Duct Tape Curls
Does your little girl want VERY curly hair? Duct Tape Curls might be just the thing for you. A friend of mine mentioned she wanted to write a post for me about her experience with Duct Tape Curls in both her daughters hair. Of course I am delighted to have a friend want to contribute something she created. Heidi is a hair dresser, nurse and mom of two wonderful daughters. Her daughters dance A LOT in competition dance and love it, they consistently bring home the gold. Because they dance in competition style dance, hair is a very important commodity, it is part of the look of the dance. You will see that one of the duct tape curls was for a dance competition and the other was for church.
Written by Heidi Stoddard – edited by Kellie (me)
Step by Step
2. Wash then have your child’s hair almost dry (I’ve done a wet set too but I’ll explain that later).
3. Section of your child’s hair and start with the bottom. It’s easier to work from the bottom to the top. Take sections of hair about 2 inches by 2 inches ( depending on how tight you want the curl) and place the duct tape half way between the scalp and the ends of the hair. Wind the bottom half onto the duct tape. When you get close to the end of the hair cross over the other direction (if you’re winding from left to right, head back so you’re winding right to left) then tuck the ends of the hair and roll the rest of the way to the scalp.
4. Tie once tight. (I tried tying in a square not and found I didn’t need to. It created extra bulk and was hard to untie). Don’t worry it will hold.
5. Send your child to bed.
With my oldest daughter I didn’t let her hair dry completely. I wanted it wet so I would get a really good curl. I also put gel in her hair to help set the curl. If you do this method be prepared to leave the duct tape in longer to ensure the hair is completely dry. If the hair is damp at all the curl will fall out. (pardon the sideways pictures, wordpress photo editor was not working)
As you can see, putting the duct tape in fully wet clean hair, and letting it dry all night – plus some, made for VERY CURLY HAIR. The Mostly dry set (putting the duct tape in nearly dry, but still wet hair and letting it sit all night) made for a soft flowy curl.
Thank you chubbun.com for the inspiration.