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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Heat Free Curls Attempt Update: I Look Awesome in 2 Headbands
I would like to nominate myself for some sort of amazing blogger award for being willing to post these pictures of myself on-line. Look at my hair! I look like a crazy person. Oh, and this is right before bed, and I had been on-call the night before. So, I'm super tired looking. Sigh.
Anyways, you might remember last week's post about curling your hair without heat by wrapping it around a headband. I mentioned trying with 2 headbands in order to have the curls start higher on my head. I thought this would help with the inconsistency I had in curl size as well (I had some super tight spirals, some big waves and one small chunk had come out straight despite being wrapped. How this straightened my wavy hair I don't know.) Anyways, if you look down in the comments you'll see the discussion about adding a second head band, a'la Kim Kardashian's strange wedding head gear.
And above that's obviously what I looked like once I finished wrapping my hair. I did the horizontal band first, using an elastic Goody no-slip headband, and then added a more diagonal stretchy fabric headband (also from Goody) over the first one. I did find that it was easier to wrap all of my hair using 2 headbands, though I have an insane amount of hair so this might just be something particular to me.
Read on to see if this more advance technique of lazy hair curling worked!
So, here's where I look crazy in the pictures. Because I really do not have the knack of holding the camera away from me and taking pics that show my hair. I'll need to experiment with my camera some more, but these were the 2 pics that came out from about 50. Yes, really.
So, above you can see that 2 headbands seemed to come with inconsistent results. I think the elastic (bright blue) headband was too small, and next time when using 2 headbands I'll be sure to use 2 of the same type. But, I seemed to have problems with some chunks of hair (bigger ones than last time) coming out straight. Given the overall increase in volume of my hair... this was not good. I was heading in to work this day, so this caused a bit of a panic.
I did try pulling my hair back with a clip, and you can kind of see in this pic that this helped make the curls look more consistent in the back (and they do look pretty), though if you can catch my reflection in the mirror you'll see that my hair looks huge. I should be an extra in Steel Magnolias. I ended up putting my hair up in a messy bun (which apparently looked cute, I got quite a few misguided compliments from friends at work).
So, over all I'm calling this an epic fail. I couldn't leave my hair down, the curls were all over the place or not present at all and it took a while to untangle my hair. I'm back to looking for a new way to curl my hair overnight. My goal is to have a quick and easy way to do this without needing to buy any special curlers, just use something I already have on hand. If you know of a technique, let me know!