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ptnicole
May 26th, 2010, 12:53 PM
I just received my Ficcares in the mail and LOVE them; however, I have layered (between jaw and APL) hair that has a hard time going up into a french twist. I did a "reverse" twist, which is probably nothing new to the veterans on this forum, but was so excited by it that I had to share.

It held my hair all day and I can't believe how many compliments I got on it!
https://oekdqq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1ptjJevhoEfVWmermSClilqTrxE8JnuwhWLOgz1__454CoA9M BKneXApQ_hkK5_KBg7QHgY91kTpBv08yAK5bC5otcGrZLdHtI/IMAG0044.jpg

redneckprincess
May 26th, 2010, 01:08 PM
the picture is not showing up

ptnicole
May 26th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Now that is strange because I can see it when I open the thread. Hmmmm, will keep trying. Any ideas from the experts?

ptnicole
May 26th, 2010, 01:37 PM
How about a photo link...

https://oekdqq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p8gonmgEpUEK-1jxp1XuycBTpr9YXLX_FvbbWSWM5qf8SgRVLyZ-9dDuJ6cydCsTI0KbYMcRVBEeX7Rvo_FPp0RbhJdxvbWRC/IMAG0044.jpg

LoveMyMutt
May 26th, 2010, 01:42 PM
I've been doing that twist also -- my hair is also APL but layered with the shortest layers around jaw length, not to mention my growing-out bangs.

I've found a couple other updos that are friendly to layered, not-particularly-long hair:

- Reverse dutch braid (I flip my head over, start the braid from the nape, finish near my forehead and coil it around & pin atop my head).

- Sock bun -- it is gratifyingly fat (my poor cinnabun looks pathetic compared to the longer haired ladies). I wrap a scarf around my head to hide the shorter layers and growing out bangs.

- High ponytail, with little tendrils escaping & curling

- Double french braids (great for hiding short bits) that join into one braid at the nape.

Would love to hear other peoples' solutions to hair that's in the "awkward" stage!

emmabovary
May 26th, 2010, 04:03 PM
I don't see anything on that link either :(

My hair is in a pretty awkward stage too, but I don't have any solutions unfortunately :o

zenobia
May 26th, 2010, 04:05 PM
I think the problem with the picture is you have to be logged in to Windows Live to see the picture.

jane53
May 26th, 2010, 04:11 PM
You would need to give out your personal password for us to see that! Don't do that!

Can you upload it directly from your computer?

proo
May 26th, 2010, 04:37 PM
could you describe the reverse twist?

FrannyG
May 26th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I'm so happy that you found a style that works for you, and congratulations on your Ficcares! :blossom:

As far as your photo not showing up, I would ask at site support. Did you try hosting the photo at Photobucket or Flickr? Even at that, I'm fuzzy on post count and photo posting privileges.

ptnicole
May 26th, 2010, 05:42 PM
OK...I think I got the photo up here finally. I started with ponytail higher on my head and twisted down to the nape. At the nape, I folded the twist into the roll, just as you would a normal french twist.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4643341952_86cb6acbac_s.jpg

fairytalegirl
May 26th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Looks really pretty. I do the same thing with my hair sometimes but pin it. I think it works well with a more medium length hair. I don't have a ficcare yet but NEED one!

countryhopper
May 27th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Thanx so much for this!

When i do a "normal" french twist, it makes a weird knot/bump thing instead of a nice, smooth, tucked twist. These instructions were so much better!

I'm going to try to secure it with hair scroos....

Kathie
May 27th, 2010, 02:38 PM
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

GlennaGirl
May 27th, 2010, 02:51 PM
OK...I think I got the photo up here finally. I started with ponytail higher on my head and twisted down to the nape. At the nape, I folded the twist into the roll, just as you would a normal french twist.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4643341952_86cb6acbac_s.jpg

Wow. I love that.