What's the best modern electric tool you use for your vintage hair styles.

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by tuppence, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. tuppence

    tuppence Practically Family

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    I've got a gift voucher for a beauty store, but all the curling irons, curl and wave makers are confusing.
     
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  2. EvaS

    EvaS New in Town

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  3. Annie B

    Annie B New in Town

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    It's not electric but I just bought myself a Denman brush from Sally's. I'd heard it was the bee's knees for wet sets and it's pretty fantastic. Works well on tangly children's hair as well.
    I've been thinking I need to get a curling iron with a narrower barrel (1/2 in? 1/4in?)for those nape-of-the-neck hairs that so often fall out of pin curls and sponge rollers overnight or get squished flat when I don't feel like re-rolling the second night of a set.
     
  4. slythwolf

    slythwolf New in Town

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    The only electric things I use when doing my hair, and this is a stretch, are the lights and the water heater.
     
  5. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    I sometimes use my Caruso steam curlers. They're easier than sleeping on rollers.
     
  6. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

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    I use the clamp style curling irons with porcelain in them. I am partial to Conair. I use a 1/2 inch for the bottom most layers and a 3/4 for everything else. That said I have naturally very curly and very thick hair and if I use hot rollers it refused to give up any of the curl, when I wet set it can take 12+ hours to dry and that is with some minimal drying. So heat tools are my preferred option. I also clip and or pin my hair into pin curls to allow them to cool.
     
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  7. JJackie

    JJackie New in Town

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    Maybe try something light, but well-known. Posters above mentioned Conair and I agree with them.
     
  8. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    I finally broke down and got a small hair dryer to travel with. Lugging my bonnet dryer with me everywhere became cumbersome and costly (extra weight in suitcase already full of costumes and props and a travel steamer). I only use the hair dryer to quickly dry my hair from wet to damp, at which point I set it in my perm rods and then use my bonnet dryer at home for the setting process and with the hairdryer and travel bonnet during travel. I never use my hair dryer to dry and style.
     
  9. Scotiajules

    Scotiajules New in Town

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    i really feel your pain with this ! I also have thick wavy hair and I try to not use a blow dryer because my hair is also prone to dryness and it just becomes like straw . But if I have to let it air dry naturally , I could never leave the house ! So I have to blow dry until it’s still damp and work from there .
     
  10. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Ladies, when you get a moment, look up Babyliss 2667u. It's not cheap, but the price is coming down. As I have explained before, my wife and her friend style hair at events like burlesque shows, they are also in demand, or were before covid 19, at vintage events. When one lady explained that she wanted, natural wavy tresses, then saw how my wife did them for her, instantly, the lady said: "I have so got to get myself one of those."
     
  11. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    Unfortunately, heat doesn't work on my hair at all -- unless I want to straighten it.
     
  12. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    Wow, I haven't been here in a loooong time. So my hair is probably 9-12 inches longer. But I just cut very long bangs and shorter side pieces again (had grown out) and I'm wondering if I should get one of those 3 barrel waving irons. Once I can, I'm going back to working 2 jobs and I want something fast.
     
  13. The1940sHousewife

    The1940sHousewife New in Town

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    My hair is already curly so I don't ever use heat on my hair or have to set it, but I do love smoothing my hair out with a Denman Brush to get the tangles out and then I use a boar bristle brush to smooth out the curls.
     
  14. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    ^ That's what I have been doing for the last couple of months. I never got the waving iron, though I still look. Now that it's humid I can brush out the front parts and they'll do their own finger wave thing. I had yesterday "finger waves," a scarf over the top of them, the back in a braid, sailor pants, and a striped tank. I felt like I was going to the beach in the early '30s but I was just going to my clinic.
     

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