No Heat Curls

So, if you’re anything like me, and you read 15-20ish blogs a day, then I’m sure you’ve already seen the how-to-curl-your-hair-with-a-headband tutorials popping up all over the interwebs.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about — it goes like this:

Bascially, you pop on a headband, loop your hair around it in sections, until it’s all twisted.  Then you go to sleep, wake up in the morning, pull that headband out, and voila!  You’re gorgeous!!

… unless you’re me.  Then, you’re a grease-ball, who managed to wiggle out of said headband in the middle of the night, and your hair looks like a birds nest.*

Small confession.  I’ve got a big head.  I’m not one of those petite-cranium’d individuals who can wear stretchy headbands anytime, because the roundness of my noggin causes them to pop off.  Like a slingshot.  It’s in everyone’s best interest if I avoid them, trust me.

Solution?!  Sock Bun Curls!

One of my daily blogs, linked to another, which mentioned another (you get the picture) — and I ended up here:

That?  That, I can do.  And so I did.

But — wait a second.

I’m also one of those people who has to wash their hair every day, or by 10 a.m. it looks like I combed a stick of butter through my hair.  So the idea of get-up-and-go hair is lost on me — unless I’m going somewhere like the dump, or to sit on the beach all day,  in which case I don’t care.

So, I tried the sock bun method yesterday after I got home, just to see if it would work.  In the afternoon, I destroyed an old sock, and wrapped up my hair.  Seven hours, six loads of laundry, and one movie (laying on the sofa, so it was like sleeping) later, I uncurled it…

   Oh, heeeey girl!

*I did try the headband technique again, also during the day — just to see if it would work.  It did stay in a little better when I was up and moving around, but I had to keep adjusting the headband (thanks for nothing, giant skull.)  After a few hours, my hair was curly, but I have to say the curls I got with the sock were better.  I also liked that the base of the sock curls was a ponytail, so after a few hours you have even more volume than you would if you had all your hair pinned down under the headband.  But that’s just me.  

Tomorrow I’ll be on a boat all day, with my hair pulled up, so I might give it a try overnight — after a shower, of course.


6 thoughts on “No Heat Curls

  1. Good to know!! Right now my hair is long enough to coil into a bun and that is my solution for curls — it’s naturally wavy but brushing makes it kinda huge. The bun-coil thing makes up for that.

    • Once I pulled the sock out, I just kind of shook my hair loose and parted it, and that was it… the curls held up really well, and I didn’t feel like I needed to brush anything.

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