For those of you who may not have heard of rag curls before, I shall explain: Rag curling is a no-heat, overnight curling method. This, and other similar methods, were used by girls back in the day to curl their hair. To rag curl, you take strips of fabric, roll sections of wet hair up into the strips, then tie the strips. When you're done tying the strips, it looks like this:
Now, the finished look I was hoping to achieve was something like this:
You know, just some nice, cute ringlets. I was being realistic about this, though. There were a few reasons I knew it was unlikely my curls would turn out as nice as these girls': (a) I had never tried rag curls before, (b) I was doing the rag curls on myself, (c) my hair is significantly shorter than these girls' hair, and (d) my history of doing cool things to my hair is not great. So I was well aware that this could end up being a hilarious mess, and I was looking forward to this hilarious mess. I'd say it was even better than I had anticipated, though. Voilà!
|So gloriously frizzy!|
|I could not have been more pleased or amused with the outcome.|
I'm reminded of this:
|Larry from The Three Stooges|
So that was how it looked initially when I unravelled my hair from the strips. I think I may have ran a brush through it a bit too. But after that I wanted to play around with it a bit. I give you Afro Paige:
|Afro Paige is one of the better Paiges.|
|You can kind of see here how some of the curls are a little ringletty, but for the most part it was just a wonderfully fluffy mess!|
|Afro Paige, you are an inspiration to us all.|
|This hair could have its own gravitational pull!|
|So hot right now.|
|Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants|
|Mae West, Reese Witherspoon, Jean Harlow|
It actually isn't far off from some of the Clara Bow dos as is! Man, too bad I wasn't alive in the 20's. I could have been something! I could'a been a contender!
I'll definitely give rag curls another try some day in hopes that I will get the intended and desired look. It'll probably be when my hair is longer, though. The back was so short that I couldn't get most of it up in the rags. And there will definitely be some tweaking needed the next time I give it a try.
And now I will try to not make any more hair posts for a good while.