So, when you are unrolling your rags, untwist the ends and unroll about a half turn, just to get your hair loose from the scalp. Then, turn your roller upright and untwist it as if you were going around a spring.
If you roll it straight down, you'll get this:
It can be fixed, though, by simply inserting your finger into the first 'twist' of the curl, then twirling your finger in the direction you want the curl to go, all the day down to the end.
Once all of your curls are out, it will look like this. my hair used to do tighter, more kinky curls. However, as its grown out and gotten heavier, it looks more like... I don't know what. I want to say Scarlett O'Hara curls, but I don't honestly know if that is what her hair looks like. =P
Separate each of the curls, then run your fingers through it gently. This will fluff them up for the up-do.
Once all that is done, gently brush your hair back (erasing the part in your hair) into a pony tail. Don't brush all the way through the end of the curl. Just run a wide toothed comb, or your fingers, from your scalp back until the curls begin.
Secure with several bobby pins or clips, depending on what holds your hair best. I usually use 2-3 clips around the outside to hold the general weight, and then use bobby pins (since you can't see them) for around the rest.
Now take a lovely accent (in this case, its two flowers sewn onto a length of ribbon), and put it on the side. Since mine has a ribbon, I'm going to wrap the ribbon around the outside of the 'curly bun', then tie it in a bow on the opposite side of the flowers. If it's just a clip, just clip it on the side.
Voila! You're all done. This is a wonderful up-do for just about any occasion. It can be dressed down with a denim skirt and casual top, or dressed up with a fancy outfit. I've worn this to nice dinners or dances, casual BBQs, you name it. I've also taken those tiny sew on roses from Joanns (you can also find them at Hobby Lobby) and put those all around the entire up-do to make it look a bit more elegant.
Alright, now for the outfits. The theme is flowers.
Cropped Cardigan: Walmart
Tank top: Walmart
Flats: Shoe Dept. (on a double sale, so I got them for $7 from the original $30!!!)
Flowers in my hair: Made by a friend
Here is Samantha's lovely outfit. She has her flowers in her hair, which I think looks quite lovely!! :-)
Top - Sears? It was a hand-me-down
Jeans - Bergners
Shoes - Kohls
Flower bobby pins - Etsy
Hair - Dutch Braid updo
ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Due to a few scheduling conflicts, I am swapping Nautical with Vintage. That means that this Friday (the 28th) we will be doing the Nautical Theme instead of Vintage. Vintage will be done next Thursday, the 4th of October. Thank you! :-)