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…
*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.