Monday, May 25, 2009

Curly Q

Saturday night Kady asked if I would rag roll her hair for church the next day. I hadn't done it in awhile, so I agreed. I, of course, sent a Tweet and also updated my Facebook status stating that I was in the process of rag rolling. The responses were a mixture of "HUH?" to "How do you do that?" and "Ohhhh, I remember having that done to my hair when I was a kid!" so I just decided to take some pictures and show the process.

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.

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.


linalynn said...

That's really cute, I used to rag my hair haven't done it in years. I love your background and header. Where did you get it please don't say you did it yourself because then I'll feel soo stupid.I really need something new for my blog and site. help please

Redneck Diva said...

Linalynn, my header and background were both done by friends! I'm not talented enough to do either, so don't feel bad! I'm ready for a change and I think time I'm going to pay for a whole-site overhaul. Well, that is...if I win the lottery! LOL

Blondie said...

WOW - that's impressive. And to think I used to pay for/sit through/smell from perms!

Debbie said...

Super Cute!!!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Cute, cute, cute!