a hair experiment

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Have you ever seen those tutorials where you roll your hair up, tie the pieces with rags, and the result is gorgeous curls?

I’ve always been interested in the technique-  and I know I must sound crazy because I have naturally curly hair.  But sometimes I feel like my curls are erratic…unpredictable…frizzy…fluffy…it really all depends on the day.  So, I cut up an old t-shirt, and got to work.

My hair was already straight (I straightened it two days ago), so I spritzed it with water and curled small pieces all over my head.  For good measure, I also blasted it for a while with my blow dryer to heat everything up.

I thought it looked pretty cute in the rags!

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I also thought I looked like a 50s housewife, so I threw on some red lipstick and a retro-inspired dress.  Ya know…for good measure 🙂   I then waited a few hours (4 maybe?) and took them out.  Disappointment ensued:

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Yea. the little curly bits at the end are cute, but I could have done that in like 5 minutes with a curling iron.  What gives?

Well, I think I didn’t leave them in long enough, and some tutorials said you need to sleep on them.  I also might try it again starting with wetter hair- maybe my natural curl will help things along.  By the time I got to Brookline to meet up with Dave on his lunch break (for tacos and elote at Dorado Taco…yum!), most of the curls were gone and all I had was a little flip.  At least it was cute! 🙂

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Bag: Jo Totes Mille Mustard
Necklace:  made by me 🙂  (using a camera charm from Michael’s)
Sunglasses:  Charming Charlie Backpacking Surf Rider Shades
Shoes:  B.A.I.T. Demi Wedge Sandal – Tatyana

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5 thoughts on “a hair experiment

  1. Lindsey Puls (@HavClothWilTrav)

    I always have zero luck when trying anything new with my hair. Haha. So, I feel your frustration. Your hair does look super cute, though.. even if it wasn’t the look you were going for! I have a friend who curls her hair using a straightener and tinfoil and she swears by it (and apparently so do thousands of other people, I have still yet to try it). She made a video if you’re interested: http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/brittney-of-brittslook/

    Love that dress, too! Super cute!

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    1. jenniferrzasa Post author

      Thanks so much for reminding me about the tinfoil curling method! (I remember it from your Brittney post). I gave it a try this past weekend, and sadly it didn’t work- either I’m doing it wrong, or my hair is uncurlable! If I get a chance, I’ll post some pics of my attempt 🙂

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