A lot of us curlies suffer from the dreaded flat-head.
There’s a fair amount of information already available about using duckbill clips for root lift, but despite doing a bunch of reading I found I still had a hard time figuring out a method that worked for me.
Since a few of you have mentioned that you’re having issues in this area, here are some pictures to show you how I use duckbill clips to enhance volume. Like I said, this is just one of many ways… but more information is always better than less, so here you go.
Please forgive the state of my hair in these pictures. This was the day I should have done a deep conditioning treatment and didn’t.
I only bother clipping the top of my head, but some people do the sides and back, too.
Better, no? But it’s still pretty wet, so the increased volume isn’t really apparent yet.
After it’s dry… (and after I’ve put on a really ugly fleece vest, because it’s stinkin’ COLD in my house!)
Using the clips lifts and separates (anyone else just have a flashback to Peggy Bundy describing her favorite bra? No? Just me?) the layers so the curls can hang free and turn around as many times as they need to.
That was 2008, after dying my hair a color I was uncertain of (hence the facial expression). Note that the curls don’t start their fun twists and coils until somewhere around my temple. That’s what happens when I don’t clip my roots.
Hehe. I love that picture. :0)
So, do you clip your roots? What method do you use?