March 28, 2012
--I just wore boring clothes
--my camera BROKE!! I only was without it for a couple of days when I realized I just couldn't live life without a camera, and told my mom I would need to steal hers for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile I had days where I couldn't take pictures, so why even dress up :)
So instead, let's talk hair.
I got a Curling Wand - cause Kimbo praised it - what was I thinking?!? I am no hair guru, that's for sure! When I first used it on myself, I burned my pinky (why oh why does the glove only come with 4 fingers?!). The first time I used it on my first-grader, I burned her (or so she claims). Here's the results of the first time I used it (this is the day my camera died - it got shipped of later that afternoon):
--I watched about a million "how to use a curling wand" videos on youtube.
--I have short hair - I think that's part of my problem
--you're supposed to hold the wand upside-down (once I did that it was easier)
--it's not an instant curl, which are the hopes I had. You still have to hold it on your hair for a little bit.
--it works better on gunky hair. Coat hair with hairspray before and after use.
--at first I used it at medium heat. Who was I kidding - once I cranked it up to full blast hot, I was getting better results.
--I bought the "plugged in" brand at Sally's - it was $30 and came with a free mini flat iron (a $20 value) because that was the deal that week.
So, overall - I'm beginning to catch on. I think with another week of use, I might get the hand of the crazy ole curling wand. I thought I'd take pictures of using it today (well, today for when I'm writing this - which is Tuesday)....first, my hair when I wake up. I washed it last night and slept on it damp:
I feel like it curls better on the second day - so that'll be tomorrow. I'll try and post a picture tomorrow so you can see - I think it's cause all the gunk in your hair after a second day holds the curl better.
I like the kinky curly look for some reason, but I think the "in" look right now is the looser curls. My main problem with the curling wand is the ends - you hold the hair on the wand, so the very end never seems to get curled very well. But for the "beach wavy loose curls" I think you want uncurled ends. But with the loose waves, I feel like you spent time fixing your hair so it'd look like you just rolled out of bed.
Anyways, thoughts on a curling wand?? Anyone have tips for me??
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