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Re: Rag curls
Reply #15 - Oct 12th, 2004 at 10:20pm
 
Wow this topic's been here awhile!  Oh well, I'll reply to it anyways Roll Eyes.  I have tried rag curls as well as french braids, etc, to curl my hair.  I don' t like to leave it in for as long as it would take to dry if I did it wet.  So I wait till my hair's completely dry, then use the rags as specified in the first post.  After my hair's wrapped around the rag, but before I wrap the fabric back up, I lightly spray my hair with water from a spray bottle.  This way, only the hair on the outside of the curl (which dries first 'cause its on the outside Smiley) gets wet.  Then I finish wrapping the rag.  if you forget to spray your hair until after the wrapped curl is finished you can still spray the rag, getting it slightly damp, and it will still work.  if I do this my hair is dry overnight (8,9 hours).  Remember to only get hair slightly damp!
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Re: Rag curls
Reply #16 - Oct 12th, 2004 at 11:10pm
 
Yep - spraying the hair so it is damp can work. 

My hair does not like to curl easily, so I've found the more damp my hair is when I wrap it, (and the longer left wrapped up), the better the curls will last.
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Reply #17 - Feb 13th, 2005 at 2:35am
 
I tried rag curls for the first time tonight and so far am not having anyluck. 

I cut my strips of flannel pillow case, put in the holder around the hair and fabric, then wrapped my hair around the fabric.  All good to this point.  But when wrapping the fabric around the hair, it was too loose, and even if I had been able to tie the ends, the fabric cover would have fallen off the twisted hair.  What am I doing wrong?  When I've seen pictures of people with their hair still in the rag curls, they have been tied close to the head.  Mine just hung down.  Also, when I tried to take it out, the hair was soooo tangled in the fabric.  The directions seem so simple, I just can't seem to make it work.   ???
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Reply #18 - Feb 14th, 2005 at 10:42am
 
Hmmm, let's see if I can help.....

When I do rag curls, I start wrapping my hair around the strip STARTING at about half the length of my hair.  Once I have the ends wrapped around the fabric, I 'roll' the rest of my hair onto the fabric, bringing it to my scalp.  I then twist my hair into a mini bun (if necessary to keep the hair closer to the scalp), then tie the ends of the fabric to hold the roller in place.

I really must get hubby to take some pictures of this being done - it is so hard to describe.
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Reply #19 - Feb 15th, 2005 at 3:36am
 
I'll give that a try, thank you!
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Reply #20 - Mar 16th, 2005 at 3:32am
 
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Hmmm, let's see if I can help.....

When I do rag curls, I start wrapping my hair around the strip STARTING at about half the length of my hair.  Once I have the ends wrapped around the fabric, I 'roll' the rest of my hair onto the fabric, bringing it to my scalp.  I then twist my hair into a mini bun (if necessary to keep the hair closer to the scalp), then tie the ends of the fabric to hold the roller in place.

I really must get hubby to take some pictures of this being done - it is so hard to describe.


I had better luck getting them in tonight then I ever have before.  (I actually have 2 rag curls in my hair)  I did have to pin one of them up, and we'll see how it looks tomorrow morning.   Smiley
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Re: Rag curls
Reply #21 - Mar 16th, 2005 at 10:11am
 
Let us know how it worked for you.   Cheesy
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Reply #22 - Mar 17th, 2005 at 2:53am
 
I split my hair into 4 sections, did 2 wrap snap and go curlers and 2 rag curlers.  I liked the effect of the rag curls better, but I wrapped dry hair w/ no gel, so it wasn't curly enough.  I'll keep trying though.  Now that I've figured out the basics, it can only get better.   Wink
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Re: Rag curls
Reply #23 - Mar 17th, 2005 at 10:54am
 
Way to go!  Next......pictures!
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Re: Rag curls
Reply #24 - May 18th, 2005 at 2:34pm
 
It's been a while since I was on. The rags curls sounds great, I'll have to give it a try.
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Re: Rag curls
Reply #25 - May 18th, 2005 at 5:16pm
 
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It's been a while since I was on. The rags curls sounds great, I'll have to give it a try.
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Glad to see you back!  Let us know how the rag curls work out.
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Reply #26 - Aug 8th, 2005 at 7:52pm
 
Sounds great, but I'm not sure whether I should use strips of fabric or socks. Socks sound ssoooo much easier, but I"m having trouble understanding how to use the sock method. Any more info would be great. By the way my hair is knee lengh and thin. Don't hold curl very good.
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Re: Rag curls
Reply #27 - Aug 8th, 2005 at 8:34pm
 
Have you seen the visual sock curling instructions yet?

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Reply #28 - Aug 8th, 2005 at 9:26pm
 
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Sounds great, but I'm not sure whether I should use strips of fabric or socks. Socks sound ssoooo much easier, but I"m having trouble understanding how to use the sock method. Any more info would be great. By the way my hair is knee lengh and thin. Don't hold curl very good.



Anais' sock curling instructions work great, by the way.  (tried the sock curling about 5 days ago on the last wash) but for the me the rags are a little bit easier to manage... (maybe because I was using tired old socks? *giggles*  ahh well)

Rapunzel mentioned something about only doing a few (4) rag curls on your head, and I think I'm going to give this a shot.... but I'm still going to do the vertical-twist thingy Anais has in her instructions... it makes the hair SOOOOO much more easier to roll!
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Reply #29 - Aug 9th, 2005 at 1:18pm
 
So where can I find the visual, I'm gonna go look now, but if anyone could tell me just in case I don't have any luck that would be GREAT!
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