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Curly Girl Journal #3: Taming of the Curls (Bandana Curls)

My little Guinea Pig has allowed me a lot of leeway.  Next on the list was bandana curls except I didn’t have any bandanas, but I found an adequate substitute.


I was careful not to make too many having learned form the Bantu knot fail.


I made asymmetrical parts in four sections in a configuration I thought would fall more naturally.    Next time I think I’ll try an odd number of five.   The “bandanas” are actually really cheap headbands that are completely useless as headbands, and couldn’t even be used as prefold belts.      They are braided into the hair with two acting as two of the three strands in a standard braid.    It took very little time to set in damp hair, and we let them stay in over night.


Horrendous lighting, but very lovely, loose cork screw type curls.

The set was easy to remove the next morning and fell into very springy corkscrew curls.  They got better as the day went on, though not even these awesome curls can keep a clip in thin hair.   It fell out eventually, but stayed in quite a while!    Overall, a very successful no-heat curl tamer that was just as easy as the sock curls (pretty much the same as rag curls).


Here are the curly girl books I recommend:

Curly Girl Handbook
Happy Hair: The Definitive Guide to Ditching the Shampoo
Emi’s Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair


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