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leelee28 01-01-2011 10:19 PM

Weird half-curling hair?!?!
I have been trying to figure out what to do with the hair in front of my face for years now. I always had bangs, and I've thought of doing them again... until I look at old pictures and I don't know that I want them again. But the remnants of my bangs (which reach my chin now) don't curl well - they are kind of stringy and half curled and fall right in front of my face, no matter what I do to position them elsewhere! I don't do anything once I put leave-in in my hair
The picture is a few years old, but it still does that. (If I can, I'll get a new picture soon)

So I ALWAYS have to pin my hair like 1/2 back! I'm so frustrated because I don't know what to do with my hair! I can't wear it down, my forehead seems too tall for nothing, I can't seem to do side swept/behind the ears, and I get tired of wearing it in a messy bun.... help!

leelee28 01-04-2011 09:44 PM

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Morgan_Adcock 01-08-2011 08:08 PM

Been there.

One day, in frustration, I made a microbraid of the hair at the front of the part, braiding it in the direction I wanted it to go. Amazingly, when it dried, I couldn't even tell there was a braid there, so I left it in, and my hair stayed out of my face.

Some time after that I had the chance to have my hair cut by Tiffany Anderson, and expressed my ambiguity about keeping or losing the fringe. She gave me perfect sideswept bangs, which I've kept since, although they've never been perfect except the time she cut them. They're still better than any of the other alternatives I've tried.

leelee28 01-08-2011 09:19 PM

Thanks Morgan!

When you did the microbraid, did you pin it back or something? I feel like if I did that it'd fall right in front of my face!

Also, would you mind posting a picture of your bangs?? I have always wanted to do side swept bangs, but I think my forehead is too tall and so instead of sweeping across my forehead, the bangs follow my hairline, which isn't very cute to me!


Morgan_Adcock 01-11-2011 01:36 PM

I didn't have any problems with the microbraid falling forward, and I think that's because I kept the hair in the direction I wanted it to go as I was braiding it, and because of the gel on my hair at the time. I was going to unbraid it once it was dry, but there really didn't seem to be any need. It didn't even come unbraided.

It was so small that I really wouldn't have been able to bobby pin it, but I suppose one of the baby octopus clips might have held it in place.

There's a picture of the side swept bang cut on page 109 of the new edition of Curly Girl.

leelee28 01-11-2011 03:50 PM

Thanks for the info!

Unfortunately, I don't have the book. :sad: But thanks for the tip!

fetus 01-11-2011 10:44 PM

Just curious, are these side swept bangs that have to be blow-dried/straightened?

Morgan_Adcock 01-12-2011 02:50 PM

Neither the bangs nor any other parts of your hair are not meant to be blow dried or straightened in the Curly Girl method. Heat styling is damaging, and everything in the CG method is meant to make and keep your hair healthy, and bring out the best in your curl.

Fii_Rose 01-15-2011 10:36 AM

I have same annoyance, the 'fringe' and crown bit of my hair is a completely different much coarser texture and hardly curly (more frizzy) than the rest .. keep trying to dt just that bit and ... not much improvment .. I just have to pin them back too unfortunately ... I was considering shortening them a bit (they are sl or bsl ish) maybe it would make them more curly, but seeing how short your;s are and how similar our curl pattern is, perhaps it wouldnt

sorry I cant help xx

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