Papillote has been an indispensable friend and lifesaver of women for many centuries. After all, ladies quite successfully used this simple device to wind their hair, long before the invention of curlers and curling irons.
- - paper;
- - scissors;
- - the cloth;
- - ruler.
The first step is to choose the right paper. It should not be too stiff so that the papillotes can be easily folded and folded. But it is also better not to use overly soft paper. Choose the middle ground: soft paper for handkerchiefs or drafts of not very good quality are the best for making papillotes. You can, of course, use any other paper that comes to hand, but there are a few precautions to take. So, for example, if you have blonde hair, you should not take newspapers or magazines on the papillots, since the printing ink can be printed on the curls.
After the required paper is selected and prepared, cut it into rectangular strips. The width of each papillote should be at least three centimeters, and the length - about 15. If the paper is very soft, you can fold it in half. Then, accordingly, make the strips twice as wide, taking into account the future fold. You can also make a mixed paper and fabric papillote. From any unnecessary fabric, cut out strips 15 cm long and 2 cm wide, and from paper make a core - rectangles 10 by 7 cm.After all the blanks are cut out, put the paper rectangle vertically, and the fabric strip horizontally and wrap the central part of the papillote in paper.
Whichever method of making papillotes you choose, cutting paper strips is not all. To keep your design firmly on the curls and not fall apart after a more or less sharp turn of the head, the papillotes must be correctly fixed. If the paper is too stiff, first carefully fold the ends of all the papillotes to add softness to them. You do not need to touch very soft paper again. Twist the strands very carefully, do not forget that you are not dealing with curlers, but with delicate products that can easily break or soften. After the manipulation is completed, with a quick and confident movement, connect the ends of the papillote and fix them together.