Well, you can relax. It went just fine, thankyouverymuch.
Does anyone want a play-by-play? Yes?
I put in twice as many, so they could be close together (thanks, Kim ). Curlers were inserted vertically on damp hair, sprayed with gel, wait 1 hour, blasted with the hair dryer, and removed vertically (thanks, Cat and Lynsey). No bangs. Sesame Street helped with this phase.
Don't they look like an old married couple?
The final product, my beauty queen:
Much better, no?
Thanks, mommy friends, for all your help!