No Heat Curls
I am so excited to share this with you guys! I came across this video through Pinterest and just HAD to try it out! A while back I tried the "sock bun" method for no heat curls, it did not work well for me. It did curl, but the curls were not smooth and the ends were kinked... possibly my technique could use some work.... but this method worked the FIRST time! I am so going to be doing this on a regular basis!!!
So here is my photo montage... The video at the end of the post, from the original source, shows how to wrap your hair around the elastic headband.....
So the top photo is after I've slept on the style for the night. It slept comfortably. I thought I would wake up with a headache from having the elastic around my head, but I didn't. If you don't have one of these elastics you can improvise with some sewing elastic or a strip of t-shirt tied around your head. In the video she used some anti frizz spray to prepare her hair. I used a detangling spray, you could also use water but I found the detangler to work really well (plus mine smells amazing and leaves my hair really soft).
So... taking the band out....
The band came out easily. Loosen it up a bit as you go. The only part that didn't work beautifully was a small section of the ends in the bottom of the very back. This of course was a wrapping issue by me, but for a first try I say it was a success! I then took my paddle brush and gave it a good brushing to relax. My hair holds a curl well to begin with, but this curling method produced extra resilient curls like I have never seen! I imagine it's what people with naturally curly hair deal with! I also got dressed at this point so don't let the wardrobe change fool you, it's only moments later!
Then I played with it.....
I will also mention that my makeup in all these photos is from Temptu using their airbrush system which I will be telling you all about later this week!
So now that it's been a few hours.... my curl has not dropped at all! By now a curling iron curl would have really drooped and lost a lot of shape, these curls have an amazing shape, big open ringlets. If your going to be wearing an updo I highly recommend doing this the night before! I am going to dry wrapping the front a bit looser next time so my bangs don't get so curled. Here's the video!