So I think I've got the hang of the 1940's/50's hairdos. I know victory rolls are not possible in my hair but pin curls are great for creating the look I want.
Now comes regency...I will be covering most of my hair with cap/turban/bonnet at the promenade so only the fringe needs doing but for the dance workshop I will have to do a regency do...
My inspiration for the hairstyle comes from the one 'Harriet Smith' in the BBC version.
First off I needed to change to a centre-ish parting. Secondly, my hair isn't long enough to do a bun. I can only do the tiniest ponytail, so in comes the hair piece.Now for the curls in the fringe....well ringlets really. I have never ever made ringlets successfully in my hair. I can use pincurls and get waves, sponge rollers and get tight curls that fall into waves. So a new experiment was needed. I thought I'd try using rags in my hair. So here are the results.
All of these methods were left in overnight and wrapped in headscarf to keep in tact.
Method: Pin curls
Equipment: bobby pins, mousse, hairspray
Sleep Yes/No: yes
Resulting curl: More of a wave than a curl and what did curl became a wave very soon
How long did it last?: half a day at most
Method: Sponge rollers
Equipment: mousse, hairspray, sponge rollers
Sleep Yes/No: no, woke up intermittently because of rollers digging into scalp.
Resulting curl: tight curl, easy to roll up. But curls horizontal rather than vertical.
How long did it last?: About a day (if plenty of hairspray liberally applied) but will fall to waves if not pinned in place.
Equipment: Strips of fabric (2.5cm x 28cm), mousse, hairspray
Sleep Yes/No: Yes
Resulting curl: Vertical curl...nearest to ringlets I've ever got. Some are a little scruffy. Must remember to curl under not over.
How long did it last?: About a day although the springyness goes after about half a day.
Late addition - on dry hair
Using youtube tutorial
Equipment: triangles of paper, hair strighterners, hairspray
Sleep Yes/No: Yes (but you don't have to sleep in them)
Resulting curl: You get 'kiss curls' which to can then fork out to turn into ringlets.
How long did it last?: it lasts several days....I washed them out as they had great staying power and look authentic.
So how do you get your curls to stay and how do you do ringlets?