To start with, my hair was very long.
Not the longest it's ever been - in high school I could almost sit on it - but long enough to annoy me. I was willing to part with up to eight inches for the sake of this endeavor, and I decided to cut it myself rather than try to explain to a hair stylist what I wanted to accomplish.
I added gel to get the strands to stay together, and wrapped them around my fingers to create a coil.
With the ends safely tucked inside the curl, I simply needed to cut it from the rest of the strand.
I was a little nervous about this first one!
But I bit the bullet.
Then I applied a bobby pin to keep everything held together until dry.
And continued with the rest of my hair. I kept a small spray bottle of water handy in case the strand I was working on had dried out too much, and just repeated the same process all around my head.
Before long I had eighteen individual curls. Hooray!
And shockingly, my haircut didn't turn out horrible! I had anticipated a quick trip to a hair salon in order to fix my mangled tresses, but this turned out to be unnecessary. I had managed to cut off the same amount of hair all the way around, with just a bit of shorter gradation towards the front.
So now all that's left to do is to test my new hairpieces! I should have several opportunities to do so in the next few months. Stay tuned for updates on my hair adventures!
And yes, I am aware that I have the nerdiest pajamas ever. :p