Style Snapshot: Spiral Curls
Some weeks ago I tried a straw set using a different product and a new technique. I used the Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue and when I wrapped the hair around the Strawllers I did it so that the hair only covered the half of the roller closest to my scalp. My intent was to create a tighter, shorter curl to give the appearance of a short naturally curly bob. I was desperate to find a use for the Curly Meringue and to be honest I was impressed with the tight curls I was able to achieve with the this product (if you’re interested you can check out the full review here).
I did the style 2 successive weeks. The results were better the first week, but unfortunately I didn’t get any pics that time. The photos you will see below were taken at the second attempt with the Curly Meringue. After removing the rollers I separated each spiral by twirling a small section around my finger that was covered in a small amount of Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Butter. The style can last a week…if taken care of properly. I moisturized with Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Milk on some days and Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Cream on others. The hair milk has a high water content that can lead to frizzies so I was conscious not to use too much. Keracare Essential oils was my sealing oil of choice. At night I slept in my Prettywrap Scarf.
As the week progressed I did experience some fuzzing, but in all fairness that is inevitable unless you plan to never touch your hair AND sleep standing up. I love my sleep too much to make that kind of sacrifice so bring on the fuzzzies.
To be honest the style took some getting used to. I always struggle with styles that are above my ears. Somehow I never think that they suit me…make me look too mature, but I received numerous compliments from both males and females, but especially males. They thought the look was well suited for my face and that I should wear my hair that way more often. Maybe if I wasn’t so lazy I would consider it, but I honestly cannot see myself doing a Strawllers set every single week.
This style is one for the “keepers chest”.
The first set of pics are after it was freshly done. I’m 9 weeks post. You can see the tightness of the spirals. I still have in a headband to keep them out of my face.
The second set of pics are taken a couple days later. I’m 10 weeks post. You can see the fuzzing I mentioned earlier in the rightmost pic.