(Closed) Any AA Hairstylists in the building?

posted 10 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@FutureMrs.Taylor:Hi, I’m a hair dreser, and it seems to me like a basic roller set. If you do a roller set all of the time and do not get this result, maybe check to see what size rollers you are using. Maybe you would need to adjust your roller size up or down according to how tight or lose you want your curl to be.

you can also get this look from curling your hair with those big curlers. Down here we just call them “bumpers” but there might be another word for them in your area. The only thing about using the curlers is that your style may be temporary vs. a more long lasting set that you would get from the rollers.

Post # 4
572 posts
Busy bee

@tootie554 – any advice on finger waves? (Sorry to highjack this post)

I want a retro looking hairstyle (40’s) and my stylist could not get it.

Post # 6
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrs.Taylor: I am not a hair dresser but it does look like a roller set. I think the main thing is to let the hair completely cool before taking the rollers out. Or if you use bumpers @tootie664..we call then that too, put some rollers in your hair to hold the curl until it cools. Also a light spray of some soft hold hairspray while in the rollers will help hold the curls longer. Use your fingers to separate the tops curls…the rest will eventually fall on their own. 

I am not a hairdresser…this was just what I learned from trial and error from my own hair back before I went natural.

Post # 8
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@DeaconBride: Hi Deacon Bride, sorry it took so long to get back to ya. For fingerwaves, it would depend on how you want your waves. Say for example if you want to have a hard set that will last for maybe a week or more, you can use some sort of gel. Be careful of the color jell and how it would look on your hair. So if you have a light color hair, use light color gel, and vice versa.

Now if you want more of a smooth soft look for your waves, you can use Silky Milk or any other type of foaming styling lotion would work. I don’t know what is available in your area but silky milk is pretty popular in my neck of the woods and it works great. But remember, the style won’t last as long as it would with gel, but there is a huge difference in how the waves would turn out depending on which product is used.

I hope this helps Ladies!

Post # 9
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Extensions or a wig may help

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

I get my hair like that all the time at the hair salon.

She blows dries my hair and uses a flat iron. She puts each flat ironed piece into a pincurl and secures with a clip. She lets them sit about five minutes. Then she takes them out and finger styles.

I use blow serum to keep it really soft. Hope that helps.

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