Competition Hair

I wonder what sort of combs they use in those videos... i use a comb to do my hair but it seems to always leaves separation between the different strands. Do boar's hair combs exist? Do you think it's something like that?
 

FancyFeet

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I have a teasing comb on my wish-list for Christmas, as I'm just not getting the results I want from a regualr one. They're available at beauty supply stores, and I expect that's what they're using in the video to bulk up the ponytails.

To smooth, I use a fine tooth comb followed by a boar hair/synthethic blend brush.
 

s2k

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I wonder what sort of combs they use in those videos... i use a comb to do my hair but it seems to always leaves separation between the different strands. Do boar's hair combs exist? Do you think it's something like that?
I got my boar's bristle brush at a Sally beauty, but I've seen them at regular drugstores as well.
 

stash

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I got my boar's bristle brush at a Sally beauty, but I've seen them at regular drugstores as well.
Sally is the best :) Going there tonight to pick up more blond tint and maybe a crazy color for my hair. Over all they have a huge selection of hair and beauty products that are salon oriented, but at a fairly inexpensive price. Also if you get their membership card, you get amazing discounts as well.
 

mindputtee

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If you're considering going red, I'd recommend trying the semi perm pots of manic panic. They cost as much as a perm color, but you get many uses out of them. Since red fades so quickly, I realized I was having to refresh it every 2-3 weeks to keep it looking nice. This ends up being cheaper, brighter (it seems to oxidize less in the sun, so it just fades instead of turning brassy) and I think it's nicer on your hair. They sell a "diluter" too so you can get more of a red tint than straight up fire engine.

ETA: You also get less obvious roots with a bit of a fade down.
 

Miss Silly

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What do you think he was painting no the blond girls hair?
And that videographer needs to hold still! I was getting nauseated.
I'm wondering the same thing! It must be the magical SECRET product i'm looking for... i just know it.

(and i agree--the videography was a little Blair Witch)
 

nikkitta

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according to the "translation":
bride's hairstyle require special performance of Sochi expiate and for this purpose a special brush with certain portions of that pay all townships and removing static voltage a special brush petersburg people a very important attribute of such a book and studs available forged prizes
 

Miss Silly

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according to the "translation":
bride's hairstyle require special performance of Sochi expiate and for this purpose a special brush with certain portions of that pay all townships and removing static voltage a special brush petersburg people a very important attribute of such a book and studs available forged prizes
LMAO!!!! .... so... can i order online? ;-P
 

nikkitta

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Check out the translation starting @2:15--
"God created Adam
bastard he miss Sunday
decided to create a cushion
brain that you do not know
you can choose
make calls
would be better for me to do a suitcase
every job
creation of particles taxes
nor is the
it will be wiser
made her silver
what was the heart is always a challenge and a hand"

*blink*blink*... :eek:
 

Lioness

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If you're considering going red, I'd recommend trying the semi perm pots of manic panic. They cost as much as a perm color, but you get many uses out of them. Since red fades so quickly, I realized I was having to refresh it every 2-3 weeks to keep it looking nice. This ends up being cheaper, brighter (it seems to oxidize less in the sun, so it just fades instead of turning brassy) and I think it's nicer on your hair. They sell a "diluter" too so you can get more of a red tint than straight up fire engine.

ETA: You also get less obvious roots with a bit of a fade down.
Adding to this...recommending the Alfaparf "Jean's Colour" in Chili Red...super bright, and cheaper than Manic Panic...also less likely to stain the shower in the wash-off.

If you want to keep red hair looking fresh, add a little bit to your conditioner when you wash your hair. Mix it all up and leave it for about 5 minutes.

I started off using permanent colours to dye my hair, but this is cheaper, brighter, and better for my hair. I don't have to bleach it to get a bright colour, and you can leave vegetable-based dyes in for hours! You can see the difference in my dance photos in terms of standing out on the floor.
 
I've used one, but my hair is a bit longer so I pin my hair over/around the scrunchie, which secures it in place. It sounds like you have a stumpy ponytail and then use the hair scrunchie as an entire fake bun though? Um...use a ton of bobby pins, more than you think you need. For this, I think the flat kind of bobby pin that you have to pry open will be a bit more secure than the ones that start out open. A hairnet will help and add some extra support, as well as keep it neat.

Likewise, tons of gel and spray on everything. I recommend slicking it all back, slighty damp, with a bunch of gel, combing with a fine-tooth comb or a boar's hair brush to smooth everything out. Blast with some hot air from a hairdryer on low, smooth some more, add some more gel, repeat. Spray with a freezing hair spray, hairdryer, then repeat the spray. Your hair will feel like plastic, but it won't move!
Well first day of competing over - no places today but I followed your tips and my hair stayed put so that's a bonus!
 

middy

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Awesome!

I saw three open Latin dancer girls' hair start to come loose this past comp...yikes. Not that mine was perfect, but it did not come loose for the most part - just a couple stray hairs that needed some extra gel.
 

bia

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To smooth, I use a fine tooth comb followed by a boar hair/synthethic blend brush.
I got my boar's bristle brush at a Sally beauty, but I've seen them at regular drugstores as well.
Thanks for this! I had been only using a comb and wasn't entirely satisfied with the smoothness. But I went to Sally the other day and got a boar bristle brush -- tried it out yesterday. So much better! What would I do without DF?
 
I would suggest to anyone looking for a good comb, avoid the plastic ones. You'll get smoother results and less static with a wood or bone comb. And I swear by my boar bristle and wood teasing brush-- lots of volume, minimal damage.
 

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