The girls were privileged to participate as flower girls last week in Ben's brother's wedding. They were so excited to wear their princess dresses and shiny pink shoes. I figured a wedding would be a fun occasion to relive the pleasures of my youth, so I decided to curl Grace's hair. I didn't have any sponge curlers, but I remembered that ladies used to make curls with rags in the pre-curling iron days. I came across the YouTube video below, and gave it a shot. Baby wipes are easy to come by in our house, so this was a fabulous discovery.
Here's our photo journey:
Grace has been insisting on making the oddest faces lately during pictures.
The tongue-in-cheek look is a particular favorite.
All rolled up and ready for bed.
In the morning.
Fresh curls. Another lovely face.
Thankfully she didn't try these faces on the wedding photographer.
5 hours later at the wedding. I carefully combed out each curl separately so that the ringlets would stay intact. I didn't want her to have a 'fro.
A few tips:
- Start with barely damp wipes. Let the wipes sit out for a little while and dry out. I used them first on my hair to experiment, and my hair was soaked from the wipes. I used the same wipes to do Grace's hair later that evening, and the moisture content was perfect.
- Start with dry hair; the moist wipes are all the moisture you need.
- Use small sections of hair. I needed 13 wipes to wrap Grace's entire head of hair.
- You can re-use the wipes. Just mist with water when ready to reuse.