And I was once again reminded why the last time was so long ago.
In short: it was a pain in the...
Uhh it was horrible.
Almost every girl or woman in my life is jealous of my hair... Little do they know!
It may look healthy and shiny when in a braid or after I just washed it, but it's *hell* on a hot sweaty day and especially when I want to do something special (that is '30s/'40s) like curl it or create an updo.
Oh actually I can't do anything simple with it either.
It is just too thick!
It isn't really that long (any more) so I should be able to handle it. Nope.
Despite all this horror I did try to give it a shot again yesterday.
I used 28 bendy foam rollers and 8 other foam rollers (the kind that you sort of 'close')...
Yeah, that's a lot - a lot more than the average girl who curls her hair I think!
It took me about 2 hours to get it all in (that includes a lot of frustration and 'why did I choose this lifestyle again argh?'-moments).
At around 17:30 I was finished, every single hair was finally rolled up.
This morning at around, say 08:30 I rolled my hair out of the rollers...
Quite satisfying! (obviously this is only a quarter of my hair, the rest is safely at the back)
A bit of brushing and lots of hair grips later...
Sorry, it was kind of rainy (not fatal, thankfully) so the selfie quality isn't too good, and of course my hair is really dark but there are some victory rolls on top of that.
Then I hit the town!
First I went to our local market and picked up some basic buttons for a mini sewing project, nothing special. Well, special enough for me, but.
Then I rode my bike to the near city, Amersfoort, and got on the train to Utrecht!
Utrecht is my favourite city in this country. I like it better than Amsterdam, a little less focused on the tourists but still pretty international, great shopping possibilities, cool museums and not to forget: an awesome University. This won't be the last time you will hear me about that uni!
Anyway I'm getting distracted.
I went to Utrecht, and it was quite lovely out! Not too cold, no rain, but... windy. It was very, very windy! Ok, the wind in my hair does give me a bit of a diva-appearance, but apart of that it's rather disastrous.
Back home.... I am not looking too enthusiastic, bet you can understand why..!
I didn't exercise much or something, just strolling was what I did, and when cycling I had my hair tied up in a bun. Yet, there is no sign of this morning's tight curls!
Victory rolls and everything out.
I am obviously having fun. :)
No, a lack of volume is never my problem!
Yet, this is not what I had in mind when rolling my hair in foam things yesterday.
(photo took with webcam on a rainy evening and I had my desk lamp already switched on so sorry for the pixelation).
Re-did my hair a bit, I think it's pretty cute!
But in a few minutes, it has nothing to do with the 1940's any more. :(
(By the way do you guys like my new dress? I know I do! €2,50 at the thrift store, it has cute smocking in the waist, yeahh)
So far my complaints on curling my hair!
I better go practice some new classic hair styles that don't need curling before London, because either my hair has to change dramatically (ie get thinner) or it will not be curled for long.
Special thanks to me, for taking the selfies.
Uhm when reading through this post before publishing it, I sound a bit depressed and nagging.
Not the case! In fact, I'm having a great week, it's just my hair that doesn't always do what I want.
No big deal. :)