Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Another day, another Pin with no instructions! Here is today's Hairy Situation!
I found the link on Pinterest (1st link), and then it took me to a blog that no longer exists :( But there is the link to that as well, a Google Image search didn't bring up anything either, if anyone has a better link for this please let us know! Thanks!
Now first off, this girl looks like she has pretty thick hair. She used paper towel pieces, and her hair may or may not have been wet. That is one of the problems with "Pinterest Tutorials" they often don't give enough directions and just assume that everyone knows what they need to do. Wrong.
Here is our Pinstrosity from Jessica.
So here is our first problem, it looks like Jessica's hair is much thinner than the original. Also, it looks that she wound it on the paper towel too tight, creating ringlets as oppossed to waves. Due to the fact that this pin has zero instructions, that is definitely not her fault. I would like to go on record as saying that the original finished look is almost certainly touched up with a curling iron. She definitely didn't get that look from taking out the paper towels and shaking her head like a Bay Watch girl, I can tell you that right now. Jessica wasn't very happy with the results, and so she brushed it out before washing it...the chaos continues.
Hello 1975!!! I love the fro, if she is looking for a awesome easy way for a Halloween costume fro, she has got the look perfect right here!
Tips and Tricks:
-Not everyone's hair is going to work using this, just like our Crummy Curls Post here: http://pinstrosity.blogspot.com/2012/04/crummy-curls.html
**We had a TON of comments that ended up one of two ways for Crummy Curls, "This totally works for me, I do it all the time!", and "This was a bust! My hair didn't curl at ALL!" . So please keep that in mind when trying this. Everyone's hair is different, some don't curl at all, some curls too much, some only with heat, some don't do heat. Please keep that in mind!**
-I would try this with damp hair, not sopping wet, but no dry patches, it will probably help the hair to dry in a curl formation.
-I would run a Silver Dollar size amount of mouse through your hair before hand, a little product can sometimes help calm frizzies, and help the curl stay in better.
-When wrapping it around the paper towel, don't wrap it to tight or it will ringlet, just tight enough to stay put, but not tight enough where you feel it pulling your hair like when it's stuck in a hair tie.
-Jessica slept on hers, you can do that, it might not be as "clean" when you take it out, but it won't hurt it to much.
-After you have taken it out, use your finger and twist each piece in the direction it is curling, this should help it keep the curl, and if it is still a little damp give it a chance to dry, or GENTLY on LOW HEAT and LOW SPEED blow dry it if you are in a hurry.
-As with most things, you will probably need to touch it up with a curling iron here and there, no shame in that, and honestly that is how it will be with most things like this.
Let us know how it goes for you guys! I need to get my hair guinea pig in here (Camille) and try it out, Marquette's and my hair is WAY to short to try this out, but we love your feedback! Happy Wednesday!