I like to do my own hair, and i am good at just winging it. However, my hair has no hold. No amount of product, special device, heat, or professional stylist skills can make any curl hold for a long period of time. Up-dos last a good amount time, but by the end of my fancy event, they are loose and falling out. Curls are just flat before I even get there. So at home, for curls, I use these spongy things on a wire that I put my hair in….think of “grandma curlers”- that is what I use. I put my hair in them while I am getting ready as a first step. I give a good dose of hair spray, blast heat with my hair dryer, and then another coat of hairspray. Then I do make up, get dressed, and do whatever else. Right before it is time to go, I take them out, fluff with my fingers, and maybe pin a piece or two away from my face, loads more hairspray, and out the door. By now, the lovely tight, bouncy curls hanging longer and losing the bounce. I get there, and I now have waves and volume. But, at least, some wave and volume will last. So basically if I want my hair to be styled “wavy” I need to to tight curls and in no time they will turn into waves- ha.
Here are the curls I did that quickly morphed into waves:
I did this on my entire head, and get this:
By the end of the night:
As for up-dos, they stay up, but become loose and dishevelled, but hold a bit better. Here are some samples of the finished products at their prime:
I did the one immediately above by places my hair in 3 ponytails spread apart. Braided and secured each. Pulled on braids to make them loose. Rolled them up, and squished them up with bobby-pins. Perhaps because I have never coloured my hair and don’t plan to, nor do I blow dry or straighten on a daily daily basis, my hair is super silky. If I braid my hair and let it go, it instantly flops back to normal. It is too “slippery” I guess. In fact, I don’t even own a hair straightener! I hate blow drying, I just air dry. Every day. On that note, I have also never had a piercing, not even my ears. Never. I have never, not do I plan to get a tattoo either. Weird, I know, but I like not having to pay loads of money for hair colour, keeping it up, spending time styling or blow drying, etc. And… I don’t even go to a salon or barber to get my hair cut- my Artist cuts my hair! He does good layers and has a good eye for it. He cuts his own hair too. I was a little nervous at first, because he just “eye balls it”. But he does a great job 🙂
Then I thought of making a knitted head band for a friend who is having a baby girl.
What happens when I try to follow directions:
What happens when I wing it:
However, this flower is not attached in a good way, it flops all over the place so I don’t think I will gift it. Perhaps I will try again. And then I thought of making myself one that is actually functional and not just for style! To keep my ears warm in winter 🙂 I think it is safe to say I will be winging that too.