Rag Rollers
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Back in September I read this post about rag rollers on Rocks in My Dryer.

I've kept it in the back of my mind for when:
a.) I would have the time to sit and roll Lauryn's hair
b.) I would have the energy and means to convince Lauryn she wanted to have curly hair

I hit the perfect storm this week:
a.)we have loads of free time, with our whole family home all week for Christmas break
b.) a little girl that Lauryn idolizes had curly hair in the PDO Christmas program last week

Perfect! All I had to do was ask Lauryn if she would like me to fix her hair like Evyn's, and she was all in.

The first step was easy. I had some fabric scraps that I cut into several 1 inch by 7 inch strips.


Next (with possibly another mention from me of how she would look like Evyn), Lauryn happily sat in my lap while I tried to figure out how to roll up her hair in the fabric strips.

With her hair slightly damp, I rolled up sections to the scalp, then just tied the ends of the fabric. It was a little tricky but I got the hang of it toward the end.



After I got her rolled up, we took all the kids on a long drive to look at Christmas lights. She rode around like this without complaint, which totally cracked me up.

When we got home, I untied the fabric, and pulled it out without "unrolling" the curl. It came out super easy. Here's what it looked like before I combed out the curls:



And then after I combed it out....she had curls galore! From scraps of fabic! Who knew? No cost involved...no sponge rollers getting all tangled up in her hair....and no chance of burning her with hot rollers or a curling iron. Love it!









6 Comments:
Blogger Kelly had this to say:

BEA-U-TI-FUL.

Kelly

December 24, 2008 at 9:40 AM 


Blogger Shelly Collins had this to say:

How cute, I love it. Can you remind me in about two years when Gwyn has enough hair?

Thanks for playing! Loved your 8's.

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2008 at 11:40 AM 


Blogger Tina had this to say:

As you may have guessed...Carter can't get enough of this! I love it too.

December 24, 2008 at 8:35 PM 


Blogger Catrina had this to say:

Amazing!!! I'll definitely be coming back to look at this post in a couple of years! She looks so adorable!

December 26, 2008 at 12:10 AM 


Blogger Margo had this to say:

She is beautiful!! Good job, mom...that looks tricky!

December 26, 2008 at 11:47 PM 


Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Beautiful!

December 28, 2008 at 1:06 AM 


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