|It ended up in this state again.|
I've never been particularly good at or fussed about doing my hair: as a high-school kid in the late 80s I had a a giant, highlighted perm (thinking about it, probably one of the few times I bothered doing what everyone else was doing), then when I got to university and could get away with it, dyed it jet black, and kept it jet black and naturally straight for quite sometime thereafter. The closest it ever got to being in a hairdo was when I'd plonk it in a bun.
Gemma (Retrochick) and Charly (Landgirl1980) have regularly posted about the lovely things they do with their hair, and I've been wanting to try it for some time. I bought Lauren Rennell's book Vintage Hairstyling from Pinup Parade, but her instructions were a tad scary. All that stuff about triangular and rectangular sections of hair - it's as much as I can do to get a straight parting. The book has stayed largely on the shelf!
Then last week, Tasha at By Gum, By Golly, posted 'A fast roller set for everyday vintage hair'. I loved her really detailed photos, which make it easy to see what you should be going. I don't like watching YouTube tutorials, so this was perfect for me. And it is a really good tutorial; armed with newly-purchased setting lotion and foam rollers, I was able to follow Tasha's instructions, inept as I am at hairstyling.
I went to bed, rollers all nearly tied under a silk scarf. I was so excited the next morning. I unrolled the rollers and it wasn't that curly, even where I'd had little rollers in. A good brush out and... the curls were pretty much brushed out.
So, hair gurus, where might I have gone wrong? These are things I reckon might have been the culprit:
Using regular setting lotion - perhaps extra strong would've been better on fine, straight hair
Not using enough setting lotion
Trying to set my hair after washing it - perhaps the lotion all soaked off into the scarf/my pillow as I slept
If you have any ideas what caused it all to drop out, I'd love to know!