Recently I've been going back in my mind to the 60's and the hair styles that I had back then.
The bouffant was a favourite of mine and to get my hair to do what I wanted for this style I had to go through several stages.
Did anyone do like I did and go to bed with a head full of spiky rollers? I used to cover the lot with a chiffon head scarf to keep them all in place and boy was it difficult to get into a comfortable position to sleep. lol
The next morning, out came the rollers and my hair was back combed to within and inch of it's life.
Then the whole lot was smoothed over the top to get this look called a beehive.
Now having got it all as I wanted I needed some good strong hairspray to keep in all in place.
This didn't come in aerosol cans in those days. I used to buy a plastic tube full of laquer called Rosedale, I can't seem to find a picture of it on google, does anyone remember this stuff?
and empty it into a plastic squeezy bottle to apply it in puffs to the hair.
The only problem with this laquer was that it built up on the hair and after a few days you looked like you had nits. LOL
Talk about suffering for beauty! The beehive was a great '60s look, though.ReplyDelete
My hair won't hold a curl. Would have to superglue it to make one stay.ReplyDelete
It's a straight as a board.
My mum used to tell me you have to suffer to be beautiful, you certainly put that philosophy into action!ReplyDelete
I remember those days. I used to sleep in those rolls . . . how did I do that? LOLReplyDelete
I suffered in agony sleeping in rollers. I did the backcombing, and often added a hairpiece as well to puff it up even more. They were great styles back then, really beautiful creations were constructed.ReplyDelete
Thank goodness I was only a child then, I couldn't be bothered with all that faffing about! (still can't). Congratulations to you - and all the other ladies - who went to all that trouble, they did look good. I reckon men had it easy - all they had to do was use half a pot of grease!ReplyDelete
Yes I have tried to sleep in those rollers and also in Brush rollers. I also wore the Beehive but I couldn't put it up myself so I went to the beauty shop and she put it in the Beehive and then at night I would wrap it in toilet paper so that it would stay that way and the next day I would take a pic and lift it up and I could go a whole week without having to do my hair and yes it was lacqueredReplyDelete
During the 70s I worked in a hairdressers & used that glue-we filled the bottles from a gallon container. We also used Elnett but some ladies preferred the stronger stuff.My mum used Get set I think,but my aunt liked glue xReplyDelete
Yes, I remember! I had a smaller modified beehive. And remember the huge rollers they called beer cans? Because that was their size. I even slept on those. For my wedding day, the hairdresser teased my hair to within an inch of it's life. The entire honeymoon, I could not get the knots out!ReplyDelete
Yes, I also went to bed with a head full of spiky rollers fixed with a hair grip, but it wasn't to put it in a bouffant as I felt that I was tall enough. No, it was to straighten my hair as it was thick and naturally curly/wavy and I wanted it in the style of Cilla Black or even Cathy McGowan. I even went to bed with my hair still wet with those rollers in as I read that that was the thing to do. It didn't straighten my hair, just gave me different kind of waves, lol. I must say that now I am quite proud of my hair as, although it is a bit finer, it still has some natural curl and all I have to do is wash it and leave it, not even comb it until the next day.ReplyDelete
My mother used to get her hair done like that.ReplyDelete
I remember my mother sleeping in those rollers and I did it a few times myself and decided curly hair wasn't worth it! For awhile I used foam rollers instead, which were better but still not worth it - lol . . . By that time, long straight hair with a center part was in (the flower child look) and thank heavens that's mostly how my hair went on its own anyway. I remember how my friend used to tease her hair and she always suffered from split ends!ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying your rewind posts!
No back combing beehives for me. I spent the 60s carrying delivering and caring for children so it was short hair for me. Really really short.ReplyDelete
However in the late 50s we used a mixture called sugar water to try and hold a style. You could comb it through or spray like laquer. Laughingly my sister used the same sort of stuff to stiffen her petticoats under a circular skirt.
Me too, Cathy! Two more reasons for a tax on sugar? Oh no, that would be sixty years too late. Remember how the petticoats ruined your stockings into the bargain?Delete
Uou know in some ways it's the like Marrie Antoinette ❤ReplyDelete
My mother had a highly teased and colored French twist most of the time though she also went through a period of short, frosted hair as well. Is that you in the bottom photo?ReplyDelete
No, just google pic. I must get the photos out and find one of me in the 60'sDelete
Tom must have found you very sexy in your hair rollers. Still, it seemed to work for Andy Capp.ReplyDelete
Those dreadful hair rollers with brushes in the middle--what were we thinking? You simply couldn't pay me now to be that uncomfortable all night!ReplyDelete
Oh I do love Bee hives! They look so classy!ReplyDelete