View Full Version : I'm VERY pleased with the snake waves (pics!)

December 20th, 2009, 08:07 AM
I followed Elainehali's article on deep waves/snake waves : http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=82

I think I made the sections too small or used too thin of a cloth because they're more of curls than waves(I made 4 sections). The cloth also slowly slid down my hair while I slept, so its a little off-looking in the back. I'm still very happy with the results though. :cheese:

Here's right after I took the cloths out:


and finger combed / from behind:

a close-up of the middle:


and of the ends:

December 20th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Very Cool! I have been meaning to do this forever- even have the strips cut, just haven't done it......
you have given me inspiration.

December 20th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Oh my gosh, it actually looks very natural! Wow. Lovely waves. O_O I'm so going to try this one day... One day... *Rubs hands together*

December 20th, 2009, 08:13 AM
that came out great!!!!

December 20th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Sweet! I love the snake waves effect. I will have to try this sometime.

December 20th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Wow those look great!

December 20th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Very pretty! I think I'll have to try them in my sister's hair soon. :D (Anyone know how long your hair has to be for those to work? My sister's hair is only almost BSL.)

December 20th, 2009, 12:56 PM
WOW it looks really pretty. Can't wait till I have hair long enough to do that.

December 20th, 2009, 01:01 PM
your hair is very pretty! i might just have to try this

December 20th, 2009, 01:10 PM
yay I'm glad someone likes my method.

It looks like angel hair on you.:hifive:

December 20th, 2009, 02:51 PM
That looks way cool! I need to try that soon.

Das Siechtum
December 20th, 2009, 02:55 PM
It looks awesome! :-)

December 20th, 2009, 03:14 PM
That looks lovely! I love that it is so simple.

December 20th, 2009, 07:40 PM
This looks great! I definitely want to try it now.

December 20th, 2009, 11:28 PM
yes, i love that article too! thank you, elainehali!

using thicker pieces of material will definitely give different results. i used strips of flannel and it was difficult to wrap my hair around them. then i doubled them up, and it was easier; also, i liked the bigger waves.

since my ends taper a lot, i used that self-sticking bandage to hold it all together...okay, well, i used the stuff for horses...:o

i've been too lazy lately but i do want to try it again and take pictures! Thanks for sharing, Anywhere!

December 20th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Wow, what lovely results! :)

December 21st, 2009, 01:38 AM
Beautiful! looks so natural, always wanted waves like these but have never been able to obtain them, i will be trying this method and see how it comes out for Xmas. thanks for sharing.

December 21st, 2009, 05:22 AM
very nice! they're cute:)

December 21st, 2009, 05:54 AM
beautiful ☺

December 21st, 2009, 08:31 PM
Nice! It turned out lovely.

December 21st, 2009, 08:58 PM
Very feminine and beautiful!

December 22nd, 2009, 05:52 AM
How on earth do you do these? Are they the same as rag curls? I wish my hair was long enough...

December 22nd, 2009, 06:01 AM
maybe i'll do this on Christmas, I've been meaning to do this forever!

July 13th, 2010, 12:35 PM
I use knee length socks to do mine and get nice big waves. I can't wait for my layers to grow out, because then my hair will be thicker and the waves will be neater :)

July 13th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Very pretty! Love them!

July 13th, 2010, 12:43 PM
They are very nice! And look great on you.

Opps ... I didn't notice how old this thread was.
But the pics STILL look great. :)

July 19th, 2010, 05:13 PM
I think i'm going to try that!

Bluegrass Babe
July 19th, 2010, 05:53 PM
I tried this too! It worked great. I didn't think to take pictures. I used two bandanas that I got at wal-mart for $1 each. ( Rolled length-wise & not folded in a triangle first ) I got the idea from a blog for girls who don't cut their hair. I put both in back where braids would go.

Next time I will try Charlotte's idea and use big tube socks for looser waves.

July 21st, 2010, 02:37 PM
Very pretty!

Chamomile betty
July 21st, 2010, 07:10 PM
Great waves. So pretty.

Lil Red Vampire
July 27th, 2010, 06:22 PM
yay I'm glad someone likes my method.

It looks like angel hair on you.:hifive:
Elaine do you by chance have a video on this?? I cannot for the life of me wrap my hair correctly around the dang strips. I know it can't be that hard, or can it? LOL......I really really want to get these waves! I have my strips all ready. :)

Please help!!

July 27th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Wow, you did a great job! Like others, I need to try this :D

July 29th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Waves look so natural on your hair! Fantastic!