Now that I have long hair for the first time in years, I have been trying to figure out different ways to wear it other than just long and straight (normal is long and frizzy). I was looking at some youtube videos and I did try to make sock bun curls ( Sock Bun Tutorial ) but my hair was too thick and coarse to properly roll up into a sock bun. Then I saw this video (Vintage curls ) so I thought I would give it a try a couple of nights ago.
As instructed, I dampened my hair and used a stretchy elastic headband as instructed. I slept on it and in the morning I pulled my hair out and what a disaster! My hair looked like I was a mid-70's disco queen! Huge puffy curly hair! The method worked but it did not look attractive (at least on me). I quickly tried to brush it out but that did not work. I plugged in the flat iron but that made my hair look puffy and frizzy so I had to wash my hair to get the curl out.
I had a bright red straight line across my forehead from the hairband and I figured it would eventually disappear (like pillow-lines). But two hours after I took the hairband out, I still had a bright red mark across my forehead. I had to use concealer on it but it was still noticeable.
Throughout the day I kept glancing in the mirror and the mark was still there and just as red! It wasn't until late afternoon that I realized that it wasn't a pillow-line like mark but it was now raised and bumpy. Doh! It was a reaction to the latex in the hairband!
I had mentioned before that I have developed a latex sensitivity. I cannot wear latex gloves or be in a small room around latex balloons. And apparently I cannot wear a hairband with latex for elasticity on my skin for 7 hours! This morning is has faded some but it still there and has developed some bumps in it like an allergic reaction (which of course is what it is). I will put some Benadryl cream on it to see if that helps.
Anyway, so a hair disaster has turned into a skin disaster. Maybe I should just keep my hair long and lose and straight.