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April 16th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Hi all,
Thought I'd share a heat-free method that I've found for getting curly hair. It's really easy. I wash and condition my hair at night. Then, while it's still wet, I divide it into two pieces, as if I was going to make pigtails. I take one side and twist it. Keep twisting until it twists up on itself, becoming a tight little twisty bun/sausage behind/below my ear (I imagine if your hair is longer than mine (BSL) that you would end up with more of a sausage than a bun. The important part is that the ends end up twisted all the way back up to your head). The very ends are hard to twist, so I just wrap them around the base of the bun. Then I take an elastic and wrap it a couple of times around the base of the twist to secure it. Repeat on the other side. The whole thing takes about 2 minutes. I sleep on this, and because of the placement of the twists, I don't find that they bother me at all. In the morning, I take off the elastics, shake out my hair, and I have ringlets that last until the the next wash.

April 16th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Thanks for sharing this information! It sounds interesting.... is your hair totally dry in the morning? I'd love to see some pics...please! (o:

April 16th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Actually, no. My hair is thick so it's still a little damp in the morning. The curls relaxed a little as they dried, but they still kept that ringlet shape. I'm about to go wash my hair, so I'll take a picture in the morning.

April 17th, 2010, 04:51 AM
Yes, I did the same thing a few weeks ago! :cheese: It works great!
I wait a bit longer until my hair is almost dry. Than make the buns/sausages high up on top of my head to be able to sleep better. Instead of elastic I used little clawclips to secure the sausages. I make about 4 buns because my hair is a bit longer.
I love the curls when you unwrap the buns in the morning.
I'm looking forward to see your curls!

April 17th, 2010, 10:16 AM
Sounds cute! Would you just finger comb or use a comb to separate them? New to waves and curls :o)

April 17th, 2010, 10:42 AM
sounds like a great way to curl long hair :)

oh, and pictures please. :D

April 17th, 2010, 12:14 PM
OKay -- I just look my hair down. I think I should have let it dry a bit before twisting it, as it is still damp. But here's the pics. Here is is twisted up (notice that I also added some twists in the upper hair:

And here it is after I took it down:

I think I would get curlier results if my hair were to completely dry in the twists, but I'm impatient!

April 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM
A bigger picture of the final results: