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    Trying new ways to tame my curls and the frizz of winter in my hair. How many of you remember finger waves and pin curls. Any tips or tricks you recall using or that you currently use? I am currently trying a Dippty Do type gel and clips but the gel gets pretty crisp. I feel so retro, it almost makes me giddy.


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    Oh my, I haven't heard of Dippty Do Da in ages! Yup, guess that is retro. I just gave up taming them frizz things. Only happens when it's humid, raining, snowing.....the rest of time I'm good! It's good to be giddy...keeps ya young!

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    I think I've tried all kinds of things to get curls.

    Pin curls, rags, perms, electric curlers, curling irons, blow dryers....

    My niece uses an iron... which seems weird because my mom told me about girls in her dorm using a clothing iron to straighten their hair. I'd be terrified.

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    Curls, straight, frizz, I'm just happy I still have hair. Seems to be thinning a bit. Not sure if it's my meds, having three children, worries, stress, DH. I don't think it could be getting older, could it?. But the weird thing is my hair is turning curly. Cracks up my hairdresser.

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    I didn't know they still made Dippity Do. I used to use that, then I would "set" my bangs just perfect and use some type of pink hair tape. By morning the tape was gone but the crunchy Dippity Do was still there. Thanks for bringing back the memories, I can't wait to share them with my family. Mom, sisters and I were all Dippity Do and Pink Hair Tape gals!

    Sorry I'm not much help with taming your frizzes. All I can think of is to apply a salon quality gel that isn't too heavy immediately after washing.
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    Sorry I have just the opposite hair. Straw atraight. Use to spend hours trying to get curls only to step outside into the humidity and limp it would go in 5 minutes. I gave up decades ago.

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    I don't have frizzy, but I do remember pin curls & those pokey brush rollers I used to use every night. How on earth did I sleep with those in my hair?! On days I'm not going anywhere, I don't set my hair. I do use some hair setting gel. I curl my hair with a brush roller & the hair dryer. It takes only a few min. And I definitely have thinning hair. I had a scalp condition years ago that resulted in some hair loss on the top of my head. Folliculitis decalvans was the diagnosis by a specialist in Denver. Auto immune, probably stress related. With treatment, it finally went away. Stress can do crazy things to our bodies.

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    JCY, I too recall pin curls and brush rollers, then I had heated rollers, and now using curling iron. This so far is the best for me, with my stick straight hair!!!

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    Oh I remember the crunchy Dippity Do! I also remember sleeping on juice can "rollers" and ironing my hair with a clothes iron. Thank heaven for modern conveniences! I think curly haired girls (me) always want straight hair and straight haired girls always want curls. I alternate between being curly or straight but I always use a salon quality smoothing serum. That helps any frizz. When I go straight I can't live without a blow dryer and flat iron. What I would like a solution for is static electricity! Since the weather has got cold and dry it's horrible.

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    LOL - I was a hairdresser for a short year or so after I graduated. I did those dang pin curls and all. Hated them - thus, I quit that trade quickly. And teasing LOL.

    I have old not so curly anymore frizzy hair. Best is to use a product like Silk to keep it tame. I use a brush iron. It works great. Also a straight iron works great too.

    For work, most times I just keep it in a ponytail. Not like anyone cares where we are working, not many visitors and we always know ahead of time if we are getting any. When I am going out with my girls, I will use the irons.
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