Sooo, I’m switching gears a little bit this afternoon. That cool? Ok, cool.
Hey, you guys want to see something funny?
Sexy, isn’t it? And that’s not even counting the fact that I’m wearing a men’s sweater from Old Navy that I bought for Jay a year ago, which shrunk and I was too lazy to return it. This is how I often end up with many of my cozies, FYI.
But anyway…let’s get back to that other mess going on up above. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always complained about my hair.
You see, my hair is pin straight…literally. Limp, lifeless, boring, with absolutely zero body. God forbid I get caught in the rain and I am going to end up looking like a drowned rat.
I can blow it dry, I can let it air dry; heck, I can even curl it, and within 15 minutes, all curls are GONE and it magically goes back to its wonderful straightness. I know that some people would long for this, but hey, I guess the grass is always greener, right?
So for Christmas this year, my mom ended up getting me a fun little contraption that she thought might help fulfill my desire for those bouncy, full of body curls, called the TopStyler by InStyler. She found it on QVC…and yes, she is addicted, but when her addiction benefits me I really can’t complain.
With somewhat of a similar idea to hot rollers, except not really, the TopStyler comes with a set of ceramic C-shells which hold the curl into place until it is completely cool. You have to do a special type of curl, called a finger curl, in order to get them to work, I guess. You can read more about it here.
The kit also comes with a bunch of other gizmos and gadgets that had me scratching my head wondering what the heck I was going to do with them. They did not end up getting used.
Honestly guys, you should have seen me trying to do these finger curls. I looked like a hot mess. I’ve never been good with hair, so attempting to wrap pieces of hair around my snazzy little fingers was pretty amusing, and somewhat frustrating.
In an attempt to get my curls to hold for more than ten minutes, I sprayed each small section of hair with this Redken Spray Starch.
It’s a heat memory styler, which actually works really well, but is quite sticky.
By the time all was said and done, I had one heck of a look going on. And wouldn’t you know, hubby comes home for lunch as soon as I finish getting them all in. He couldn’t have been 15 minutes later, right?
So I sat and let my funky little C-shells cool completely while catching up on some emails, and about a half hour later, it was time to see what damage had been done. I was nervous.
As I unraveled each finger curl, things were feeling a little more “Shirley Temple” than “sexy beach waves,” but I went with it. I played around, tousled it all a bit with my fingers, and attempted to see where it best fell into place.
I must say though, for it being my first attempt ever at these things, I am SUPER impressed! Look…my hair actually has some body to it. Who knew?!?
Now all I’ve got to do is work on that whole timing thing, since I’m pretty sure that I don’t have an extra hour every day just to do my hair…nor would I want to. Sheesh!
Then again…I am going to be working in a gym from now on. I suppose I can just save these for a special event, right?
**FYI: You still have a few more hours to enter my Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Giveaway! I’ll be announcing the winner later this evening.**
Questions for the Afternoon:
What kind of hair do you have? Curly/wavy/straight?
What kind of hair would you LOVE to have?
On average, how much time do you spend on your hair every day?