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I need something new to do with my hair! Anyone use ion stream curlers?

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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So I am looking at all these celebs with their cute loose curls...  I want some!  :)

I used to curl my hair sometimes when younger - but haven't done it in FOREVER!

I've been poking around the internet and it seems the ion steam rollers may be perfect - anyone use them?

I was thinking something like this:

http://fashiondesignerbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Emma-Stone-Curly-Hair.jpg

Or this:

http://www.bestcelebrityhairstyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Emma-Stone-curly-hair-150x150.jpg

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PurpleHazey
by Angie on Jul. 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Cute!

sjump25
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Cute! I've never used them.
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Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Jul. 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM

 I use rollers for loose waves.  (Ignore the stupid look on my face in this pic.)  They don't leave me with tight curls, but they do give my stick straight hair volume.  How long is your hair?  Have you ever tried the sock bun curls?

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Jul. 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I think my hair is a similar length to yours.

I used hot rollers when I was a kid - but haven't used any since.

My hair usually takes well to a curl, and I definitly want loose curls, so nothing too crazy!

What are sock bun curls?

Quoting Kodysmommy928:

 I use rollers for loose waves.  (Ignore the stupid look on my face in this pic.)  They don't leave me with tight curls, but they do give my stick straight hair volume.  How long is your hair?  Have you ever tried the sock bun curls?


Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Jul. 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM

 

Sock bun curls~No heat!

I just found this via pinterest/you tube the other day and I am so stinkin’ excited! I grabbed an old sock of my hubby’s, chopped off the toe and immediately rolled it in my hair. With just one try, and 2 bobby pins later, it was my church hair, and thats a big deal to venture out for church! Now let me just add that I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I was blessed with a thick mane, and I try to flat iron it or do something twice a week, but I really only wash it 2 or 3 times a week. I walk around with frizz quite often (when I just let it air dry and do nothing else). I have been very excited about all the fun hair tutorials online, but they have to be a quick “do” to hold my attention. Cute Loepsie with an accent that I can’t quite detect taught me how to do it from her you tube tutorial. I get impatient with videos, so I thought I’d do a little step by step in pictures. Only problem is my 1o year old took most of these and the focus is off in some. Oh well…you get the point!

Ok, so I just took a sock that was sortof the color of my hair. Brown would have been closer, but this faded black worked. Just in case it showed through when I wore my bun at church, I didn’t want hot pink poking out. I cut the toe off of the end.

And then rolled it up into a little sock donut.

I put my hair on top of my head for a high ponytail (this was to sleep in). Loepsie suggested getting it damp (not soaking) with a water bottle now, too. I’ll also add that my hair was blown dry this morning, but she shows on the tutorial that hers air dried and it was sorta frizzy.

You pull the sock donut with your hair through, to the ends and start wrapping.

Sorta hard to tell, but I am wrapping the ends over the sock donut and tucking it under. Uneven ends makes it sorta tricky, but just keep pushing it under.

Then flip the donut with the hair attached and roll it all closer to your head. Seperate the hair circular around the sock.

This is how it is all on top like a big pineapple.

I wouldn’t wear this out, but I pulled it down a few inches towards the back of myhead when I word the sock bun out in public.

Voila! I told a few friends that a sock was in there, and they were amazed…couldn’t even see it!

Here is a look from the back. In this pic, I can see the sock poking out a bit from the top, I would just wrap it and stick a little bobby pin to hold it in place.

Then I went to sleep and slept on it all night. Not a bother on top of my head. This is how it looked when I woke up.

I started to unroll the sock bun and pull my sock donut out.

Check it out!

Then pull the rubber band out…

Check the curls…and NO heat! It stays in all day!

I am very excited about this method, as it is quick and easy and I like the bun for wear, and the curls…try it!

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Jul. 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM

That is cool!  I am going to have to try that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Quoting Kodysmommy928:

 

Sock bun curls~No heat!

I just found this via pinterest/you tube the other day and I am so stinkin’ excited! I grabbed an old sock of my hubby’s, chopped off the toe and immediately rolled it in my hair. With just one try, and 2 bobby pins later, it was my church hair, and thats a big deal to venture out for church! Now let me just add that I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I was blessed with a thick mane, and I try to flat iron it or do something twice a week, but I really only wash it 2 or 3 times a week. I walk around with frizz quite often (when I just let it air dry and do nothing else). I have been very excited about all the fun hair tutorials online, but they have to be a quick “do” to hold my attention. Cute Loepsie with an accent that I can’t quite detect taught me how to do it from her you tube tutorial. I get impatient with videos, so I thought I’d do a little step by step in pictures. Only problem is my 1o year old took most of these and the focus is off in some. Oh well…you get the point!

Ok, so I just took a sock that was sortof the color of my hair. Brown would have been closer, but this faded black worked. Just in case it showed through when I wore my bun at church, I didn’t want hot pink poking out. I cut the toe off of the end.

And then rolled it up into a little sock donut.

I put my hair on top of my head for a high ponytail (this was to sleep in). Loepsie suggested getting it damp (not soaking) with a water bottle now, too. I’ll also add that my hair was blown dry this morning, but she shows on the tutorial that hers air dried and it was sorta frizzy.

You pull the sock donut with your hair through, to the ends and start wrapping.

Sorta hard to tell, but I am wrapping the ends over the sock donut and tucking it under. Uneven ends makes it sorta tricky, but just keep pushing it under.

Then flip the donut with the hair attached and roll it all closer to your head. Seperate the hair circular around the sock.

This is how it is all on top like a big pineapple.

I wouldn’t wear this out, but I pulled it down a few inches towards the back of myhead when I word the sock bun out in public.

Voila! I told a few friends that a sock was in there, and they were amazed…couldn’t even see it!

Here is a look from the back. In this pic, I can see the sock poking out a bit from the top, I would just wrap it and stick a little bobby pin to hold it in place.

Then I went to sleep and slept on it all night. Not a bother on top of my head. This is how it looked when I woke up.

I started to unroll the sock bun and pull my sock donut out.

Check it out!

Then pull the rubber band out…

Check the curls…and NO heat! It stays in all day!

I am very excited about this method, as it is quick and easy and I like the bun for wear, and the curls…try it!


Kris_PBG
by Representative on Jul. 9, 2012 at 10:25 PM

OK - I am still a bit confused what she does to the hair and the end in regards to the sock.  Can you offer any further insight?  Hmmmm..  May need to go try this...

Quoting Kris_PBG:

That is cool!  I am going to have to try that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Quoting Kodysmommy928:

 

Sock bun curls~No heat!

I just found this via pinterest/you tube the other day and I am so stinkin’ excited! I grabbed an old sock of my hubby’s, chopped off the toe and immediately rolled it in my hair. With just one try, and 2 bobby pins later, it was my church hair, and thats a big deal to venture out for church! Now let me just add that I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I was blessed with a thick mane, and I try to flat iron it or do something twice a week, but I really only wash it 2 or 3 times a week. I walk around with frizz quite often (when I just let it air dry and do nothing else). I have been very excited about all the fun hair tutorials online, but they have to be a quick “do” to hold my attention. Cute Loepsie with an accent that I can’t quite detect taught me how to do it from her you tube tutorial. I get impatient with videos, so I thought I’d do a little step by step in pictures. Only problem is my 1o year old took most of these and the focus is off in some. Oh well…you get the point!

Ok, so I just took a sock that was sortof the color of my hair. Brown would have been closer, but this faded black worked. Just in case it showed through when I wore my bun at church, I didn’t want hot pink poking out. I cut the toe off of the end.

And then rolled it up into a little sock donut.

I put my hair on top of my head for a high ponytail (this was to sleep in). Loepsie suggested getting it damp (not soaking) with a water bottle now, too. I’ll also add that my hair was blown dry this morning, but she shows on the tutorial that hers air dried and it was sorta frizzy.

You pull the sock donut with your hair through, to the ends and start wrapping.

Sorta hard to tell, but I am wrapping the ends over the sock donut and tucking it under. Uneven ends makes it sorta tricky, but just keep pushing it under.

Then flip the donut with the hair attached and roll it all closer to your head. Seperate the hair circular around the sock.

This is how it is all on top like a big pineapple.

I wouldn’t wear this out, but I pulled it down a few inches towards the back of myhead when I word the sock bun out in public.

Voila! I told a few friends that a sock was in there, and they were amazed…couldn’t even see it!

Here is a look from the back. In this pic, I can see the sock poking out a bit from the top, I would just wrap it and stick a little bobby pin to hold it in place.

Then I went to sleep and slept on it all night. Not a bother on top of my head. This is how it looked when I woke up.

I started to unroll the sock bun and pull my sock donut out.

Check it out!

Then pull the rubber band out…

Check the curls…and NO heat! It stays in all day!

I am very excited about this method, as it is quick and easy and I like the bun for wear, and the curls…try it!



Kris_PBG
by Representative on Jul. 9, 2012 at 10:39 PM

OK - I went and watched the video she linked.  My hair is currently IN a sock bun...

I made a tweak to is as when I put elastics in my hair, they make big indentation marks, which I can't stand, so instead at the base I used a cotton headband, in hopes that the larger band won't mark such obvious marks.  SO EXCITED!  Thanks kodysmommy!!!!!

Quoting Kris_PBG:

OK - I am still a bit confused what she does to the hair and the end in regards to the sock.  Can you offer any further insight?  Hmmmm..  May need to go try this...

Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on Jul. 11, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Cute!  I haven't ever tried those.

lindilouwho82
by on Jul. 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I have natural soft waves/curls and I would KILL for straight hair!!

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