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Cap & Gown & Fro

MochaTaiMochaTai Posts: 197Registered Users
I'll be graduating from college on May 15th (Yippee!!!). I'm trying to figure out how to wear my hair withough looking crazy in my cap. Suggestions? Does anyone have pics of how they wore thier hair for graduation?
-Tai

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  • MsladiiMsladii Posts: 442Registered Users
    I wore my hair in a bun for my HS Graduation a couple of years ago... Everything else looked crazy... Those stupid caps are not curl friendly =/
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  • nikkidanniellnikkidanniell Posts: 235Registered Users
    I am graduating May 16 and I am trying to figure out what I'm doing too... I am thinking I want to do side swept curls... I really don't wanna bun... cause I bunned for undergrad graduation and I dont want my pics to look exactly the same LOL

    I am gonna take all my hair from my Twist N Curl and pin it to the side to create a cascading look.. Im gonna practice before the big day so I'll post pics of my results soon

    If that doesn't work then a bun it is .. I guess..
  • MsladiiMsladii Posts: 442Registered Users
    Maybe a twist out would allot the hair to fit under the cap... but wont look at poofy as a wash & go...

    You guys are inspiring me... I'm going to try a few things out and make a video on youtube with my old cap and gown...

    I don't think it will be ready in time for you guys... but i'll try!!!
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  • shawnetteshawnette Posts: 482Registered Users
    Lol! My son just sat his cap on top. (I know, unacceptable but quite funny!)

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    How about flat twists / twistout? Does you hair have "hang"?

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  • MochaTaiMochaTai Posts: 197Registered Users
    Shawnette! I didn't even know you had a child that age! I thought you were like 24 or something! And that pic is great. I might end up doing that if I can't find a style lol. My hair doesn't have any hang, it has "out" lol. There are some recent pics on CulryNikki's blog.

    ND: Hmmm I thinking a twistout might work. Maybe with flat twists in the front? Like Shawnette's pic?

    ML: I wish I had enough hair for a bun!
    -Tai
  • MsladiiMsladii Posts: 442Registered Users
    Those flat twists are a great idea...
    You guys don't mind if I use some of these ideas in my videos? I'll make sure to give credit where credit is due!
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  • shawnetteshawnette Posts: 482Registered Users
    MochaTai wrote: »
    Shawnette! I didn't even know you had a child that age! I thought you were like 24 or something! And that pic is great. I might end up doing that if I can't find a style lol. My hair doesn't have any hang, it has "out" lol. There are some recent pics on CulryNikki's blog.

    ND: Hmmm I thinking a twistout might work. Maybe with flat twists in the front? Like Shawnette's pic?

    ML: I wish I had enough hair for a bun!

    Oh stop, you flatterer! :love5:

    To get the "hang", use a weighty product and sleep in a wave cap. When you style your hair in the morning, just fluff enough to get rid of the flatness.

    How long is your hair? If it's 5 or 6 inches, you can slick it back into a French Roll, or buy (or make) one of those fake buns. Some of them look really authentic.
  • MsladiiMsladii Posts: 442Registered Users
    shawnette wrote: »
    MochaTai wrote: »
    Shawnette! I didn't even know you had a child that age! I thought you were like 24 or something! And that pic is great. I might end up doing that if I can't find a style lol. My hair doesn't have any hang, it has "out" lol. There are some recent pics on CulryNikki's blog.

    ND: Hmmm I thinking a twistout might work. Maybe with flat twists in the front? Like Shawnette's pic?

    ML: I wish I had enough hair for a bun!

    Oh stop, you flatterer! :love5:

    To get the "hang", use a weighty product and sleep in a wave cap. When you style your hair in the morning, just fluff enough to get rid of the flatness.

    How long is your hair? If it's 5 or 6 inches, you can slick it back into a French Roll, or buy (or make) one of those fake buns. Some of them look really authentic.

    Okay your going to have to explain this one...
    Do you think I could achieve this with like Cantu Shea leave in + wave cap + hooded dryer??

    I hate sleeping on wet hair... =/
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  • shawnetteshawnette Posts: 482Registered Users
    Msladii wrote: »
    shawnette wrote: »
    Oh stop, you flatterer! :love5:

    To get the "hang", use a weighty product and sleep in a wave cap. When you style your hair in the morning, just fluff enough to get rid of the flatness.

    How long is your hair? If it's 5 or 6 inches, you can slick it back into a French Roll, or buy (or make) one of those fake buns. Some of them look really authentic.

    Okay your going to have to explain this one...
    Do you think I could achieve this with like Cantu Shea leave in + wave cap + hooded dryer??

    I hate sleeping on wet hair... =/
    Theoretically, yes.

    If my hair is freshly washed, I apply my pudding, or whatever, 2-strand twist and then partially dry my hair so that it's not sopping. I make sure to arrange my twists in the way that I want my hair to 'fall'. Then I put on my cap and go to bed.

    If I'm on day 2 or 3 hair, I'll run some aloe or something through my hair (moisture) then 'smoosh' it down from the roots and put on my cap. This method is easier to do with a stretchy satin cap.

    Edited to add:

    I was just searching for a pic for you and came acroos this blog. Scroll down to the pics of her with the purple cap. That's exactly what it looks like, except I do twist, not braids:

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  • CoilyOne1812CoilyOne1812 Posts: 384Registered Users
    My hair doesn't hang well and I did a twistout back when I walked. I should have thought about it more and done some pinning because it was sticking out in funny, poofy ways from underneath the cap. I should also add that I have a large head along with the volume in the hair. Pinning it low to the neck like somebody said above or just bunning it would've definitely come out better.
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  • peanutbutter.brownsugarNApeanutbutter.brownsugarNA Posts: 158Registered Users
    :( thanks for reminding me about my graduation ladies..... And thanks dad for telling to walk.....

    i have short hair (4 inches). no hang, no nothen except for a bunch of curls, coils and frizzy patches
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  • TotallyTwistedTotallyTwisted Posts: 284Registered Users
    I think you should straighten and I would never say that for anything, not even a wedding, but cap and gowns are not curly friendly at all they smush down the hair on top and make the bottom puff out to no end, and by the time the ceremony is over the top will be flat and matted and the bottom all puffed out, so when you take off the cap your hair will be a mess.
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  • NappNapp Posts: 180Registered Users
    i wore a a fro w/ flat twists for my graduation

    curlznFTS-th.jpg the top was flat enough for the cap to stay on although i needed the help of a few large pins. and it slipped quite a bit but i looked flyy:walk:
  • MochaTaiMochaTai Posts: 197Registered Users
    shawnette wrote: »
    MochaTai wrote: »
    Shawnette! I didn't even know you had a child that age! I thought you were like 24 or something! And that pic is great. I might end up doing that if I can't find a style lol. My hair doesn't have any hang, it has "out" lol. There are some recent pics on CulryNikki's blog.

    ND: Hmmm I thinking a twistout might work. Maybe with flat twists in the front? Like Shawnette's pic?

    ML: I wish I had enough hair for a bun!

    Oh stop, you flatterer! :love5:

    To get the "hang", use a weighty product and sleep in a wave cap. When you style your hair in the morning, just fluff enough to get rid of the flatness.

    How long is your hair? If it's 5 or 6 inches, you can slick it back into a French Roll, or buy (or make) one of those fake buns. Some of them look really authentic.

    I think its like 4.5-5" all over. I might try that. I also saw a Youtube Vid that BlackOnyx did where she wore a fake "fantasy puff". It looked very real. I might try a low version of that.
    -Tai
  • FleurztyFleurzty Posts: 795Registered Users
    I did very small twists on my hair while my hair was still wet and took them out right before heading out for the graduation. I pinned the cap on my hair. I could not stand how it looked on my face.
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  • MochaTaiMochaTai Posts: 197Registered Users






    Fleurtzy, Love it. If I can exercise enough patience, I will try to put in small twists this weekend......kind of like a trial to see if I like it.
    -Tai
  • nikkidanniellnikkidanniell Posts: 235Registered Users
    Very cute pic Fleurzty!

    Shawnette your son's pic is too funny.. I don't think I have what it takes to pull off that look:happy6:

    flat twists are a good idea but I don't like them on me.. I wish I could.. I love them on other people, but I feel like when I wear them I'm looking like someone from "Set it Off" :mad:
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    congrats on your graduation!

    for my hair, ive found that in order to not look like bozo the clown, i have to tuck my hair behind my ears or have my hair going back (which still results in a similar look to hair tucked mehind the ears).
  • mixededmixeded Posts: 381Registered Users
    Haha! this reminds me of my sister's graduation pic. That cap looked so awkward clinging to the top of her head with her curls billowing out underneath! I wish I could post the pic, but she'd probably kill me.
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  • Sunyata B. Sunyata B. Posts: 105Registered Users
    I was just thinking about this too! I graduate on May 16th, I my plan was to straighten it. But I think I will just do really small twists, they seem to lie pretty flat on my head.
  • Naptural9jaNaptural9ja Posts: 183Registered Users
    I'm really glad that I'm not the only one wondering about what to with my hair for graduation! Congrats everyone!

    I was thinking of doing some kind of straw curls. My hair isn't long for a bun...and it's been going through some breakage/falling out that I think is stress related (the verdict is still out on the cause). I may try that flat twist idea.
    MochaTai wrote: »
    I'll be graduating from college on May 15th (Yippee!!!). I'm trying to figure out how to wear my hair withough looking crazy in my cap. Suggestions? Does anyone have pics of how they wore thier hair for graduation?
  • ParatyParaty Posts: 394Registered Users
    I love the pic Fleurtzy!!!
    Mocha, I wore my hair flat twisted into a low puff. I ran out of time and had to wear the actual puff, but I planned to do a twistout or coil out on the puff. You can do it the night before then just unravel the coils graduation morning or even make the puff into a bun for added "chicness". Congrats and good luck. :p
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  • MochaTaiMochaTai Posts: 197Registered Users
    Paraty & Sunyata, I think Im gonna give the small twists a go. I'll do a trial run this weekend and see how I like them.

    Naptural9ja, I was thinking of a straw set but since I can't do it myself I would have to go to a salon, which I don't want to do because she charges too much money for them. And I don't want to spend alot of money because I leave for vacation 2 days after lol.

    -Tai
  • Naptural9jaNaptural9ja Posts: 183Registered Users
    Lucky you! Graduation AND vacation! My vacation is bar prep :-?

    Tell me how the twist trial goes. At this point, I just may wear a scarf!

    quote=MochaTai;953476]Paraty & Sunyata, I think Im gonna give the small twists a go. I'll do a trial run this weekend and see how I like them.

    Naptural9ja, I was thinking of a straw set but since I can't do it myself I would have to go to a salon, which I don't want to do because she charges too much money for them. And I don't want to spend alot of money because I leave for vacation 2 days after lol.

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    How about twists?
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