Help!! Need ways to pull long, thick 3B hair back!!!

bluedotsmombluedotsmom Registered Users Posts: 2
My daughter has bra strap length, very very thick 3B (almost C) hair.


She wants to be able to pull it back off of her face for comfort and running.


We'd love any ideas for how to get some kind of pony tail to other options. Pics would be great, too!!!!!


Anne, who reads this board bunches, but has never posted before.

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  • JimipeJimipe Registered Users Posts: 276
    Thick hair tends to be heavy so just regular ponytails tends to end up being painful and potentially damaging if they are tight. Have she tried hair sticks, hair forks, spin pins or those wide hair pins with a 1 cm gap between the pins? All of these work well for me to get all of the hair away into a bun.

    For just getting the hair away from the face smaller claw camps or a ton of bobby pins of the narrow kind is what I usually use.
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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Registered Users Posts: 1,145 Curl Neophyte
    Spin pins and flexi8 clips are great options. I also like braiding or sectioning the hair so buns don't feel so heavy. As in, part the hair horizontally, coil the top half into a bun, then coil the bottom section around the existing bun. :)
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    Spin pins and flexi8 clips are great options. I also like braiding or sectioning the hair so buns don't feel so heavy. As in, part the hair horizontally, coil the top half into a vun, then coil the bottom section around the existing bun. :)
    I totally WISH I had this much hair to be able to/need to do this! :toothy10:
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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    What about just pulling it back in a head wrap or turban?
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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Something like this that takes the weight off the pony. http://www.loxabeauty.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/turban-5.jpg
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
  • bluedotsmombluedotsmom Registered Users Posts: 2
    thank you so much for all the ideas! There is hope! :-)
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Registered Users Posts: 876
    Braiding and then bunning will really help to distribute the weight; just make sure to pin as you go along. With thick, heavy hair, it can be hard to find pins that hold well, but spin pins are very popular. Crinkled Amish pins also work for a lot of people, but my hair just spit them out (this was when my hair was hip length and quite thick). You can also try hair sticks to hold buns, but it can take some practice to use them comfortably in thick hair, and they probably won't hold well enough for running.

    There's one bun in particular I'm thinking of that might work for her. I think it's called an oval braided bun, and there should be a youtube video for it, but basically you braid two pigtails, and then wrap/pin the pigtails around each other.

    Here it is! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ysyq-w96AWg. It's a bit old-fashioned, but very pretty, and really spreads the weight out.
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