Ballroom Dance > Competition Hair

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by smidra86, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, interesting; i have very curly/kinky/frizzy but fine hair, and when i try those lovely braids that you then "pancake"/pull out slightly to get more volume, my hair IMMEDIATELY turns into frizz bomb. no matter how much it's been smoothed. I wonder if crimping would help keep the frizz a little more under control...
  2. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    probably, since crimping is essentially heating hair into a wavy pattern instead of heating it straight.
  3. sambagirl

    sambagirl Member

    Question for the hive mind: anyone use Elnett extra strong hold? I've used got2b glued but don't like the way the spray comes out (not fine enough). I have a giant Schwarzkopf Silhouette can, but it's too big for travel.
  4. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    I've used it for a show and it was fine, but I find it doesn't hold strong enough for the rigours of competition - where I will be napping/sleeping on it, changing costumes, dancing multiple rounds back-to-back, etc.
  5. sambagirl

    sambagirl Member

    Good to know - thanks!
  6. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    I dunno if it comes in travel sizes, but I've had good luck with Aussie freezing spray. Similar price point to got2b glued, I found the smell much more pleasant. Don't recall if it came out finer so it might not address your issue, but maybe it's another option to check out?

    ETA: I am a guy but my female ballroom friends said it also worked well on their hair.
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  7. sambagirl

    sambagirl Member

    Yeah Aussie's on my list to try, as well as Schwarzkopf Osis+ Freeze. Thanks for the vote!
  8. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    Has anyone used non-aerosol hairspray for dance hair? My hairdressser used it yesterday for a wedding updo and apparently it's very good for shiny hair.
  9. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    Yes, I use a pump bottle (have used various brands), and it works fine for me. But despite my hair's tendency to curly wisps, it's quite thin and fine, so it doesn't place enormous demands on a hairspray. I've lately been using Brocato Powerfix, since its descriptions/reviews said it was good for both hold and shine, but I haven't noticed any exceptional shine from it, so I'll probably go cheaper again once this is used up.
  10. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    Love your dancing cat photo!
  11. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Wish I could say I took it, but I googled instead. I haven't gotten my cats dancing yet, but I'll keep working on them.
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  12. SwingingAlong

    SwingingAlong Well-Known Member

    Tried hanging a catnip mouse on an elastic?
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  13. Dance Mad Helen

    Dance Mad Helen Active Member

    Need advice on how to style my hair. Today I chose to have my long hair chopped off into a pixie cut with the front almost jaw length. Well the front is just below ear longest point at middle cheek. how do i style for beginner comps I do ballroom and latin on the same day
  14. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    I'd go to Pinterest, create a new board, and start searching for images you think you can recreate.

    The easiest thing is probably to brush it all back away from your face in some way. I've seen many women dance both styles and have short hair, and they'll style it back in some way.

    Good luck!
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  15. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    If it's just barely long enough to put in a ponytail, then do that and add some fake hair for a bun.

    Otherwise, slick it back with gel as neatly as you can.
  16. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    What's the consensus on decorative headbands or headcoverings? Particularly in Latin I see them.
  17. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    personally I love them
  18. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    I do! Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine (or the generic version of it from Sally)
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  19. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    I like most headbands and very few head-coverings.
  20. raindance

    raindance Well-Known Member

    I find the fully stoned head-coverings distracting. My attention is drawn to the dancer's head-covering instead of to the rest of the dancer (feet, leg actions, body actions, etc). But I guess it's a one time expense that eliminates a lot of hair appointments afterwards. And it gives you one more surface to cover in rhinestones. (shrug)

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