I actually got up early again this morning to try to do my hair. Some of you read my post about The Glamorous Housewife's series on retor hair-dos (please go check out her site becuase she's done a few more pictorials and she's done a great job of giving detailed instructions) and I've continued to be inspired.
I did go buy rollers last night but I was out so late I didn't have a chance to experiment with them, and this morning I didn't have the time or energy to fuss with it, BUT I did get up and use my curling iron and experimented. And I came up with this.
I was pretty happy. I basically just parted my hair in the middle, curled the hair in sections, rolling upward and outward, gently brushed and sprayed the curls, and then pinned the hair back on both sides. I don't know how specifically 40s or 50s it was, but it sure looked better than my usual ponytail. I took Glamorous Housewife's advice and bought some Paul Mitchel's style lotion and some medium-hold spray for the styling part, and then I had some serious style mega hold stuff to hose myself down with at the end.
And once again I got inspired to put on some makeup and jewlery, and felt pretty cute, if i do say so myself.
You can see here I got some really cute retro-style earrings at the thrift store this week, I'll be showing more of them soon.
And the curls really did hold. this is a photo of my home after work at almost Six. What did end up taking a lot of the spunk out of the curls was doing the dishes.. I think the hot steam from the water just killed them, but otherwise i think they would have lasted into the night. The two photos below were taken at 6:00.
I'm definitely going to try to keep this up, I just feel empowered now like there's something I can actually do with my teaspoon of fine straight hair.
Thanks again, Glamorous Housewife, and all you ladies who left sweet comments.