I know I promised weeks ago that I would do a post about restyling Operetta's hair. here it is finally.
here are the tools I used: aluminium foil, knitting needles, fine-toothed comb (I used a mustache comb I stole from my hubby), and some twisty-ties. you'll also need a small glass of cold water.
so there's a picture of Operetta with the tools, and her Fail Rolls already brushed out. there is a ton of gel in her hair, which is good, because we need some to remain in her hair to hold the new style. if you have already washed out all the gel, you'll probably need some sort of hairspray or styling gel.
I pony-tailed her hair back with one of the twisty-ties. this just keeps it out of the way while we work on the rolls. I dipped the comb in the water and then ran it through the roll a couple of times to get all the hair together and smoothed. then I tore off a piece of aluminum foil and wrapped it around my finger and brushed the very end of her curl around my finger.
then I folded the edges of the foil up on the bottom and 2 sides to trap the hair in like a little envelope. this helps keep the ends all together and makes it easier to roll. then I transfered the foiled hair to my knitting needle and rolled it up towards her head.
my Operetta had enough gel left in her hair that the foil was able to hold it in style on its own after I pulled out the knitting needles. I had planned on using the twisty-ties to help hold the shape.
I did the rest of her hair in much the same way. for some of the curls that I decided I wanted to be tighter, I just wrapped the hair around the foiled bit instead of using the knitting needle as a curler.
now to be patient and let her dry...
Update 6/25: well, this is the point I have been stuck at for quite some time. a few days after this I unrolled her hair and saw some improvement over her original style. I was going to tweak it a bit more and then take photos to show the "after" style. unfortunately a well-meaning relative was checking Operetta out before I got a chance to take the photos and she ended up laying on her side and totally crushed her hair. :-(
I'll do another post whenever I am able to get her looking good again. I don't think my gal has enough of the factory gel left in her hair, so if you have any suggestions on what product I can use, I would appreciate a tip!