Protective styles for short hair...?

Hello beautiful ladies of! :blob2:

A little over a year ago (late June 08), I BC to about half an inch. Right now, the length of my hair is pretty much all over the place. Yes, that's right, I am at the Dreaded Awkward Growing Out Stage. Where it's JUUUUST enough to pull back into a pony-tail, but I have to keep wearing it up because when down, it just looks FUNK-AY.

While I know that bunning is a popular protective style, My hair has to be tied back pretty tightly to even get into a pony-tail holder. Any ideas? :help:
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,350Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i understand you want to let it grow, but is it possible to get a good shaping with a GOOD stylist?
    what about headbands? there are many different types, from plain to some with a flower, or whatever. i'm talking tasteful here. and, it does not have to be expensive. i've found a couple of good headbands in rite aid.
    have you tried the flexi8 clips? they really hold your hair in. i think their website is

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  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    You can do two strand twists and braids on any length of hair.
  • notyouraveragecurlnotyouraveragecurl Posts: 193Registered Users
    I'm not to keen on getting it shaped right now becaue I still have to have enough to pull back out of the way for when I dance or it's pretty disastrous. :p

    Didn't even think of the two-strand twits! Thanks! :)
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  • KranberyKranbery Posts: 177Registered Users
    My hair is still in that stage too. Recently I started putting my hair in ponytails, and I braid the areas that don't fit in the ponytail and pin them to sides. Simple, but cute and gets the job done.
    Grow hair grow. People think you look funny at this length. :sad8:

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  • notyouraveragecurlnotyouraveragecurl Posts: 193Registered Users
    Also effective! :) Thanks, Kranberry! Anymore out there!!!:flower:
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