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  1. Jacy

    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    Usually my routine is to straighten my hair with a straightening iron, but lately I've been curious about curling my hair just to change things up. Element mentioned that she likes to curl her hair with a straight iron, and I know my friend likes to use a curling iron...

    So what do you guys prefer to use? Any tips or techniques you guys can teach me? I'm pretty inept at curling my hair... I've tried curling irons, rolls, pins, twisty things, etc when I was much younger. I just assumed that my hair couldn't hold curls, but recently my friend has been sucessfully curling my hair with a curling iron :hsd:
     
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    Like I said, I prefer using straighteners because it's faster. But it can be dependent on what kind of irons you have. Preferably slim ones and ceramic coated.

    Honestly, I think it's the easiest way- and I definitely got less burned fingers than when I used to use tongs!

    Just take a couple of inches of hair, hold the straighters vertically, and twist them while pulling down the strand of hair. If that makes any sense at all!
     
  3. Jacy

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    won't the curls end up being... crimpy instead of curly? if that makes sense.. i have a 3/4 inch ceramic straight iron
     
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    I like using a 1" ceramic curling iron, mainly because I like more of a wave look than tight curls and it seems like my hair holds the curl pretty well.
     
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    I did half of my head really half-assed with my straightening irons. I'll upload a couple of pictures in a minute. :bigthumb:
     
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    Ok, this is without using hairspray or any product in my hair, and I did it in less than 5 minutes so I've only really good top top layer done right, but hopefully you get an idea of what you can achieve! And plus my hair is short, so I'm not the best tester!

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    wow.. i would not have guessed curls like that could be done with a straight iron

    or that one could do it in less than 5 minutes. geez
     
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    every time i try and use a straight iron my curls are right angles, but i suck at hair
     
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    :h5: I haven't tried it but I want to. I'm tired of always wearing it straight.
     
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    :bigthumb:

    Glad it worked out!
     
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    After seeing that video, I need a straightener - badly.

    Aside from the Chi, does anyone have any brand recommendations?
     
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    I used a Chi in Toronto- they're the exact same as GHD in the UK, so they're definitely the best, but I don't know what a good reasonably priced one would be.

    Mine is far from the best though, and it clearly does the job. Once their ceramic coated and can reach a decent heat, you should be good to go.
     
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    my roommate and I both use the Hai..we LOVE our Hai straighteners. they're about the same price as the Chi, but they have temp controls
     
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    i need to get a straightener too :o
     
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    I need a curling tongs thingy too :o
     
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    wow, had no idea that a straightener can actually curl hair too... :coold:
    It looks so much quicker than using a curling iron! :eek3:
     
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    Ok. It's been 5.5 months like my last cut :mamoru: I'm being treated to this so I don't want to turn it down.

    I'm pretty much willing to get any kind of haircut or colour because I manage to pull it off somehow. But for the first time ever, I'm actually completely stuck.

    This is pretty much what it's like now:

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    I feel like I want a full fringe/bangs again. But then the hassle of trying to grow them out is pretty bad. I had them before and liked them. Pic for reference:

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    Then my other dilemma is what colour to get. I've done everything but blonde, and don't really want blonde right now. I'll probably end up going dark brown again maybe with a few panels. But if I get panels, what colour?

    I don't want to lose too much length. So anyone got any insight? :x:

    Edit:

    Here's my red and purple hair from the past few years :rolleyes:


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    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    I have vidal sassoon one i got about year ago. it's got a good range of temperatures and is GREAT on my hair. I'd get the CHI but it's just too expensive and I get teh same result with what i have.
     
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    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    lol, I've been using a flat iro to curl my hair for years now. it's just all in HOW you move the iron.

    though I still swear by a curling iron for tighter curls.
     
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