I don't normally post about things related to hair and/or hair styling. Why? Because I am
completely slightly hair stupid. Yes, it's true: I can barely do my own hair. I mean, okay, I can blow dry and run a flat iron over my hair. But after that? I can barely pull it back into a barrette. This is how my hair looks pretty much every day: straight and down. Unless it's in a super glamorous pony tail.
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Enter: Pinterest (solving the world's problems, one pin at a time!). There are tons of pretty hair styles on there, all of which I know I cannot do. So you can imagine my overflowing joy when I found a hair style that not only required minimal effort, but was, dare I say, pretty!?! The best part? I tried it and learned that even I can pull it off! It's way more simple than the whole blow dry/flat iron routine.
Get pumped. I am. I feel like I've stuck hair gold! You know those girls, who have that hair, the hair that is voluminous and full of soft, gentle curls, where birds fly around them and angels sing? There is potential for that with this hair curling technique. I mean, I haven't hear any angels singing, but the Hubby does like it! Basically, it's an "overnight" hair style - wash your hair the night before and let it air dry, then twist it up into a lovely 'do using an elastic headband, and let it out in the morning to reveal the magic curls!
Here's the Pin that started it all [thank you to The Paper Mama for playing guinea pig!]. This worked well with my hair which is a) ridiculously thick and b) just past my shoulders. It normally doesn't hold a curl from a curling iron for more than three hours, and this lasted all day (relaxing some, obviously). I did put in some curling mousse prior to winding it up into the elastic, and followed the "spray the heck" out of it recommendation.
The way you put your hair overnight looks a little...mature. The Hubby and I were trying so hard to figure out who it makes me look like, and it finally came to me:
Kitty from That '70s Show! Terrible, no? That might be a potential blackmail photo on the left, but you can see how the hair should be twisted into the elastic, so I'm showing you regardless!
Ready for the video how-to? This gal does a very thorough job at explaining every possible detail. By saying that, I mean that the entire time that she spends shooting this video is about twice as long as it actually takes to do it.
Just FYI, I do not brush out the curls like she does.
This works so well! I've done it a couple of times now...the shorter you leave your hair in the elastic, the looser the curls become. I've told quite a few people about this, and they've had good results too (right Amanda??). Here's how mine looked after leaving in the elastic for about six hours:
I'm telling you...hair gold! Try it and let me know how it works for you! I'll be sharing this awesome trick with some of these parties this week.
See these curls featured at A Little Knick Knack and at It's a Keeper!!