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Ayita16 09-07-2002 11:11 AM

How do you wear you hair?
 
I usually wear my hair down or up in a bun. How do you wear your hair?

Lightening Woman 09-07-2002 12:10 PM

French braided with wraps and barrett.

Okwataga 09-07-2002 03:03 PM

depends on my mood, sometimes, braided, sometimes down

Tsiniti 09-09-2002 02:30 PM

I usually wear either one braid or two, depending on my mood. I wore two braids this past Sat, with brand new hair wraps, and lost one, before going in the ring, we couldn't find it, and asked around, I guess it went home with someone! So on Sunday I just wore one braid, with the left over hair wrap! My hair is too curly to wear down, and feel comfortable dancing. When it's wet, it hangs past my waist, the dryer it gets, the curlier it gets, (in big Shirly Temple curls,) the shorter it gets!

Lightening Woman 09-09-2002 05:57 PM

Sometimes I would like to wear my hair down, but I was told it is not proper. Does anyone know what the proper way to wear your hair really is?

buckskin pantyhose 09-10-2002 01:07 PM

split down the middle
 
I wear my hair in two braids, sometimes behind the ear, sometimes over the ear (ol' crow style) I was told to always keep my hair braided while dancing to protect myself. If your hair is loose, it's very easy for others to get a hold of it & possibly "use it" against you. You never know what people are capable of or how they percieve you -so i play it safe & keep my hair braided as neat & tight as possible.

~Buckskinz

Turtle 09-10-2002 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Tsiniti
My hair is too curly to wear down, and feel comfortable dancing. When it's wet, it hangs past my waist, the dryer it gets, the curlier it gets, (in big Shirly Temple curls,) the shorter it gets!


I understand you completely!!! My hair is the same so I have to wear it in braids for pow wows and up any other times. Wet it is bout 2inches above my waist and dry its mid back. I do love to woear it nice and curly but its too much hastle in the morning rush!!!:)

i should post a pic i think i will so ya'll can see:)

Ayita16 09-10-2002 08:33 PM

I think the proper way to wear you hair is according to your tribe. I know my tribe the women wear their hair down or sometimes in a bun. If I am wrong on one of those phrases DeltaDawn please correct me.
~Ayita~

FancyStar 09-13-2002 11:13 AM

I agree with buckskin pantyhose! I was taught to be careful with your hair around people. Don't let just anybody braid it for you at pow-wows and don't wear it loose in the areana.

When I judge, I also think poorly of girls who don't have their hair done! If you can have it braided one day and not the next, to me this is disrespectful. Everyone else out there takes the time to do their hair, who are you that your's doesn't need to be done?When your hair isn't done out there in that areana, you don't care about representing your family in the best way and showing respect. As a judge, I have marked people down for this.
Everyone else takes the time to get ready, why can't you?
Sorry, but this is a peeve for me.

Okwataga 09-13-2002 11:27 AM

well then move your choctaw/cherokee butt back out

since Cherokee's wore their hair down if not married and braided when married and cut when husband died.


so now how am i supposed to wear my hair,
acording to the pow wow or according to my tribe???????

please tell all fancystar

luvstraightdancrs 09-13-2002 03:29 PM

Fancy Star--

Quote:

As a judge, I have marked people down for this.
How dare you:mad: Do you know the ways of all tribes or just yours? Not everyone follows the same ways. Did your "teacher" know all as well?

You should be ashamed for making a statement like that. How rediculous are you???????

FancyStar 09-13-2002 03:48 PM

Hey luvsstarightdancer, ZIP IT!!!
Don't even start with the condoning crap because you've made some "rediculus" statements yourself!
As for markign down, your damn skippy!!
I will make down these people that were too busy snagging and runnign around instead of getting ready like everyone else.
NOW< I did not say I don't place you but if pow-wow people read your rules youget at dancer registration, It states " All DAncers must be fully dressed for contest and grand entry!"
Last I checked, people dress their hair up to go with their outfit! Hairties and etc.
So eitehr br fully prepared all weekend or don't gripe and complain when you get knocked down inplacing because you thought you didn't have to be fully prepared all weekend as long as you were for 1 session!

SO see clearly before you try griping!!

You don't have to agree with me but don't even try to condone me!:Yell

p.s. delatdawn: wear your hair accordingly. Since your hair is so short it's not like you have that many options.
Pow-wows aren't a cherokee thing so do what you want! Hell shave your head bald and get your design tatooed onyou!
Start a trend!

Okwataga 09-13-2002 04:01 PM

thanks for the approval to shave my head!:)

I undertsand about the not pointing for someone whose hair is not completely up or down. when someone has partialy braided their hair then not the other side, i can understand

but i was aksing about my hair whether or not it is too short is not the point:):):(

luvs - - fancy is going through I don't know what:),
but if you read her post its about being ready for comp. , not tribal hair style but up for dancing is her point people chill on here!!:):)


may get that tatoo after all!

luvstraightdancrs 09-14-2002 01:17 AM

FancyStar---Zip it yourself. I thought you were supposed to judge based on dancing ability, not if everyone fits your standard of being dressed and ready to go. Competiton is about dancing style not hair fashion. I need to know though, which type of braid do you want to see---over the ear, oldstyle, those cute corn rows, or the "tradish" ever popular french braid with the cutesy zig zag part? Want to make sure my family is "properly dressed" when and if we ever visit your neck of the woods.

For you to assume that someone is lazy, running around or snagging because their hair is not braided is sad. In my opinion, you are passing judgement and appearing to be all knowing. That just isn't right. Now I know why we don't go to North Carolina.:)

Delta Dawn -- not sure what FancyStar's deal is. Don't really care. I did realize that she was talking about competition but who made her Head Judge. I would also like to see the ballots they use out there. In Oklahoma you get a piece of paper, a pen and told to pick however many places they are paying. We do not judge on regalia, hairstyle, color coordination, puff paint on the face, or anything other than how the person DANCES. That's what the competition is for.

Ayita 16 -- wear you hair the way you want to -- not according to someone else's "teachings". Do your own thing girl!

One last thing FancyStar -- get a dictionary and spellchecker -- I did not condone you in any manner. Enough said - I'm through with this "How do you" thread. Later.

Lightening Woman 09-14-2002 11:33 AM

Now Children quit your :Yell

FancyStar 09-14-2002 01:10 PM

If you've ever judged then you know that there are ruels to look at when judgeing. While dacne style is important unfortunately it is not the only thing judges look at! Judges look at style, outfit, how put together you are, and stops!
If you don't come to our "neck of the woods", then maybe you're not ready?!
You hair should be done accrodingly. Put together or up how ever you deem it!
Since some people here don't get that, the maybe they don't pow-wow as much as they spout.

"We do not judge on regalia, hairstyle, color coordination, puff paint on the face, or anything other than how the person DANCES. That's what the competition is for. "

That is a false statement! I've been to OK and yes most comp pow-wows I've been to they do judge on these things! If not how come some of these good dancers with not so good outfits don't get picked to win? I also know at some OK pow-wows you get picked not on your dance ability but on your family name!

My whole point to this that was obviously missed is that wear your hair approriately the whole weekend. If your hair is short there isn't too much you can do about it but make it look nice. If it is longer then wear it up as is approriate in the pow-wow arena.
Good luck!

eagle_clan1017 09-14-2002 04:06 PM

Fancy Star...hate to say it but you are getting awfully defensive about this. Just because your opinion is to have your hair braided all the time...does not make your opinion right to all tribes. You have to look at it from that perspective. Not having your hair done is not a sign of disrespect, nor a sign of laziness. Many people do not dance for the " show" aspect of it, but for the love of their heritage. You're right about some of these dances here in Oklahoma. but not all of them are like that. Anyone can look nice either way....hair does not have to be braided to win...Not all people powwow just to show how good they look, how pretty their clothes are. or how tight their hair is braided. Don't get upset, but you really should open up your mind. Just because you believe one way, doesn't mean that you're right. That's something that you need to keep in mind.

Lightening Woman 09-14-2002 06:07 PM

I dance for spirtual reasons, I never believed in the compition side of it, (I could never figure out what they where judging on...some of the best dancers I saw never won)

I have found out it is pretty sad that the pow wows with the most dancers are the compition ones....(The white mans money has made our people only want to dance for money and very seldom for the spirit):(

Tsiniti 09-14-2002 06:12 PM

I'm glad I don't compete, and it is that type of attitude, (Fancystars) that turns my daughter off of competing as well. She would most likely take points away because I wore two braids one day, and one the next, probably really count off because I lost a piece of regalia, while I do know this is done while in the ring, I lost mine outside the ring .....

Most judging is done on the OVERALL, not JUSTthe regalia, or the attitude of the dancer.

But there are some announcements at some Pow Wows, that if you are caught without full regalia, (even just walking around) then you can be disqualified, and as hot as it gets here, and overheated as some dancers do, I think this is wrong!

Maybe Fancystar needs to backup just a bit, and quite sounding quite so judgmental, and take into consideration, that YOU too are being judged! If you can not take it, don't dish it out! IF you don't like being judged, then maybe you need to quit judging!

PensaCrowGirl 09-14-2002 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lightening Woman
I dance for spirtual reasons, I never believed in the compition side of it, (I could never figure out what they where judging on...some of the best dancers I saw never won)

I have found out it is pretty sad that the pow wows with the most dancers are the compition ones....(The white mans money has made our people only want to dance for money and very seldom for the spirit):(

I agree, I do not dance for money, it would not be right. Even if I need the money I would not dance for it. When I do dance, I wear one braid, either on one side or the other, I can never get two braids to look right, and I can't fancy braid down my back, so I do a side braid.

I would not like to be judged by what other people think I should look like rather than be in a dance contest, and be judged for everything except dancing. The best dancer should be the one to win, not the favorite.


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