When you're in the bathroom, doing your hair?

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    It's the same as in English, Ich mache mir gerade die Haare.
    – Janka
    May 1, 2017 at 17:39
  • What I hear in my family, if the process is fairly simple: Sich kämmen. (Comb or brush your hair.) May 2, 2017 at 5:15

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"Ich mache mir (gerade) die Haare" is correct.

Note that there is a difference between German and English: In German usually the dative ("mir") is used where English uses the possessive adjective ("my"). In linguistic terms, the former is called an external possessor, whereas the latter is called an internal possessor.

"Ich mache meine Haare" which exactly corresponds to the English sentence is also possible.


Also possible:

Ich frisiere mich [gerade]


Ich bin [gerade] beim Frisieren

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