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Nyphur
August 21st, 2008, 08:42 PM
Hey, I feel like climbing some trees like a monkey and need of a way to tie nearly waist length curly hair up so it doesn't get in the way and doesn't fall out while I'm upside down. Anyone got any ideas?

Chromis
August 21st, 2008, 08:44 PM
A Ficcare braid should do the trick or a sock bun. Sock buns are popular among female soldiers to give an idea of their potential durability.

Airmide
August 21st, 2008, 08:53 PM
I use a hairscrew and couldnt live without it! It'll hold up a beebutt for hours, even overnight, no matter what you're doing. Of course it's not an immdiate solution unless you already have one laying around.

Cinnamon Hair
August 21st, 2008, 09:06 PM
I second Chromis's idea of a ficcare'ed braided bun. I'd also like to suggest a braided bun with medium size claw clips at 10 & 2 and possibly 12 if you need that extra bit of hold.

eadwine
August 22nd, 2008, 05:19 AM
I'd braid it, fold it, and clip it against your head with a large claw clip.

Laululintu
August 22nd, 2008, 06:05 AM
When I went paintballing, I had my hair in 2 Dutch braids, that I bunned at the back with hairpins. It held well for the session, which included running around and ducking paint ball pellets.

frizzinator
August 22nd, 2008, 08:10 AM
No matter which way you put your hair up, I think you'll provide the most protection if you cover your hair with something like a buff, pony scrub, scarf or something to prevent little branches from pulling your hair out of the updo and potentially breaking hairs.

Shorty89
August 22nd, 2008, 12:08 PM
My figure eight with two metal forks held for tackle football :D A french braided bun holds well too, at least for me.

Anje
August 22nd, 2008, 12:22 PM
I think when I was your length, I could get my hair to do about 2 chain stitches (chain bun (http://www.network54.com/Forum/242462/message/1198934082/chain+bun)) which held very very well with a Ficcare ficcarissimo. (And my hair is a bit fine for normally using a large maximas yet... it's fitting better, though, with every inch.)

I definitely second Frizzinator's suggestion to cover your updo. I'm slowly learning to do that myself every time I go crashing through underbrush.

podo
August 22nd, 2008, 12:56 PM
Definitely cover your hair with a scarf or something to protect your hair. The branches and bark will surely catch and rip some of your hair out, plus it will help hold the 'do in place.

...I used to climb a lot of trees. :D

Nyphur
August 22nd, 2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks for all the advice, I'll try out some ways of putting my hair up and see if I can find something to cover it with.

pdy2kn6
August 27th, 2008, 06:09 PM
I use a hairscrew and couldnt live without it! It'll hold up a beebutt for hours, even overnight, no matter what you're doing. Of course it's not an immdiate solution unless you already have one laying around.


hey, your hair looks so great in your display picture. Could you tell me what are hairscrews? Are they gentle on hair? Many thanks

danacc
August 29th, 2008, 09:58 PM
hey, your hair looks so great in your display picture. Could you tell me what are hairscrews? Are they gentle on hair? Many thanks

I believe the reference is to something like these (http://shopde.basler-haarkosmetik.de/index.php?sid=48b7141e1f1e4cd6cc6161fce0c53f38&cl=details&anid=0023353).

pdy2kn6
September 14th, 2008, 06:18 AM
I believe the reference is to something like these (http://shopde.basler-haarkosmetik.de/index.php?sid=48b7141e1f1e4cd6cc6161fce0c53f38&cl=details&anid=0023353).

thanks for the reference. I think I am going to stay away from these, they look dangerous lol.

Delila
September 14th, 2008, 03:36 PM
thanks for the reference. I think I am going to stay away from these, they look dangerous lol.

Hair screws are great, if you can find them.

freznow
September 14th, 2008, 04:20 PM
I recently kinda came upon a variation on a looped pony that works marvelously for sports. (Has held up to all the intense soccer playing I do - including a game with lots of falling down, tripping, and being hit in the head so hard my glasses flew off, both lenses out of it, and I have an awesome nasty bruise for picture day on Tuesday :D)
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k132/freznow/IMG_0999.jpg

It's basically a looped pony, only braided. But the two most vital parts of this are: Starting with hair against hair (that'll make more sense later) and having the right size elastics.

Here, I made a diagram!
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k132/freznow/image.jpg

I'm not sure if it'll work for 'everyone' *insert disclaimer here about everyone's hair being different*, but I start my looped braid/pony but just not bringing the hair all the way through. Then I twist and bring the braided length through again, until I run out of elastic. If I have some left but not enough to go around again, I'll wrap it around the tail.

With this, I have no hard or pointy objects to impale me or other people, and it absolutely doesn't fall out. Even if it did, being in a braid prevents it from getting tangles. Only thing 'bad' is that it can be a bit floppy, but not much. I prefer having a lump behind my neck than a lump behind my head - it just works better.

HTH!

frizzinator
September 14th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Freznow, I like your colorful signature. Will you tell us about it?

freznow
September 15th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Freznow, I like your colorful signature. Will you tell us about it?

:D There's a Dragon Cave thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=10823&highlight=dragon+cave), that's where I discovered it. It's so much fun. Lots of people have posted their dragons on the thread, they're so cute.

Longlove
September 15th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Nothing beats a french braid with the end folded and tucked (or bunned).