When I think back to every decade through my life, there was always a hair style that required lots of effort. I suppose every girl wants the kind of hair she doesn’t have – straight or curly, you want the opposite……for me, I have always had thick, somewhat wavy hair and wished it was straight and silky like the ‘Breck girl’…..my hair just did not look great ‘au naturel’ and I remember envying the blonde girls on the beach…..probably by my late teens I discovered the magic (or curse!) of hot rollers and for years I used them EVERY SINGLE DAY. Even on vacation I would pack that big clunky set of hot rollers….before going to the beach even! (While those days are far gone, the rollers are not – I still have two sets in the basement!!! Haha)……Move on a few years to my late twenties, as a new mother without time for rollers, what does a girl do?????? Get a perm of course!!! (Eww, Eww, Eww!)
The year is now 2014….I am a busy working woman that wants a hair style that looks great with minimal fuss – not NO fuss, of course, it always takes some effort…..with my chin length long layered cut (by Jay Dee at Leon and Company in Belmont – she is great) I can blow dry my hair straight in about fifteen minutes, and usually use a little Biosilk Therapy to make it soft and shiny….but when summer comes, who wants to blow dry at all?? And on weekends and vacation??? For the past several years I often let it dry naturally in the summer, and use a ‘scrunch’ spray to give it that beach hair look…but honestly, because my hair isn’t quite wavy enough I would spray and scrunch it to death sometimes and it would end up looking ratty and feeling yuck to the touch…..
This year I tried a new technique at the suggestion of my daughter, see top photo and one below…..I put a dime size amount of Biosilk through my hair then let it dry naturally – can even go to bed with damp hair….once it’s dry, I use a curling iron (purchased at CVS) on a few pieces on either side of my face, then finger it out – I do not curl my whole head. Using a little heat styling spray helps it to set…..Let me say I was NEVER good with a curling iron, but it was easy to learn, and it is quick!!! My hair looks wavy, feels soft, and was EASY!
Yippee yippee that I can have a glamorous summer hairdo that requires little time, minimal effort – the ‘effort’ can be spent on color and highlights, right??? But that’s to discuss another day!!! Would love to hear about your summer hair secrets…
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After YEARS of very fine, mostly straight hair that had no body, and would collapse at the first sign of humidity, my hair has changed over the past 3 or 4 years. No, it hasn’t become the thick, shiny, wash & wear mane; that’s only in my dreams. But, I no longer need to use the curling iron daily, my hair now holds a style, and I love it! I’m in my late 60’s, and with all the bad stuff that comes with aging, this is a real joy.
When I was younger and through my early 20’s my hair was thick and stick straight, wouldn’t hold a curl even with a whole can of Aquanet. Now it is “old”, it is ratty if I do not straighten it. I keep it long so in the summer I can throw it up when I want to let it dry naturally.
I do use the Biosilk Silk Therapy for shine after straightening but I’ve never used a pomade. I wonder if it would work for my hair similar to how it works for yours.