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30 ways with hair

UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
Hi everyone!
I hope I'm posting this in the correct place.
I am currently attempting to grow my hair out from a pixie cut, but what has stopped me in the past is that i always get bored and frustrated with the lack of styling options in the imbetween stages, when its not a pixie and not a bob either and is just a hot mess.
so my suggestion is that we aim to all post a hair style that we have done, one a day, for thirty days, although it doesn't have to be daily, as I know lots of people (myself included) don't have the time to style my hair different on most days!
the more people who join in the more ideas we will all have and hopefully it will make the growing out process a lot more fun! :D

so this is my official day #1 post!

Hair quiff:
(best done when hair is wet)
section off the middle front of your hair.
lift the hair straight up, and place one finger behind the hair section.
then fold the hair over your finger with your remaining hand.
hold the hair in place and use bobby pins (kirby grips, hair slides, barrettes) to pin the hair into place.
use a gel or holding spray to keep the hair in place.
style your remaing hair as usual.
very easy style, takes 5 mins or less.

good luck curlies!
3a/b super short, curly
dry hair :(
co-wash, yes please!
been natural all my life :thumbright:

Comments

  • BruchildaBruchilda Posts: 126Registered Users
    not exactly on topic but that you mentioned about "hot mess" for the inbetween stages..... I really like that super short high ponytail ( even with few hair hanging behind the neck) with bangs
    Something like that (and even shorter)

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    I think it's super cute, reminds me of anime hair :toothy10:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    Another super easy hairdo!
    (Best done when hair is wet)
    Comb hair all to one side (I chose left)
    Pin any loose ends to make the hair neat.
    Style the rest of your hair as usual.
    Gel the slicked back side to hold it in place.
    Ta da!
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    Bruchilda wrote: »
    not exactly on topic but that you mentioned about "hot mess" for the inbetween stages..... I really like that super short high ponytail ( even with few hair hanging behind the neck) with bangs
    Something like that (and even shorter)

    desc_287431487_00.jpg

    I think it's super cute, reminds me of anime hair :toothy10:

    Can't wait until my hair is long enough to tie up!
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    another super easy one!
    the way i did it was:
    style hair when wet
    brush hair forward
    apply mousse and scrunch the front of your hair (the bit of your hair over your forehead) to give shrinkage
    style the rest of the hair as usual
    ..hope that makes sense!

    hope some more people join in too...i can't be the only one who struggles to style hair whilst growing it out!!
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    What a fun thread! My pics would be super boring since I only wear my hair 2 ways - down or in a pony. : )
    But I will enjoy seeing all of your hair styles!

    And you are gorgeous by the way!
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • OrpheusOrpheus Posts: 55Registered Users
    I really like this. Im the same as jeepcurlygurl. I just have it down with front pinned off to tgevsidecand in a stubby pony.
    Btw I love your hair. It is so pretty.

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  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    What a fun thread! My pics would be super boring since I only wear my hair 2 ways - down or in a pony. : )
    But I will enjoy seeing all of your hair styles!

    And you are gorgeous by the way!
    Orpheus wrote: »
    I really like this. Im the same as jeepcurlygurl. I just have it down with front pinned off to tgevsidecand in a stubby pony.
    Btw I love your hair. It is so pretty.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk

    hi ladies
    thank you for the comments!
    the reason i chopped all my hair off is because i never did anything with it....and the reason im growing it out is because now i want to do things with it and it is too short to do things like buns and ponytails with :L
    its nice to know that my thread is being read though :D :D :D
    just hope i can come up with 30 different hairstyles! haha

    on to day 4

    this is an updo i really liked :D
    i styled my hair when wet as is ususal for me
    i combed all of my hair from the nape of my neck forwards
    i then pinned the hair down using kirby grips (hair slides, bobby pins)
    for some bits of hair i twisted the hair following the direction of the curl before i pinned it down.
    the front of my hair i pulled back away from my face to pin down.
    i then wore a hairband :)
    i hope that's clearly explained! i fixed it in place with hairspray (just ASDA's Chosen By You range)
    voila!
    the good thing about this is that there is no certain way it's meant to look so it will be different every time that you do it :D
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    well here's my day 5 hairdo!
    bantu knots! it was my first attempt so don't judge too harshly!
    there are loads of articles on this site explaining how to do them...but basically its like lots of mini buns on your head! :L
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    Sounds like you are having a lot of fun experimenting with some really cute hairstyles!! I have cut and grown out my hair about 300 million times in the past 20 years and one huge thing that really helps is cute hair accessories. Etsy has a total cornucopia of fun hair stuff and they really keep things from getting too boring since growing hair out can be quite dull and frustrating at times. Keep up the fun and cute looks and happy growing!!:hello2:
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  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    I'm growing out my a symmetrical cut because I need versatility for culinary school so this thread def sparkle my interest :) your hair is beautiful! ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1389570306.156226.jpg
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    hippiechic81, i definitely agree with the accessories comment, my hair stuff bag is overflowing :L plus they can add a different look to an oufit :)
    crazycurlychick thank you :) good luck with the grow out, asymmetrical cuts can be tough!
    day 5 :)
    super easy one today :)
    zig zag parting :)
    it sounds really boring, but i really liked it :D
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    bantu knot outs...come on, you didn't think i'd do bantu knots without doing bantu knot outs? ;)
    the way to do these can easily be found on this site :D
    mine aren't very good because they were rushed but i liked it anyway :D
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    ugh..getting the itch to cut my hair soo bad every time i see a curly hair girl rocking a super short cut...especially those with shaved heads :O so much envy/luv for them!
    but i must stay focussed!
    day #8 is one i like to call the invisible headband!
    style hair when wet
    take the front part of your hair (fringe if you will)
    take very small sections of it, and twist it (like you would if you were putting it in a tiny bun or bantu knot) and pull it backwards as you do so
    clip it into place
    leave the end free to blend in with rest of hair
    and repeat :)
    hope that was clear to you all!
    takes about 5-7 minutes :)
    style rest of hair as desired :D
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    I only typically wear my hair one of two ways: down or in a ponytail/bun. This thread is super fascinating though! I'm getting ideas for my hair (it isn't quite as short and is cut in an inverted bob).

    You and your hair are gorgeous though! =)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!



  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    DaniGirl88 wrote: »
    I only typically wear my hair one of two ways: down or in a ponytail/bun. This thread is super fascinating though! I'm getting ideas for my hair (it isn't quite as short and is cut in an inverted bob).

    You and your hair are gorgeous though! =)

    thank you :)
    im glad to be helping someone :D let us know if you try any stles! always good to have options imo!! :D

    day #9
    ringlets!
    style when wet
    takes 10-15 mins, depends on hair length too!
    apply an anti frizz serum through wet hair
    twist small sections of hair, like you do with bantu knots...just dont knot it though, applying hairspray aftwerwards
    leave to dry :)
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • GermanaijaGermanaija Posts: 44Registered Users
    Ohh I looooove your hair!
    I'm so glad you made this. Unfortunately, I straightened my hair out of frustration and boredom before I saw it though :(
    Such a good idea, I hope lots of people will join in and post hairstyle pics too. There's loads of posts about hair texture pics, but no style pics, and styles are what make having hair fun! I'm definitely going to join in on this :)
    Nice pics so far btw

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  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    Germanaija wrote: »
    Ohh I looooove your hair!
    I'm so glad you made this. Unfortunately, I straightened my hair out of frustration and boredom before I saw it though :(
    Such a good idea, I hope lots of people will join in and post hairstyle pics too. There's loads of posts about hair texture pics, but no style pics, and styles are what make having hair fun! I'm definitely going to join in on this :)
    Nice pics so far btw

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    im so glad to hear that! :D i hope lots of people join in too (yn) thank you :) when people reply back to me it gives me the inspiration to keep going :D

    day 10!
    sorry its taken sooo long to post this up, been a very busy girl lately!
    another super easy one here (noticing a theme, anyone? ;) )
    this is simply wearing your hair picked out :D
    when the hair is DRY, get an afro comb and comb through your hair, gently pulling your hair upwards, or alternatively, do this with your head upside down
    spray with hairspray to keep in place :D
    this is my go to style when i don't have time to do my hair! sorry about the rubbish pic, was on my way to work
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    well..just had a look at the top hairstyles for curly hair....very disappointed that not one of them had short hair! hmmmft.

    on that note, style/day number 11 :D

    surprised i've got this many tbh!
    simple hair up hair down style :)
    style from wet
    take the middle section of your hair, tie it up, style the rest as usual.
    easy peasy! if you can't tie the hair up you can pin it in place too :D
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    was anybody else super disappointed by this post? Shannon Boodram: "I'm No Beauty Expert"

    us short hair curlies need some styles too!!!

    im getting super super impatient with my hair now, 7 months since last hair cut! (well it will be 7 months in 2 days!) i just want it to grow to the length i want. i dont even want it that long, just long enough to have a super volumous graduated bob, finishing at my ear lobes. not too much to ask.
    anyway enough whining!
    on to day 12!

    this one is very similar to another post i've done where all the hair was to one side, this one is different, i promise! (plus cut me some slack, i've given you 12 hairstyle ideas so far!)
    best styled when wet
    part your hair in a side parting
    bobby pin the side with less hair back
    bobby pin a section of the front hair of the side with most hair, underneath another section of hair
    easier to do than it sounds!

    dont forget ladies i'd love to have some others joining in too!
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    day 13

    another super easy one, because well, how many complicated style can you really have when you've hardly any hair? ;) haha

    anyways this one, as usual, style when wet!
    give yourself a middle parting
    take a section of the frontish bit of the hair,width of section is up to you
    twist aforementioned hair section, as if preparing to do a ringlet or bantu knot
    pull the twisted hair towards the back of your head
    pin it down
    repeat on other side (if desired!)
    spray twisted bit with hairspray
    style rest of hair as usual


    also how amazing is the girls pink hair in the pic attached?! :O :O
    also anybody know any hair guru's on fb? if so link me to them? need some inspiration :D
    also does anybody actually try out any of the hairstyles i post?
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    Managed to do a ponytail! Albeit the world's smallest ponytail but still a huge achievement!
    Assuming I don't need to tell people how to do a ponytail ;-)
    *day 14
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    as if im halfway through?! :O

    day 15 is a boring one im afraid...world's smallest bun ;)
    also dyed my hair black to escape some boredom...and i love it :D
    just didnt want to include that in a seperate day as that isnt really a style.
    getting VERY tempted to chop my hair off again...need some help to stay on track ladies!

    for some reason my pic wont upload :(
    sorry about that
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    I think this is where I'm up to? Haha.
    Getting very bored and tempted to cut, it's just over 8 months since last haircut! :O
    This one is pretty simple :)
    It's kinda like a faux hawk.
    Pull the hair towards the middle,
    Pin into place,
    Spray with hairspray and style the rest of hair as desired :)
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    Hi all (if this is being read!)
    It's not technically a style but I'm counting it ;)
    Dyeing your hair. whilst it won't help it grow it will help get rid of some boredom.
    I tried to dye mine blue/black and it's just black :-/
    Think I'll let the colour fade out for now as not overly pleaded with it! Sorry about the rubbish pic too!
    I'm thinking of maybe getting some layers. I want volume! And lots of it!
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • UKCurlyGirlieUKCurlyGirlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    Hello :)
    Really scraping the bottle of the barrel here-especially as I'm so tempted to cut my hair again! Would be great to have some support on here
    So today's style is big hair!
    I let my hair dry a bit naturally
    Then applied John freida volumising mousse whilst my head was upside down
    Fluffed it up loads
    Then put my head the right way up ha ha
    3a/b super short, curly
    dry hair :(
    co-wash, yes please!
    been natural all my life :thumbright:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't have short hair so I can't try any of your hairstyles but I sure enjoy seeing them! Keep it up! And I love seeing your makeup too.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    Agreed! Love seeing these!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!