Hi Nik, Did you video tutorial have the end paper part in it? My hairdresser girlfriend always tells me to use end papers but I hate working with them and it takes THAT MUCH LONGER. You just wrap them around the ends and roll? Oh one more thing to buy. I have to find the pack I had a hundred years ago.
Lol, you know that I do nothing by the book. I’ve seen end papers used the proper way, but I choose to use them how we used toilet paper back in the day on our little pink sponge rollers. I just fold the paper, and wrap them around the roller. I trash the paper (which usually gets stained orange, lol) after a a few uses. In my mind, it keeps my ends from sticking to the plastic…plus, the consistency of the paper doesn’t allow for zapping the moisture out of your ends like tissue would.
Hey CN I was wondering what do you do to your hair when you take a shower? I use a shower cap, but my curls always end up smooshed. Thanks
Like you, I put on a shower cap. I usually put a bonnet over that. As soon as I get out, I immediately take off the cap and shake my hair out to prevent flat curls. One time, in a crunch, I used a plastic grocery bag…I looked absolutely ridiculous, but it definitely didn’t smash my curls 🙂 I think I used a Goodie Ouchless Band to secure the bag on my head.
What size rollers do you use the most often, and where do you place each size? Thanks!
I like to use the 7/8″ and 1 1/8″…I’ll usually use the smaller ones in the back to create the ‘bob’ effect.
i wanted to dc my hair overnight and don’t have a plastic cap, so i used a plastic bag. like you, i looked a little nuts, but hey…it got the job done. 🙂
Anonymous, protective styles work great, but I’m not an ‘up-do’ kinda girl 🙂 I’m sure I could retain more length with protective styles, but life is short, and I’d like to enjoy the hair I already have on my head 🙂 The Twist-n-Curl keeps my ends from curling up on themselves and splitting, knotting, or breaking. It definitely allows me to hold onto more length.
Thanks Makeuptheory! This is a Twist-n-Curl after using Dulhan henna.
Soude! Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I do my best!
lol at the rest of ya’ll. If I search hard enough I’m sure I’ll find a few mis-shapened pink sponge rollers around here somewhere… that’s all we used. My granny still uses them!
my mom would do the brown paper bag and sponge roller..many years ago.
Lol about the toilet paper and sponge rollers. I used to do that and I had totally forgotten.
Ha! Not the toilet paper around the sponge rollers! I thought that my Ma and Grandma were the only people that did that! You took me back to the good ole days! Luv your hair, and luv the blog!
I love coming to your blog and seeing responses you make to comments people have left whether it’s in the comment section or as a post. You really care about helping people who are or want to become natural and I really admire how much you put into your blog and into spreading the truth about textured hair.
This picture is so beautiful. Is this your hair curled?
Do you think the twist-n-curl has allowed you to retain length? I notice most people do protective styles to retain length, but you seem to wear your hair out a lot and you’re still retaining length.