13 October 2011


i've always wanted curly hair. probably just like every other girl out there who's hair won't hold a curl. i even tried a perm before college. terrible idea. especially when your goal is to grow your hair out. not attempt to get the last inches of perm out while studying abroad in spain and having a strange woman butcher your hair like a drunk three year old. anyway back to curls.

i found this tutorial on pinterest. the girl in the video has a sweet accent, which is irrelevant but true. i decided to try it for the first time the other night, but since my hair is so short i gave up trying to get the back in and took it down after maybe an hour. to my amazement the curls near my face were beautiful. i wore them that night and woke up with them still looking great.

before work the next day

now i'm obligated to try again and actually do it right so my whole head is curly. hopefully. i think the best part about this method is being able to go out with it mid process...it looks super cute all curled up- unlike having a head full of rollers under a shower cap.

so here goes. i'm about to head to the east side with it all rolled up and sprayed with TONS of hairspray with hopes of having the tiny short back ends staying tucked overnight. 

not so bad front

 ends that i hope stay tucked!

i hid the front of the band under my bangs so they don't get a weird crimp

wish me luck! i'll let you know how it turns out in the morning before work!


so it's morning time. i had a lovely time last night with a friend in town from houston and her boyfriend. even got some complements on the in between stage. ended the night by visiting Ninja Voodoo on the corner of Chicon & MLK. SO GOOD. i woke up less than rested, but well worth it. 

so, for the curls- here's what i had when i first woke up:

still pretty intact

very sleepy front

one side on the back had kind of slipped out

which all seemed pretty successful to me at that point... so i get out of bed, head to the vanity and take the headband out, spray and brush gently with a soft brush. i'm happy. i have curls. the back is a little less curly and more just curled, but it's real short back there. i'll let you know how long they last!

big wavy curls

not so curly back