After re-discovering my old hair crimper from the 80´s here the promised pics of the daredevil first self-experiment after …I guess 20 years.
Here the pink, once very loved gadget itself:
Though in the times of Cindy Lauper and Boy George I once used that thingy so passionately I had no idea anymore how long it takes to heat up and how long I have to squeeze my hair between it. So I rather used it with a reasonable level of caution.
Though the Crimper still seems to work perfectly I remember the results back in the day looked WAY better and way more effective. I don´t know…either I have to blame my nowadays lack of recklessness regarding my hair or the lack of the hardcore “Studio Line” hair lacquer I used in the 80´s and 90´s, which used to make the hair stiffer like a wire brush.
Anyway – the result rather looked like a really lame attempt to fake an afro instead of what I recalled from earlier days. But at least my new look was entertaining my hubby.
Since we took these pictures I gave the tool a few more tries and now figured out how to get better results by using it while the hair is still wet. Alas we didn´t take photos of that, but I must say, after I got a new hairdo that is a bit like a mohawk The crimper found a new home in my bathroom again and sometimes I´m using it, not excessive though, only for some little accents.
Actually – I can´t believe I´m uploading this, hahaha!
I LOVE THIS POST!!!!
It was fun to do it, though I think I almost burned my scalp a few times. If I will ever meet Denny I will make him the afro he wants so bad!
Bettina, this post just kills me! I saw the one experimental photo a while back and must say, you are all crimped out!
f’ing fabulous post! completely made my day!!!!
Happy it entertains! lol
Thank you!!! Kudos galore for this post. It reminded me just how often I used to crimp my hair, too. (I still have the crimper, but it’s a very generic looking dark brown color). Until now, I’d totally forgotten about it.