|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on June 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM|
So this is a funny thing to post on a blog such as this, but I have actually had a number of emails about my hair! And after explaining my “hair madness” to a close friend of mine I decided I would just do a post about it. First and foremost, I will have to admit that I was blessed in the hair arena. I inherited my mother’s dark, wavy, THICK hair that grows fast. BUT, my natural hair attributes have only been enhanced by my decision to do “less” with my hair.
I plan on posting three separate blogs so not to overwhelm you! The first (this one) will be on my sock curls. I have done these numerous times now and LOVE the results. I am posting this blog first because they are mentioned in the second and I don’t want to confuse anyone.
The second blog will be my daily dairy of hair progression for 5 days (the normal time I go between washings) so that you can see how my hair responds to being washed so infrequently.
The third will be FAQ’s……SOOOOO….if you have anymore questions before I get to posting that blog be sure to ask them in the comments section on this post or the next and I will try to answer them in the final post.
On with the show…
They are soooooo fabulous for people who want those big, luscious curls and don’t want to spend 3 hours sectioning, spraying, curling and fussing with their hair everyday. This technique literally takes me under 5 minutes and the results look like they took at least an hour AND they last all day (which if I used a heat curling iron would NOT happen!). It works well on my hair (thick, wavy, LONG) and also on my daughter's hair (thin, medium length and wavy) so I am assuming it would work well on most hair types.
Start by watching the attached video. This is the one that I used when I did them. Basically I do the same thing other than I don't leave bangs out. I don’t really have “bangs”, only long layers so I just throw the front back with the top section. So in the end I have a top, and two sides, totaling 3 sections. My top section I usually loosen the hair going back so that I don’t have a “flat” front in the morning. Just pull on the front part after putting it up so that it lays looser and not so tight back (so it sags a bit in the front – not the most appealing imagery, I know, but the best way I can describe it!).
This is my hair after sock curling on three different occasions. It lasts all day and usually gives me beachy waves on the second day
Here is the day after…still holding some of the definition.
This is my daughter's hair right after taking them out. (Her hair is much thinner than mine)
And this is late afternoon and after her playing hard (outside). Still going strong.
If you have any questions PLEASE remember to post them in the comments field. I will try to answer them the best I can in the final post (FAQ hair care) in a couple of days!