Saturday, 27 April 2013

Easy-Peasy Back Roll

I love to have curly, set hair every day. But. There are those evenings that I just cannot be arsed with the spraying-curly-pinning-ness of it all. Although it is only 15 mins out of my day, there are an increasing number of occasions that I just don't have it in me.

Invariably, this means that I have slight laziness regret by the time I have woken from my slumber. It is also usually coupled with me running late. It is at this point that I usually reach for the headscarf -  that Mighty Coverer of All Evils.

That said, I have rustled up an easy-peasy back roll that takes moments to do. I know there are a lot of tutorials out there and many of them use a hair rat or a scarf with the hair wrapped round from the bottom and spread out.

My hair does not like this approach. Nor does my patience level. 
So, I devised something else.

As you can see, I section off a front bit and clip it to my bonce. Then I take the hair from just in front of my ears, twist them back, poof them forward a bit and pin them in place. The work of about 30 seconds.

I then brush all the hair at the back so that it is smooth. And pin the hair rat in place. The one shown here is a rather large version as I have been practicing Edwardian do's of late. I usually use a slimmer version, but I use it just the same.

Once pinned to my head, I roughly section off into 3 bits. I loop the 2 side sections round the hair rat first and stuff the ends into the middle-ish. The final middle section is then looped and stuffed in the same fashion. This takes about 1 minute. Tops.

I neaten it up a bit with what ever pins I have to hand -  the big ones shown here did not work very well for me, so I tend to just use Bobby pins. I spray and smooth.

After that, I release the hair that has been pinned to my bonce and make a quick roll. Or 2, depending on how much effort I want to put in. I usually always use my Sculpture Curler for this, or perhaps a big pinned kiss curl. Usually the former, as I am not very good at the latter.

A quick blast of hair spray, and I am done. I add a hair flower (or 5) and I am off out the door!

It's a great style for the office (it is my go to interview hair do, minus the role. I normally do a middle parting), the summer, to wear under a hat or just round the shops.

If, like me, you cannot get along with rolling your hair round a hair rat, rolling it up and spreading it out, then this method could well be your saviour!

Let me know if you give it a go!


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