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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    Spin pins work wonderfully for me.
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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    Spin pins! Spin pins! (I'm a huge fan)

    But I honestly think the taper is a big part of what holds my hair up - when I finally achieved a blunt hemline after years of wishing for it (by cutting from ankle to knee) I suddenly couldn't get anything to stay because the end would just flop out. Everyone's hair is different though, so I agree with the experimentation thing.

    BTW I like that knot bun suggestion, eresh! I'm gonna give that a try.

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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    Hmmm...spin pins? I've never tried them. I do admit the claw clips look a bit like little horns around my head but they really do hold well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ligeia Noire View Post
    Yeah a crown braid isdefinitely a style that my head likes.. the issue is I can't get it to stay unless I sew it down and I ain't got time in the morning to do it.
    Seeshami last time I checked Mr.Jeter was off due to relocating or something.
    I pin mine with crossed crinkly Amish pins. The crinkles interlock, hold, and are invisible. Doesn't take much time either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cg View Post
    I pin mine with crossed crinkly Amish pins. The crinkles interlock, hold, and are invisible. Doesn't take much time either.
    I've tried that technique before with those and my braid just falls down right away. It couldn't be easy, could it?
    The only secure method, so far, in all these years was taping it..
    The small claws work if i wear like ten of them but let's just say that I don't fancy the look... specially for work...

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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    I have spinpins but they don't feel very good in my hair. If I move my head left to right the bun wobbles.
    I do have the cheapo ones from AliExpress, I don't know if that makes any difference?
    They are also difficult to take out tangle free.

    If I use them to pin up braids around my head, the spinpins stick out. (amish pins too, the long ones, and the short ones don't hold enough)
    My hair is too thin for this I think.
    Only clawclips (many of them), or taping works for me with pinnen around braids.


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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    Oh yeah I have been spin pinning since before I joined LHC or right around when I joined. The problem is that they just slide through the scalp hair. So I have the Dutch or lace braid the sides (which is a giant ordeal for me because I am braid dumb) to have something to pin to and the bangs, being sort slip out and avalanche goes the mess braids down the back of my head.

    Now I haven't been doing the evil and interlocking my spin pins. Which is generally how I use them. Like a heathen interlocked exactly like the instructions say DO NOT DO.

    The knot bun is definitely a win. French braiding two braids tonight will not happen again until I am really frustrated and or feel like inducing rage. If the scarf I wrapped around them doesn't keep it mostly tidy while I sleep I might just cut my freaking hair . I cannot understand how you guys can braid long hair and not get spider webbed hostage taken pissed off.

    I think maybe a bun challenge is in order. Where did that thread go?
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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    Seeshami, when you sleep, try placing your braid up over your pillow. If you have a headboard, just make sure there is a little space there. I roll around a lot at night and my braid pretty much stays there.

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    Default Re: The knee-length and beyond thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeshami View Post

    I think maybe a bun challenge is in order. Where did that thread go?
    What's a bun challenge? Sounds fun...


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    What's a bun challenge? Sounds fun...
    I'm in how do we do this? How many kinds of buns can we do or what?
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