in front of a sewing machine. Each time I get it out it's a fight to see who will win.......it wins everytime. Just bought a new hairband made of bamboo at Walgreens - it's so soft and stretches easily over my fat head!
Originally Posted by Notty
Oh yeah, I can never figure out the whole tension thing. My mom is a great seamstress, I just have to mention an idea like this to her...and she'll run with it.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
I don't know that I would really go to all this trouble, but it's always a nice thought to have it in the arsenal "just in case". I mean, what if you're camping and you forget all your hair things? Viola! You can cut off the sleeve or neckband and instantly have a headband!

And furthermore...you can cut off a trouser sock to make a crude ponytail holder and/or diffuser (different parts, of course). I've done this when I forgot my diffuser (or forgot that humidity makes my hair curly and was planning on straightening), and it really does work! Just put the toe part over the business end of the dryer and treat it like a diffuser sock. It might take longer, but it does the job in a pinch!

And Notty, I'm totally with you on the sewing machine. I purchased birdseye diapers because I heard that they're equivalent to curlease material. Well, the diapers are too small to use by themselves for plopping, so I sewed them together to make a "regular" size towel. I thought I was going to end up chucking the sewing machine across the house I was so frustrated by the end! You would think with a Grandmother and Mother who can sew pretty much anything you ask them to, I would have some mad skills. Uh, no. But I can spin yarn with a spinning wheel...does that make up for it? Didn't think so.
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http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.

Last edited by SunshineGrrl; 04-06-2008 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Um...I spin yarn, not yard. Cursed typos!
But I can spin yarn with a spinning wheel...does that make up for it? Didn't think so.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
Heck, with a talent like that, you should be spinning your own headbands. I am impressed...I've got a spinning wheel, but it's decoration.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
Lately, mine have been mainly for decoration, too. My only problem? I don't know how to knit, or crochet! I just use the spinning wheel for some effective stress management when I need it. It's cheaper than therapy. But it doesn't look like that's working either, because I keep spending money on products! Obviously, my coping skills are a bit lacking.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.

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