I shower at night, (I exercise and shower after the kids go to bed; it's too hard to do it before they get up; or heaven forbid, do it while they are awake) so I thought rag tying might work out nicely with my wet bed head.
I found a tutorial from Vixen Vintage that gave me the general idea.
My hair is really straight and short, so I couldn't wait to see what it would do.
I found that if I wound my hair with the rag tie around my tube of mascara (like it was a curler) that it didn't make the curls too tight. Of course I didn't leave the tube of mascara tied in my hair! I pulled it out before tying the rag.
Now I can reproduce some of those 1850s looks. I want to go buy a hairpiece, too! Why did I make that day cap anyway, now that I can have fake long hair?!