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curling irons
I want to get one of those curling irons to get faux marcel waves, like the one koshka_the_cat used at CC - is this the right one:

Or should I be looking at the jumbo barrel one?

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my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: September 30th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC) (link)
My aunt used to wear her hair in marcel waves. She just used those long thin hair clips. Like these:

While her hair was wet/damp, she would sort of style her hair as it should go and then she would use these clips alternating between sliding them over and under the hair. Does that make sense? The hair would dry in the wave. She might have used some setting solution too, not sure. She would walk around with those clips in her hair. When it was dry, she would take out the clips and go.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 30th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks. I haven't had good luck doing fingerwaves in my hair. It's a pain in the butt to do too.

What can I say, I'm a lazy thing!
From: centuriessewing Date: September 30th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC) (link)
From: centuriessewing Date: September 30th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC) (link)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 30th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks for the links. The single barrel curling iron looks interesting... although still more hassle than I want to deal with. Pin curls give the wrong effect in my hair. Or perhaps I'm too lazy to do them right. :>
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: September 30th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC) (link)
The method with the single barrel curling iron looks intriguing but I must say I'm more interested in the three barrel curling iron than anything else. I really haven't had luck with pin curls or the long clips. So I'm eager to hear which one you end up getting.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 30th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I've had the same experience so was intrigued seeing Katherine using hers at CC. I think ithilwyn uses one too.
trystbat From: trystbat Date: September 30th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC) (link)
I have the 1st one (can't tell how much different in size it actually is from the 2nd), & it's very handy. Easier & faster than doing it the old-fashioned way, similar effect. Thumbs up!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 30th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Cool - thanks!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: September 30th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (link)
The first one is the same size as the one that I have now. I ended up returning it because it didn't get hot. At all. I could touch it when it was supposedly heated. However, seeing that Trystan likes hers, I'm guessing I just got a dud.

It's super easy to use though. And is actually period. I have a 1920s book that has pictures of them. Meant to be heated up on the stove or something like that, but we don't have to go that far.

There's also one that screws into a light socket in there. Rather amusing!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 30th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC) (link)
So what one do you have now, or are you without a 3-barrel curler? Duds are no fun - ick!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: October 5th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC) (link)
I'm really sick of comments not getting emailed to me! I have to remember to check in on things ;)

Anyway, this is the one I have now. And the one I brought to Costume College. I bought it right after I returned the one that didn't get hot...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 5th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Cool - thanks! I was looking at that one too. I'm thinking spending the extra $10 to not risk a dud would make me more comfortable. Thanks again!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: October 1st, 2007 03:53 am (UTC) (link)
Funny you should mention that; I've been trying to figure out how to finger-wave my hair for the past couple of weeks. I don't really have a lot of time to sit and wait for it to dry, so the three-barreled curling iron sounds intriguing. The single-barrel method posted also looks promising - I have one of those. :) I'd have to figure out a good (non-permanent!) setting agent, too.
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