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Speckla 04-07-2008 11:20 AM

Styling nightmares -- what's yours?
 
I was looking at the Denman brush and thought about how my sister would pull a brush from root to end in one stroke and yank without stopping at a tangle. She would then braid my hair too tight or put a too tight ponytail in my hair. I'd run screaming as a child when I saw any brush!! I still flinch when hairdressers reach for their brushes.

Speckla

hopetocurl 04-07-2008 12:22 PM

The short do that I had in high school...my hair stuck up off my head...I was a brillo head in high school. Talk about a nightmare.

SoaringSiren 04-07-2008 01:47 PM

Well, I got gum stuck in my hair when I was in first grade, and had to get it cut VERY short...which is bad for my thick, thick, frizzy hair. At that time, I didn't know what to do with my hair.

PLUS I started at a new school with this new 'don't'. Great combo lemmie tell ya. Some kids can be so cruel *shakes head*

CurlyEyes 04-07-2008 04:48 PM

Getting a brush stuck in my hair. Incredibly humiliating. Even if I straighten my hair now, I can't brush my hair, because I'm convinced something bad will happen.

SoaringSiren 04-08-2008 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by CurlyEyes (Post 544590)
Getting a brush stuck in my hair. Incredibly humiliating. Even if I straighten my hair now, I can't brush my hair, because I'm convinced something bad will happen.

Oh my gosh! That's happened to me too! It was one of those round brushes. I tried to use it like a hair roller. Took hours to get it out. I got to watch all my friends have fun in the pool while someone was trying to get the brush out. =/ I think they had to use scissors in the end...

Liesa 04-21-2008 12:06 PM

Styling Nightmares
 
So, has anyone ever received a curly hair mullet?? I just got one of those a couple of weeks ago. I should've known better but I was too busy gabbing away in the chair to pay any attention. Looks like it's gonna be head bands for me for the next few months. On the upside, though, I finally got rid of the last little bit of a bad dye job.

need_hair_repair 04-21-2008 02:34 PM

When I was about 10, my hair was curly but limp. My grandmother had decided to put those old velcro-brushy style rollers in my wet hair, JUST before the Christmas concert for school.

She used a hair dryer to dry the hair quicker (I am sure you can see where I am going with this). Well the rollers got stuck in my hair, and she was yanking them out and pulling out handfuls of my soft but limp curly hair. I was crying the whole time! It took about 4 hours but the rollers FINALLY came out (All 15 of them) :( I never put rollers or used anything resembling a brush or a pick near my hair ever again!

need_hair_repair 04-21-2008 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Liesa (Post 557637)
So, has anyone ever received a curly hair mullet?? I just got one of those a couple of weeks ago. I should've known better but I was too busy gabbing away in the chair to pay any attention. Looks like it's gonna be head bands for me for the next few months. On the upside, though, I finally got rid of the last little bit of a bad dye job.

Oh no! I feel for you, luckily there was SOMETHING good that came of it (however small it was.)

Speckla 04-21-2008 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by need_hair_repair (Post 557824)
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Originally Posted by Liesa (Post 557637)
So, has anyone ever received a curly hair mullet?? I just got one of those a couple of weeks ago. I should've known better but I was too busy gabbing away in the chair to pay any attention. Looks like it's gonna be head bands for me for the next few months. On the upside, though, I finally got rid of the last little bit of a bad dye job.

Oh no! I feel for you, luckily there was SOMETHING good that came of it (however small it was.)

Yes, I had been growing my hair out for 5 months and ended up with a mullet. A trim turned into "just let me even out your sides" "Just a little more" to one side being drastically shorter and shorter and I had a mullet for about a minute and I said, "Just cut the back off!"

Speckla

SunshineGrrl 04-21-2008 08:03 PM

Wanted perfect ringlets for a performance of "Oklahoma!" My mom wrapped my hair in perm rods (well, it worked for my friends!) and I slept in them! Pulled them out the next day and ran my fingers through it to fluff it up a bit. A bit turned into POOF! Hair that was 2x bigger than my head! I had to put it in a clip (period appropriate, of course!) to control it and it was still bad.

So then...we decided to try foam rollers for the next day (you would think I would have learned already!). You guessed it. POOF! Less big, but harder to contain because the ends poked out randomly. Worst cast pictures ever!

Then the day I wanted my hair like one of the Dixie Chicks (the short pixie cut)...fat, round face + pixie cut + red hair dye = BAD IDEA! Just say no, girls. Just say no.

midnightcookies 01-01-2011 07:09 PM

When I was around 10, I took my hair to a local, cheap salon to get my 3a locks cut. The cut was alright, but the curl ignorant stylist blow-dried my hair. No diffuser. I came out of the salon looking like a frizzy, blonde Christmas tree.

RoCurls 01-01-2011 10:23 PM

yeeps... a week ago i went to the salon for a trim. i'd gone there before and had my hair done with a lady who'd gone to an Ouidad workshop, and my hair came out great! but this time, however, my stylist was a lady who had 3a hair like mine and flatironed it every day. So, after a Devacurl (at least!) wash, she ran a palmful of SuperSkinny serum through my hair. and then blow-dried my hair while running very little gel through my hair, separating all my curls into poofy little strands. and then used ANOTHER silicone pomade after it was dry!
needless to say, i was not happy with the way i looked when i came out of there.

nikske 01-01-2011 11:33 PM

In May of last year, I got a haircut. My hair was pretty long, but I wanted it shoulder-length because my ends were so bad.
I told her my hair was curly (even though this is quite obvious), so would she please take that into account. She said she would.
I ended up with such short hair that now, 7+ months later, it finally is shoulder-length. Moreover, she put so much gunk in my hair (I think to cover up the fact that it was too short by pulling out the curl), it took me several sulfate washes to get it out. Talk about a nightmare. Have not been to the salon since.

generosityt 01-02-2011 01:19 AM

Hmmm, where do I start? Curly hair is very not appreciated in my country I'm from Tunisia in North Africa, where everybody has 3b hair but everybody hates curly hair, I have always thought that everybody's hair was straight because everybody straightened their hair, so anyways, when we were young my sister and I had to wait for my mom until she's done with all the chores and put my little brothers to bed so she can blow dry and attempt to straighten our hair, we would fall asleep in the chair and wake up with a horrible pain every time she reaches a knot or when the hair would get to hot and burns us, the blow drier was horrible and the brush was even worst. When I grew up a little and realized that hey, my hair is not that bad when it's not blown dried so I decided to leave it the way it is, put some oil in it and put it in a bun or braid it, I never wore a head full of curls out but I loved to look at it when it was drying at home.
Anyways after a few years of high school and a few hurtful comments (thank god they were few:) I went to college, my roommates encouraged me to wear my hair curly as they saw how it looked when it was drying (thank god for good roommates) so I did for 2 years and then specialized in audio visual press and we had to present newscasts for class activities and of course for grades and the professor told me that if ever wanted to enter his studio again, I had to do something about the thing on top of my head :pale: and here we go again with the late night blow drying. Bottom line, as soon as I was done with the class, I hated even the sound of blow driers, I only straightened my hair two times since, once for my wedding and once for my brother in law's wedding (my husband hated it, the next day he asked me if I can shower quickly and let my hair natural again! gooooood husband:)


woooow, that was a vent, never told this before to anybody, feels good to let it out :blob4:

Lotsa loops 01-09-2011 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RoCurls (Post 1555930)
yeeps... a week ago i went to the salon for a trim. i'd gone there before and had my hair done with a lady who'd gone to an Ouidad workshop, and my hair came out great! but this time, however, my stylist was a lady who had 3a hair like mine and flatironed it every day. So, after a Devacurl (at least!) wash, she ran a palmful of SuperSkinny serum through my hair. and then blow-dried my hair while running very little gel through my hair, separating all my curls into poofy little strands. and then used ANOTHER silicone pomade after it was dry!
needless to say, i was not happy with the way i looked when i came out of there.

Sounds like you're my hair twin! My friend uses the Paul Mitchell products, and she had a mini bottle of Super Skinny she didn't want and gave it to me. It made my hair frizzier and left it a wavy, poofy mess. Ugh - I figured out why she didn't want it! But probably my worst hair nightmare - well, actually, I'll start from the beginning. I was born with adorable baby ringlets, and until I was about 4, I had curly hair. Then from when I was about 5 - 8 years old, I had perfect straight hair. My dad has straight hair, and my mom has curly hair, so it wasn't a huge deal - you know, kid's hair textures change. Then my hair turned curly again in about 3rd grade - don't ask me why! Well, everyone was oblivious to this fact, so my hair was treated like it was straight for a good year or so. It looked like an honest to god rat's nest. I hate looking at those pictures!

RobotQT1 03-05-2013 07:20 PM

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I got an "emo hair" hair cut a few years ago...so stupid of me! It only looked good while straight, and when curly I had a "shelf". Short on top, long-ish on the bottom, and when shrinkage set in, it was basically mushroom shaped. It grew out and was starting to look a bit better but I was sick of it and had it evened out just enough to not sacrifice too much length. (I've got slow growing hair, unfortunately.)

Now it's grown back a bit more but it looks like there's a few strands that are longer than the rest of it. My hair is a smidge past chin-length when the curls are stretched, and the long strands just about touch my shoulders when stretched. I plan to go back when my hair grows out a bit more so I can have those strands cut back to the same length as the rest of it. I may look like Murderface, but at least I won't have those awkward bits just hanging there while the rest of my hair has yet to catch up.

bosanbo 03-18-2013 03:20 PM

Getting a reverse A-line bob (short in the back, long in the front)... *wince* Henceforth known as "The Cocker Spaniel Ears."

magfish 03-27-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bosanbo (Post 2139555)
Getting a reverse A-line bob (short in the back, long in the front)... *wince* Henceforth known as "The Cocker Spaniel Ears."

YES! That's the PERFECT way to describe it!!

I shoulda walked out of there when my stylist went "oh! my hair kind of looks like yours before I style it" and I could see the curl trying to break out of her fried-straight hair...

bosanbo 03-28-2013 11:27 AM

It's the only time I've ever cried about my hair, Magfish, including the time I had to shave my head (as opposed to the time I did it voluntarily). I had shoulder-length hair, and after the cut I had pixie in the back (due to shrinkage while drying and curling up) and these two shoulder-length, lumpy... cocker spaniel ears. My best friend has a cocker and I was like... "I look like Peggy the dog!" There was no way to fix it but go back to a pixie cut, which was really hard for me after working so hard to grow one out through the awkward phases. I couldn't even blow-dry it straight and have it look right.

Yoshimi 03-28-2013 11:54 AM

When I headed off to college I decided I wanted to make a drastic change, so I got my hair cut short, straightened bangs and kind of spikey on top with 1" wide bright red streaks. The cut itself didn't look bad and I was able to style it, for all of 2 weeks until it grew out (my hair grows like a weed) of course being a student I couldn't afford to keep having it cut so I had to grow it out, I spent the first year of college looking like someone's grandmother with set curls. Then to make matters worse I tried to dye it and it went bright orange...I didn't date much that year.

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