This is how I look most mornings at about 6.30am. Minus the smile. I made an effort for the photo. I doubt such a sunny grin could be repeated on a regular morning basis, even if I tried. I am normally too focused on how much I loathe my upcoming commute. And I look rather sweaty. This is on account of always over heating when I am getting ready for work. I don't know how or why, but it happens every morning.
I'm grinning. But through my gritted teeth I am saying "Crap in a hat - it's early. I want to cry I'm so tired"
I set my hair the night before, using a little mousse and foam rollers. Medium sized ones, I think. They are bit manky now, I really should buy some new ones. I apply about 10 mins worth of heat, once I have finished rolling whilst watching TV and then cover up to stop fluffiness. I am a bit of a fidget in bed, so I have to try and limit ruining the curls before they have had a chance to set.
See.. the smile is already starting to wane
Now. I convince myself that they only take about 5 mins to take out and style. But it is a bare faced fib. Unrolling takes about 10 mins, and about 5 mins to style. Depending on what I want to do with it. I don't brush out (very un 40's of me, I know .. I know) because I only end up looking like an electrocuted badger. Not cool. So I tend to leave them to naturally drop throughout the day. I wish they would stay this length all day - but my hair is pretty thick and heavy, so I can only dream.
I have tried setting lotion, which does work, to a degree. But it does not give me anywhere near as good a hold as mousse. I am also prone to using Studio Fixing Spray by L'oreal. But I find that I have to use that accompanied by a mirror - or I spray myself in the eye.
(yep - theres the brown skirt. Again)
And this is me at the end of the day. You can see how much it has dropped. Despite being tied up when I go to bed, this will go straggly over night. There would be no chance of me getting away with a "down" do the next day - which is where my love of curly "up" do's has come from.
A couple of pins and I'm off!
Over and Out :)