Hey, Curlfriends!

Firstly, I'd like to say that I am so happy to have this forum! I've read through so many articles and I'm amazed at the knowledge people have on such a little-understood topic and everyone's willingness to help others!

For my first post, I've decided to stop pulling back my slightly wavy hair every day and to take my waves seriously. As I don't have much curl, I hope to see improvement, I have thin, somewhat sparse, oily (as you can imagine, rather flat) 2a hair that with work I can bring to 2b (and maybe someday 2c!) waves.

After trying scrunch/diffusing (too damaging), plopping (hair never seems to dry!), I've finally figured the best way to impart wave in my hair is to spray leave-in conditioner/spray gel, gently scrunch into smooth jersey cotton, let dry a bit more and then clip hair in sections, first lifting roots and clipping so they're raised, and then clipping further down each section against the head so all my hair is attached to the scalp in lifted sections. I use large plastic clips to do this, and then clamp smaller clips between larger sections to create more wave. Then spray again with gel and let dry an hour. Then I usually remove all the clips and go to bed, the pillow maybe smashes wave some, but I don't want to spend an entire evening every three days letting my hair dry.

Anyhoo, as you can tell, the technique is practically like creating pin curls in straight hair, though I don't probably try to concentrate on creating individual curls, but probably anyone with super strait hair have waves after this technique. Oh well, I'm pretty low on the curl spectrum. :-)

To my heartbreak, the all important clips are a problem to remove. I do my best to try to feel and clear any hair between the back part of the clip (where the fingers grasp), but if even one hair is caught there, or grabbed by the spring, or worked it's way into the wedge in the other side, when I pull it will grab that hair and, usually as I try to work it free, several others in the process, as the motion of untangling things on your own head seems very prone to creating tangles as well.

My blood pressure jumps, I start to feel my temperature rise, it is always a panic inducing experience.

Anyhow...are there styling clips that won't catch hair when removed? I've attached photos of the clips that I use to air dry my hair, these are the common, typical sort, I received the small metal ones when I got my first Deva cut, I'm sure these are standard fare, and my web searching skills have yet to turn up an alternative solution!

Anyhow, I'm sorry if this question has been asked/answered before. I'm using the Android app and I don't think it's conducive to doing deep searches for historical threads.

Thanks again, so much, everyone! Thanks for reading!

AliceCuriouse
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