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Offline Newlife65

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Curlers??
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:29:13 am »
Hello Ladies,
I am looking for help in learning how to use curlers, in lockdown I have been able to grow my hair the longest it has ever been.   My hair dresser who likes longer hair on men as been just trimming & reshaping my layers.  In guy mode I receive compliments from men and women. I have a natural light curl in my hair, a couple of time I have been called “ma’am,” which I LOVED as I drove in the security gate guard when I had to go into office.
I would like to try curlers, looking for something like “Curlers for idiots”.    😉

Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Curlers??
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 12:24:43 pm »
Hello Ladies,
I am looking for help in learning how to use curlers, in lockdown I have been able to grow my hair the longest it has ever been.   My hair dresser who likes longer hair on men as been just trimming & reshaping my layers.  In guy mode I receive compliments from men and women. I have a natural light curl in my hair, a couple of time I have been called “ma’am,” which I LOVED as I drove in the security gate guard when I had to go into office.
I would like to try curlers, looking for something like “Curlers for idiots”.    😉

Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Curlers??
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 12:25:08 pm »
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Re: Curlers??
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 11:46:13 am »
Getting past the necessary formalities and back to the topic... you've touched upon one of my favorite things-- the roller set. I just realized a couple of days ago it had been too long since I set my hair and it was fun to do it again.

Without seeing you I can't really suggest a specific style, but I can give you some tips from many years of of curler-mania. These days curlers have fallen rather out of fashion in favor of electric curling rods, but I far prefer a roller set. I'm also not a fan of electric curlers, and those seem to be rather less popular these days, too.

The most widely used cool curler is the velcro roller. They have the advantage of staying in the hair well, sometimes without pinning, but can also tangle in your hair easily. Completely avoid them if you have very fine hair. In my early curler days I used brush rollers, which are still around. They cling well, but do require pinning and tend to be kind of heavy. The smoother plastic curlers are called "magnetic curlers" and are light and easy on the hair. They are called magnetic because they are supposed to cling to the hair by static electricity, but I've never experienced that. They do work well if you clip the in well and put a net over while drying.

For years I used the 1 1/4" or so "jumbo" curlers most of the time, but since Jennifer Aniston changed hairstyling back in the '90s I've often followed her lead using the huge 2 1/2" or 3" curlers. They tend to give more of a straighter look.

Anyway, if you shop around curlers can be found pretty inexpensively, so I'd suggest trying a couple of different types until you find some you like.
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Re: Curlers??
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 12:03:30 pm »
I'm thinking back to my youth when all the women and girls had
orange juice concentrate cans in their hair.  ;D
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Re: Curlers??
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 01:15:47 pm »
I am looking for help in learning how to use curlers, in lockdown. Any suggestions?

Socks!

https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/how-to-curl-hair-with-socks
    

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