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Hair Question - how to get curls in long hair ? - 02-03-07, 09:35 AM

Hi,

I know this is probably going to sound like a really pathetic question, but I'm willing to risk it

I've got really long (fine-ish) hair. My hair is about 10cm below my shoulders.

I want some loose curls in my hair for an evening do that I'm going to, but my hairdresser is closed on that day !

If I get some biggish velcro rollers, what do I need to do ? Wash hair, put some mouse in, put rollers in with very long arms and wait to dry ?

Is there something else I need to do ?


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02-03-07, 10:34 AM

You can put rollers and at dry fresh washed hair, just put mousse before you dry it, the result will come more soon

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02-03-07, 10:39 AM

Hi - the best thing for curls in fine hair is to buy some setting lotion fromthe chemist eg wella do one. Its mainly used by elderly people with 'a set' but its brillant. I have long fine hair and I wash my hair, apply the setting lotion, put inthe curlers and when the hair is dry take them out and i have nice curls then that last the night - hope this helps.
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02-03-07, 10:41 AM

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Hi - the best thing for curls in fine hair is to buy some setting lotion fromthe chemist eg wella do one. Its mainly used by elderly people with 'a set' but its brillant. I have long fine hair and I wash my hair, apply the setting lotion, put inthe curlers and when the hair is dry take them out and i have nice curls then that last the night - hope this helps.

Setting lotion !! I know I've got a couple of gray hairs, but I honestly didn't think I was quite at that stage yet

On a serious note, would setting lotion be better than the mousse ?

Can you buy setting lotion from Boots etc ?


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02-03-07, 11:03 AM

I know but I'm at the bus pass stage myself, but I'll use anything if it works! The pensioners know what they are doing, prob years or experience.
Setting lotion is definitely better than mouse I think. Its the same as when you go to the hairdresser and they spray each strand with hairspray before they use the tongs, its for hold. You can buy it in boots for about a pound.
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I know but I'm at the bus pass stage myself, but I'll use anything if it works! The pensioners know what they are doing, prob years or experience.
Setting lotion is definitely better than mouse I think. Its the same as when you go to the hairdresser and they spray each strand with hairspray before they use the tongs, its for hold. You can buy it in boots for about a pound.

LOL !

Having never used setting lotion before, how much do I need to use and are there different types ?

Thanks for your help with this


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02-03-07, 11:35 AM

There is loads of types - I just used wella in a purple bottle, I think it said strong hold. I just used about the same amount as you would with mouse a handful or two and comb it through. Let me know how you get on with it....
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There is loads of types - I just used wella in a purple bottle, I think it said strong hold. I just used about the same amount as you would with mouse a handful or two and comb it through. Let me know how you get on with it....

Will do !


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02-03-07, 11:58 AM

Just a quickie Marlise....

When putting the rollers in, please make sure that you get the ends of your hair in neatly & straight, use a 'tail' comb and roll it round the roller once you have your first twist to ensure the ends are straight otherwise when you remove your rollers when your hair is dry, the ends that were not in properly will stick out like sore thumbs and not look to brill after all your hard work and aching arms!
It sounds more complicated than it is to do.
I'm not a hairdresser but my Mum was for 25yrs, which is where I learn't from.
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02-03-07, 12:49 PM

Let me tell you, putting curlers on is a pain to do on yourself, maybe you should try it before depending on them for a good result on a special night. You know what they say, what can go wrong will go wrong. Hope you don't mind me asking but why don't you go to another haidresser?
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My daughter uses her hair straighteners it comes out really well. lots of her friends do to and its really quick she find of turns the straighteners in her hair and pulls them out in sections..bit difficult to explain.
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My daughter uses her hair straighteners it comes out really well. lots of her friends do to and its really quick she find of turns the straighteners in her hair and pulls them out in sections..bit difficult to explain.
I agree with this technique, it looks fab and is so easy to do xx
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02-03-07, 09:38 PM

I've tried curling with GHD straighteners and it is really easy. Just rake your hands through your hair after to loosen the curls. I sprayed a redken product on first which held the curl - ii was called something like heat memory styler
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05-03-07, 10:45 AM

Hi,

I've heard about using hair straighteners to curl your hair but I just cannot visualise how to do it.

Do you wrap the hair around the straightener like you would with a curling tong ?

If so, it won't curl will it ? I am hopeless with all these girlie things !!


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05-03-07, 11:08 AM

my mate uses GHD'S to curl her hair , she has poker straight, fine hair ,
and this is the only method that works for her ,
normally curls drop out within an hour or two , but with the ghd's it stayed in all night and was still a little curly the next morning ,
she just does it as you would with curling tongs ,
i know the local teenagers at the mo round here , are winding their hair around pencils , and gripping it with straighteners , for very tight curls ..
it does actually look really nice !
not something i can imagine you could do yourself though?
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