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« on: October 02, 2006 02:37:18 PM »

I am just the biggest ole' fan of putting my hair up in curlers and covering it with AquaNet.  I thought it would be a good idea to start a topic for people who were interested so we can pool our resources.  What IS the best way to put up a pompadour?  Can anyone figure out those pesky finger waves?  Enquiring minds want to know!

Here's a list of websites I've found helpful in the past:

EDIT: I just realized that this thread is on the wrong board...it should be under discussion.  If a mod comes along and wants to move it, that would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006 08:14:16 PM »

my lord those are some difficult styles.  i can't believe all of the work that goes into the hairdo's.

kudo's to you if you're able to do that to your hair.  i wish i had the patience!

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006 01:40:15 PM »

I've done my hair in a pomp lots of times. I have straight, fairly thick hair, and I've found what works best is to comb the section of hair you want in the pomp straight up, put a hair elastic on there about 4 inches from the roots. You can put a bit of hairspray on now. Now take about four hairpins and stick them in, close to the hair elastic but on the side closer to your forehead. Stick them in so the opening is pointing straight toward your face. More hairspray. Ta-da!

I've been calling hair salons asking if it's possible to get a finger-wave permanent but they seem to think not..what do you all think?


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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006 01:42:27 PM »

I'd LOVE to have fingerwaves! The closest I've managed on my own is those heated twizzler thingies from the 80's, though.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006 06:16:57 PM »

Some of the links I put above have tutes on how to do fingerwaves, but personally I just don't have the patience.  Let me know how it goes!

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006 10:46:58 PM »

I love old hairstyles...I have long thin blond hair that doesn't hold curl well at all, any suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006 02:50:05 PM »

I usually wet mine, and then put it in rollers and hair tape.  Then I just douse the whole thing in AquaNet.  When you take the rollers out, each piece is brushed out individually so it doesn't flatten.  To get a nice pouf on top of your head, take the roller out then backcomb it and spray the underside with hairspray.  Let it dry a little standing straight up off your head, then carefully comb it back.  You should have a lovely bouffant!

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006 05:39:19 PM »

there are some simple ways to do finger waves!

Method one, actual finger waves:

Get your hair wet, and saturate it with extra hold gel (we are talking ALOT of gel people).
Part your hair where you want to.
Hold your fingers tight to your head where you want your first wave.
Using a comb, comb your hair in the opposite direction that your fingers are pointing.
>> IE   if your fingers are -----> on your head comb <------ HARD!
now put your fingers on the wave you just made, and comb again below it.

This takes some practice, I have been in school 8 months and still suck at it sometimes!

Method two, skip waves.

Repeat steps untill you are supposed to switch directions.
Instead of holding again, create 3 pin curls (flat to-the-head curls that look like little princess leah buns).
Create a second wave, 3 more pin curls, and you are done.

Make sure to set under a dryer, or let air dry, COMPLETELY.

Most finger waves should be left flat to the head, but they are pretty combed out too.

Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006 09:26:31 AM »

ooo, thanks for sharing. I'll definitely try that.

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2006 09:44:01 AM »

just had to check things out over here  Smiley  i remember my mom doing her hair in pin curls when i was little.  she'd make it look so effortless.  i often wondered why she went to all that trouble especially if they were hard to sleep on, when she didn't work outside the home until i was older (by then she had stopped).

i have a lot of straight hair, almost mid back length.  and it never ever holds a curl, not even perms.  i might try the rag rolls for a change of pace.  maybe i can get some nice waves, and i'll bet they're more comfortable to sleep on  Wink

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