First off, thanks so much to everyone that left such kind comments in response to my last post. You really know how to make a girl feel good! Sorry for the delay in posting more regarding my curls. If you follow us on Facebook, you know we’ve been off having fun on a much needed family vacation (more on that another day) and since we’ve been back I’ve been playing the catch up game. I’ve tried to get this posted a couple times but my internet connection has been less than cooperative.
A little background here first …. If you didn’t know, I’ve been growing my hair out slowly but surely. It’s a painfully slow process since it’s been in an A-line for years. It’s gotten through the hardest stages I think & so I’ve been excited to try our Long & Extra Wide Curlformers ever since we got them.
Recently I was home with a migraine and was feeling totally awful. I’d been in bed all morning trying to sleep it off – thanks to my meds I take for them. I got up mid day and of course felt rather hung over (although I honestly don’t know what that feels like) I needed a pick-me-up. I still felt rather lousy but I needed to do something. I needed to shower, which I did – but after I got out I decided I couldn’t handle the noise of my hair dryer and I hate the way my hair looks when it just air dries but I wanted to feel cute. I needed something to make me feel better despite feeling so crappy. I spotted my Curlformers and knew that was the answer!
I grabbed my mousse, my Curlformer hook, and my Curlformers and went to town. The real short hair at the nape of my neck I decided were a bit too short and weren’t staying too well in the Extra Wide ones, so I threw in a few of the extra long/wide ones instead. Then I used the extra wide ones for the rest of my head. I assumed I’d need help doing it on myself, but it turned out to be easy. The first few sections in the back were a bit tricky, but once I got the hang of it, it was no biggy at all.
Sorry about some of the pictures – my girls had to help out and they aren’t always a steady hand, and keep in mind I wasn’t feeling overly great & so I was trying to look like I felt ok! 🙂
When I do this again, I’m going to put more of the orange & light pink ones in the back I think.
Here’s how random it looked from up top:
I opted to leave my bangs out & use my flat iron on them a bit once I pulled the curlers out. I wasn’t sure I wanted curly bangs with the first attempt. (Note to self & the rest of you — don’t try pull a tight necked shirt over your head when wearing these! It’s a bit tricky & can cause a bit of discomfort!)
Since my hair isn’t overly thick & it was a nice warm day, I only had these in for about 3 1/2 hours I think – maybe four. I was a bit anxious to get them out and see what the result was!
Here’s what things looked like right after I pulled them all out: (I want to experiment a bit with how I put them in on the back of my head with mixing the colors and sizes up because I wanted a bit more curl back there too but not too bad for a first attempt.)
And here it was when I’d fingered through the curls a bit. Things were much curlier up front because I’d put them in smaller sections vs. how I’d done things in the back. Like I said, I’ll change thing the way I do things in back the next time I do it.
I decided I wanted to “cute-sify” things even more, so I grabbed one of the girls headbands (one I snagged at the dollar store) and put that in for a quick try. Yes, I realize pearls don’t go with a t-shirt but oh well! 🙂
Either way – taking pictures of yourself into the mirror is a bit tricky & is not my favorite thing to do! And all joking aside … I was sooo loving my curls when I was done! They weren’t too loose & they weren’t too tight. They were perfect in my opinion. My honey’s words were “so cute & flirty!”
It made me so excited to know that I can put them in myself. The curl even lasted through the next day. I did, however, pull these out towards the latter part of the day, so I’d be interested to know how my hair will hold it if I’d done them in the morning. I actually went to the store sporting my 2nd day curls & I usually wear a hat to the store because I never can have “2nd day hair! So that’s sayin’ something!
Anyway, I’ve said it so many times before that we love love love Curlformers.
But now I have just one more reason to love them — because I can use them!
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