Upcycling Project II – Heatless Curl Headband

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Making Waves with the Upcycled Heatless Curl Headband

Regular readers of the blog will remember my first attempts at upcycling my old hosiery. It’s fair to say it wasn’t a runaway success. However, determined not to be discouraged, I started a second upcycling project that same weekend: the heatless hair wave headband! Having seen others using headbands to curl their hair I thought I could do something similar with a pair of old tights. I tied the two ends together to form a loop and, folding the tights on themselves, made a headband to fit my head. I wrapped my hair round the band and then rolled it up, rather like a sponge bun maker. Your hair needs to be fairly long for it to work well I think.

Here is my upcycled headless curl headband in action:

Attempt one

Angela weating her Heatless Curl Upcycled Tights Headband

I wore the band from about 2pm and then overnight, planning to take it out the following morning. I was aiming for a Joan Watson in Elementary look but failed miserably – waking the next day I found my headband on my pillow and my hair as straight as ever!

I am convinced that I can make it work, so I will try again…

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