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  • How to do the hair flip?

    Posted by velvetvixen on January 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hello. I’ve been trying to achieve the hair flip, but regardless of what I do , my hair barely moves. Maybe my hair is too long/thick? It’s about 3 inches past my chest. I tried rolling my head quickly. I also tried a halfway roll to left then quick full roll to right. That didn’t work either. Any suggestions? I’d really like to flaunt my hair! Thanks!

    polergirl replied 14 years, 3 months ago 13 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Rubi

    January 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Try generating the movement more for your torso than just your neck; you can get more momentum to get your hair moving. I don’t know a better way to describe it (plus I’m just not an expert in any way) so hopefully someone else will come by with some advice.

  • Layla Duvay

    January 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I agree with Rubi, let the movement come from the momentum of what you’re doing. Also, it helps to duck your chin and then roll/whip your head sideways (as controlled as possible to avoid whiplash). See if that works for you. Also, get your stylist to put some layers in your hair. Mine’s really thick and curly and so layers make it lighter, bouncier and I get more movement from it. Seriously, the hair cut can make a difference! My hairdresser knows for sure, lol!!

  • Runemist34

    January 20, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Poleophile, I agree with you…I also have curly, thick hair, and it’s hard to flip right now because I haven’t cut it in ages! No money, and trying to grow it longer. It’s almost to the small of my back, now!
    I actually flip my hair best when it’s wet, because the weight gives me more of an idea what I’m doing. When I’m washing my hair, I comb it out with my fingers, and I flip it from one side to the other in order to get it all. Maybe try practice in the shower?
    Also, yes, it’s quite a bit of momentum to get the hair going! I still haven’t really gotten the proper flip down (the other girls make it look so easy!), and I’d love to flirt with my hair, too! If you figure out any other tricks, let me know!

  • FreeTheSun

    January 21, 2010 at 12:54 am

    I assume we are talking like whipping it in a circle and not back. I couldn’t do it for the longest time and I found that by doing a fast head roll starting slightly behind my shoulder and and ending just behind the other shoulder (with a slight chin lift to get it out of my face) helped. For me it, also, helped thinking more about the head and just generating momentum than moving the hair (kinda like booty shakes, if I think about the butt it ain’t gonna happen but if I focus more on the legs or the overall picture it works).

  • amcut

    January 21, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Be spun hairflip is to tuck your chin to the chest, and then whirl it around and back (and snap your neck in the process)

    nobody said beauty didn’t hurt.

  • miss fern

    January 21, 2010 at 4:26 am

    My best advice: Take some tips from the heavy metal fans!

    Especially the guys coz they they have all kinds of hair – and not thick luscious hair like ladies either. They make limp hair, frizzy hair, really bad dry hair – whatever hair go round and round like crazy!

    How? By using the momemtum of their whole bodies.

    Check out this video:
    It’s a piss-take video I believe (an ad for shampoo, with women dressed in corporate wear, headbanging to heavy metal…) BUT it shows exactly what the previous posters mean about using your torso.

    Caution: You can hurt yourself doing this (yes really, LOL!) so please warm up and stretch first

  • Castleoutsider

    January 21, 2010 at 4:59 am

    i think my thing is im too chickenshit to accidentally wack my face into the pole;; so ive been too terrified to even attempt it

  • verucablue

    January 21, 2010 at 5:52 am
  • chemgoddess1

    January 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  • Mary Ellyn

    January 21, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Not having long hair I think really limits you on some of the "looks" you can achieve when pole dancing. I can barely flip my hair straight back but I don’t care for long hair on myself so this move is never going to happen for me.
    I love it though and wish I could do it.

  • verucablue

    January 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  • sam_sinners

    January 22, 2010 at 12:53 am

    my hair is very tight curly and shorted than shoulder length and won’t grow I’ve got a couple of clip in poly-tails though and a couple of long wigs, I love wearin them and love to flip em all about!!! It gives me a whole new persona as well when I put on a wig, gotta make sure its clipped in well though!!!

  • polergirl

    January 22, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I will be not-so-secretly envious of all of you with enough hair to flip. And believe you me, if I had hair I would absolutely be wanting to flip it all over the place!! I agree with the comments about it being as much torso/shoulders as it is head.

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