Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Christmas party

I swore I would never do this to my own child.

Yet when a few remained hot on the old-fashioned Lady Clairol, I couldn't resist.

Aren't you proud of me? Not only did I buy curlers (albeit new in the box for $2), I used them!

21 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

*I* want some curlers!!

Steph

Edi said...

I used some hot rollers on my girl this morning. Unfortunately she has totally straight fine hair like me - so about an hour after the hot rollers came out, despite a little hairspray - her hair was almost totally straight again!

Mod Girl said...

My mother did the same to me. The soft, smooth curls are worth it, although I doubt Elise agrees.

Kim said...

sister used to use those! I bet your little sweetie felt all grown-up and girly. Bet she was gorgeous!

April said...

So funny -- I was coveting some rollers today to use in my daughter's hair tomorrow.

Edi -- I and my daughter have the sort of hair that lets go of curl from rollers. What works for us is those velcro rollers. If you lightly spray the hair before rolling it and then spray it lightly while it is in the rollers and then let them sit in the hair for as long as you can -- my daughter in antsy after about a half hour, max -- they seem to work better for us. Maybe it will work for you, too!

Alice Gunther said...

Old-fashioned cuteness! And that golden hair--just gorgeous!

Mirissa said...

How funny! I just came online after putting two of my girls in sponge rollers, albeit, the older one needs curls for her part in the Nutcracker tomorrow (the little one was coveting the curls, so I did hers too). I love the way curls look on little girls. Maybe I'll put the middle one in hot rollers for when we see the ballet tomorrow.

Mirissa said...

Oh, and I want to see a picture of how they turned out!

Lady of the Mote said...

awe she is going to look so sweet,I used them on my daughters many times.

One Woman's Journey said...

Meredith this brings back memories. When my girls were little I would wash their hair and put rollers in for curls. Now with Jamie's little ones I do the same thing. They think it is funny as I do not think their mama has done it.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

She didn't seem to mind, except for that whole searing-the-scalp and digging-into-my-head-with-pins part.


The awful thing was that it started pouring a cold, misty rain just as we left for the party, so neither of us ended up with pretty hair by the time we arrived.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I so remember those curlers! I had them and used them diligently through high school despite the fact I had fairly curly hair. The things we do in high school. ;)

p.s. my mom used to do "pin curls" too

TheNormalMiddle said...

Oh that brings back memories of MANY hours as child sitting with those spikey-hot curlers in my hair, complete with the hot pink pins to hold them in place! Memories.....

Anonymous said...

So where are the cute pics of the curly result? ;)
Lisa

Ewokgirl said...

Beauty is pain. I'm sure it was worth it in the end!

In the future, use some hair clips instead of the pins. The clips clamp over the roller, and it won't hurt the way the pins can. Oh, and a towel around her neck will help with the feel of hot rollers hitting the skin. Just a couple of suggestions. I'm a hot roller pro.

Sandy said...

yip, i have some garage saler electric curlers and i tried them a few times on abby - not a huge hit w/her LOL!

Stay At Home Mom said...

I bet your daughter really looked cute with her perfect curls. I guess all the time spent on putting on those curls is worth it. My daughter wouldn't allow me to put curlers on her hair. Maybe if she'll get older I can try again.

Mary said...

My girls are grown up. We still drag out the hot rollers for those special occasions. They seem to make our beautiful redheads even prettier than ever.

Heather said...

My Dreamer (11) loves it when we put hot rollers in her hair - but her hair is so poker straight that all the girls at camp were pea green with envy - they brought their straighteners to camp but had no place to plug them in - too funny! She would like some curls, but they stay in all of three minutes!!! Unless we cheat and pin them up ....
Your sweetie looks like she was the prettiest girl at the party!

Amy said...

I can't believe she let you do it.My Emily would have never did that. She cries when I brush her hair :) Everyday is a little bit of torture when I whip out the hairbrush.

I bet it looked beautifully!

Mar said...

I'm old enough to remember that my sisters and I were SO impressed when our brother-in-law gave our oldest sister hot rollers, as they were called then, for Christmas when the three of us were about
12, 14, and 16! We were still using the sponge things and sleeping in them overnight. My daughter is 13 and the big style now is straight - poker straight. She's got thick, lush hair that can go curly when curlers are used and poker straight when she uses her newly acquired electric hair straightener. Is it wrong to be jealous of your daughter's hair? I figure this makes up for the torture when she was younger and it took forever to get through all the layers to get out the knots and keep her hair clean, smooth, adn just looking decent.