Some of you may or may not recall when I first started my blog I confessed that I am horrible at doing my own hair. Looking back I still feel the same but honestly I think the majority of the reason I am is because of circumstances. I think that if I did have more women around me growing up I probably would have embraced it more.
As a pre-teen and teenager I would from time to time practice doing my hair. No one told me to do it or encouraged or discouraged. I just did it on my own and my dad purchased my first foam rollers for me when I was twelve.
Now as an adult, its been something I have wanted to conquer. This time around to learn how to do some 1940's hairstyles on my own hair. I haven't made much time for practice but recently I decided to try once a week to do a hair trial based on tutorials from Youtube, Vintage Blogs, Films, or Books.
This hair trial is a 1940's everyday wavy hairstyle. I followed a tutorial from Elegant Musings. Its pretty simple to follow--I like this tutorial!
First, please forgive how I look. It was literally 11pm and I have to do these trials usually late because the munchkins are sleeping and hubby is home to help take the photos. LOL So, I set my hair with my hot rollers and I finally got roller clips for them because those flimsy wire ones were NOT holding my hair at all!
This is how my hair looked afterwards. I left it "dirty" but learned that two days is too much since the top part starts to get oily, so next time I will do my hair trials just one day after I have washed it. I also realized that I have way too much hair for ten hot rollers and I added another set of rollers and clips on my amazon cart. I look forward to getting more because I feel like I could have achieved a lot more waves and hairstyle could have looked better. But you decide....
Okay so I have no products in it since it was late at night, but I got the gist of how to set it to achieve the 40s waves and I look forward to practicing this hairstyle a bit more. I love my hair this length, I think it suits me a lot better than the short middy I had a year ago.
I will be posting more 1940's hair trials shortly. If there are any that you think I should try, let me know! I would love to try them all at least once until I find the ones that work best for me!