Well, I'm simple thrilled, I've been trying to get my hands on some Mervin wavers for so long. They only come up on eBay occasionally and go for silly amounts of money, but I've finally got my sweaty little paws on some, mwahahahahaaaa!
My recent acquisitions are thanks to the lovely proprietor of my favorite vintage hair accessory site, Taste-T Vintage. I have often looked longingly at this fabulous site but have never bought anything before, but this time I decided to bite the bullet. The item I really wanted was sold but I emailed them and they went out of their way to dig out two wavers for me which were unlisted on the site, sent them promptly and included a full copy of the instructions. I'll definitely be buying from them again. I have to say I have rarely experienced such efficient and plain wonderful customer service.
I had the package delivered to work and my colleagues were stunned at the contents, I think they thought I'd bought some sort of kinky torture device!
It took me a few weeks to gather up the guts to try these out but I finally did it.
These things need to be used on very wet hair, so the ideal time is after you have washed it. I simply side parted my hair and set a clip in each side, and pin curled the ends and back towards my face in quite small curls. Please excuse the tired and sleep-bloated face, these pics were taken the morning after sleeping on these beasts!
So, what was the result of my slightly awkward nights sleep! Well, I'm very pleased with the first attempt. The waves didn't take quite as strongly as I'd hoped but I hadn't used setting lotion so I'm confident that things can only improve.
I took the pin curls out first and brushed out gently and then took out the clips and brushed over the waves even more gently. I shaped some curls around my face using my Hold-Bob curling tool. and sprayed into place with Tresemme Freeze Hold hairspray. I didn't sort the flyaways, I was running late for work and had to sprint out the door.
I also exaggerated the 30's look with elongated brows.
I've found the waves last a few days if you simply clip them back in at night, on dry hair, with some of these:
Do you have some wave clips? How do you use them? What do you think of my new do?