Twists and Curlformers Hairstyle

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Let me just preface this by saying there really is no rhyme or reason to how I did this hairdo. Not an exact science to this one. And upon hearing that- many of you may not want to try it. But I challenge you (in a good way) to attempt something similar – not that this can’t be recreated – but just trying to put together the tutorial on this one had me thinking “What in the heck was I doing and how am I going to explain this?!”

There really is no wrong way to do this. And you may be saying, “Well, I don’t have Curlformers.” That’s ok — just curl the hair first into ringlets or whatever your favorite curl or wavy look is. The biggest thing I did was just section out individual ringlets/curls and twist them up onto her head & tack them down with bobby pins. I put my bobby pins in like I show in the 2nd video from THIS POST. They stay in quite well this way, but if you feel like it’s not enough, you can always add a few pins to each twist. If you want to see more/read more on Curlformers from my blog go HERE. You’ll find out where you can get them, etc.

Just an FYI – Bug’s hair is longer than for what these certain Curlformers are really intended. Normally I pull them snug to her scalp causing the ends of her hair to poke out of the bottom of the Curlfomer (which I later curl w/my curling iron.) But knowing I wanted to go twist crazy, I wanted the roots to be straight. So I pulled the curlers away from her head, allowing the ends of her hair to be encompassed by the curler. I only used 16 of these – 2 “starter packs.”

Before I put her hair in the Curlformers, I did a zig-zag part off set on the right side of her head. I’d never done that before w/the curlers, and I really liked the affect it had once I was all done.

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Ok, so I’ve put a bunch of arrows on the pictures to help show where I anchored the section of hair with a bobby pin. I really can’t give verbal step-by-steps on this too much, because I really just took a curl at a time from hair around the ear and forward and pulled them up in twists. So I’m sorry if you are hoping for more verbal instruction here.

I started on the left side of her head. You are sort of working from the ear and moving forward- to the front of the head. You’ll sort of be layering the twists on top of each other as you go.

Grab a section of hair in front of the ear and pull it backwards towards the top of the head. Slightly twist it to the right & secure w/a bobby pin. (Where the tip of my arrows are in each picture- that’s where I’ve stuck the bobby pins.)

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Take the curl above the ear, twist it and pull it over the first twist, anchoring it with a bobby pin on top of the first twist.

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Hopefully you can see how I’m just using each curl and positioning it randomly! Pull the next curl backwards past the ear, and anchor it with a bobby pin (where the end of the arrow is pointing.)

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Now you’ve got just 2 sections left. Take the next one, twist it pulling it down towards the ear. Place a bobby pin to secure it below the last twist you made.

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Here’s a shot w/o arrows, to see how it looks at this point. Enlarge it if you need a better look. You still have 1 curl right up front you’re going to work w/next.

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Pull that very front curl in the direction the arrows show – in a rounded motion, and anchor in a couple places to ensure it stays put. Don’t pull it tight, because you want a more relaxed look up front.

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Moving to the right side of the head. Again, start further back on the hair and working your way forward.

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Twist it in towards the head, and anchor w/a bobby pin on the top/crown of the head. (These should sort of be close to some of the twists you anchored up there from the left side.)

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If your ringlets are rather thick, feel free to divide them up into smaller ones. That’s what I did a bit to make the hair go further on this side.

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Pull this one up so it’s pulled over the first 2 twists you did on this side. Secure w/a bobby pin or two.

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Move on to the next curl –

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This one is right above the ear. Pull it straight up so it is on top of all the prior twists. Anchor w/a bobby pin.

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Take the curl closest to the front of the face next

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Don’t pull this next one too tight. You want to twist it tightly, but sort of “swoop” it back and anchor it underneath some of the other twists.

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Here’s a look of things so far.

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This is the last bit of hair hanging down above/in front of the ear.

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Twist it and pull it over all your other twists and anchor with a bobby pin on the top of the head. Kind of arrange the curls around as you go – because they may be in the way of where you might want to anchor your twist. So just gently move them around so they hang how you want them.

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That’s it. You’re done! Here’s a look w/her head tipped backwards. I added our trusty little rosettes (sorry if you’re getting tired of those!) because they covered up some of the bobby pin mess that was on the back of her head!

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Right side view:

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Left side view:

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And again from the back. I seriously couldn’t stop looking at her hair the day I did this! Those curls were just to die for if I do say so myself!

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For the full affect – here’s a quick video of the whole hair do. I really did this because I seriously was drooling over her curls & I wanted this for posterity! LOL. I apologize that the video’s not the greatest, and Bee is in the background giggling. Bug didn’t know what I was wanting her to do so she was spinning really fast & she has this “scowl” on her face that she gets when I just tell her to have a “normal or natural” face (not that that’s normal for her!) She hasn’t learned that you can just have a relaxed look on her face yet!

And just because she’s so silly ….

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She LOVED her hair on this day! She skipped all over the house just to feel the bounce the curls had! Sad part was, I did this on a day we didn’t even end out going anywhere!

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Again, I’m sorry that this is one that has no exactness to it. But because it turned out so beautiful, I couldn’t NOT post it! 🙂 Oh, and you could totally use fancy bobby pins for this so you have jewels or bling throughout the hairdo. That would be fabulous!

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