It’s no secret that I love talking hair and I love trying new styles and techniques (I was featured on Whoorl here & here AGES ago). As you can see, my hair was fairly curly back then. I did straighten it about once a week, but this never seemed to effect the overall condition of my hair. It would go straight back to curly after washing.
When I moved to London six years ago, my curls seemed to abandon me as soon as I left Canadian soil. No matter what I tried, they just weren’t the same. My hair would look curly while still wet, but as my hair dried the curls fell out and just looked limp and untidy. I like my hair to look good or at least decent so I spent the next five years living my life with straightened hair.
Throughout these five years, I did try to rejuvenate my curls with deep conditioning treatments, oils and masks, but to no avail. I resigned myself to the fact that I would never have nice, curly hair again when I stumbled across this video on YouTube. Now, my hair is kind of an asshole and usually these sorts of gimmicky tricks just don’t work. I was definitely sceptical, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway.
I plopped my freshly washed, combed through with product, hair into one of my old, long sleeved Gap t-shirts, went to bed and crossed my fingers that I would wake up with beautiful natural curls in the morning.
And, you guys – I’m shocked, it totally worked!
I’ve tried plopping it overnight and plopping my hair for a couple hours in the morning and both work great (although I’m not sure Martin is particularly enamoured with this new, sexy bedtime look). I’ve been wearing my hair curly for the passed two weeks and it’s been so nice not having to bother with a blow dryer or a flat iron.
If you have curly or wavy hair, definitely give this a try and let me know how it goes!