This is Kady's pitifully straight hair. The child had the prettiest curls when she was a baby, up until she was 4 and that was when her stupid mother took her to the salon one day to trim it up and, in theory, take some weight off and thus give her curls some bounce. Didn't work. Obviously.
I just took an old flannel receiving blanket and cut it into strips anywhere from 1 to 2 inches wide (because I am the Queen of Inconsistency). I let her hair air dry just a little and then put a dab of gel on it. I divided it into sections and then just rolled it up around the strips of fabric. Tie at the scalp and voila! Kady's hair is so resistant to curling; we've tried hot rollers, sponge rollers, curling irons and magic spells straight from Dumbledore himself and her hair will not take a curl. And sponge rollers are so awful to sleep on she was cranky the day after so even if she had curls she was crabby and gripey and it just wasn't worth it. But rag rolls? They are so easy for her to sleep in that she's adorable the next day AND we can stand to be around her! Bonus!
Here's what the curls looked like as I took them out the next morning. Like little Nelly Olson ringlets, huh?
She wanted to leave them like this all day. Uh.......no.
I had her flip her head upside down and gently finger-combed her hair to separate the ringlets and instantly she's Little Orphan Annie! For some reason, this time up at the top of her head, she was flat. Not sure what I did wrong....
So to hide the flatness I just pulled her hair up on top into a pouf and stuck a bow clip in there.
As the day wore on, the curls relaxed and looked even more adorable and every time she took a step they bounced! They would've stayed in through today, but she and her brother and cousins had a water fight last night and .... yeah. Flat once more.