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something that helps me clip

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
Clipping is a major problem for me because the clips just slide off, maybe because my hair is thin. I discovered today that if I clipped and then diffused the clipped part for just about 3 mins. the hair swelled a bit and I could readjust the clips and they stood up in place. Might lead to frizz - hopefully not because the hair is still very damp but at least I got some height. Also, I put a tiny bit of gel on the clips before I stuck them back in and that helped too.
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

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  • CurlyCassieRoCurlyCassieRo Posts: 94Registered Users
    I've also let my hair air dry or even diffused for about 10 minutes before clipping. I found that if my hair isn't so wet, it gets root lift a lot better that way than trying to fool with wet, limp hair.
    cowash: VO5 kiwi lime
    condition: Say Yes to Carrots (also leave in a smidge)
    styling: Marc Anthony Strictly Curls and Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted and DevaCurl Set it Free
    I am finally embracing my crazy curls! :happy2:
    modified CG since Jan. 2009 I am a Jersey Girl!
    CG was the best thing I ever did for my hair. Ever. :love4:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Great, CCR. This is the first time I tried this and from what you are saying, it will work in the future. Hopefully others who are having difficulty clipping will find this helpful.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I always diffuse for about 5 minutes before clipping. That gets the curls going for me and provides some texture for the clips to hang onto.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • heartofcurlsheartofcurls Posts: 215Registered Users
    What kind of clips are you curlies using and where can I find them?
    Co wash: GTTT Conditioner
    Rinse out: G 50:50 or GVPCB
    Leave In: GDLI
    Gel: KCCC and LA Looks Sport
    My HG is Pink Boots!
  • CurlyCassieRoCurlyCassieRo Posts: 94Registered Users
    I use the duck billed clips, the kind they use in salons. I bought them at Harmon but have seen them in beauty supply stores.
    cowash: VO5 kiwi lime
    condition: Say Yes to Carrots (also leave in a smidge)
    styling: Marc Anthony Strictly Curls and Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted and DevaCurl Set it Free
    I am finally embracing my crazy curls! :happy2:
    modified CG since Jan. 2009 I am a Jersey Girl!
    CG was the best thing I ever did for my hair. Ever. :love4:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I am using the orindary basic clips that are two pieces but joined near the end - not sure I am describing that well. They are the ones that are used to make pincurls or hold magnetic or wire rollers in place. They are the most common type - any Duane Reade, CVS or Rite Aid carries them. I think Goody makes them and probably others too.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • susieQ730susieQ730 Posts: 97Registered Users
    When I do clip I always diffuse for a few minutes or air dry for 10-15 minutes before clipping. I use these clips from Sally's (no cross bar to catch on hair) and follow this method of clipping from the Curl Love blog. HTH!!
    CG since 7/08--Eastern PA
    3a fine/medium, normal to low porosity, med density
    CO wash/Cond: LVPNG, Kenra, TIGI MM
    Styling: GDLI, CK and any gel
    VISIT MY ETSY SHOP: www.dreambelledesign.etsy.com
    fotki pw: hair
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
  • heartofcurlsheartofcurls Posts: 215Registered Users
    susieQ730 wrote: »
    When I do clip I always diffuse for a few minutes or air dry for 10-15 minutes before clipping. I use these clips from Sally's (no cross bar to catch on hair) and follow this method of clipping from the Curl Love blog. HTH!!

    Thanks for the tip, I plan to try this tomorrow.
    Co wash: GTTT Conditioner
    Rinse out: G 50:50 or GVPCB
    Leave In: GDLI
    Gel: KCCC and LA Looks Sport
    My HG is Pink Boots!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Oh - I'm going to buy these without the cross bar! That's what probably has been catching on my hair. ITA - good tip!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    susieQ730 wrote: »
    I use these clips from Sally's (no cross bar to catch on hair)

    Thanks so much for posting up the type of clips you are using, SusieQ - and the note about the cross bar! These little tips make such a difference when trying to find products/accessories. I'm in UK so can't use the website listed but found the same thing on ebay here for all the UK curlies:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.co.uk%2FSIBEL-DOUBLE-PRONG-CURL-CLIPS-Pack-of-20_W0QQitemZ310131374354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Jewellery_Watches_CostumeJewellery_CA%3Fhash%3Ditem4835453912%26amp%3B_trksid%3Dp3286.c0.m14" class="Popup

    Very long url - sorry.

    :happy2:
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I like the ones without the crossbar much better if I'm using the short double-prong clips, but the hinges on those and any others tend to get caught as I'm removing them - be very careful or they can cause breakage
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    I like the ones without the crossbar much better if I'm using the short double-prong clips, but the hinges on those and any others tend to get caught as I'm removing them - be very careful or they can cause breakage

    Another good tip! Thanks auntnett! I'm using little jaw clips at the moment and my hair gets caught in the 'teeth' of those! I would love to try these:

    www.break.com/usercontent/2009/1/Roller-Jaw-Clamps-Curly-Hair-Solutions-643499.html

    Think these are GREAT! Can't find any stockists in the UK tho' :sad:
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • AikaAika Posts: 35Registered Users
    I would love to try these:

    www.break.com/usercontent/2009/1/Roller-Jaw-Clamps-Curly-Hair-Solutions-643499.html

    Think these are GREAT! Can't find any stockists in the UK tho' :sad:

    I've got them from Germany (I believe the shipping was 9.50 €). I use them a lot and so far I'm really pleased with them. I think it's the only place in Europe that sells them.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lexies-curls.de%2Fjoomla%2Findex.php%2Fen%2FCurly-Hair-Solutions%2FRoller-Jaw-Clamps%2FDetailed-product-flyer.html" class="Popup
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Aika wrote: »
    I would love to try these:

    www.break.com/usercontent/2009/1/Roller-Jaw-Clamps-Curly-Hair-Solutions-643499.html

    Think these are GREAT! Can't find any stockists in the UK tho' :sad:

    I've got them from Germany (I believe the shipping was 9.50 €). I use them a lot and so far I'm really pleased with them. I think it's the only place in Europe that sells them.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lexies-curls.de%2Fjoomla%2Findex.php%2Fen%2FCurly-Hair-Solutions%2FRoller-Jaw-Clamps%2FDetailed-product-flyer.html" class="Popup

    Wow! Thank you so much Aika! I will have to buy them now! LOL :money:
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Aika wrote: »
    I would love to try these:

    www.break.com/usercontent/2009/1/Roller-Jaw-Clamps-Curly-Hair-Solutions-643499.html

    Think these are GREAT! Can't find any stockists in the UK tho' :sad:

    I've got them from Germany (I believe the shipping was 9.50 €). I use them a lot and so far I'm really pleased with them. I think it's the only place in Europe that sells them.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lexies-curls.de%2Fjoomla%2Findex.php%2Fen%2FCurly-Hair-Solutions%2FRoller-Jaw-Clamps%2FDetailed-product-flyer.html" class="Popup

    Wow! Thank you so much Aika! I will have to buy them now! LOL :money:

    OH, NO!!! They are out of stock! :banghead: I will have to wait a little longer
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • AikaAika Posts: 35Registered Users

    OH, NO!!! They are out of stock! :banghead: I will have to wait a little longer

    I know – they were out of stock when I wanted to order them…I hate that.

    If you click on "order" you can then select the possibility to be notified when they are back in stock. Or try and contact Faith, the owner – she is really helpful (and English speaking). I don't think I had to wait that long, but I can't remember exactly how long.
    I use them a lot and really like them.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I have them, have tried them every which way, and don't particularly care for them, LOL. I get a lot better results with just duckbill clips or small butterfly/jaw clips (all below). I have fairly fine hair and though the bottom length is almost shoulderblade length, my layers are still too short - maybe the clamps will work better for others with longer and/or different textured hair.
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    These clamps give me weird bunchy-looking (but I don't mean clumpy) hair with undesirable gaps/splits because they gather up too wide an area of hair and pull it up too tightly (no matter how much or how little I try to gather up), pulling the roots too straight, making the top, especially, too flat, and they mess up my overall definition, formation and clumping - This is no matter how few or how many I use (I have a dozen) or whether I use them on wet, damp, or dry hair. I've had the best results when used on slightly dampened hair on day 2 and just used 3-4 on the top.

    The plain, lightweight plastic clamps that come 12/$1 at Sally's and other beauty supply stores work more like these seem like they should but without reaching out and grabbing so much hair into the bunch - they're more controllable.
    SBS-292518?wid=225&hei=225&fmt=jpeg,rgb&qlt=85,1&op_sharpen=1&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.9,1.0,4,0&iccEmbed=0

    If I use the R2D2 dryer, my head won't fit under it if I have more than 2-3 CHS clamps on my head. I do, however, sometimes accordion the length up and clip the bottom up with 4 to get it up under the helmet once it's partially dry.

    These from Sally's are similar but might not be as "grabby" with the smaller teeth and, so, might work better - 10/$5.99 ($4.99 w/Sally's card). They're actually intended to be roller clamps. The CHS clamps could probably be used for that purpose, too.
    SBS-345062?wid=225&hei=225&fmt=jpeg,rgb&qlt=85,1&op_sharpen=1&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.9,1.0,4,0&iccEmbed=0
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Aika wrote: »

    OH, NO!!! They are out of stock! :banghead: I will have to wait a little longer

    I know – they were out of stock when I wanted to order them…I hate that.

    If you click on "order" you can then select the possibility to be notified when they are back in stock. Or try and contact Faith, the owner – she is really helpful (and English speaking). I don't think I had to wait that long, but I can't remember exactly how long.
    I use them a lot and really like them.

    Yes, I requested a notification :happy3: Hope not too long am v impatient to try them! LOL - Do you use them on wet, or damp hair Aika?
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • AikaAika Posts: 35Registered Users
    Yes, I requested a notification :happy3: Hope not too long am v impatient to try them! LOL - Do you use them on wet, or damp hair Aika?

    Usually I’d diffuse till my hair is about 85% dry and then I use the CHS jaw clamps on the back/top of my head (starting in the middle with the crown) and then the sides (also on the back). For this I use 4-6 jaw clamps.

    For the top of my head where my hair separates I use 4-6 small jaw clamps or ordinary, short hair clips – it’s easier to get to the root with them.

    It takes a bit of practice to find out what’s best for you, but it’s fun. Sometimes I don’t lift sections of my hair with my fingers but I grab my hair carefully with the clamps (they open really wide) and I try to grab as much as possible and lift it without squashing it.

    I have really fine hair (but lots of it) and my hair at the top/back of my head tends to lose volume without using them. I use them every day.
    Sometimes I use them on the top of my head as well, usually later after styling or if I got caught in the rain.

    I would also use them to lift my hair later during the day – and for 2nd day hair. I was afraid they would start breaking after some time, so I ordered two sets. But I’ve used them for about three months now without any problem.

    Hope it makes sense – English is not my first language.
    Fingers crossed you'll get them soon ;-)
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Aika wrote: »
    Yes, I requested a notification :happy3: Hope not too long am v impatient to try them! LOL - Do you use them on wet, or damp hair Aika?

    Usually I’d diffuse till my hair is about 85% dry and then I use the CHS jaw clamps on the back/top of my head (starting in the middle with the crown) and then the sides (also on the back). For this I use 4-6 jaw clamps.

    For the top of my head where my hair separates I use 4-6 small jaw clamps or ordinary, short hair clips – it’s easier to get to the root with them.

    It takes a bit of practice to find out what’s best for you, but it’s fun. Sometimes I don’t lift sections of my hair with my fingers but I grab my hair carefully with the clamps (they open really wide) and I try to grab as much as possible and lift it without squashing it.

    I have really fine hair (but lots of it) and my hair at the top/back of my head tends to lose volume without using them. I use them every day.
    Sometimes I use them on the top of my head as well, usually later after styling or if I got caught in the rain.

    I would also use them to lift my hair later during the day – and for 2nd day hair. I was afraid they would start breaking after some time, so I ordered two sets. But I’ve used them for about three months now without any problem.

    Hope it makes sense – English is not my first language.
    Fingers crossed you'll get them soon ;-)

    Thanks for all the detail about how you use them Aika :angel8: - very helpful to me. I think these clamps will be great - I've noticed since going CG, that my hair is very much curlier underneath but less curly on the top layers/canopy. I'm sure it is due to the different texture/porosity of hair - my top layers are more highlighted. I think these clamps could help with the curl on my top layers! :happy7:

    Your English is perfect, by the way! :flower:
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • AikaAika Posts: 35Registered Users
    Thanks :-)


    I know exactly what you mean about the top layers... and I hope you'll find them helpful. Have you seen the jaw clamps video?
    BTW I also section my hair with them when applying products.
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Aika wrote: »
    Thanks :-)


    I know exactly what you mean about the top layers... and I hope you'll find them helpful. Have you seen the jaw clamps video?
    BTW I also section my hair with them when applying products.

    Yes, had a look at the video :thumbleft: just waiting for them to get new stock now!
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup