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Amanita
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

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Posted:What do you do with your hair when you're spinning fire poi?
I've got long, almost waist length hair, and DO NOT want to chop it off in some short "trendy" do. I had my hair really short once and hated it.

So what's a long haired aspiring fire poi dancer to do?


"Do not meddle in the affairs of Tower Cranes, for you are soft and would look better when squashed by a full concrete bucket"

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Tiitu
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Posted:I am very scared of burning my hair. redfaceI have been doing poi without fire for many years...but I am going to start doing with fire sometimes. I made a beanie of a Nomex hood I bought from a rally drivers' shop. I know it's not 100% safe, but makes me feel a bit better. Nomex is "firesafe", but it can also burn if some fuel goes on it.

Anyway I think it is ok to have beanie (all hair inside of it) and hood of a college. I don't care so much how I look, I prefer to keep my hair safe. eek

ubbideaI got an other idea, maybe you could make a bun of hair and cover it with scarf. You still could burn your upper hair, but this would cover your long hair.


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Sakura_Moon


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Posted:Two plaits either side of your hair, tuck them into your top and wear a bandanna over the top. My hair stays out when mum isnt there to watch me but i wear a bandanna over it, i dont like the smell of singed hair.

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loopy007uk


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Posted:I have really long hair, and I can't wear it in a bun or pony tail cos my poi tend to wrap around it, but I want to start spinning fire. Do pig tails actually work for anyone without getting in the way?

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WildThing


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Posted:loopy...i know what you mean .. so my sugestion is that you make a bun but not the one on the almost top of your head..but one near your neck...so.. make a "low-bun" and wear a beanie large enough to protect all off your hair.. if ure afraid of looking stupid ..dont..when you start to twirl fire no one will care how you look , they be like : eek

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natasqi


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Posted:I plait my hair in two pigtails and then wrap them around themselves.. Heidi style I guess, so it's flat against my head.
Use lots and lots of pins!!


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faith enfire
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Posted:I french braid and then tuck it under

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hamamelis
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Posted:I wear a hoodie, frequently with a hat underneath (my hair's waist length). It's not perfect for flexibility.. I used to just have a woolly hat I could fit all my hair in, and damp down the top a bit- but it disappeared at a Manc meet..

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FireTom


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Posted:Wet your hair, apply conditioner and don't rinse - keeps them moist and wet -- won't catch fire that easy.

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natasqi


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Posted:Oh.. I guess this q is on topic...

Has anyone experimented with hair sprays/gels etc and can tell me which ones don't increase the burnyness of your hair?

I've had my hair come apart half way through performances (although has only been an aesthetic problem, not safety) and would love a setting spray or something...


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FireTom


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Posted:umm

I'd say:
Hairspray - flammable
gel - retardent (unless containing lots of perfume)

I find short hair on women sexy...

Exactly which part of your hair came apart? umm


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natasqi


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Posted: Written by :FireTom


umm

I'd say:
Hairspray - flammable
gel - retardent (unless containing lots of perfume)

I find short hair on women sexy...

Exactly which part of your hair came apart? umm



I had piggy tail plaits which were pinned to my head and the pins gave way (all 50,000 of them.. *sigh*)
I don't have short hair, very long hair in fact. But gelling/spraying my hair would keep the wispy bits flat against my head... and it's the wispy bits that singe and smell.


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FireTom


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Posted:the 50 grand pins *all* gave way? eek so there's not too much left I suppose...

hug Still I find many men considering short hair sexy on women (>30) wink


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natasqi


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Posted:well, enough gave way for one plait to fall down... not a disaster, but not desirable.

I'm not near 30... but yes, when done properly, I agree short hair can look very good.
I'm still scarred from my bob in year five and growing out my fringe, so I'm not ready for short hair yet...


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FireTom


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I'm just terribly confused this morning and terribly offtopic

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Shalt improve language (or google) capabilities wink

Soggy hair and conditioner - try it, served me best.


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natasqi


natasqi

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Posted:fringe in australia.. is the same as bangs in America I think...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fringe_%28hair%29

(thats what was confusing you? For some reason I thought you were ozzie... silly me.)


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FireTom


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Posted:Fringe = Bang

"I'm still scarred from my bob in year five and growing out my... bang" confused umm

Tell me where that "Bob" lives and I teach him a lesson...


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natasqi


natasqi

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Posted:.. the bob hairstyle..
http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgur...ficial%26sa%3DN


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

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Posted:I should prolly re-read this thread... cos I set my hair on fire, saturday night... but only a little bit...

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aston
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Posted:I should probably cut off the singed bits of my hair.

Caning yourself in the head leads to it. Is not very noticable though.


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Nifelium
GOLD Member since Aug 2008

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Posted:i have dreads and i hate caps and hate, even the dread caps.

i figure buring my dread will only make them nott tighter.


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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
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Posted:I burnt my dreads on a bloody candle of all things on the weekend redface

be careful out there ubblol


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