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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:03 pm

I use a Nicky Clarke one that I got as a Christmas gift in 2005 from Jonny, as I didn't have one of my own when I moved here. It's actually great quality, and it works nicely on my thick, thick hair. It's probably not the most powerful, best thing ever, but I feel that most hairdryers are actually really great when they look up to the job, as opposed to the wide variety of quality that you get in straighteners, curling tongs etc.

I'm going to buy a diffuser when I have money again, it's only £6.50 from HQHair, and I can add it on to my hairdryer. This makes me very happy as I've been looking for one for quite a while! My hairdresser keeps recommending it for me to finish my style with.

Ooh - also I found my perfect hairdresser who listens to my every word and makes it into fabulous hair, and she's only about £30 per visit! Not too shabby. I've paid a lot more for a lot worse in terms of the final outcome.
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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:26 pm

that's awesome, astrid! it's so hard to find a good hairdresser, especially if you have quite thick hair. i've had so many disasters with them trying to thin it out and making it wispy and weird and almost mullety. i've found a pretty great hairdresser too. she listens, is really friendly and approachable and doesn't make me feel like i can't be honest about the end result. and she took it as a given that it would take some time to get to know my hair and said at the start that i could come back if it wasn't growing out properly and stuff, which was so nice! i've been going to her for a while and i think she now "gets" my hair type and knows what to do with it.

and i also agree about there not being too massive of a difference in quality of your standard hairdryers. i mean, i don't think i'd spend more than £35 on one, whereas i try to get the best straighteners i can, even if they're not exactly cheap. i don't actually use a hairdryer until my hair is almost totally dry and most have worked fine.
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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:47 pm

I still love my hairdresser just as much, and I'm seeing her tomorrow! I'm so excited. Now that my side-swept fringe is grown out I don't like it. Haha. Now I want Jayma Mays' hair as the character of Emma on Glee:

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But not as big/feathery/cinematic. So I want mine to be just just on my shoulders, but that's the longest it can be for now. And I want a side-swept fringe again, but I think it'll be great when my awesome hairdresser does it. I do like styling it to the side like that.
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Re: hair

Post by sarahluv » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:47 am

i've had my phillips hairdryer for about 15 years. boots own brand used to be fairly good too.

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Re: hair

Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:29 am

Oooh, I missed this!
mimpkin wrote:Someone told me that Mr Humblebee has some, but maybe they were winding me up.
I bought a cordless hair straightener specially for Indietracks the other year, but it's rubbish. I ended up just leaving my sunhat on instead. Did you buy one in the end? Are there any decent ones anywhere that anyone knows about?

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Re: hair

Post by Final Loan » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:03 pm

I need a haircut but I don't know what to ask for. I'm a bit bored with my hair but have no idea what would suit me...
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Re: hair

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:03 pm

i want a new haircut. im thinking i like my fringe really long so that i can clip it to the side properly. everything else just seems to get in my eyes and look messy, especially with glasses.

i also really want to dye my hair ginger, but going from red. how would i go about this? i cant seem to find any gingery hair dyes in the shops when i look and i think im a bit too scared to go messing about with bleaching/stripping the red too much. or i might go purple. but i worry id look like a massive goth.
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Re: hair

Post by mimpkin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:05 pm

humblebee wrote:Oooh, I missed this! I bought a cordless hair straightener specially for Indietracks the other year, but it's rubbish. I ended up just leaving my sunhat on instead. Did you buy one in the end? Are there any decent ones anywhere that anyone knows about?
Oop! It seems I missed your reply too. I got these for Christmas and they're good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Collinge ... 463&sr=8-6

You charge them up like a phone, no gas or batteries. I've not used them loads because I use my plug in ones at home. I've got a smaller haircut too now and combined with hairspray it's like I've got proper straight hair!
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Post by Sylvie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:02 pm

I seem to remember Astrid going through a similar thing when she got married last year, but I've spent over a year growing my hair out and now I'm kind of bored with it. It's past shoulder length now, so I can have it put up for the wedding, but I just feel like I'm being too predictable.

For a while I threatened to dye my hair pink, but that didn't go down well with anyone!
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I could go for a bit of blonde, as I know it suits me now:

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And if anyone has any suggestions on vintage updos, they'd be gratefully recieved!
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Re: hair

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon May 10, 2010 10:51 am

i think i need a haircut but im having fringe dilemas..

ive ended up growing my side sweepy fringe out so that now its quite long and tucks behind my ear without falling over my face. ive still got quite a far side parting and i think i like this but i cant decide. maybe it would look better when the back is shorter so its a cute bob sort of style? or will it just look really shapeless and dull without more of a fringe defined like it did when i grew my fringe out when i was 16?
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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:45 pm

now that i'm growing my hair, i feel like i actually need to start looking after it and using conditioner/doing whatever else people who look after their hair do. right now i'm using aveda shampure but not doing anything else. is it better to condition everyday or just do a treatment or something once a week? my hair is quite thick/kinda coarse so i'm not really sure what the best thing to do is. any advice?
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Re: hair

Post by Sylvie » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:56 am

stolenwine wrote:is it better to condition everyday or just do a treatment or something once a week? my hair is quite thick/kinda coarse so i'm not really sure what the best thing to do is. any advice?
I don't know about everyday, because I don't wash my hair that often, but I always try to condition the ends of my hair every time I wash it. I usually massage the conditioner in too, but find the roots don't need it.

I have a few hair questions for those of you who have/had long hair. Mine is quite long and wavy now and I can't be bothered to describe the length, so it's kind of like this in terms of the Zooey scale:-

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I'm having frizz problems though. I have tried lots of different products:- frizz ease cream, frizz ease spray (both on dry hair), Umberto Thingybob curl spray, mousse (on wet hair) and still my hair puffs out. It starts out shiny, but gradually frizzes. Does anyone know of any magic products that could sort it out?

Also, because my hair is so long now, it's starting to go straighter of it's own accord. That's nice if I want it straight, but I quite like it wavier sometimes too! If anyone knows of a large barrell curling tong they can recommend, I'd be so grateful! Probably 38mm and needs to work on long, very thick hair. Also, what products should I use to keep the curls in place?

Sorry, it's been a long while since I had hair this long and I want to keep it, as it's so much easier than short hair!
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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:57 am

Sylvie wrote: I'm having frizz problems though. I have tried lots of different products:- frizz ease cream, frizz ease spray (both on dry hair), Umberto Thingybob curl spray, mousse (on wet hair) and still my hair puffs out. It starts out shiny, but gradually frizzes. Does anyone know of any magic products that could sort it out?
i use brilliant pomade from aveda (the dehumectant one) and i think it's pretty good. you only need a teeny tiny bit and it does the job well, even on thick frizzy hair (like mine). i use it on dry hair post-ghds (though i'm sure it would be fine to use right after blowdrying too)

http://www.aveda.co.uk/templates/produc ... =PROD76191

the US link has loads of reviews, if those help:

http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10 ... extredir=1

i want zooey-like hair/waves too, but i've still got a way to go before my hair's long enough. the front is getting to shoulder/collarbone length but it'll probably be a few more months til it gets there. i'm at a loss as to what to do with it in the meantime though so i just end up putting it in a ponytail. it feels kind of boring but at least it makes a change from my old haircut (variations of which i had for waaaaay too long)
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Post by Sylvie » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:10 pm

stolenwine wrote:i'm at a loss as to what to do with it in the meantime though so i just end up putting it in a ponytail. it feels kind of boring but at least it makes a change from my old haircut (variations of which i had for waaaaay too long)
I'm guilty of the ponytail crime too! Have you tried putting half your hair up? Sometimes I've put the front half of my hair in a mini beehive or clipped it at the back with a barrette. The only picture I have of me with my hair like this is pretty old:-

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It just required a bit of backcombing, lots of hairspray and some patience. I wish I could put my hair up properly, but I think it's too long and thick now. And I also wish I had other ideas too!
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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:42 am

i really love that hairstyle but i can't seem to get it right when i try it! i guess i just don't have enough patience :\ i'm actually really tempted to just cut my hair back into a bob again. i keep seeing amazing bob haircuts and going "aw man, i want that!"

today i used some of that aveda brilliant dehumectant stuff on my hair almost right after i washed it (while it was still wet) and the frizz was MASSIVELY tamed as my hair air dried. normally if i let my hair dry naturally like that it's super frizzy and only blowdrying/ghds will sort it, but this time it looked pretty good without all that. i didn't use a whole lot of it just because it's hard to gauge how much is too much when your hair's still wet, and using a teeny tiny amount more than you need can make it really greasy.

next time i'm gonna use a little more and hopefully i can let my hair air dry with no frizz at all! i didn't think that would ever be possible. can't believe it never occurred to me to use this on wet/damp hair for all these years! just thought i'd share that since you seem to be having the same frizz problems as me!

(and yes, it's saturday night and i've washed and dried my hair. don't say i don't know how to live it up)
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Post by Tweetotal » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:07 am

My hair is awful now, but I don't know what to do with it. The only picture I have of it is me showing off a hole in my sleeve - it's what all the ghetto kids are doing these days! I want it long, but I also want it all cut off! http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgpcd ... o1_500.jpg
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Post by stolenwine » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:11 am

i still have my heavy metal person long hair and i'm unsure about what to do with it. but long hair is so much more conductive to being lazy, because you just put it up and you're done! some days i hardly even straighten it.

i used to think conditioner was just a waste of time, but i've been using it since i started growing my hair and it for real makes a huge difference! my hair is actually in better shape now. i'm sorry for doubting your powers, conditioner.
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Re: hair

Post by tryanother » Sun May 08, 2011 2:37 am

Just gone from having a shaved head *bleaching disaster which made me shave my head* to having short and spiky punkish hair,got to say i'm loving it,normally dye it black but enjoying the natural blonde/brown mix atm
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Post by Tweetotal » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:37 am

I had mine cut off in the end, into a bob. 's blue and lime green now. Nyah. http://air-balloon-road.tumblr.com/post ... ually-nice
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Post by Carys » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:24 pm

Anorak! What should I do with my hair?!

Many of you have seen my hair. It's dyed red, thin and dry. It's neither straight nor curly - just that rubbish kind of wavy - so I straighten it. It's shoulder length, more or less all one length. Layers usually go fluffy.

I want to keep it red, and I need it to be low maintenance. I'm contemplating a fringe, but think my hair might be too thin. What should I do?

(My hair always looks crap anyway, so I doubt a restyle would make that much difference anyway.)

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