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wercozy
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:11:27 AM
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I have super long hair, so it needs to be pulled back, and tied up or it's wild woman time.

I hate those French clasp barrettes because the edges are sharp and cut my hair. I stopped using them when a hair stylist pointed out that the short hair on top of my head and sides was caused by those stupid barrettes. The promo for those type of barrettes should be: "How to cut your hair without even trying."

Lately, I've noticed, some stores are carrying plastic clasp barrettes for long hair. I've bought several different brands, and they are very comfortable. I don't feel my hair pulling, and when I remove them, my hair isn't tangled up in the release mechanism.
tiggr
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:34:10 AM
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I noticed this is for girls only. I know several guys with long hair! :D
boneyfriend
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:37:47 PM

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wercozy, I have short hair now, but when it is long and I need to hold it in place, I use combs. They are more secure than barrettes, I think and you can get some very subdued ones that are pretty. My hair in the front is long and sometimes it just flops too much so when I am home I just hold it down with a major clip.
Away from home Big Sexy Hair hair spray will hold anything in place.
wercozy
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:59:19 PM
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tiggr, I've seen guys with long hair tying it back with a band, but I have not seen guys wearing barrettes.

If guys have something to offer...bring it!
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:15:41 PM

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Surely a Man Law proscribing the wearing of barettes shouldn't be necessary, for crying out loud ! H., clyde, help me out here !
Vickster
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:14:34 PM
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My hair is long, past my shoulders and I wear it tied back in a scrunchy... (someone told me this is old-fashioned and I should get a new style... Hmph!!
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:10:15 PM

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Is that hmph or harrumph, Vickster !
Cat
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:50:28 PM

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wercozy, my hair is very fine and so I have the same issue with barrettes as you do. I wish there were a solution to this but I don't know of one. Maybe bobby pins?

Oh, oh, how about using braids somehow?
Investigator
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:18:00 PM
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excaelis wrote:
Surely a Man Law proscribing the wearing of barettes shouldn't be necessary, for crying out loud ! H., clyde, help me out here !


They are only allowed if the barette can double as a wood clamp.
RuthP
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:22:55 PM

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Wercozy,

Have you ever tried what are called leather slides or leather stick barrettes? They are an oval or a rounded rectangle of leather (some are quite fancy with pierced lacy design or tooling or beading). They have two holes, one near each long-way end, and a stick of polished wood that goes through the holes. The rectangles are narrower and often smaller than the ovals.

I had one, sadly lost, which looked braided. (It must have been a trick of weaving an end in and out of the two slots, for it was all one piece of leather.) I don't have enough hair, even when braided, to use one now, but for someone with full hair they work great.

(Probably be fine on men, too. Whistle )
Atiya
Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:53:14 AM
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I too have super long hair and I too hate barrettes. I use these bands, they don't break your hair and you don't feel like someone is pulling your hair



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Alias
Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:09:35 AM
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How about Pigtails LOL! then you could get a milkmaids outfit and start yodelling to complete the whole look! Hey or youn could fold it all up into a bun!!!!!

On a more serious note My Asian female friend cleverly uses two sticks (sorta like short chopsticks) She twists her hair ind slides the sticks through...It looks realy sexy and cool.... Sorry I cant be more specific.
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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:15:54 AM

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[quote=Cat][size=6]wercozy, my hair is very fine and so I have the same issue with barrettes as you do. I wish there were a solution to this but I don't know of one. Maybe bobby pins?

You'll need small tight bobby pins.My hair is so fine that bobby pins don't stay. Bands would either slip off or they'd be so tight that they break the strands.I've finally given up trying to have it long; it's too thin and wispy. Now my problem is finding the right cut! Hairdressers always want to puff it up or something. I want it natural. Sigh... I'm growing it again for the next experiment.

TOOTS
Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:58:13 AM
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just a thought, but if you feel the need to tie hair up, perhaps a hair cut would be best. I love my mane to blow free, which is probably why I usually look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards most days, but absolutely nothing beats the feeling of long hair being whipped up by a sea breeze.
Vickster
Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:54:02 AM
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atiya... that's what a scrunchy is.... works well for my hair and doesn't damage or hurt...

excaelis...hmph hmph hmph....hahahahaha
Gwen
Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:18:15 AM
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I have very thick and curly/wavey hair and I found that any Scünci brand hair ties without the annoying metal band works very well and doesn't damage or hurt, plus they come in different sizes, thicknesses, and colours. I also use bobby pins and clips when I just want my bangs pulled back or I'll just wear my hair half up/half down. I agree with Cat, a side-braid is very cute and keeps your hair out of your face.
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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:30:05 PM
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Wercozy, my hair is also fine and doesn't seem to keep in place. I find scrunchies slide off and it looks even worse. I went to a good hairdresser and had it cut into a bob, the best thing I have done to it in years, it looks thicker and healthyer, when I am working about or cooking I use a headband to keep it off my face.
Sparrow
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 2:56:22 AM
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I use similar bands to what Atiya uses. They don't pull and don't cut your hair, and you can buy them everywhere, even in Dollar General, but if you know how to knit and like something special, you can make your own band - as many as your heart desires.
chovekazadborcheto
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 5:33:52 PM
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wercozy wrote:
tiggr, I've seen guys with long hair tying it back with a band, but I have not seen guys wearing barrettes.

If guys have something to offer...bring it!


well, here's how I like to treat my hair



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works wonders
excaelis
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 5:35:05 PM

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Welcome to the forum, Cousin It !
Atiya
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 11:50:07 PM
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Even if the thread is caled "Just for girls " guys are looking at it and commenting aswell, you need to have some self control guys. Drool

excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 12:01:18 AM

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We were invited to join in, Atiya. Some of us still have hair, and I'm sure the others remember it fondly. Remember, the best way to cope with loss is to talk about it. Boo hoo!
chovekazadborcheto
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 6:21:47 AM
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excaelis wrote:
We were invited to join in, Atiya. Some of us still have hair, and I'm sure the others remember it fondly. Remember, the best way to cope with loss is to talk about it. Boo hoo!

Word up! Besides this thread makes one hope that someone might post a picture of his/her hair (pretty much like I did up there), and what's more interesting on a slow Suturday morning than viewing your forummates' haircuts Think
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 1:40:42 PM

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I'm starting to think maybe we should all get out more !
Cupcake
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:08:01 PM
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Applause
Alias wrote:
How about Pigtails LOL! then you could get a milkmaids outfit and start yodelling to complete the whole look! Hey or youn could fold it all up into a bun!!!!!

OMG! You are too funny.


On a more serious note My Asian female friend cleverly uses two sticks (sorta like short chopsticks) She twists her hair ind slides the sticks through...It looks realy sexy and cool.... Sorry I cant be more specific.


man in black
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 2:10:43 PM
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Without sounding prejudiced or old fashioned there´s something eerie about guys styling long hair. As for women, as long as they keep it clean, they can have it anyway they don´t, depending on how comfortable they feel.
wercozy
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 2:33:09 PM
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Alias, you reminded me of how I used to wear my hair when I was first married.

Here's how it works: The hair is pulled back into a pony tail, wrapped around the opposing hand about 4 or 5 times, then a chop stick is entered into the center, grab some hair, and come out the center. I stopped doing this when my husband complained he kept getting poked in the eyes.

Chove, you could complete the look by placing dentures in the correct spot. My grandmother used to run around scaring the bejebeez out of us kids when we were little.
Mami
Posted: Friday, December 3, 2010 2:32:08 PM
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I like to use headbands, but sometimes they make me feel a bit childish...I have used the chopstick style, and like that a lot, but it would sometimes give me headaches :(

Epiphileon
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 7:31:25 AM

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wercozy wrote:
I have super long hair, so it needs to be pulled back, and tied up or it's wild woman time.


Yea Wercozy I have that problem too, but even with my hair in a pony tail, the kids on my school bus still think I'm a wild man.
redsxz
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 8:51:36 AM
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You look like the scholariest scholar I've ever met!
tootsie
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:29:22 AM

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redsxz wrote:
You look like the scholariest scholar I've ever met!


and i think a trip on his bus would be sheer adventure !!
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:01:06 PM

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What school are you taking them to ? Hogwarts ?
redsxz
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:30:54 PM
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excaelis wrote:
What school are you taking them to ? Hogwarts ?


Hahahaha, I hope this is taken all in good faith Epi. We be foolin yo' as some would say it.
blue2
Posted: Sunday, December 5, 2010 4:05:29 AM

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Wow Epi! What an impressive head of hair! You want to share some? Hubby sports a ponytail about size of my pinky if that much. Think Jack Nicholson in the Witches of Eastwick.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, December 5, 2010 6:15:10 AM

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Wow, Epi!
Do you have Caucasian Pygmy Dragons hanging from rearview mirror?
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