Saturday, May 26, 2012

Remember brush rollers for your hair?

Remember setting your hair with brush rollers and pink picks or metal clips? That was before hot rollers and before curling irons.  I have all three here, but the rollers are now pick-less and clip-less. I used to do well with hot rollers but my hair was much shorter then. I usually dry my hair and touch it up with a curling iron.

This afternoon we are going to a wedding. I considering having my hair done, but I don't currently have a stylist and didn't feel like experimenting. So here I sit, typing in my robe, hair in large rollers, and with the shoes on I will probably wear this afternoon. I'm still deciding between two pair. I'd wear one of each pair in the house but I would walk kind of funny. Funnier than I already do.

I'd like to think my setting job was as neat as this (and that I was this attractive)
But in reality, the rollers look more like this with larger gaps in back. If I decide to do this again, I need more extra large rollers.

The consolation is that I don't look like this charming woman!
That would be true because I don't own that device, I don't smoke and my skin is looking lovely after yesterday's facial.

Never having had a facial before, I can't say that the woman who did mine was extraordinary, but I can say that I loved it. The one hour facial included (quoting from their web site) "cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, face, neck, and shoulder massage, mask, toner, and moisturizer". Ahhhhhh. It was relaxing and my skin looks and feels so nice! Even my arms. I didn't realize how dry my skin was.

Does that sound silly? My mom didn't use creams and lotions so I didn't grow up with that example. My skin was oily enough for years that I didn't need (or didn't think I needed) anything extra. I took my skin for granted. I plan to lotion up regularly now, making regular use of the facial moisturizer that I only used on a hit and miss basis before. The rest of me needs an economy size jar or bottle of youth replenisher.

I had a pedicure yesterday too. Same tech did the pedi and I liked her technique there as well. The callouses and dry skin are gone without me going crazy over the pumice stone. My feet are very ticklish and sometimes the stone is almost torture.

We discussed gel manicures but I'm not convinced they are right for me. While the polish lasts longer than a regular manicure, it isn't expected to last like it did on acrylics (been there, done that, not going back) and I don't want to schedule the time and expense for manis as often as my polish would chip and dictate it needed re-doing. Do you have the gel or laquer polish that requires a UV or LED light to sure it?

Speaking of polish, I should go finish my hair so that I have time to apply a coat of light pink to my fingernails. Nothing like attending a wedding to bring out the girly in me!


SkippyMom said...

Same thing here with the lotions and creams - my Mom never used them either and I am just now [at 45] learning the importance of them especially with all that is going on.

I remember pre curling iron days and OH how I miss my perms. So hard to find someone to give me one anymore, but I miss the body and fullness. The "big hair" if you will.

And I think you did a fabu job on your rollers. That's some skill right there. I would have big chunks hanging out all over the place. heehee

SkippyMom said...

PS My Mother used to do honest to goodness rag curls in my head to sleep on overnight. Then she would either brush it out into waves a la' Veronica Lake or pull it into pig tails so I could channel Cindy Brady. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I do remember those curlers, but my hair was a little too heavy for them. Now I use a straightener. How times have changed. Have fun at the wedding!


Chatty Crone said...

I remember those curlers too. My mom always used creams and when she died at 83 her skin was beautiful. Glad you took care of your skin. sandie

Debbie said...

Well aren't you just the spa girl these days.

I still use that style curlers, but they don't have the little pink picks anymore as you said. My mom still has her little black ones with the pink picks because the woman never throws anything away. She goes to have it "done" every Friday. That sort of makes me giggle to be honest.