#14- JaeJay said...
The green ones would work for both my daughters hair and mine.
May 28, 2010 7:10 AM
Congrats JaeJay! Please send an email to princesshairstyles at gmail dot com with your shipping address.
And, thank you everyone else who entered!
We haven't tried curling the Princess's hair since she got it cut, so when Strawllers contacted us to try out their product, I thought it would be a fun experiment.
There are five sizes of Strawllers available. We decided to go with the fairly large sized beige (1 1/8 inch diameter) Strawllers because I thought the smaller ones may shrink her hair up into nothing but a frizzy ball! I was hoping for nice soft waves.
We started by washing and conditioning her hair, then sectioned fairly large pieces (we wanted waves, not tight curls) and rolled them up onto the strawllers. The bottom layer of her hair was just too short to get around the strawllers, so I left it down and only curled the top half. We used 7 strawllers in all.
Now, I'm not going to lie. I had a really hard time getting these in, and out. I'm just not used to working with these types of curlers! They don't come with any way to secure them and in the instructions it says to use bobby pins or clips. I didn't know what I was doing, so I took a guess. See those little holes in the strawllers? Well I thought those might be for sticking the bobby pins in. WRONG that is a bad idea! It held them in just fine but uh, lets just say they were nearly impossible to get out. (See pics at the bottom of the post for more detail.) Anyway, that was my dumb mistake. Next time I'll know what I'm doing and it shouldn't be a problem (hopefully.) I guess it just takes a little practice. :)
Another thing to note is that these would not be comfortable for sleeping in, so you would need to use them when you have time to let the hair dry (while you're awake.) We did this in the afternoon after school one day and it took a good 3 hours to dry completely.
Here's what the curls looked like when we took the strawllers out. Nice wavy curls!
And after "finger combing."
This was just the look we were going for. Not too tight! Of course if you have longer hair or want a tighter curl, you would want to use one of the smaller sized strawllers sets and roll up smaller sections of hair.
Now, so that YOU don't make the same dumb mistake I did........
This is why. (Trust me it was not a pretty sight trying to get these out!)
THIS is how the Strawllers are meant to be secured..... And now that I've shown you what NOT to do, LOL. A giveaway so that one of you can try these out for yourself. (And hopefully have better luck with your bobby pins.)
The giveaway will be for 3 packages of green (1 3/8") strawllers. 12 strawllers come in each package. These are the largest size of Strawllers available, perfect for creating large, wavy curls.
*Head over to the Strawllers website then come back here and tell me which color of strawllers you would most likely want to use for your hair type.
*I'm going to make this one easy on you. Tell me about your hair or your daughter's hair! Is it short, long, curly, straight, brown, black... you get the picture. SPILL
*If you "follow" our Princess Hairstyle Blog or "like/fan" our facebook page, leave a comment saying so for one more entry.
Up to 3 entries per person. Please enter in the comments under THIS post (not on our facebook page.) I will pull the winner using random.org on Tuesday, June 1st.
(The winner for this contest has been drawn and announced at the top of this post.)