Although it has been a long time between posts, I finally downloaded pictures from my camera today. I am going to post pictures of the day before Jackie's first day of school and her first day of school. She loved her hair.
We rolled her hair in rags the Saturday night. She slept in them that night and got to wear curls for church on Sunday. She loved it. Her hair was still extra curly on Monday, the first day of school. She asked me to pull her hair up into pigtails, so she has two cute little curled up pigtails. She is very proud.
Since I am including pictures of Jackie's hair tied up in rags in this post, I will also include instruction on how to tie hair up into rags.
When cutting rags, it is best to use a wicking fabric. (Wicking is a way to say soaks up water.) I used flannel.
Cut the strips about an inch and a half wide and about 8-9 inches long. If you have longer hair, you might want to cut a little longer. IF there is too much hair, it is harder to tie, but also, if you have too long on your tails, then it is harder to sleep with.
Then, use a fine tooth comb, and seperate hair into sections. It is easier to move the top hair out of the way and sort of go from bottom up. You can also notice, that I could have done jackie's very bottom hair, but it was a little too short.
Make sure when rolling the hair to fold the very bottom edges into the fabric, so it catches it and rolls a little more easily.
The rags are softer to sleep in than sponge curlers, so we use them instead. If you decide to try it, good luck.