Post by Thandie.
When I was a kid I remember wishing the hair on the top of my head could be as flaxen and loose as the wavy hair at my nape… Now that I accept myself and make my own rules, it’s the other way round!
It’s often the case that we have different textures on different sections of our hair. But rather than view it as a problem, I like to match the curl to my mood. Sometimes I’ll smooth/tong/braid out my hair to match the nape hair – or more often I curl that nape so it’s wild and curly like the rest of my barnet.
So, tools come in handy for that. I like these Enzo Milano irons which I bought from Naimies in LA. They’re good for a looser curl. I also like that they’re just one rod – not with that annoying ‘beak’ clip which usually results in me getting a good tangle around the instrument. The single rod means you have to be more careful not to burn your fingertips – but with practice they’re more versatile.
I have small ringlets on the top of my hair and I’ve found it VERY HARD to find curling irons small enough to match the curl. The smallest I can find in Beauty Supply stores is 1 inch – which isn’t small enough. Josh Marquette my divine hairdresser on NBCs The Slap actually used mustache irons for my curls! ha ha! Josh is a very clever man – he designs dos for the biggest Broadway shows (Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon), so if it needs to happen Josh can make it happen.
So, rather than be vexed by your different sized curl, make it work for you. And with a tool or two, you can work those kinks to your advantage! And hopefully have fun (and no burns!) in the process.