After

I have curly hair. Naturally curly hair. It’s not always easy having naturally curly hair. It frizzes when it rains. It knots  up a lot, plus…

Charles Schulz had great insights into human nature.

Charles Schulz had great insights into human nature.

Mostly, I pull my hair back into a ponytail when it’s somewhat longer, and I let it do its thing when it’s somewhat shorter. But every now and then, I get INSPIRED and try to actually *DO* something with it. I have bought these…

I never understood how setting curly hair on rollers was supposed to straighten it.

I never understood how setting curly hair on rollers was supposed to straighten it.

and this…

That's not me in the photo. I looked significantly less happy while using mine.

That’s not me in the photo. I looked significantly less happy while using mine.

and even this…

My hair did NOT look like that when I was done.

My hair did NOT look like that when I was done.

There are probably other products too. I have a graveyard of unused hair stuff up in my attic. At the time, I was 100% convinced that each one would be THE product to change my life…or, in this case, my hair.

My most recent purchase was a straightening iron. I didn’t splurge on a case because I decided to make one myself. I figured I would make one out of a potholder, because then I could even pack it away while hot.

Before

Before

 

After

After

Basically, this involved two seams—one on the bottom and one on the side, plus a bit of cord to tie the cord, and an iron-on patch.

And that is about as much use as the straightening iron has gotten so far. Oh well, at least it has a nice “casket” for when it ends up in..

The graveyard

The graveyard

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2 Responses to Hot stuff! (Potholder upcycle)

  1. Heidi says:

    I like your hair short, it’s so cute. Maybe you should venture into failed hair accessories next like me – clips, combs, hair bands …

    • Bouqui says:

      I think you’re onto something there. Possibly some upcycling opportunities for hair accessories as well. I’m all into the headband thing now. Since the 80s are back, I don’t see why I shouldn’t use headbands too. And thanks for the short hair comment.

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