31 August 2011

Curly curly curly : Tight Perm-style curls

In the pictures from the bank holiday weekend, you can see how much texture and volume my hair has, so I thought I would show you the progress of how my hair held the curls over 3 days and how I made it so curly in the first place.
I think it's just a given that if you have naturally curly hair, you want straight hair and vice versa! So, me having naturally dead straight hair, I always have wanted curly hair. My mom used to have a perm every few weeks and although this has appealed to me, with the bleach that is already on my hair due to highlights, I don't really think it's a good idea.

So, I have had to find a new way of making my hair get those tight permed curls, and these rollers be the solution! I found these sponge rollers on a local market for about 50p a pack (a pack is about 6 rollers) and thought I'd try them out. As you can see, I have bought maaany a pack since then - I think I have around 40 rollers now. I'm pretty sure you can buy these from places such as Superdrug & boots for a little bit more but they are very common, so you just need to keep your eye out! You can also get some from amazon here, but they are currently unavailable atm - get your act together amazon! tut tut.

They are very easy to put in, you take a section of your hair, wrap it around the sponge to the root and then clip the plastic over to keep it in place. The only downside I would say is that it is very easy to get a little dent where the plastic clip has been when you take them out. However, to tackle this problem, you can use little pieces of cotton wool placed in between the clip and hair. No problemo.

I ususally wash my hair on a night, comb some mousse through, rough dry it and put these in straight after drying then sleep in them. After taking them out on the morning, I just tip my head upside down and run my fingers through it to seperate the curls.
And this is the result..

Drum roll please.

I never know what to do with the front as I have a middle parting, the parts around my face are shorter and I hate having little ringlets on my forehead.. it would make people LOL if I went out like it. So I just take the front section and secure it back with a clip.
So, that was on the morning I took the rollers out.
To hold the style I used Tresemmé styling mousse and L'oreal elvive hair spray.

This was on the night, a few hours after. You can see it has dropped a little, but not too much, I'm pretty happy with the result.
I'm sorry about the shizen picture, as you can see I wasn't prepared for the photo, but it's the best one I have to show the hair.

I apologise agaain for the shizen picture, but I didn't plan on doing this at the time of the photo taking :(
However, you can see that after a nights sleep on the curls, they have dropped to more of a sort of touselled curl. when I got up, I scrunched some Vo5 matt gum clay through it to hold the remaining curls and to give it a beachy, messy sort of look, which I must say, does do its job very well!

This is on the night of the above picture, so about 2 days since I took the rollers out. More Vo5 matt gum clay has been scrunched in here, and I think it's holding out quite well. It's just a case of scrunching and teasing it to look like it's meant to be that way, not that curls have dropped out!

And finally, the last day. Where, as you can see, I have added a scarf to make my hair look it's best for how much product and messing had been going on. You can see, it has held up quite well and now looks toussled and more sea-hair-like, but all in all I'm happy with it!


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