I don’t remember how I stumbled upon the Headband Curls tutorial video from Trade Secrets on YouTube but it seemed so cool and easy I ran out and bought headbands right away and was going to try it. Newsflash: I haven’t tried it yet.

The other day I got a text message from my daughter Emilie (aka half of  The Beauty School Dropouts) who is away at school in NY state doing a Master’s degree. This time of year in our part of the world means cold temps outside, and hot Sahara dry air inside. Em said her hair was flat and annoying, and she was wondering if some velcro rollers might help add volume and wave. I sent her the Headband Curls video and look at what she sent to me:

headband curls emilie

How gorgeous, soft & bouncy are these curls?

Amazing, right? For background, Emilie does not have the same hair texture as I do. She has lots of hair, but it is baby fine and soft as silk. Her hair is also notoriously fickle about keeping curl. It takes her over 40 minutes with a curling iron to get this kind of look. For this, at bedtime she applied a bit of mousse (the best- Dove Style + Care Nourishing Curls Mousse)  to clean, dry hair, wrapped it as per the tutorial, woke up and TA-DA!  Have you tried this? Would you? I think I have to.


  • http://www.logicalharmony.net Tashina

    I need to try this!! I have super fine hair as well but also have lots of it. Getting it to hold a curl is SO difficult!

  • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

    SO cool. Now I need a headband.

  • Lisa Tuvell Hauguel

    Hi Jane!
    Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for posting this. Your daughter is adorable and I love the look of those soft curls. It sounds like my hair is a lot like her’s. (Lots of fine hair, but doesn’t like to hold curls). Keeping my fingers crossed that it looks as pretty as your daughter’s! xoxo

  • http://thefrenchexit.blogspot.com/ Elisa

    She looks great!! I have the same kind of hair — well maybe not soft as silk, but very fine, yet a lot of it. I’m trying this ASAP.

  • Teryl

    I have lots of fine hair, and this is the ONLY easy way to get fantastic, all-day curls!!!

  • Katie Thompson

    She’s a knock out! It worked beautifully.

    • daly_beauty

      Thanks! It is pretty cool….

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