Monday, May 28, 2012
And as a postscript, here's a little more information that I didn't cover in the video:
- I bought the curly hairpieces from a local store called Sam Moon, but I've seen similar curly ponytails on ebay, at beauty supply stores, and even at drugstores. It gets a bit pricey to buy two of them, so you might be better off buying a cheap wig and just cutting it down to cover the back of your head only, or you could buy one longer hairpiece and pin the curls up more to add volume and fill in top.
- I forgot to mention that the clip-on ponytails also come with an elastic drawstring that goes around the edge to cinch it up around a bun if you want to wear it that way. I removed both the claw clip and the elastic and stretched them so they would sit flat on my head. The combs were already attached when I bought it.
- Here is a link to the setting lotion that I mentioned. That stuff is wonderful! I use a 50/50 mixture of Lottaboday and water and I keep it in a spray bottle so I can spritz my dry hair with the setting lotion before rolling.
- It is easy to make the extra decorations like a feather or a wheat spray go across your head, but it is harder to get them to stick straight up, which was a popular look in the 1790s. I recommend Lynn McMasters' fabulous wrapped turban tutorial for help with that one - look on the articles page of her website.