If you’re like the rest of the internet (the ones with vaginas) – then you’ve probably already encountered the magic of Pinterest. It is a world that fools you into thinking that you’re a magnificent baker, expert craftster and Project Runway designer all at once. You feel like you can conquer the world with a spatula, glue gun and sewing machine.
And then you spend hours sometimes just trolling through pages (pins) of amazing crafts and see that you’ve pinned a TON of things that you swear you’ll do someday only to not ever actually do it.
Thanks to Nanette, she’s come up with a great idea to get us motivated to actually start carrying out our pins through her Pinteractive link-up.
I’ve actually carried out a few things I’ve pinned but they’re old news now. Instead, I’ll show you what I did somewhat recently. You’ll have to excuse the crap pictures but I wasn’t sure if this would turn out well or not so I didn’t bother getting out the good camera.
Anyone that knows me knows I am incredibly lazy when it comes to my hair. It has reached trailer park lengths and I really need to get it cut. However, I’ve had short hair before. I had short hair for years and it is a high maintenance cut for me. I like to keep my hair long because it means I can pull it back. Don’t argue with me.
Sometimes, however, I feel a little sassy and try different things with my hair. But now that I have a very mobile 1 year old, I can’t waste time tinkering with my hair. When I saw the “No Heat Curl” on Pinterest, I was sold. The Paper Mama has posted other helpful hair tips (I’m a big fan of the sock bun) so I had faith that this wouldn’t be a huge waste of time or anything.
I found a fabric headband in my stash of hair accessories. Since I’d be sleeping in it AND wrapping my hair around it, I didn’t want to use my rubberish elastic headband.
This wasn’t difficult to execute. Although I didn’t put my hair up slightly damp post shower. I am not a night shower person. I need a shower in the morning to wake up and feel refreshed. Instead, I ran water over my hair brush and brushed my hair so that it was slightly damp.
I also struggled a bit with my mostly grown out bangs. They were much shorter than most of my hair and I worried about how the pieces would lay if I curled it. So I followed what the Paper Mama did and just wrapped the lower portion of my bangs.
Here was the result in the morning.
When I woke up, I noticed the headband had slid up past my hairline. I knew this would cause some weirdness with my hair and I was right.
But overall, I was pleased with the new body my hair had since it is normally stick straight and quite limp.
I wish I could report how long the curl lasted in my hair but after having it down for 10 minutes and getting attacked with some static (caused by the super dry winter air) – I immediately pulled it up into a bun. Granted, my bun was now a cute somewhat messy looking topknot so I was happy with that.
I’d definitely try this again with sort of shorter hair and in the spring/early summer.
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