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Hair Wrapping

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weather: sunny
mood: pensive
music: Massenet - Meditation from Thäis (Itzhak Perlman)

My hair is over 2 feet long. I'm hemming and hawing and thinking about getting a change in style. I've had maybe 3 haircuts in the last 10 years. All-one-length bobs. Then I just let it grow and grow and grow for a few years until it get to my waist, get it hacked, start all over again.

I kinda want to get layers. Or something that will look decent if I don't do any styling. And if I need to look glam, I can just go to a hairdresser and get a little pick-me-up done.

I was thinking of keeping a lock before I get it cut. I know hair wrapping is probably very last century, but I asked the vancouver community where I can get this done. I wanted beads or bells, maybe a segment of hair that's braided outside the embroidery or other funky things happening in it. missenigma said that there are still vendors outside Lonsdale Quay on Saturday afternoons. *teehee*

The last time I asked about this, they charged per inch. 26" would be quite a bit, so I don't know... I'll have to ask first... =P


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xinit
Jun. 9th, 2002 09:57 pm (UTC)
Don't ignore the option of dreadlocks or cornrows... I don't believe I've ever seen asian hair in either style, and I'm sure you'd be a trend setter ;)
bride
Jun. 9th, 2002 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re:
I've seen both on an Asian... cornrows don't look too bad. Teresa Tang had them for a while.

Dreads look awful on anyone, but triply so on Asians >K{
(Anonymous)
Jun. 10th, 2002 06:17 am (UTC)
Depends on who does them..
With all hair styles, it depends on who does them.

I have seen all types of people when their hair in dreads, braids, what have you.
There was a girl in my english class that was korean and she had her hair twisted, kinda like my brother has his twisted. (twisting is one of the many forms of dreads you can get) It looked great. She got it done regularly, washed regularly. Everything. SO it was always in a nice neat little style.

You just have to have the time to look around and "shop" for someone to do it for you. If you are going to get any kind of braids though or wraps, I would suggest looking into some of the little african shops. Just because you can find some with pictures of their work, and truthfully, they tend to be the better at that kind of thing. Take it from one who knows! I have done the hair wrapping, braids, and a weave.
bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: Depends on who does them..
Hmm... interesting. Thanks =)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2002 08:06 am (UTC)
Re: Depends on who does them..
You are welcome.

Also, depending on where you get it done, they can ALSO take it out for you without damaging your hair. As i said. It all depends on how much time you have to really spend in looking for a really great place. Had my hair braided most of my life and I personally know quite a few people from all racial backgrounds that have tried different styles.

Alway as to see pictures of their past clients too.

*grins* of course for me, the killer has always been finding a shop that takes it down after you are done with the style, then conditions and treats your hair afterwards. An old coworker of mine moved to canada, and she still tends to float between dreads, wraps and braids (she is asian). The last time she sent pictures she had an awesome style.

I dont know what is around your area, but as always, if you have the time to look, you can usually find someplace. Especially around the french areas. That tends to be where most of the africans (being that the speak fluent french) are moving too.
mayna
Jun. 10th, 2002 07:56 am (UTC)
If you decide to cut it, you can donate your hair to make wigs for children with cancer. You have to cut off at least 12" for that. :-)
bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 09:13 am (UTC)
Re:
I tried to find someone to sell it to, but I couldn't find anyone around here who buys hair.
mayna
Jun. 10th, 2002 10:54 am (UTC)
bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 11:44 am (UTC)
Canada doesn't exist to them. =)
mayna
Jun. 10th, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
Well you mail it in... I don't think they'd have anything against getting Canadian hair :-)
bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 12:40 pm (UTC)
Heh, true.

I wanted to see if I could sell my hair. It'd be neat to get some extra pocket money for it =)
piyomomo
Jun. 10th, 2002 10:48 am (UTC)
be prepared to cut the part of hair you want wrapped if you're going to keep it for awhile.
are you going to do some or your entire head? cuz it's a real pain in the ass to wash it if you have your whole head done. i had it done in grade 12 and i don't think i want it again but it's a fun thing to try.
bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 11:37 am (UTC)
Re:
I'm just doing one, then cutting it off as proof that my hair was that long. So, I'll have a little patch of super short hair... I just hope my hair is thick enough that the little patch doesn't poke through. =P

I don't even know if one is going to be too expensive - I heard it was $1-$2 per inch (or something like that). I'm not sure I could afford to do my whole head. =P
thisisme9556
Jun. 10th, 2002 11:16 am (UTC)
I say...try what ever you want to on your hair. it is only hair and will eventually grow back..(she says while hers is falling out from some odd malady).

bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 11:41 am (UTC)
Hmmm... have you talked to your doctor about this? That's a bit worrisome... =P
thisisme9556
Jun. 10th, 2002 11:49 am (UTC)
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Yes. He is doing tests to see if my thyroid replacement hormone needs to be adjusted because of my weight loss. I hope that is all it is that is causing it.
bride
Jun. 10th, 2002 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re:
I hope that's all it is too =P
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