What now? Its Tutorial Tuesday! Every Tuesday I aim to find a tutorial and give it a whirl posting my experiences here for better or worse. These tutorials can be about hooping, sewing, crochet, hair, makeup, polymer clay… well, you get the idea. Have a tutorial you want me to try? Email me! If I have most of the tools to do it, I’ll try.
So our tutorial for tonight is FLAT IRON CURLS. They are simple, pretty, and there are tons of YouTube videos on how to do it. Hell, I even bought a flat iron a while back specifically to do this with. Like most things, I bought it because it was cute!
So I found the best video (with the cutest girl I could stand to look at) and watched it a few times just to make sure that I understood. To be honest, I kept walking away from the video. How hard could this be, really? Clamp, twist, pull. Adorable curls!
While the flat iron heated up I got myself ready for the task at hand.
After a minute or so it was go time. So I tried with the whole clamp, twist, pull thing. And I tried. And I tried on the other side of my head. And I accidentally made ONE curl. I say accidentally because I could not recreate the incident no matter what I did. So I went back to the other side and tried and tried and tried. And I burned my fingers, and I burned my neck and I made my hair really really hot and straight. But I could not get it to curl.
I found other videos, I watched girls with long hair do it, girls with short hair do it, girls with hair in between do it and lo, I COULD NOT DO IT. And not just because I was taking a drink of PBR for each failed curl either. There is something wrong in my brain that I simply cannot participate in these new fandangled hair curling methods. Give me hot rollers or a wet set any day and I can make this damn hair curly! But this, this thing is beyond me.
Needless to say: Perfectly good, once-used, very cute flat iron for sale.