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What do you do on wash day?

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by swanson_eyes, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    I mean hair washing day. I don't heat style at all because I don't want damage (trying to get to ridiculous length). Therefore, it must air dry and that takes 6 hours with it down. I've tried washing at night but it doesn't dry because I have to braid it, else it tangles. So I guess on wash day I just don't get to have vintage hair. I look like a hippie. Fortunately wash day is Saturday, but still. What do you all do?
     
  2. AnyaLynn

    AnyaLynn New in Town

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    It depends on the day! If I've got the energy to go full out vintage, I'll shower in the evening and keep it in pin curls over night. I don't work mornings, just afternoon/evenings so there is enough time to shake it out and let it dry a little more before working.

    If it's a lazy day, I'll wash it right after I drop the kid off at school. It takes 4 hours to dry, if I just let it hang about in the air. It's usually just the slightest bit damp when I go to pick the kid back up. Then I'll just poof the front and comb the sides back, in a way that would look vintage if you squint.

    How long is your hair now, Swanson?
     
  3. tarotcat

    tarotcat New in Town

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    Wash day can be a process lol
    1. Shampoo hair in sink
    2. Put on deep conditioner, walk around with a slimy head for a bit
    3. Shower, wrap head in towel for 20-30 minutes
    4. Roll Hair, with interruptions this *will* take an hour
    5. Wrap hair in scarf rosie style, go about day. Take hair down the next morning.
     
  4. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    I like 20s/30s fashion but my hair is Victorian. :/
     
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  5. AnyaLynn

    AnyaLynn New in Town

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    Your hair is gorgeous. Definitely Victorian or Edwardian though. How long are you going to grow it?
     
  6. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    Thank you! I dream of knee length but I wonder how long it'll be before I can't handle it anymore.
     
  7. AnyaLynn

    AnyaLynn New in Town

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    That's the rub, isn't it? Longer hair takes so much extra care.
     
  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I do mine on Tuesday or Wednesday, which are nights when I don't have to work and can be home at a reasonable hour. I dry in a towel for about an hour after watching -- I lie in bed listening to the radio and reading a book to let the towel soak up as much wet as possible. Then I comb it out, pincurl, put a wavenet over that, and a "slumber cap" over everything. (I tend to grind my head hard into the pillow at night if/when a headache hits, and unless everything's covered up it ends up a matted mess in the morning.)

    I usually just comb out the front of my hair in the morning to make my roll, and tie a headscarf over everything else. It keeps my hair out of the way at work, and people have come to expect it. If I need to do something where a headscarf would be declasse, I can comb out the pincurls.
     
  9. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    I find the actual hair care is easier because I wash less often and use less product since I'm not trying to have perfect curls. I practice what some forum-mates call "benign neglect" wherein I generally brush them out and wear it up in some way most of the time.
    I supposed I should wash at night and then pin curl the front bits and braid the back before bed. At least that way it would have waves/curls at front. I guess I could run a cool dryer over it in the morning to get the excess moisture out. (It will not dry overnight in a braid).
    Tonight before I went shopping I curled the front with my steam curlers and then bunned the length in back. It looked fairly '30s. I never seem to be up early enough to do that so doing it at night would be better.
     
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  10. AnyaLynn

    AnyaLynn New in Town

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    Lizzie, I never would have thought of using a wavenet. It seems so obvious in hindsight! What sleep cap do you use? I've been looking for a good one.

    Swanson, front curls and braiding the back is exactly what I did when I had longer hair. I completely forgot until you said it. Benign neglect sounds like what I do on my non vinatge days, haha.
     
  11. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I just get the cheap Goody sleep caps from the rack at the grocery store -- one will last me about three months before the elastic is worn out. They're made of a light eyelet lace and don't steam up your head in the summer like the thicker satin ones will.
     

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