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AmanitaSILVER Member
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157 posts
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada


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?

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TiituSILVER Member
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Location: France


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.

Sakura_MoonHop's Kitten Jester.
1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


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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loopy007uknewbie
5 posts

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?

WildThingmiss beelzeboss
41 posts
Location: Zagreb , Croatia =)


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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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


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!!

faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
I french braid and then tuck it under

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hamamelisBRONZE Member
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Location: Bouncing off the walls., England (UK)


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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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

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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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


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...

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

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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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


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.

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

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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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


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...

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:

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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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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


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

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

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

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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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


Posted:
.. the bob hairstyle..
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Pogo69SILVER Member
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3,764 posts
Location: limbo, Australia


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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astonSILVER Member
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4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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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NifeliumGOLD Member
journeyman
52 posts
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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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AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
1,897 posts
Location: australia


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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