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Summer camp hair

November 10 2011 at 5:46 PM
Heather  (Login hishandmaiden)

I am going to be working at camp for the first time ever this coming summer and the one of the first things I though of was..."How in the world am I going to keep my hair for getting all over the place, falling down, and coming undone?!"
I am not a very "active" person when I am at home, I just sit and knit [linked image] and all that good stuff [linked image], so I can manage some pretty delicate, rag curls, and "stand at the mirror for half an hour in the morning" do's and not have them come undone (most of the time). But I know I am going to be chasing after kids, ducking paint balls, and shaking my head "no" a lot [linked image] and I will need hair do's to match. So I am asking if y'all could lend me your best-est, most sturdy, stick-like-glue (If there even is such a thing!) hair do's so that I can get to practicing them before I go. (Yes, I'm a tad bit early, but hey, it never hurts to plan ahead! :P ) So thanks in advance!

~Heather Joy
Owner/Partner at Joyous Crafts
https://www.facebook.com/joyouscrafts

38 inches long - Type 1bNii
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I want to go classic length, with a "fairytail ending". :D

What I use:
Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash and Shampoo.
olive oil soaks once in a while.
Rosemary rinse followed by a white vinegar rise when I feel inclined to baby my hair.

1Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

 
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Ohtawen
(Login ohtawen)

To tell the truth

November 11 2011, 10:58 AM 

I'm not an active person either when it comes to sports. The styles I do are usually sturdy enough to last throughout my day, which includes running to and fro, mostly from my house to my uni and vice versa.

But, since you are going to a summer camp, I suppose you will be wearing lots of hats or at least headcovers. In that case, your best bet would be French/Dutch braids, especially if you can tuck them, or fold them under. Braids are compatible with hats, and if you fold under the length of the braid, nothing can damage it.


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Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic
Primary goal: thickening the ends

Hair journal:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/663765

Routine:
- NW/SO on the scalp, with periodical length
washes (Alverde birke-salbei shampoo for the length)
- brushing, scritching, preening and massaging daily
- occasional S&D trims
- trimming the ends whenever they start looking funny

 
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Heather
(Login hishandmaiden)

Ah....

November 11 2011, 12:58 PM 

I hadn't even thought of that! You see, I'm very much a bun-girl, so I don't even think about braids half the time. Thanks for the idea, I'll have to try practicing a french braid. (I've always wanted to do a dutch braid, but it looks to hard!)

~Heather Joy
Owner/Partner at Joyous Crafts
https://www.facebook.com/joyouscrafts

[linked image]

38 inches long - Type 1bNii
[linked image] [linked image]

I want to go classic length, with a "fairytail ending". :D

What I use:
Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash and Shampoo.
olive oil soaks once in a while.
Rosemary rinse followed by a white vinegar rise when I feel inclined to baby my hair.

1Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

 
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Ohtawen
(Login ohtawen)

Practice makes perfect :)

November 12 2011, 12:21 PM 

Especially with braids. I had to practice a lot before I could do proper Dutch and French braids. For me, Dutch braiding is easier, more natural. I suppose it's because I can separate the strands better when I braid underhand.


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Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic
Primary goal: thickening the ends

Hair journal:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/663765

Routine:
- NW/SO on the scalp, with periodical length
washes (Alverde birke-salbei shampoo for the length)
- brushing, scritching, preening and massaging daily
- occasional S&D trims
- trimming the ends whenever they start looking funny

 
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Misty
(Login cameorose2)

Late Response....

November 23 2011, 5:55 PM 

Hi Heather...

Sorry, I always forget to go to this board....

I just learned how to do the Dutch style braid this year. I have always done French braiding, and I really struggled with the Dutch for quite a while. Now, after quite a bit of practice, I can do it fairly easily.

I know you can do it...it just takes some patience and some practice! happy.gif

~Misty

Joined 8/26/2010

Hair Length: 35.50" (when left curly)
37.00" (when straightened out)

Hair Type: 3cnii
Naturally curly

Goal Length: We'll see how long it will get!

Main Goal: To have my hair be healthy and long

***One hair on the head is worth two in the brush***

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Shelle
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Not that hard

November 6 2012, 6:55 PM 

Dutch braids are actually even easier to do than french braids. The reason being, when you bring in a new section of hair and pull it under the center strand, it doesn't have all of the looseness that a french braid has, so it's easier to keep it all together.

 
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Nighean Ruadh
(Login NigheanRuadh)

I would probably...

November 13 2011, 10:16 AM 

...do braids, too. I've done a lot of camping in my life, and I used to do (and coach) tumbling classes. A good braid with the end folded up and secured keeps the hair in place and under control. I used to braid a rolled-up bandana into my hair and then tie the ends together before tumbling so that I wouldn't whip myself (or anyone else) in the face when I did spins and flips. You probably won't need anything quite that secure, but using a scarf or scrunchie to keep the end up under the braid will probably work better than using bobby pins.

Have fun!!

~ Nighean Ruadh ~


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Heather
(Login hishandmaiden)

Thanks!

November 13 2011, 4:00 PM 

The bandana thing sounds like a really good idea! I can't wait to try it out! [linked image] Thanks for helping me out!

~Heather Joy
Owner/Partner at Joyous Crafts
https://www.facebook.com/joyouscrafts

[linked image]

Joined Nov 9, 2011

38 inches long - Type 1bNii

I want to go classic length, with a "fairytail ending". :D

What I use:
Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash and Shampoo.
olive oil soaks once in a while.
Rosemary rinse followed by a white vinegar rise when I feel inclined to baby my hair.

1Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

 
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Miriam
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Re: Summer camp hair

November 19 2011, 8:16 AM 

You might want to try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vRgZuXse5o&list=UUQJj5ZNdmHuYvMiwY5scibQ&feature=plcp



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Oil on ends just before combing to help with snarls, 2x a day.

Shampoo every 5 days
Experimenting with ACV, coconut oil, and honey.

Started measuring August 06, at 36.5 inches
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I am 54 year old and I've been married for 35 years!!

July 1st 07 - Reached 40 inches
July 14 07 - Cut back to 36.5
August 3rd 08 - Reached 40 inches again.
January 1 09 Reached 43 and classic achieved! Cut for a better hemline.
April thru June 40 still. sigh...
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