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Message started by Trinity on Mar 4th, 2005 at 3:40pm

Title: Formal UpDos
Post by Trinity on Mar 4th, 2005 at 3:40pm
Hi guys,
My hair is just under my scapula, it's very thin and wavy. I need to do an up do and i don't have many ideas. I don't really like any hair accessories because my scalp is really sensetive and i get headaches from anything too much stuff in my hair. I read that you guys all like buns :p and i like them too but i prefer something kinda messy looking. YOu know when it seems like i haven't really put much effort in when i actually did. I heard on TV about an up do when you do big curls at the top of your head and then make a ponytail and bend your hair in half. and then use clips to add wavy hair there, but i don't really remember the details. that sounds kinda nice becaue it didn't look too made up..anyways.. :) if you guys have any suggestoins please let me know :)
thank you :)

Title: Re: Formal UpDos
Post by bikerbraid on Mar 4th, 2005 at 3:56pm
The big pinned loops are a popular style for special occasion up-dos.  They are not that difficult to do (easier for someone to do it to you than on yourself, however).

Once the hair is in a high ponytail, just section it, loop it around and pin!  If you are concerned about it holding for an extended period of time, you can use a bit of aloe vera gel on the loops to help hold the frizzies and flyaways to a minimum.

This style is particularly nice with thinner hair and can help give the appearance of more hair.  It is also easy to add a hairpiece that matches your hair, to increase the volume of hair.

Title: Re: Formal UpDos
Post by Trinity on Mar 4th, 2005 at 4:35pm
Thank you, bikerbraid :)
I wil try it out soon to know if i can do it myself. sounds pretty good.
Do you have any ideas with curly hair? i usually wear my hair straight and for special occasions i like to curl it :) so it'd be kinda nice to combine the two.
thank you :)

Title: Re: Formal UpDos
Post by bikerbraid on Mar 4th, 2005 at 6:29pm
I LOVE curls (because I don't have them).  

Rag curls will create lovely curls with straight hair, or enhance the curls you already have.  Wrap your hair around strips of fabric, then tie the ends together to hold.  Or use the foam/snap curlers that are available at many disccount type stores.  Once the hair is dry, gentle remove the fabric/rollers and without combing or brushing the hair, pull the hair from above the ears to the back and secure with a claw clip or hair friendly barrette.  Gently finger comb the the curls to separate them.

Title: Re: Formal UpDos
Post by Kathleen on Mar 19th, 2005 at 8:00am
I have thin straight hair too, and for my college formal I got it done at the hairdressers.

I told her I wanted curls, and I didn't ant it pulled back and behind my head as then in the photos all you would see is a little black shine on the top of my head, making my long blond hair looklike short, sleeked back black hair.  So she washed it once with shampoo and twice with conditioner, then blow dried it.  Then she started curling it with ceramic hair tong things, sometimes loosley, sometimes more tightly.  The loose ones were what she called riboning. as she did this, she crossed locks over my heas so I had a real loose zig zag parting and some hair sort of draping on my forehead.  then she pined the tighter curls on the top o my head, leaving the riboningto cascade down from a point behind my left ear.

It took her about two hours to do (inclding washing and drying) but the pinning up only took five minutes.  It looked great, with a sort of haphazid look to it, as thought I didn't really care about what I had done to it but it just looked good anyway!

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