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icepole Fri 22-Feb-13 19:01:56

Jackie I think my hair might be similar although not sure if it is fine or not. So do you always style your hair like that? Dry it straight then with curlers? Does it not take forever?

JackieTheFart Thu 21-Feb-13 23:03:05

PetiteMum I haven't found the BBH that good for me. My hair frizzes no matter how long I dry it for and it kind of defeats the object if I straighten first! I would LOVE a blunt fringe but don't have the guts.

I wish I could find a good hairdresser. Mine has curly hair but makes no bones that she prefers straight and while she cuts my hair nicely, she kind of annoyed me when she told me the pic I took in of a cut wasn't real curls. It was, it was a friend!

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Thu 21-Feb-13 22:56:09

BAbyliss Big Hair. is BBH

can you post a pic of your hair OP? I cant picture it, but my best advice is to find a hairdresser that understands curly hair and knowshow to cut it to get the best look for you.

sweetestB Thu 21-Feb-13 22:52:42

what's BBH?

PetiteMum Thu 21-Feb-13 22:49:30

I have fine curly hair that always frizzes. So I grew it out a bit to weigh down the curl and got a blunt fringe. it is now amazing. I BBH it every other day and straighten my fringe. If I cant be bothered I just straighten the fringe and tie it back and it still looks good. If your hair straightens easily then maybe consider that?

When I wore it curly I found less washing and more conditioning helped it stay in place and look more shiny. Also, finding a hairdresser that has curly hair themselves is helpful....

sweetestB Thu 21-Feb-13 22:48:29


sweetestB Thu 21-Feb-13 22:47:45


sweetestB Thu 21-Feb-13 22:45:30

Your hair is probably like mine, the way I cope is by styling it after wash with sammy big curls cream. I can only find it on superdrug.

JackieTheFart Thu 21-Feb-13 22:39:40

icepole if you're interested, I've put a couple of pics on now that you should be able to see. They aren't the best, but hopefully you can see my hair.

The close up is second (or maybe third!) day 'set' curls, they are a bit fluffy on top but you can see the basic formation.

The other one is my natural curl, my hair is shorter now at shoulder length.

For reference, I have what's probably described as boticelli curls, although not all over. They are more wavy in places. The actual hairs are very fine but I have a LOT of them! They are also very silky and shiny which is not visible unless my hair is straight.

HTH! Please ask if you have any other questions. I genuinely love my hair grin

curlykate99 Thu 21-Feb-13 21:51:09

Mine is very curly, but thinner texture, so I keep it shorter to give it more volume at the roots. When I used to wear it long, I would style it when wet, separate small sections (about an inch square), comb the section, then twist each section into a ringlet. Took about 20-30 minutes to do my whole head but it was the only way I could get good definition to the curls. Now it is shorter I just kinda pull it straight in bigger sections when wet using my fingers as a comb, then scrunch.

Occasionally I look at it and think it is OK, most of the time I hate it and feel crap. Other people think it is lovely.

JackieTheFart Thu 21-Feb-13 21:30:26

I have proper curls and work with what I have mostly. I love the 50s look but can't get it with a proper wet set - it needs blowdrying or straightening first, then re-dampening and rolling up. Otherwise it is just a ball of fluff and frizz. I'll try and put a couple of pics on my profile so you can see the way it looks.

icepole Thu 21-Feb-13 20:46:56

Boosting, someone out there must have mop head and figured it out, I can not be the only one!

icepole Thu 21-Feb-13 13:14:58

I'd be happy if my hair looked like any of those pictures. I've just never figured out a way to style it successfully.

Furball Thu 21-Feb-13 08:42:42

is it this type of thing?

icepole Thu 21-Feb-13 07:45:43

Hairdresser dried it curly, it was ok but it was still a mop, I don't feel it has much style to be honest.

icepole Thu 21-Feb-13 07:35:21

It has very tiny layers in it to try and make it less heavy, big layers make me look like a poodle.

Today it looks like shit and I spent ages on it, rollers last night and then trying to fix it with the big hair which just makes me look like I have a slightly smoother mop.

Furball Thu 21-Feb-13 07:14:10

Have you tried a curling wand

google tutorial videos to get an idea of what you can do with it

Is it all one length or layered? How did the hairdresser style it?

icepole Thu 21-Feb-13 06:34:58

I have thick hair that is curly, just below shoulder length. I feel it has the potential to be quite nice but no matter what I try I just get a mop. I recently splashed out on a posh haircut but it hasn't helped and I am gutted. I would love to have a 1950 style look. I tried bendy rollers last night but then followed he advice on line to brush out the curls and it is awful now. Before it was too clumpy. Sick of not being able to do anything nice with it. hmm

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