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Old 08-28-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
 
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Default The 'skip-curl' technique...

Was invented by a sadist!!

Jeebus!!! (to quote my roommate)

It's what i get for wanting to try it on my WHOLE HEAD though, instead of just doing some of the flatter bits. I thought my arms were going to fall off, it took me so long to do all my hair that way.

Has anyone else been silly enough to do all of their hair? Maybe I'm just a wimp, or maybe I just have too much hair but yeeeeeeeeesh. I could end up with Shirley Temple curls and I don't think it'd be worth it...

Opinions? lol, advice? (other than not to do it again :P)
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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what is that technique?
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uuuuum, if you go to frizzoff.com...

scroll down beneath the tweak ad, and click on the "How to styling video" (has a picture of a blond with tight curls).

Basically you take small sections of hair, twisting as you wrap them around your finger. And then you kind of slide your finger down the length of the strand, grabbing the end and "skipping" it to form a curl.

It's supposed to close the cuticle and give you a nice curl formation and definition but personally I think it's actually a form of torture :P
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For those who don't know:

http://www.frizzoff.com/SkipCurl.aspx
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Nope...don't do the whole head.......there isn't enough time...I have had it done at the CHI and it's okay. To be honest I do do it around my face to give little hangy curlies and it looks good when I wear my hair in a pony.............hope that helps
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Yeeeeah...

It was one of those things. I'd seen the little video and thought "i wonder what would happen if..." and the little seed of an idea never let up so I thought I'd give it a shot. Darn experiments.

lol, to ANYONE contemplating this: give yourself well over an hour JUST for the styling bit, and be prepared for a full hour arm work out.

That's one benefit of it, I guess. No need to feel guilt for skipping on the gym today. I totally got my arm muscle work out in!
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My curls are already like shirley temple's without twisting...can I do this in reverse and get straight hair?
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I don't understand the "skipping" part. How do you "skip" a curl?
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:41 PM   #9
 
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Done it all a couple times but I don't have the stamina required - it took at least an hour. Someone on a post a couple weeks ago said they could do it in around 15 or 20 min. Think that was how long they said.

I use it on days when I have frizz or some flat curls but very sparingly.
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Oh, dear, it may be torture, but I SOOOO want to try it. I wonder how well it works on wavy hair.
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15-20 minutes?!?!?!

Man, I wish. I'm with you Whatsercurl... it took me at LEAST an hour.

and Speckla, I kind of hate you. Just to let you know

cjohnson, it's best to watch the video if you're like me and more of a visual learner. Basically you hold on to the end of the hair and swing it like a jump rope in the direction of the twist you put in, to make it spiral up at bit.
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15-20 minutes?!?!?!

Man, I wish. I'm with you Whatsercurl... it took me at LEAST an hour.

and Speckla, I kind of hate you. Just to let you know

cjohnson, it's best to watch the video if you're like me and more of a visual learner. Basically you hold on to the end of the hair and swing it like a jump rope in the direction of the twist you put in, to make it spiral up at bit.

The best part of the technique for me is actually where you run your fingers down the length of the hair. On a non-wash day it TOTALLY knocks out any frizz in the section I've spritzed and done it.
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I like the curl formation and the volume when I use the skipcurl technique, but to do your whole head take way too much time. It took me an hour the 2 times that I did this to my hair.

I did find, though, that these are the only 2 times that CK worked in my hair. If I let it air dry or diffuse I wind up with more wave than curl and the glycerin is actually drying on my hair. Exactly the opposite of what I'm trying to achieve.
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The best part of the technique for me is actually where you run your fingers down the length of the hair. On a non-wash day it TOTALLY knocks out any frizz in the section I've spritzed and done it.
that i might have to try. I can see it working really well on the canopy, which is where my surface frizz is, but it's the underneath where I lose definition after the first day (or during the first day, really). I wonder how hard it would be to get my hands on that section with the rest of it dry.

lol, another experiment to add to the list for another day!
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15-20 minutes?!?!?!

Man, I wish. I'm with you Whatsercurl... it took me at LEAST an hour.

and Speckla, I kind of hate you. Just to let you know

cjohnson, it's best to watch the video if you're like me and more of a visual learner. Basically you hold on to the end of the hair and swing it like a jump rope in the direction of the twist you put in, to make it spiral up at bit.
Oh yeah, especially those days that I have tentacles? Like when most of my hair shrinks up but I have these random long tubular curls hanging down lower than the rest.
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lol, I guess that counteracts my weird straightness that borders on strange dread-looking hair I have in the back, underneath the curls...

finally took a picture of it today:



What is the DEAL with that? grr...
In all honesty, that bit of hair is why i wanted to try this technique in the first place.
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LOL....well, I am a long time "hair twister" I tell my girls that my hair twisting made my hair this curly. LOL I am pretty fast at the skip curling because of it. I can do my whole head in about 20-30 minutes and my hair is extremely think. I use both hands on each side of my head at the same time. It is a site to see! My husband looks at me like I am crazy when I am doing it!
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how in god's name do you manage to use both hands at once????

lol I think I'm too much of a perfectionist... I'm all obsessed with making them about the same thickness/amount of hair, twisting them all nice and neat, etc. I frustrated MYSELF even... but yeah, it's just part of my personality i guess. *sigh*

Still, it'd be nice to have the benefits of the twisting and only having to give up 30 minutes versus double that. Maybe i'll get faster since this was the first time i've tried it...
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Was invented by a sadist!!

Jeebus!!! (to quote my roommate)

It's what i get for wanting to try it on my WHOLE HEAD though, instead of just doing some of the flatter bits. I thought my arms were going to fall off, it took me so long to do all my hair that way.

Has anyone else been silly enough to do all of their hair? Maybe I'm just a wimp, or maybe I just have too much hair but yeeeeeeeeesh. I could end up with Shirley Temple curls and I don't think it'd be worth it...

Opinions? lol, advice? (other than not to do it again :P)
MimsTX, I think you and I run on the same frequency, this is the second time you have posted about something I tried the very same day!

I tried to do this on my whole head yesterday, and either ran out of patience or time, I'm not sure which. I only got about 3/4 of the under-layer done. I ended up pulling the top back because I had to work and was running out of time. I have to say though. My hair was INSANELY curly yesterday. Everytime I passed a mirror, I couldn't believe it was my hair. I am thinking it might be like straightening though. When I first started using my flat iron section by section it took me like 30 min. Eventually I got it down to 10 because I got so good at it. Of course, part of going CG was to cut down on my routine because I don't want to spend all that time straightening. Hmmmm.... thoughts to ponder.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:31 AM   #20
 
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I'm not too impressed with my results this morning... but, in all fairness, I DID rush through the process, used too much gel and had to sleep on it before scrunching out the crunch so it's very possible that one of thos (or all three) contributed to the current "ick" that is my hair lol

It's worth trying again... maybe. If I ever feel like I need to get my arms out and don't feel like doing 1000 push ups...

Do you have any pictures? Love to see how yours turned out...
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