Hair | Big Blonde Afro Curls … Revisited

huge white girl afro curls



What started out as a relatively under control-smallish spiral curled afro {for this “playing dress up” post in December 2008} …slowly became bigger and bigger and BIGGER by the end of the night. I imagine if I had used a hair pickon it or even my fingers to sort of pull it out more, it would have gotten even BIGGER. If you’re interested in getting this fabulously wild do …you can click here for my sponge roller afro hair tutorial {that I should really redo because the quality sucks}.

A tip: for a BIGGER do: use either smaller sponge rollers OR smaller sections of hair – or both which will give you tighter curls. If you want the curl to start at the top of your head, watch my video for instructions. If you want the top of your hair straight, as if you’ve been wearing a hat or like the Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 runway looks, roll your curlers from the bottom up and stop at your ears. And obviously, do it to freshly washed, wet hair …and sleep on em.

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* Photos originally from December 2008 …no makeup, just lip color

DIY flower, Jeffrey Campbell burgundy over the knee boots {2008}, Forever 21 gray leggings, husband’s white v-neck T -DKNY,BCBG MaxAzria oversized dolman sleeved cardigan {2006}, strange & awkward facial expressions …all my own

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.



    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    I love the last photo! You look so beautiful. x

  • MerciBlahBlah

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Woman – if I tried to post photos of me sans makeup, I would have to just shut the blog down. You look gorge. That sh!t ain’t right.


  • Angela

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    I did this last spring, and then again the other day. SO fun to switch things up! But, let me ask. How many rollers do you wind up using? And how long does it take for your hair to completely dry in them? I think I wrapped the sections too large last time, and then I wasn’t able to let it dry completely before taking them out, so it was still barely damp. (Had to be at church at 7:30am.) BUT, fyi, when I did that I got these HUGE, soft 40’s type curls. It was still fun.

  • Ashe Mischief

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Damn girl, you’ve got the best mop on your head. I’m going to have to try this out. Though my hair is nowhere near as long as yours, so I’m not sure how short it’d end up…

  • AfroTina

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing curls.. blonde big and afro!

  • kam

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Finally have the courage to leave you a comment. Your site continually inspires me to give my blog my all. Your incredible style and interior design eye gave me ways to update our horrendous bathroom in the new rented house as well as allow me to live vicariously through your ability to wear summery clothes (London too cold and wet at mo). Overall you are absolute super and I think I have a girl crush on you. Thank-you.

  • kay* at from india. with love.

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    i simply ADORE big hair. i say – the bigger, the better!

  • Jac

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  • Behind the Lashes

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    You’re so much fun! You look so different with this wild hot afro! hahaha
    xoxo Heather

  • Anonymous

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    The second picture is pure Flashdance!


    Klau from HUN

  • Maegan

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Anon: I just LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!!

  • Maegan

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Kam: Thank you for the lovely comment & for reading my blg …I’m so glad to inspire!!


  • BlueVanilla

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous babe…love that look!

  • CessOviedo

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Fierce hair! …

  • CaliforniaCandy

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    That looks great on you, I’m so curious to try it!

  • Gwen

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    You should honestly model!!! You are absolutely gorgeous!!! Even without makeup!!! XOXO

  • Rosa

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    You look absolutely amazing!!! so cute// and thanks for your lovely comment I really appreciated it

  • Glamour Bbey.

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Wooow your hair is awesome! Is that your natural hair?

  • Maegan

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Blamour Bbey …if you mean is that MY hair, then yes …if you mean, is my hair normally like that? ..then no 😉 My hair is straight.

  • apocalypstick

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    Yessss let’s bring back the best parts of the 70s.

  • Natalie

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    I love it! You’re so inspirational, I have super curly hair but always try to make it smaller. You look amazing!

  • Anna Walker

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing! 🙂
    It kind of reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw when she had the crazy curly hair! I Love love love the second to last picture! So natural and lovely!

  • Kyla

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    This is fucking awesome!!!! I’m totally going to try this – someday when I have a lot of time!

  • taylor

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    you have SO much hair! i’m wicked jealous. gorgeous curls, and i have to say that the first couple pics do bear some resemblance to flashdance. your hair diy’s are amazing!

  • Poppy

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    I love when girls rock a head full of curls, it looks great on you!

  • Today Hilary...

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    Aha! Roll from the top…OMG that is life changing for me! I usually just use a hot roller set, my neck kills me if I sleep on rollers or even damp hair.

  • jadore

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    WOW your hair is great! You are gorgeous!!!

  • Kate

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    Love! Thank you so much for posting these – I’m totally inspired to try this ASAP!

  • Pretty Little World

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    Swoon… I loved these curls on you before, and love them even more now. So pretty!

  • drollgirl

    November 10, 2010 | Reply

    you little curly haired angel! you could be a hair model! for SURE!!!

  • Noreen

    November 11, 2010 | Reply

    Love the hair. and your skin is flawless!

  • veronica

    February 5, 2011 | Reply

    Okay a) I wish I looked that good without makeup; b) This is my favorite hairstyle EVER. I cannot wait to get me a white girl afro. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Caroline Taarup

    May 29, 2011 | Reply

    How do you curl your hair like this? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 | Reply

    Though my hair is only shoulder length, I decided to try this with my hair, and it turned out beautifully.

    Thank you for your blog. I love it.

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