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#1 qak

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

DD (aged 4.5) wants curls in her hair tomorrow for her physie comp.  Last year I used a curling wand but the curls didn't last very long.  Should I use the wand in conjunction with hairspray/gel/mousse???

She is due there at 10am tomorrow and will probably be finished by 11.15.

Any hints would be much appreciated original.gif


#2 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

I went out for a night with the girls and I had curls in my hair. They stayed the whole night with the help of A  LOT of hairspray. Like a lot.

#3 follies

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

You need to apply hairspray to the section of hair before curling then immediately after.

#4 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Rags? I tied rags in DD2's hair for her dance concert when she was 3 and 4. I wound wet hair (I recall I used Schwarzkopf? curling mousse) around strips of fabric and then tied it up, she slept in it and took her hair out about an hour before the concert and sprayed the life out of it! Worked really well.

#5 livvie7586

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

when i did physie we had to use curlers over night (soft foam ones) with plenty of mousse/spray.  they used to stay in

#6 nen-c

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 23/11/2012, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rags? I tied rags in DD2's hair for her dance concert when she was 3 and 4. I wound wet hair (I recall I used Schwarzkopf? curling mousse) around strips of fabric and then tied it up, she slept in it and took her hair out about an hour before the concert and sprayed the life out of it! Worked really well.



Yes - that would be my approach too.

#7 qak

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Thanks for the fast responses!

I think I will just try the hairspray ... will have to check how much I have!

*runs off to shake can*



#8 boatiebabe

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Do not hairspray before you use a curling iron! Only after!

Spray hair after you have curled but before combing or brushing.

#9 PrincessPeach

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

If you can find it - setting spray is helpful.

I curled my hair for a fancy dress party & used setting spray with the hotrods roller & it managed to keep the curl in my hair for the night.

At that time my hair was down to the middle of my back & i have a lot of it.

I used 3/4 of the bottle though as each small section of hair was sprayed before it was wound around the roller.

#10 *-*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (qak @ 23/11/2012, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the fast responses!

I think I will just try the hairspray ... will have to check how much I have!

*runs off to shake can*



If you need to buy some, Goldwell in the black can.  Good as cement that stuff.  Available at price attack/Hair house warehouse.

#11 Copper and May

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Soft foam rollers or rags, as they need to be in overnight. Plenty of mousse and hairspray and another tip - don't brush the hair when you take them out, just run your fingers through them and they stay in better.

#12 AdelTwins

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

I always get my curls with a thin hair straightener.
Just place on dry hair as usual, do a half twist and pull through hair slowly. The hair gets heated and then rolled over the barrel. If you go fast you get loose (sexy) curls.
Finish with a light hairspray and try not to play with it too much.
You tube "GHD curls" for plenty of tutorials.

#13 qak

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 23/11/2012, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do not hairspray before you use a curling iron! Only after!


Thanks - I figured that out VERY quickly after Curl 1 was glued onto the wand!
All went well,  I would release the curl with one hand and spray with the other original.gif

Even better - DD came first and got a trophy!

Must have been her beautiful curls LOL




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