Saturday, 2 October 2010

My everyday hair set - peach perm rods

Hello and a happy weekend to everyone!

I just thought I'd share my everyday set with you.  This is a really basic but versatile set and I'll show a different look with the same set in the upcoming weeks

So, last night I washed my hair and let it air dry to about 70-80%.  I then ran some settling lotion through it, any will do, following the instructions on the bottle.

I then rolled it using my peach perm rods (bought from eBay).

 (excuse the tired face, I had absolute ZERO makeup on here, how brave am I posting this!  Hah!)

I always part on the left, just at the point where my eyebrow peaks.  On the left side I placed two rollers, rolling the hair over the roller(i.e. toward the face).  These were fastened slightly off base (i.e. I didn't roll right to the root, to get a 40's look.  I did the exact same on the right.

At the top I placed three rollers, rolled over again and away from my parting.

At the back a total of 6 rollers in a brick formation, and only rolled up as far as my ears to prevent the hair on the crown area curling.

I then stuck a glamorous blue hairnet over it all and went to bed.  Believe it or not they aren't that hard to sleep in, especially after half a bottle of Rioja!

In the morning I took out all the rollers as gently as possible to keep the curl.  In the picture below you can see how much tighter the curl is than with the Caruso curlers used earlier this week (see earlier blog post).

I had partially brushed out the back here.

  Once all the curlers were out I brushed gently but thoroughly with a natural bristle brush, pinned back the left side and pushed a wave into the front  with my fingers and sprayed it all firmly into place.

Of course, I then had to take the cat to the vets, a 10 minute walk in the drizzle, so now my hair is almost poker straight again.  Annoying Autumn weather!


  1. You look pretty down good for Zero makeup! I could never be that brave.

    Fabulous post - so glad you had a chance to take pictures for us before your walk in the rain!

    I think that I like this tighter curl look better than the looser curls in previous post - but then I suppose it depends on what era you're trying to capture.

  2. oops - meant to say pretty "darn" good, not pretty down good (whatever that means!) I'm slipping in my old age. :-)

  3. Wonderful job,if you look that good without make up why worry!

  4. Looks great, I can see the difference between that and the heated ones you used (roller newby!). I am watching some rollers on e bay, can't wait to see Lord Cherry's face when I rock out the bathroom with those in!
    And you look fine sans make up. If I don't wear any make up everyone keeps on asking me if I'm ill lol x

  5. that is fab. makes wish I hadn't cut all my hair off! I could have used a few lessons... obviously this is barb, not inki...

  6. I'm jealous! Don't you ever take a bad picture? Such a wonderful style on you. Just love it.
    Elise x

  7. Lovely! Thanks for posting this, I love finding out how girls curl their hair. I am very impressed with your wave at the front, I can never get mine to behave and curl nicely.

  8. Wow, how gorgeous! I truly envy your hair styling abilities. You always look stunning!

    Vintage Belle Blog

  9. Interesting rollers.....I may investigate getting some like that. I only ever use foam rollers.

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