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summer waves


i have quite fine hair so i find it quite hard to get really nice summer waves (like a tangly look).i do have layers which i believe helps,but do any of you,especially with experience in the fine hair department:)....have any advice for me?thanks ladies!
Jul 24, 2008 @ 05:09 pm

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Feisty Redhead

buns = waves

Try damp bunning your hair and letting it dry. When you take the bun(s) out your hair should be nice and wavy. You can use a little styling product before bunning to help them hold longer, like aloe vera gel or whatever your favorite styling gel is. But give it a try without first, just to see how it does.

Or you could damp braid and let your hair dry in the braid. It depends on what shape waves you want. The buns will give spirally waves, and braids give "s" waves.

You can do it overnight, if that works for you. Never worked for me though as I toss and turn too much in my sleep. So I just do it in the morning and leave my hair alone as long as possible so it can air dry, and if it's still too damp (usually is... I have crazy thick hair that takes days to dry if it's put into a bun or braid while it's damp) when I need to take it down I will use the blow dryer to finish drying.

Of course, this technique works for a lot of people but not everybody. My hair hates being told what to do LOL so no matter what I do waves/curls just refuse to last more than two oe maybe three hours tops. But I know lots of people who use this technique and it lasts all day and night for them. So you just have to try it and see.

There are also some other methods out there; "rag curls", "sock curls", "curls without curlers"... but buns and braids are the easiest IMO and don't require anything but a hair tie or something to secure your hair with, and they don't take as long to do as the other methods do.

Hope that helps!
Jul 24, 2008 @ 06:19 pm

braids worked for me...kind of

I used to french braid my hair at night and sleep with it. I'd wash my hair, dry it so that it's slightly damp and put my hair in braids. It gives really nice waves in the morning when I take out the braids. However, the ends of my hair was always super-straight. I'd either leave it like that or use a curling iron to curl the ends. But I find the curling iron isn't great b/c my hair would be too dry by then and the heat have no effects.
Jul 24, 2008 @ 09:50 pm


thanks ladies...so just to double check with Feisty Redhead....is it recommended to leave it in a low bun?wouldnt i get that bump in my hair from tying it in a bun?il def try it...x x x
Jul 25, 2008 @ 05:01 am
Feisty Redhead

not too tight

As long as you don't secure the bun too tightly you shouldn't have any bumps. If you're good with hair sticks you can use them to secure the bun instead of a hair tie. I use a few bobby pins to hold any stray hairs that fall loose in place, too.

How high or low of a bun depends on where you want the waves to start in your hair once you take it down. Obviously, the higher the bun the higher up the waves will start. Sometimes I will do two buns - one way up high and then another lower one. It takes some trial and error to find what works best for you. =)
Jul 25, 2008 @ 09:24 am

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