It's been a while since I've done a wet set on my hair, but I thought I'd give it a go last night. It's time consuming, and I usually don't sleep all that well when I do it, but what it lacks in ease it makes up for in staying power. However, I recently underwent a drastic hair color change (black to strawberry blonde), and my hair is a lot more porous than it used to be, and takes longer to dry. The end result? Um, let me show you.
The top couple of inches of my hair dried, giving me a nice curl. The bottom several inches of my hair, however, were still damp when I took the rollers out, leaving my hair both limp and frizzy.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to deal with the situation. If time wasn't an issue, I would have rerolled my hair and hit it with a blow dryer, or blown it out and then done a hot roller set to get a more uniform texture. Since I couldn't do either of those, I opted for an updo.
My hair was fully dry by the time I finished getting ready for work, so I vigorously brushed through it with a boar bristle brush to relax the curl a bit. After that, I lightly backcombed the straight sections so that all of my hair had a similar volume, if not a similar texture. I also very carefully straightened my bangs, because if there's one thing I know, it's that looking intentional is the difference between a crazy hairstyle and a bad one.
I ended up going for one of my favorite hairstyles, which involves twisting my hair back down the sides and securing it into a bun. It's one of those styles that looks complicated and impressive, but is actually ridiculously simple to do. Just start at the part, then twist your hair back past your ears and towards the nape of your neck, adding hair as you go. Secure, then repeat with the other side.
I added a pretty gold headband to the finished style, which gave it a little bit more polish. Bows, flowers, or headbands can really help rescue a bad hair day.
Granted, I still look a little bit like an extra from a German expressionist film, but I guess there are worse things. And funnily enough, people keep telling me how cute my hair is today. I guess I'll just call this one a win.
My name is Jessica, and I'm a modern woman with a love for all things vintage. I'm a feminist, a Chicago transplant, and a total nerd. This is a chronicle of my interests and adventures.