|Above: Second day "vacation" braid.|
The past two weeks have been pure bliss...from casual makeup to minimalist haircare, my vacation from work has been filled with much needed respite and leisure. My hairstyle of choice as of late during long and relaxing afternoons at home has been a braid, which (gasp), often gets slept on and carried on into the next day. Like I said...pure bliss. However, what may be fit for home is not as apropos in public so when I was to go shopping with my mom earlier this week, I faced a conundrum. I knew once I too my braid out that the second half of my hair would be tolerably wavy, however, the hours spent close to my head would make the upper half of my hair a fine flat mess. Curling everything with hot roller seemed counterproductive since the ends were already full...what's a girl to do? I know, first world problems, indeed. And then I had an epiphany...why didn't I try curling just the roots?
|Above: The Calista Ion Rollers come with 12 rollers, a heating station, 12 easy-to-use clips and a travel case for compact storage.|
I heated up my trusty Calista Ion Hot Rollers for Long Hair (reviewed HERE and HERE) and proceeded with my little experiment. When putting in the rollers, I started at the root and rolled my hair until about half of my hair (from the root until the middle of my hair) was in the roller and let the remaining hair dangle freely; I only used six rollers to cover my whole head! Then, I left them in for about 15 minutes.
Kindly scroll on for what that situation looked like as well as the subsequent results...
|Above: The "Root Rollers" experiment.|
|Above: The trick was to leave the ends (which were already wavy from a two day braid) alone.|
|Above: The final outcome!|
|Above: Why have I never tried this before?!|
Bottom Line: As the old adage says, "necessity is the mother of invention!" I highly recommend this incredibly easy method for infusing volume into the roots...all you need are curlers and some creativity. What are some of YOUR favorite beauty shortcuts...please share in the comments section if you are so inclined!
Happy weekend, one and all...good things coming up on the blog in the coming days, including products from RMS, YSL and Chanel as well as jewelry and fragrance profiles ; ) And, if you haven't seen it and have about 25 minutes of excess time, please take a peek at my Best Beauty Products of 2013 video...beauty products abound!
--The Beauty Professor
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