These are photos taken while testing this concept... mostly all in the summer of 2017. I am surprised with how many pictures I took of my hair! 🤦🏼♀️ I was obsessed with this idea and felt compelled to test, test, test!
I would use single strips, double strips, quadruple strips... I wrapped, curled, twisted, bent, braided. I let the strips hang down to dry. I twisted them into mini buns/bantu knots.
I air dried. Slept in it. Blow dried. One time I even left Octocurl in for 36 hours to see how curly I could get my hair. In case you are wondering, it was not my best look!
My hair in its natural state... fine, medium thickness, some wave, prone to frizz, etc.
Made by a seamstress in my town. One of my 1st attempts wrapping with single strips...
results from this early attempt...
Trying braiding hair into the strips for beachy waves... wore for a few hours during the day & results below right.
Crown lift method using rollers along the top and then wrapping hair around double strips for loose curls at the bottom.
Testing with strips down for loose curls & strips tucked up for tighter curls.
This was my way to keep track of different styling methods.
And then sometimes it didn't work out or I needed a break so I would be playful with my hair!
During this time, I got made fun of a lot! This is my son who was in the car with me when I picked up one of the prototypes. And below right is a family friend (he has FIVE daughters) who just couldn't resist trying on Octocurl. Why? I do not know ;)