Monday, July 12, 2010

Avoiding Bad Hair...Learn From My Mistake

Tuesday night I decided to try out my new pink sponge rollers. I curled up my very wet locks into the curlers and pin curled the bangs. I woke up Wednesday morning and my hair just went into a perfect Marilyn style almost effortlessly! Needless to say, I was in love with my new found beauty secret!

I left Thursday to go out of town for a long weekend and to go to a 3 day convention with over 6,000 people. I decided to take along my glorious pink curlers and to leave behind the much inferior hot rollers and curling iron. With hair this good using pink curlers, who needs anything else!

The first day of the convention I did victory rolls with my left over curls. As soon as I walked into the building, I was stopped by countless people telling me they love my hair. Once again thanks to LisaFreemontStreet!

That night, I decided to use my wonderful curlers. This time I did it on damp hair using setting lotion in a spray bottle to dampen each section to curl. I curled it up the same way as before and slept on them knowing my hair would be great in the morning. Little did I know, I was in for a big surprise. When I took them out, I immediately knew it was not good! I guess I slept too long on one side of my head and the curlers went "flat", leaving my hair looking more like a very frizzy 80's crimp, instead of a lovely Marilyn curl. Oh dear! I have a convention to go to! I have no curling iron to fix it! Oh well, I guess it's more victory rolls today. Even those weren't very good because I could not get the frizz to go away. It didn't matter how much I brushed against my hand. That crazy crimp on one side of my head just wouldn't leave!

I had no choice that night but to try the pink curlers again. I put them in wet hair again, thinking this was maybe the secret of why it went so well the first time. I did not sleep well that night. I kept waking up checking my curlers. Turning my head, making sure I didn't sleep too long on one side. I really wanted to wear my hair down and wavy.

Morning, it's time to take it down. A few of them felt a tad damp. I thought maybe they were just cold. Oh my, they were not cold. The back top curlers were still damp therefore straight. The sides were once again flattened into lovely frizzy crimps! Both sides today! Good thing I kept turning my head last night so the crimps would be on both sides today!

What I learned from this experience...Always take along another way to curl your hair in case 'Plan A' doesn't work. I don't know what went wrong with the curlers this time but I hope I can figure it out.


  1. oh jeez that sounds like a nightmare! i have really curly hair and sometimes the curlers make my hair flat after i take them out too. i use them sometimes to give my curls more bounce to them.

  2. Ohh noo this sounds like a disaster! Hopefully you managed to fix the hair? I use pink sponge rollers as well, never had any problems. But now I'm scared to use them again, hehe!

    Miss K

  3. and oh, just placed my order for some of your looovely hair accessories :)

  4. Don't be afraid! Everybody has foul-ups every once in a while. That's what ponytails and bandanas are FOR! Try again and make slight alterations until you perfect it. You might have just lucked out with a low humidity atmosphere the first time. haha


  5. Thanks Ashley. I tried it again last night and it is much better. I think it had to do with being in a hotel. Maybe I slept different? I know next time though to bring a curling iron with me too. In case it happens again, I'll be able to get the crazy crimp out instead of being stuck with it :)