Good Monday afternoon! I hope you all had a fun or restful weekend. I've been playing around with the layered corkscrew from our Halloween hair and thought I'd share something that worked. This is sorta a cross between the layered corkscrew and the traditional net. The main difference is that there is no elastic in this hair except for in the back pony. Each corkscrew gets divided up when it nets and then a new corkscrew begins. You could do this all around the head if you have time (or if you don't happen to have two other very young siblings needing mommy).
Start off with the same parts from the layered corkscrew--4 in front and 5 just behind those. The rest of the hair behind those sections will be pulled back into a pony for now.
Then start your corkscrew at the far right or left (up front). Twist until you can see that the corkscrew can be divided and pinned down to start with a new corkscrew with a new set of hair (new part of the "net").
As you see, since I'm not using elastics like you would with a traditional net, I have bobby pins all over holding hair down in preparation for the next grouping.
Then as you finish two sections that are ready to start the next corkscrew, just undo the bobby pins, add the hair and start a new corkscrew. This could be far more elaborate than I did here.
Then as I finished the longer corkscrews I just pinned them to the back so that I could pony them when they were all finished. Keeping the corkscrews tight is important, so if you notice one unraveling when you are about to start a new section, just spruce it up a bit before beginning each time.
M'k. Now that the 5 finishing corkscrews are finished, pony it using an elastic on top of the other pony elastic.
Really, you're on your own from here. You can messy bun it, or braid it or do a large corkscrew or snakes/worms, etc. I went on to do a bunch of twists.
And then I bobby pinned them all up into a twisty bun in the back.
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