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Hair poll

For the girls, mostly, this one. Unless any of you guys have particular hair care routines.



I was at the hairdressers yesterday, and I think I shocked the poor girl who was cutting my hair. Well, I'd already shocked her by telling her I'd been meaning to get it cut for a year, and then we had this conversation:

"Do you usually straighten your hair?"
"Eh, no, I quite like the curls."
"Oh, you diffuse it then?"
"No."
"You don't straighten OR diffuse it?"
"Um...no, I just blast it and leave it a bit damp..."
"Oh!" *shocked look, no conversation for several minutes while she processed this*

So...is it THAT unusual not to do anything much to your hair "style" of a morning?

Poll #746085 Hair stylin'

How often do you style your hair?

Every day
1(3.4%)
Every time I wash it (but not daily)
4(13.8%)
At the weekend/ whenever I go out
1(3.4%)
For major nights out
7(24.1%)
For major occasions - weddings and Christmas
6(20.7%)
Never
10(34.5%)

What do you do to it?

Straighten
5(27.8%)
Diffuse
1(5.6%)
Curl
3(16.7%)
Other (tell me in comments!)
8(44.4%)

How do you dry your hair?

Leave it to dry naturally
16(55.2%)
Blast it on top setting, but leave it damp
1(3.4%)
Blast it till it's totally dry
1(3.4%)
Use a lower heat setting
0(0.0%)
Style it while drying
3(10.3%)
Don't style it
0(0.0%)
Other
1(3.4%)

What products do you use?

Shampoo
1(3.4%)
Conditioner
1(3.4%)
Mousse
0(0.0%)
Hairspray
0(0.0%)
Gel
0(0.0%)
Wax
0(0.0%)
Serum
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)


And today I've got a bit sunburned again. Yay.

Comments

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white_hart
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
My hair is short anyway, so there's not much styling I *could* do even if I wanted to. I blast it with the hairdryer until it's completely dry, but that's because otherwise it ends up in a weird shape if I wear a hat on damp hair.
pickwick
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Heh, my hair was short for a while, but I looked alarmingly like my little brother. Didn't really suit me. It was so easy to look after, though...
white_hart
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Mine was long for years, and in a bob for years after that, before I had the courage to cut it short, but there was just so much of it (it's really thick, and neither straight nor curly) that I just ended up tying it back all the time...
hfnuala
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm always amused by regularity with which I have the same conversation with hairdressers:

'Your hair is in great condition.'
'Thanks.'
'What do you do with it?'
'Try to only wash it twice a week and only blow dry it about 3 times a year.'
fx; hairdresser boggles for several minutes.
pickwick
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Heh! Obviously you're supposed to tell them about all the expensive products you use...
momentsmusicaux
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
I'm not even sure what 'styling' means.
I sort of run my fingers through it after I've had a shower and try to convince the fluff to go a particular way.

Hairdressers are weird creatures. They simply cannot imagine that someone might not be obsessed with appearance the way they are.
squirrelette
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
Mine's pretty short but if I don't style/blow dry it then it has an alarming tendency to make my head look square, so I usually try and get it spikier to avoid that.
tamnonlinear
Jun. 11th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Drying - gentle towling and let the weather do the rest

styling - maybe put in some little twisty hairstyle things to get it out of my face and restrained.

I have fine, curly, mid-shoulder blade hair. I *can't* do much with it. if I fuss at it, it turns to frizz. Therefore I try to treat it gently and leave it to its own devices the majority of the time.
camtarn
Jun. 11th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
I usually do the same - towel dry then let it dry properly on my walk to the train station. However, one particularly cold winter's day I got to the station (after a twenty minute walk) and found my damp hair had, in fact, frozen...
bopeepsheep
Jun. 11th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
I can't remember the last time I used a hairdryer to actually dry hair (clothes yes, but even then only about twice a year). My 'styling' for weddings etc. usually consists of wrestling it into shape with pins and clips, rather than products. I did have it permed for two years, back in my early 20s, but the curl would take inches off the length (from bum-length to waist-length) every time I did it so I got fed up with it. I use conditioner more now than I ever used to, because my hair got very dry during pregnancy, and it cuts down on the brushing time needed.

The last time I had my hair cut at the hairdressers was July 26th 2002.
nyarbaggytep
Jun. 11th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
May I recommend Olive Oil for the sunburn, sounds odd, but it may help prevent skin cancer, and it's a nice moisturiser.
kniblet
Jun. 12th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
I only dry my hair when there's danger of it freezing if I go outdoors.

I use mousse or gel, whichever I have on hand. Not both together.
marrog
Jun. 12th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
I run my hands through it sometimes?
xgirl76
Jun. 12th, 2006 08:20 am (UTC)
I wash my hair every second day and always have to blowdry it, using one of those big round brushes to straighten it. If it doesn't cooperate fully I'll use the straightener afterwards to smooth it out. I'd love to be abe to wash and go, but my hair turns into such a frizzy, puffy mess that it makes me incredibly annoyed, so the world is a happier place when I style it. It usually only takes me about 10 minutes to do anyway.
magda_vogelsang
Jun. 12th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
My hair is long with a little bit of natural curl and dries fairly quickly, so I usually wash it in the evening, and pretty much just towel dry it a bit, then comb it and let it air dry (either while I'm up and about or spread out on my pillow when I go to sleep. The latter actually gives a bit more wave, since it doesn't have it's own weight pulling it down while it dries.
Pretty much I just towel dry it a bit, then comb it and let it air dry.

I usually try to get it trimmed every 6 months or so, or whenever the length starts to get annoying (catching in car doors, etc.) which is usually around waist length in back. This last time I'd let it go over 2 years, so I just told them to cut off whatever they needed to so it would be even and get rid of the split ends and such, so I went from waist length to about halfway down my back.

The last time I actually styled my hair on a regular basis, it (and I) looked like this:
gwinniegirl
Jun. 12th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Errr...I wash mine every couple of days (because it's greasy). Every once in a blue moon I use conditioner but mostly just shampoo. I usually dry my hair with a dryer until it's (nearly) dry and then leave it, pretty much. Used to do all that styling shite, but can't be bothered now. Too lazy! :-)
nextian_cutie
Jun. 12th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
My hair is quite fine but I have a good amount of it. It's also stick straight with a slight aura of frizz around my ears and nape of the neck. I color it just so I can have some texture and so it doesn't lie so limply against my scalp.

I don't wash everyday, just every 2-3 days, depending on need. Sometimes I will use a little bit of baby powder at the roots to hold off the wash. I have to be careful not to overdo it because it can get pretty dry but I can't condition everytime because conditioner can weigh my hair down too much and even then I mostly do just the ends. I like to use a detangling spray on days I don't condition.

My regular regime has me using a thickening spray to give my hair body (Love Pantene's version of this because it's not sticky!) and then I use a spray-on mousse at the roots. I blow dry with a big paddle brush to help control frizz. Sometimes I'll use a large-barrel curling iron to shape my bangs/fringe and flip the ends of the rest of the mop up or under. But most days, I put it in a ponytail or at least pull the sides up with one or two barrettes.

Currently, my hair is just about at the bottom of my bra band. That's the longest I've had it since I was 4 years old!
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