When I was young my mother would put my hair in rag curls. This summer I thought it would be fun to test out the rag curls in Kira’s hair. Surprisingly she left them in all night and LOVED the way her hair looked the next morning. As soon as my mother saw the photo of Kira with her curls, she sent me a photo of my sister and I with rag curls. WOW…look at how cute we all look!!!! The photo below is of Kira (age 5) and my sister (Wendy, age 6) & me (age 5). Times may have changed, but the hair style is still super cute on a young lady!
So how do you do rag curls? It’s easy. You don’t need to buy curlers! You just need an old pillowcase or sheet that you can rip/cut off two strips (about an inch wide and at least double the length of your child’s hair). I don’t know about you, but I have tons of sheets and pillowcases that I could choose from… so I grabbed an old pillowcase and cut it into strips!
Step 1: Put your child’s hair into pigtails. Tie one end of the ripped pillowcase to the top of the pigtail.
Step 2: Wrap the hair tightly around the strip of material. The tighter you wrap, the better the curl will turn out.
Step 3: As soon as you have wrapped all the hair tightly, you will use the remaining fabric to wrap back up the curl. Again, the tighter you can make it the better the curl will turn out. If you wrap too loosely, the wrap may fall out in the middle of the night.
Step 4: Tie the two ends together in a single or double knot.
Step 5: Repeat on the other pigtail.
Step 6: Put your child to bed.
Step 7: Carefully unwrap the curls in the morning. Do not brush!!!! Use hairspray just to hold the curl.
Wah-lah! Your daughter has adorable curls! This is how Kira wore her hair on her first day of Kindergarten! She loved her curls! The next day we took out the pigtails and her hair had beautiful waves.
If you try rag curls, let me know how they turned out!