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HIIIII SHORT HAIR LADIES HOW ARE YOU PROTECTING YOUR HAIR RIGHT!!!

Nanyanika

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Hello ladies, i'm having my touch-up relaxer, just before Christmas and i've decided cut my hair to finally be rid of the damaged texturized ends. I just will not be happy until they're gone. i maybe cut to shoulder length and i was wondering what protective styles i could do, i usually wear buns but i'm not sure i will have enough length for that. Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

keluric

New Member
The easiest way to cheat a bun, in my opinion is to either use scarves or artificial hair. I have pics in my fotki of the scarf bun.. it's not for everyone but it's the best for protecting my ends, especially during the winter months.
 

londontresses

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As you can see my hair is a lot shorter than you're planning to cut but I have a weave at the moment, am getting cainrows next week and twists for the holiday season. I find it a lot easier - esp during the winter - HTH :)
 

Nanyanika

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keluric said:
The easiest way to cheat a bun, in my opinion is to either use scarves or artificial hair. I have pics in my fotki of the scarf bun.. it's not for everyone but it's the best for protecting my ends, especially during the winter months.
Thankyou thankyou thankyou, for suggesting the scarf bun method, i must try this, a it sounds like it would do well with protecting the ends from dryness/splits. Do you use a silk scarf? anyway i'm gonna have a look at your album.
 

keluric

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londontresses said:
As you can see my hair is a lot shorter than you're planning to cut but I have a weave at the moment, am getting cainrows next week and twists for the holiday season. I find it a lot easier - esp during the winter - HTH :)

Off-topic but I noticed you used the term 'canerows.' Are you from the Caribbean at all?
 

Nanyanika

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CAPlush said:
I have short hair, and I use an octopus clip as a protective style. It's a "pretend" bun.

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But please, don't cut your hair all at once! Maybe you can do a series of smaller trims, and at least keep it at least BSL.
Oh i have that clip at home, never thought of using it like that, thanks that'll will quite useful then, thanks. I know i'm gona lose length, i have about four inches to go, and they get really frizzy and unruly, the only time they act well is when its wet, or based with lots of moisture. I may only cut two inches we'll see. Anyhow i will post my results. thanks for your help.
 

Nanyanika

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keluric said:
Off-topic but I noticed you used the term 'canerows.' Are you from the Caribbean at all?
sorry for butting in, i also use the term canerows and i'm carribean, jamaica and Grenada.
 

Nanyanika

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londontresses said:
As you can see my hair is a lot shorter than you're planning to cut but I have a weave at the moment, am getting cainrows next week and twists for the holiday season. I find it a lot easier - esp during the winter - HTH :)
I was contemplating a weave or extensions too....but its gonna be too costly for me.
 

Nanyanika

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keluric, thank-you very much, for allowing me to view your scarf bun method, i really want to try this now, you have soo much thick pretty hair.
 

londontresses

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My parents are Caribbean. To be honest most of the people I know say canerows - I think its a UK thing coz I notice in the US u tend to say cornrows...:)
 
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londontresses

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den1 said:
I was contemplating a weave or extensions too....but its gonna be too costly for me.

I hear ya....but I've just started weening off bi-weekly hairdresser appointments so for the moment its saving me money. Once I start looking after my hair myself completely I dont think I'll want to part with the cash either. I've learnt so much here.
 

Nanyanika

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londontresses said:
I hear ya....but I've just started weening off bi-weekly hairdresser appointments so for the moment its saving me money. Once I start looking after my hair myself completely I dont think I'll want to part with the cash either. I've learnt so much here.
Exactly so....on top of that having to pay for touch-ups just think what you could do with all that extra cash. plus i'm moving into my newplace soon so i can't afford to splash out too much. I might just try wearing wigs that way my hair is protected underneath until , and i don't have to be in my head all the time until my hair regains length, this will save me so much money in the long run.
 

DDTexlaxed

TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14
Den, I thought you were BCing again and almost passed out.:lol: You will probably still have enough hair to bun at shoulder length. I still love your hair.
 

Nanyanika

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DDtexlaxd said:
Den, I thought you were BCing again and almost passed out.:lol: You will probably still have enough hair to bun at shoulder length. I still love your hair.
NOOOOO i'm not BCing, going natural none of that lol. i just want to remove the old ends from my texturized days. thanks for the compliment
 

keluric

New Member
londontresses said:
Well my parents are Caribbean (Jamaican, Antiguan/Dominican). To be honest most of the people I know say canerows - I think its a UK thing coz I notice in the US u tend to say cornrows...:)


I notice that Americans say cornrows too, I'm originally from Jamaica. I think it depends on the crops we harvested...
 

keluric

New Member
den1 said:
keluric, thank-you very much, for allowing me to view your scarf bun method, i really want to try this now, you have soo much thick pretty hair.

Thanks and you're welcome, I hope that works for you.
 

Nanyanika

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BeautifulWideEyes said:
Just wondering if you ever tried to get the texturized parts corrected/fully relaxed?
Yes, i did last time i used SE relaxer, they are a lil straighter and much softer and manageable but i feel they are already damaged from my texturizer days, so its best to get rid of them and start a new.
 

londontresses

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keluric said:
I notice that Americans say cornrows too, I'm originally from Jamaica. I think it depends on the crops we harvested...

My thoughts exactly...when you get down to it its the same thing....unfortunately.
 
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