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So, I tried putting my hair in rollers today. I have never done that, not by myself...But first let me explain a thing or two "black" hair.
Our hair is amazingly versatile. It can be curly or straight. It can be worn in a simple Afro or a complex braid style . But versatility comes at a price - our hair is also extremely fragile, especially if we perm it and then abuse it with different heating devices. Thus drying out our already dry locks. Brushing is another a no-no as it breaks our hair big time.
Now, those of you who have your hair in a 1940s style know that curling and brushing is all part of the whole look... So, I decided to see if I could achieve that the look, hopefully without too much brushing.
The second thing is that when I was in Cape Town I went to this hair salon where they knew how to work with my hair. After washing and deep conditioning my hair. They would a) put my hair in rollers b) put me in the hair dryer) blow-dry my hair d) flat-iron it. I know, that's heat, heat & more heat... But OMG I looked a-m-a-z-i-n-g ! :) So, I asked them to teach me, since I did not know how to do any of the above... When I came back I was eager to try myself, which I did (partly) - today !
Well... the experience was sort of ... like one of those movies... you know the kind where the leading lady is Goldie Hawn or Sandra Bullock... and the genre is...comedy... ( or perhaps comedy/horror ...)
Diva Entertainment presents a film by Diva
MY KINDA HAIR !
Scene 1 - Take 1
Diva stands in front of the mirror, parting her hair. Excitedly she begins to put curlers in her hair.
Scene 1 - Take 2
Diva puts another curler in her hair, none seem to stay ...
Scene 1 - Take 3,4,5 & 6
Diva puts curlers in her hair. She looks nothing like when she was at the salon. Another curler slips from her fingers. Diva screams "#€%%&&//))=?%€!!!!!!!"
Scene 2 - Two hours later
Diva has her hair in slopy curlers and goes to sit under the hair dryer.
Scene 2 - 45 minutes later
" Isnt the hair supposed to be dry now...?
Scene 3 - Take 1
Diva takes out her curlers and gently combes her hair with a big wide toothed comb.With a little practice she´ll soon get that 1940s look just like ... Farrah Fawcett Majors ???!!!
Scene 4 - Take...what ever...
Diva tries to blow dry her hair...
Scene 5 - Final take
Diva decides to call it a day....
Farrah, I mean Diva