How many of you slept in pillow rollers the night before picture day hoping to get sproingy bouncy curls only to wind up with an uncontrollable electrified poodle on your head? Yeah, me too.
A fashion magazine promised me years ago that “Pillow rollers have changed! You can get those sexy curls you want with pillow rollers!” I tried it. Unless poodle is sexy, the fashion magazine lied to me. In a desperate attempt to tame the poodle I discovered this updo that lasts all day and doesn’t budge. I’ve even gone to the gym with it and gone out later the same evening looking just as fabulous. It’s all about the prep and the bobby pins.
Behold my pillow rollers, my classic hairpins and my secret weapon, the Scunci bobby pin for thick hair ($3.99 at any drugstore). I put them in when my hair is damp after an evening shower. I first put on a smoothing serum (I use John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum) and a curl spray (TRESeme Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray, seriously, if you don’t use this stuff, START.)
Wrap small sections of hair around the roller from from the root, starting at your crown and working your way down until all your hair is tied up. Go to bed. Sweet dreams.
Be sure to have some decent looking pajamas on because with the way the universe works the cute UPS guy will show up at your door, or you’ll have to take a friend to the airport at the last minute before you have a chance to take these bad boys out. Believe me, both have happened to me. Okay! Take ’em out! Don’t muss with them though.
By this point you should look like Medusa (further reinforcing my suggestion for cute jammies). Now bend from your waist and do a little gentle shaky shaky of your head. Good. Now spray with a non crunchy good hold hairspray (I use JOICO JoiMist Firm, never underestimate the power of a good hairspray, especially in humid climates). Now it’s time to pin.
At the back of your head gather a good hunk of hair and pin it firmly into place with a hefty bobby pin, this is your anchor. Then take all the extra Medusa tendrils and pin them back individually to your anchor, keeping them loose. Spray with some more hairspray and voila!
Isn’t that lovely? And all it takes is 10 minutes at night, 10 minutes in the morning and it lasts all day. I never like to admit to people how easy this actually is, I’d rather they OOH! and AHH! over my personal hair prowess. But alas, it’s just too good not to share.
How about you? Are you willing to share the secrets of your most coveted ‘do? Post about it on your own blog and link back here! I know everyone would like to have your hair too (it’s so pretty!), we won’t even tell your friends we know about it.
Is there a style that you’ve seen on a celebrity that you want to recreate but don’t know how? Come on over to Blissfully Domestic Living and we’ll figure it out together.