This style is something I've been doing for a few years now, after I got the bright idea to just sweep up the rest of the curls I had from the curly fauxhawk I used to wear for parties (I know). It's inspired a little bit like Gene Tierney and Billie Holiday. Gene Tierney had rather ong hair but we short-haired ladies can make do. Just look at Billie Holiday! One summer I wore this style with a few white flower hair clips and I had a man, who may or may not have been homeless, shout, "Hey, Lady Day!" So I think it works.
From this picture, you can see my hair is quite short (and sort of in need of a trim). This just goes to show you you can do a lot with a little. I've just washed it and deep conditioned it.
You can certainly use magnetic rollers but this is the method I prefer: end paper, mesh roller and roller pick. Curly haired girls should consider this method because it gives your roots the tension you need for them to dry straight.
So I set my hair. The rollers from the crown of the head forward and rolled forward and the ones behind are rolled back. The sides are rolled down as well. After years of roller sets, mine still look a little bit sloppy but they do the trick.
And then I sit under my handy dandy dryer for about an hour until I have dry, springy curls. I'm making a face because it's not always comfortable. Sometimes I have to put a towel between my ear and the dryer because it gets really hot.
|Lounging in my dad's terry cloth robe. So comfortable.|
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.