Thursday, 19 July 2012

My Hair Curling Arsenal



Most retro gals I know set their hair either on a weekly or a nightly basis. I am one of the latter. My hair refuses to hold a curl over night without me doing something to it. Which I invariably do.


I have tried many products on the market. Many

I began, like most, with sponge rollers which I would no longer touch with someone else's barge pole on account of the hideous frizz they create for my hair (despite endless brushing out & product slathering) and the general waste involved by their lack of longevity. 

So I have branched out into the plethora of items out there. 
Most of them have come to me from Ebay.


So, starting with freshly washed bonce covering, I endevour to bring you my tried and tested overnighters. I shall be show casing each one, setting my hair the same each time and hopefully showing you the difference between each.


I use about 7 different methods, depending on my mood, time and inclination. This is a series of posts I have wanted to get off the ground for a while and I hope you shall join me for the ride!

First one up on Saturday!




13 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see. I am afraid I was a weekly and the curls stayed but I have recently had the chop and rarely set fully now as I swim regularly and just can't come home, dry my hair, set my hair AND get to work on time!

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  2. I can't wait for this! I still struggle with my hair, it's so unruly that a lot of sets just don't tame it. Plus with all the travelling around I've been doing this past year setting my hair regularly has been a bit of an impossibility! But I really want to give vintage hair a go again, so I look forward to being inspired by your hair marvellousness :)

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  3. Saturday is too far away, stop teasing us xx

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  4. Yah can't wait to see...still experimenting with my hair being new to the vintage lifestyle thing so definitely looking forward to your tips and advise :-)

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  5. Oooh I love a range of curling tech. On the back of my poundland heat-in-the-microwave heated rollers (oh yes, I have no fear of A&E), I have a new type of roller- odd strawberry shaped foam ones from Hong Kong. They're designed for long, very straight hair. I have short, wiry hair. The result's either going to be amazeballs, or just balls...

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  6. Oooh, I'm excited to see the results! I'm lucky if my curls can make it to the end of the day, let alone last a whole week!!! I use the foam rollers (and sometimes heated rollers - although I try to avoid these, as they don't do any favours to my bleach blonde locks) but I just wish I could sleep in them overnight...I don't understand how other ladies do this - it's soooooooo uncomfortable!!!!!! xx

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  7. Excellent, I can't wait to see what you use!x

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  8. Brilliant! I always want to set my hair but it just seems like so much effort and I don't really have a knack for hair stuff.

    Thank you for posting your techniques - I will be waiting with baited breath for Saturday and then taking notes :)

    Nikki x

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  9. You're so dedicated! But then the results are worth it. I tend to curl my hair inadvertently by washing it in the morning, not having time to dry it, twisting it into a bun with a hair elastic and then letting it down in the evening. So I have lovely waves just before I go to bed when no-one sees!

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  10. Oooh curling tech.I need to see how it's done proper like.xxx

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  11. I am new reader of your blog and love your penchant for dresses and cardies. I am looking forward to this series. Will there be any landgirl methods, I wonder?

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  12. This is so exciting! What a marvelous idea for a series of posts. My hair is bone straight, ultra fine, and has been thinning (badly) for years, so I don't have much to work with. I absolutely must wet set if I'm to have even so much as a speck of decent curl. Generally I find pin or rag curls work best, but pillow rollers (the kind with flexible wire in them) can be good, too (especially I find, for 40s looks).

    ♥ Jessica

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  13. I haven't seen those curlers since my late mother used to perm her hair! I have to sleep in them to get it to stay in even tough I have a bit of a natural wave, it's so uncomfortable but those pinless foam sleep things just don't work, probably because my hair is too long. I have had a lot of problems with my hair since I became unwell some years ago, it's really told on it, blergh. So I sympathise, Jessica.

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