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    The newest employed teacher at the English academy said "Gabby" when asked for her English name. I got curious and asked her what it was short for, she said "Gabrielle." And I thought 'oh, like Daleman, not Papadakis.' Almost said it out loud, thank goodness the place is the pit of chaos these days

    And a confession unrelated to the one above: I hate drying my hair, but I have what we here in the peninsula call a 'bobsession' or 'bobdrawl' (translated liberally, damn untranslatable word nuances). That is, when I start to grow out my hair I also start to burn with the desire to have a lovely, simple, elegant bob. Why is this a problem? See, you have to dry your hair well for your bob to actually look nice and not like Anton Chigurh. On top of that, my hair does what my hair stylist calls a 'surface curl', which means it slightly curls, just enough make my hair ends go wild if not properly dried. With long hair you can't really tell, but with bobs they are painfully obvious. So I have to dry my hair thoroughly and with care to style it the way I want.

    The reason I'm writing this is because I have to dry my hair now, so I'm procrastinating to the best of my extent. I'm going to hate how my hair looks soon enough anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    No, I'm Eastern European with some distant Asian ancestry, like 5-10% depending on the DNA test. I've had random people pick me out of a crowd and come up to me speaking Russian, and I've had people thinking I'm half Japanese, so I guess it's more or less noticeable depending on who's looking.
    Very interesting point at the end. You know the Scottish singer KT Tunstall. Back in her heyday, if you had to describe how she looked to somebody, you would probably have said "a white Chinese girl". But, she is only actually ¼ Chinese (from Hong Kong); the other ¾ is from the British Isles. The interesting thing is that now that she has got older, her Asian ancestry is becoming less obvious when you look at her.

    So, which parts of your genetic makeup are more prominent in how you look can change over time. Which is fascinating.

    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    Yeah, I figured from how I look and where in Siberia part of my family is from that I most likely have some Asian ancestry, but I could never prove it, and certain mean classmates accused me of lying if it ever came up in conversation. Turns out there's even more than I thought there was!
    As skylark said, that is sad. Let's face it, you know you better than anybody else. But, kids can be cruel for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by elbkup View Post
    This is an interesting topic...
    Apparently Jessica Biel has the same issue.. she was always under the impression she had Native American ancestry but her DNA results, revealed on the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" did not show it.. she was nonplussed to say the least. However, the attached article explains why she was not wrong about her heritage... it is an interesting read.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/dna-exp...-and-lies/amp/
    I am glad you mentioned "Who Do You Think You Are?", because I LOVE that programme. Well, the original British version, anyway. I did try out the American version when it first started, but gave up after the second series as there were so few people I had heard tell of in the third series. And due to the fact that because the episodes are much shorter than the British version (42m as opposed to 58m), they weren't going into as much detail.

    I also tried out the odd episode of the Irish version. Quite frankly, the ones I saw weren't that interesting. Except for Rosanna Davison, a former Miss World who just happens to be the daughter of singer Chris de Burgh. And it turns out that our Chris is descended from William the Conqueror! Their reactions from them were absolutely priceless when this was revealed!

    Not as priceless as the reactions of Kim Cattrell on my absolute favourite episode of the British version. Her Granda had seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth, leaving behind his wife and family. But, it turned out that he had started out a new life with a new wife. A version of this episode was also included in the second series of the American version, but it was edited down so much to fit the shorter time that it didn't have anywhere near the same effect as the full length version.

    The newest series started a few weeks ago. Daniel Radcliffe was the first episode (I was genuinely shocked to discover that his Dad is from Northern Ireland. You would have thought that the local media would have been making a big fuss of this over the years!), and Kate Winslet will be on next week.

    Quote Originally Posted by elbkup View Post
    My own DNA results were interesting... paternal family lore alluded to Native American ancestry but I was skeptical, figuring that, if it existed, it would not show in my results since there were no close male relatives still living to be tested for confirmation. Since my many times great grandparents date back to 1730 or so in America and they had 11 children my DNA results have linked with thousands of 5th to 8th cousins living now of which half or more have Native American results.
    Another interesting fact: on my matrilineal side I am 1% European Jewish .. this does not show in my sister's results even though we are a close match otherwise. African ancestry is also found in my search through the cousins but it did not show in my sister's tests or mine..
    I am considering Haplo "Out of Africa" group testing to connect with ancient migrations
    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    That's so cool that you have his photo! He's a distant enough ancestor that there's a good chance you didn't inherit a detectable amount of his DNA, but that doesn't make you any less descended from him. You can try the admixture calculators on gedmatch.com. (Take them with an even bigger grain of salt than "professional" DNA tests. They can be really good and really bad at the same time, like the one that correctly guessed my Cossack ancestry down to the correct type of Cossack, but then also said I could be 20% Norwegian. )

    Speaking of photos, the most distant I have is my great-great grandmother. We have the same nose!
    I would love to get a DNA test done, because I am curious to know whether there is a reason that I feel an affinity to certain countries and tend to support people from them. But, I am very suspicious of what the companies that offer this service do with what they find.

    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    Yeah, and sometimes it even varies by the same person. My mother is equally likely to mistake someone else for me from behind in a crowd of Russians or a crowd of Japanese people.
    This is just hilarious!

    My Mum never has bother spotting me, because I am always wearing the same (very bright) hat. Which is ironic, because I mostly wear dark clothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by skylark View Post
    Good luck with the Asian glasses. I didn't know about them, very interesting. I hope they work well for you, when you get lenses. I'm a 110% contact lens person, because glasses give me vertigo and interfere with my peripheral vision.
    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    Same, I only wear glasses when I run out of contacts or am working with certain chemicals. Hopefully I won't need to wear them much, but when I do, at least they won't give me a headache. (Well, from how they feel. They might give me a headache from being freaked out by how different I look in glasses. )
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    I have the same problem finding sunglasses that don't leave marks on my cheekbones when I take them off - due to my flat nose - so embarrassing. But I heard that some brands ie. Chanel has started making sunglasses for Asian features aka flat nose.
    I'm not Asian, but I wear glasses all the time. I am not a fan of the big black plastic glasses that seem to be in fashion nowadays - I am more of a small gold coloured metal glasses kinda guy. I did have big metal glasses one time, but my eyesight was so bad that the lenses were really thick - you'd have thought I was looking through the base of a jam jar! And because they were so thick, they dug into my cheek. So, that is why I now wear small glasses. Even if it does mean I only have tunnel vision.

    I would love to get my eyes lasered, but I am too squeemish. Hey, I'm too squeemish to even wear contact lenses! I would want to be knocked out if I was getting laser treatment, so that I wouldn't know what was happening. But, if I did get it done, I would still wear glasses with plain lenses, because frankly, I look weird without them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    I would love to get a DNA test done, because I am curious to know whether there is a reason that I feel an affinity to certain countries and tend to support people from them. But, I am very suspicious of what the companies that offer this service do with what they find.
    You never know! I never would have thought that an affinity for a country could have something to do with genetics, but now I'm not so sure. It really seems like that was me with Kazakhstan.

    When I got the DNA test, I wanted so badly for any amount of Central Asian to show up, because given where one side of my family was from, it would most likely be Kazakh. When a little bit actually did show up, I thought, "Wait a minute, what if I like Kazakhstan so much because I'm part Kazakh, not that I want to be part Kazakh because I like Kazakhstan so much!?" And that side of my family is the side with the great-great-grandma with the nose I inherited, plus her daughter who had the same Eteri-girl-physique gene that I have...

    As for what they do with it, I try not to think about that too much... (shiver)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    Very interesting point at the end. You know the Scottish singer KT Tunstall. Back in her heyday, if you had to describe how she looked to somebody, you would probably have said "a white Chinese girl". But, she is only actually ¼ Chinese (from Hong Kong); the other ¾ is from the British Isles. The interesting thing is that now that she has got older, her Asian ancestry is becoming less obvious when you look at her.

    So, which parts of your genetic makeup are more prominent in how you look can change over time. Which is fascinating.



    As skylark said, that is sad. Let's face it, you know you better than anybody else. But, kids can be cruel for no reason.



    I am glad you mentioned "Who Do You Think You Are?", because I LOVE that programme. Well, the original British version, anyway. I did try out the American version when it first started, but gave up after the second series as there were so few people I had heard tell of in the third series. And due to the fact that because the episodes are much shorter than the British version (42m as opposed to 58m), they weren't going into as much detail.

    I also tried out the odd episode of the Irish version. Quite frankly, the ones I saw weren't that interesting. Except for Rosanna Davison, a former Miss World who just happens to be the daughter of singer Chris de Burgh. And it turns out that our Chris is descended from William the Conqueror! Their reactions from them were absolutely priceless when this was revealed!

    Not as priceless as the reactions of Kim Cattrell on my absolute favourite episode of the British version. Her Granda had seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth, leaving behind his wife and family. But, it turned out that he had started out a new life with a new wife. A version of this episode was also included in the second series of the American version, but it was edited down so much to fit the shorter time that it didn't have anywhere near the same effect as the full length version.

    The newest series started a few weeks ago. Daniel Radcliffe was the first episode (I was genuinely shocked to discover that his Dad is from Northern Ireland. You would have thought that the local media would have been making a big fuss of this over the years!), and Kate Winslet will be on next week.





    I would love to get a DNA test done, because I am curious to know whether there is a reason that I feel an affinity to certain countries and tend to support people from them. But, I am very suspicious of what the companies that offer this service do with what they find.



    This is just hilarious!

    My Mum never has bother spotting me, because I am always wearing the same (very bright) hat. Which is ironic, because I mostly wear dark clothing.







    I'm not Asian, but I wear glasses all the time. I am not a fan of the big black plastic glasses that seem to be in fashion nowadays - I am more of a small gold coloured metal glasses kinda guy. I did have big metal glasses one time, but my eyesight was so bad that the lenses were really thick - you'd have thought I was looking through the base of a jam jar! And because they were so thick, they dug into my cheek. So, that is why I now wear small glasses. Even if it does mean I only have tunnel vision.

    I would love to get my eyes lasered, but I am too squeemish. Hey, I'm too squeemish to even wear contact lenses! I would want to be knocked out if I was getting laser treatment, so that I wouldn't know what was happening. But, if I did get it done, I would still wear glasses with plain lenses, because frankly, I look weird without them!

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    WDYTYA is one of my favorite shows here, the American version at any rate, not having access to those from the UK... I remember Kim Catrall's family story... it was sad but Lisa Kudrow's story broke my heart.... practically her whole family was shot and buried in a mass grave in their village.. I cried nonstop. Haplo group DNA tests supposedly track 5 (or is it 7) ancient migrations from original sources in Africa to their areas of settlement worldwide rather than being country specific... this would be super interesting. National Geographic used to offer it; not sure it still does and it is much more expensive. Wonder if I have Neanderthal roots? Most of us do but I understand it is higher in some individuals... a unique, intelligent fascinating culture.
    We have DNA tested Duende, my sister's Mustang; typically Mustangs are considered to be the most American of breeds.. they are wild, roaming the West Southwest landscape sine the Spanish Conquistadors but most are mixed blood mating with horses of various breeds left by farmers who settled that area 200 years or so ago.. Duende had a substantial amount of Spanish blood but surprise, surprise.. Welsh Cobb!! We smiled big at that!!

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    a random confession is that i love making memes on my free time & that i prefer to listen to underrated music; a lot of my favorite songs are underrated af.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macershcbit View Post
    a random confession is that i love making memes on my free time & that i prefer to listen to underrated music; a lot of my favorite songs are underrated af.
    Do you have any figure skating memes?

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    Do you have any figure skating memes?
    i’m in the works or making some, but i’ma probably post them on my figure skating (editing) insta once i finish my current theme bc i don’t want to get banned for spam whoops.

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    30 minutes ago:
    Me: Ooh you're reading Rainbow Magic! I used to love those fairies when I was just about your age
    Little Miss Lucia (age 7): Then who is your absolute favourite?
    Me: Izzy. She rocks. But then, there are the Weather Fairies, who are all awesome in their own right, but Storm is the most badass.
    Lucia: Who?
    Me: She's the Lightning Fairy. See, there are the Rainbow Fairies, the original ones, and then the series continued on. Back then I begged my mom to buy me all the 60+ books, and I cried when I got flat-out refused
    Lucia: (wide-eyed) There's more than 60 books?
    Me: Yeah. Here, lemme show you. (Opens comprehensive list of fairies on Wikia) See, this is Storm, isn't she awesome?
    Lucia: I wanna see the others too!
    Me: (scrolls) Ooh Pippa the Poppy Fairy, used to love her too. Wait, now they have Magical Animal Fairies??

    And now I'm re-reading the series to catch up Did not expect a full-blown nostalgia attack to come up, but it did and I am utterly defeated. I can't help it, Rainbow Magic is still awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbkup View Post
    This is an interesting topic...
    Apparently Jessica Biel has the same issue.. she was always under the impression she had Native American ancestry but her DNA results, revealed on the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" did not show it.. she was nonplussed to say the least. However, the attached article explains why she was not wrong about her heritage... it is an interesting read.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/dna-exp...-and-lies/amp/

    My own DNA results were interesting... paternal family lore alluded to Native American ancestry but I was skeptical, figuring that, if it existed, it would not show in my results since there were no close male relatives still living to be tested for confirmation. Since my many times great grandparents date back to 1730 or so in America and they had 11 children my DNA results have linked with thousands of 5th to 8th cousins living now of which half or more have Native American results.
    Another interesting fact: on my matrilineal side I am 1% European Jewish .. this does not show in my sister's results even though we are a close match otherwise. African ancestry is also found in my search through the cousins but it did not show in my sister's tests or mine..
    I am considering Haplo "Out of Africa" group testing to connect with ancient migrations
    Half your kissin' cousins have NA results? That's so cool, and proves how it works that it's random, after a few generations, whether one has the actual DNA or not. And lack of DNA does not disprove the ancestry stories.

    Yes, it is a fascinating topic for me, and I'm almost (well, maybe "almost" is a small exaggeration) as interested in other people's findings (yours, hanyuufan's, even Jessica Biel's!) as I am in mine. They paint such an interconnected picture of all of us.

    I followed your link and got fascinated, kept reading till bedtime, forgot to reply to you (both) ... and then several of my kids visited and there goes the past week and a half!

    Anyway, this article by the same blogger, plus the others you can read on her site, really explain why DNA may not show up, even when one knows the ancestry story and has documentation. https://dna-explained.com/2017/06/27...hem-is-in-you/

    It's a fuller explanation, but basically the same as what ancestry.com said .... that in a circle of (me), I got 50% of my dad's DNA, but all of his (6.25% or thereabouts), if he had any) Native DNA could easily have been in the other 50% of his DNA. And so on back. When I finally dug out an enlarged photo of my grandmother when she was young, I could see her Native ancestry in her brown almond-shaped eyes, when her hair was dark. But her hair turned white early, and when I knew her, with granny glasses and all, I never saw it ... and also didn't know to look for it. I only found out about her half-Cherokee grandfather (the one in the photo) who'd died in the Civil War, after she had passed away. Plus his story in her handwriting.

    I am annoyed at the WDYTYA professionals who left Jessica Biel thinking her family stories weren't true. Not to mention it gave exactly the wrong impression to viewers who aren't obsessive enough to follow up with their own research. Casting doubt on oral history and family lore is not good.


    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post

    That's so cool that you have his photo! He's a distant enough ancestor that there's a good chance you didn't inherit a detectable amount of his DNA, but that doesn't make you any less descended from him. You can try the admixture calculators on gedmatch.com. (Take them with an even bigger grain of salt than "professional" DNA tests. They can be really good and really bad at the same time, like the one that correctly guessed my Cossack ancestry down to the correct type of Cossack, but then also said I could be 20% Norwegian. )

    Speaking of photos, the most distant I have is my great-great grandmother. We have the same nose!
    It's occurred to me that his is the earliest photo I have of any ancestor. And we only have it because in the Civil War, the armies offered (?) to take photographs of every soldier who enlisted.

    I knew it must have been his mother who was Cherokee. It was statistically much more likely ... but Also his name was purely English. I should say his first, middle and last names were all purely English, plus he was a Junior! It was only a few years ago that I found his parents' marriage record. It was in a North Carolina county famously in Cherokee country and famous for marriages between white and native people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    I am glad you mentioned "Who Do You Think You Are?", because I LOVE that programme. Well, the original British version, anyway. I did try out the American version when it first started, but gave up after the second series as there were so few people I had heard tell of in the third series. And due to the fact that because the episodes are much shorter than the British version (42m as opposed to 58m), they weren't going into as much detail.

    I also tried out the odd episode of the Irish version. Quite frankly, the ones I saw weren't that interesting. Except for Rosanna Davison, a former Miss World who just happens to be the daughter of singer Chris de Burgh. And it turns out that our Chris is descended from William the Conqueror! Their reactions from them were absolutely priceless when this was revealed!

    Not as priceless as the reactions of Kim Cattrell on my absolute favourite episode of the British version. Her Granda had seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth, leaving behind his wife and family. But, it turned out that he had started out a new life with a new wife. A version of this episode was also included in the second series of the American version, but it was edited down so much to fit the shorter time that it didn't have anywhere near the same effect as the full length version.

    The newest series started a few weeks ago. Daniel Radcliffe was the first episode (I was genuinely shocked to discover that his Dad is from Northern Ireland. You would have thought that the local media would have been making a big fuss of this over the years!), and Kate Winslet will be on next week.
    CaroLiza_fan
    I love the program too, as well as Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots. I've probably only seen the American cut-down version, but Kim Cattrall's is one of my favorite episodes, too. Maybe because of the compelling story, plus Kim's reactions.

    SPOILER: Kim: "I've got you, you son of a" (expletive)!!! And (Me): "good heavens, he was only a hundred miles away!" END of SPOILER.

    I'm struck by the number of similar stories, where an ancestor just walked away and established a new life, a new marriage, and a new family somewhere else, maybe not very far away. One was actor Steve Buscemi - his ancestor was presumed missing after the Civil War, and his wife got a widow's pension. But he had a new life, new wife, and new family in NYC, (IIRC). Even more recently, it was Susan Sarandon's grandmother she was looking for. Turned out that's where Susan's gorgeous Tuscan coloring came from!

    I wonder if I could find the British version online, here in Mid-America? LOL. I may try utube. I'd love to see Kate Winslett's episode, and Daniel R's.

    I was standing in the cafeteria line at choir camp, where I was a counselor, next to a famously nerdy kid. For some reason the subject came up, and he said, "I'm a direct descendent of William the Conqueror." I thought about this for a moment, then it occurred to me to muse, "I wonder how many other people in the United States are descended from him?" Andy promptly replied, "Eleven thousand, two hundred and thirty-seven." !!

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    Oooh, speaking of Native American DNA, I occasionally show up on those admixture calculators as having a tiny smidge of Native American DNA, and I share a big chunk of one chromosome with some remains from an archaeological site of what is believed to be the very first Native American culture.

    There is almost zero chance that I have any true Native American ancestry. What that actually is is very, very ancient DNA from the Siberian ancestors of all Native Americans, the original ones that crossed the Bering Strait. Other calculators correctly label it as "Beringian".

    Whoever that DNA came from, I partially blame him or her for the facts that I have the heat tolerance of a polar bear despite being skinny as a rail, and still get heat rashes in my 30s.

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    I took a nap on my kitchen floor with my cats yesterday. Just saw them there and figured, you know what, I didn't get enough sleep last night, so I'll join them!

    One was by my head, and the other was by my side and let me hold her front paws the whole time. I would have stayed longer if I hadn't been awakened pins and needles radiating down my entire leg.

    ...It was so worth the bruised hip. I guess that's part of the purpose of fur for cats, to cushion them so they can sleep on hard surfaces.

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    Today every dog owner's nightmare happened: I dropped my phone in dog poop! I had picked up the dog poop so there was only that small amount that you can never get up and Bella saw a squirrel and she decided to pull and jump. I was a little off balance and I dropped the phone. A small corner of the top edge had a bit of poop on it. I quickly put it in a clean poop bag and we finished our walk and when I got home I hydrogen peroxided it (btw I have a case on the phone-an Otter which I recommend). Totally gross.

    Even now I'm still a little grossed out my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientpeas View Post
    Today every dog owner's nightmare happened: I dropped my phone in dog poop! I had picked up the dog poop so there was only that small amount that you can never get up and Bella saw a squirrel and she decided to pull and jump. I was a little off balance and I dropped the phone. A small corner of the top edge had a bit of poop on it. I quickly put it in a clean poop bag and we finished our walk and when I got home I hydrogen peroxided it (btw I have a case on the phone-an Otter which I recommend). Totally gross.

    Even now I'm still a little grossed out my phone.
    Hehe you might need some time out from the phone now :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichatdelune View Post
    And a confession unrelated to the one above: I hate drying my hair, but I have what we here in the peninsula call a 'bobsession' or 'bobdrawl' (translated liberally, damn untranslatable word nuances). That is, when I start to grow out my hair I also start to burn with the desire to have a lovely, simple, elegant bob. Why is this a problem? See, you have to dry your hair well for your bob to actually look nice and not like Anton Chigurh. On top of that, my hair does what my hair stylist calls a 'surface curl', which means it slightly curls, just enough make my hair ends go wild if not properly dried. With long hair you can't really tell, but with bobs they are painfully obvious. So I have to dry my hair thoroughly and with care to style it the way I want.

    The reason I'm writing this is because I have to dry my hair now, so I'm procrastinating to the best of my extent. I'm going to hate how my hair looks soon enough anyway
    Can you dry it as quickly as possible and then just flat-iron it?



    And on a somewhat related note, I've got some hair annoyances at the moment, too. I have very, very wavy hair (2B/2C, if anyone knows what that means) that I almost always straighten, but I now have it up and air-dried in an attempt to copy how Hizaki from Versailles had his in a behind-the-scenes video. I just watched one of Versailles's music videos, and now I really want to add some ringlets near the front like Kamijo had. But despite the fact that practically everyone except a few hairstylists and anthropologists would call my hair curly, it's even worse at holding an actual curl than it is at staying straight. I've never gotten a curl to stay more than 20 minutes or so before loosening back into a wave. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    Can you dry it as quickly as possible and then just flat-iron it?

    And on a somewhat related note, I've got some hair annoyances at the moment, too. I have very, very wavy hair (2B/2C, if anyone knows what that means) that I almost always straighten, but I now have it up and air-dried in an attempt to copy how Hizaki from Versailles had his in a behind-the-scenes video. I just watched one of Versailles's music videos, and now I really want to add some ringlets near the front like Kamijo had. But despite the fact that practically everyone except a few hairstylists and anthropologists would call my hair curly, it's even worse at holding an actual curl than it is at staying straight. I've never gotten a curl to stay more than 20 minutes or so before loosening back into a wave. Oh well.
    Surface curl+ironing=frazzled hair I sometimes do iron my hair when it goes completely wild (since I can't go out looking like I have an octopus on my head), but my hair stylist is very disapproving of ironing in general. To quote him, "Iron your hair too often, you destroy your hair in the long run." I'm trying to grow my hair out as of right now, hopefully I can hold down my bobsession long enough.

    I just looked up Hizaki, and to quote my hair stylist again, "That's 100% blow-dried. You just can't do that at home." He did admit that some people can style their hair like that, so have hope

    My high school friend Isabelle had hair like yours, and she often complained how she had to always straighten out her hair because it wouldn't curl the right way. And hearing her complain about her hair was how I learned that she was born with curly hair

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    Can you dry it as quickly as possible and then just flat-iron it?



    And on a somewhat related note, I've got some hair annoyances at the moment, too. I have very, very wavy hair (2B/2C, if anyone knows what that means) that I almost always straighten, but I now have it up and air-dried in an attempt to copy how Hizaki from Versailles had his in a behind-the-scenes video. I just watched one of Versailles's music videos, and now I really want to add some ringlets near the front like Kamijo had. But despite the fact that practically everyone except a few hairstylists and anthropologists would call my hair curly, it's even worse at holding an actual curl than it is at staying straight. I've never gotten a curl to stay more than 20 minutes or so before loosening back into a wave. Oh well.
    And now I'm really, really tempted to get an appointment at Dry Bar this evening to have some beachy waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichatdelune View Post
    Surface curl+ironing=frazzled hair I sometimes do iron my hair when it goes completely wild (since I can't go out looking like I have an octopus on my head), but my hair stylist is very disapproving of ironing in general. To quote him, "Iron your hair too often, you destroy your hair in the long run." I'm trying to grow my hair out as of right now, hopefully I can hold down my bobsession long enough.

    I just looked up Hizaki, and to quote my hair stylist again, "That's 100% blow-dried. You just can't do that at home." He did admit that some people can style their hair like that, so have hope

    My high school friend Isabelle had hair like yours, and she often complained how she had to always straighten out her hair because it wouldn't curl the right way. And hearing her complain about her hair was how I learned that she was born with curly hair
    Good luck with the bobsession!

    This picture of Hizaki is very, very close to what my hair looks like, with the tight-ish waves at the top and little spiraly bits only at the bottoms of the longer parts. (Actually, even those spirals aren't 100% natural. They're from those parts bumping against my shoulders while they're drying.)

    I'd love to put just a few spirals near the front of a high ponytail or something like these in this picture of Kamijo, but I can practically hear my hair laughing at me for even thinking that I could get it to stay. Ironically, I think straight hair is usually easier to curl than wavy hair.

    Haha, I'm definitely an Isabelle. My coworkers and rinkmates probably think the waves are from a curling iron. It's ironic but fitting that a Japanese dude in a dress is the one to get me to actually want to wear it mostly natural for the first time ever. I always thought that if I were taller and had more angular features and a less mild-mannered personality, all-over waves/curls would look fine on me... like they do on Kamijo, who has all those traits. But I'm definitely more of a Hizaki in both looks and personality, so all-over waves look too overwhelming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    And now I'm really, really tempted to get an appointment at Dry Bar this evening to have some beachy waves.
    And that reminds me that there actually is one circumstance where I'll voluntarily wear all my hair unstraightened: when I've been at the beach. Something in the salt water just makes it look different. I guess that's why they're called beachy waves in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanyuufan5 View Post
    Can you dry it as quickly as possible and then just flat-iron it?



    And on a somewhat related note, I've got some hair annoyances at the moment, too. I have very, very wavy hair (2B/2C, if anyone knows what that means) that I almost always straighten, but I now have it up and air-dried in an attempt to copy how Hizaki from Versailles had his in a behind-the-scenes video. I just watched one of Versailles's music videos, and now I really want to add some ringlets near the front like Kamijo had. But despite the fact that practically everyone except a few hairstylists and anthropologists would call my hair curly, it's even worse at holding an actual curl than it is at staying straight. I've never gotten a curl to stay more than 20 minutes or so before loosening back into a wave. Oh well.
    Just curious, how long it takes you to straighten your hair?

    And yes, I also read that sea makes curls better, but it's also not so good for hair condition on itself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathlen View Post
    Just curious, how long it takes you to straighten your hair?

    And yes, I also read that sea makes curls better, but it's also not so good for hair condition on itself...
    It takes about half an hour to blow dry and straighten it. I could probably halve that time if I had a better drier and flat iron, though.

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