For years I cursed my thick, wavy hair. I hated that it frizzed. I hated that I couldn’t straighten it properly. I wanted to have beautiful straight and glossy hair. Instead it stayed in a pony tail as it was just too hard. Then I started getting interested in vintage hair styling, particularly wet set pin curls and all of a sudden I realised my hair had just been waiting for me to figure “it” out. You see my hair that I loathed for so long will hold curl for days. If I don’t put any products on top of it, it will even stay clean enough for me to get 4-5 days wear out of it. So when others say they are too lazy too pin curl, I laugh. For me 10 minutes every 5 days is perfect for my lazy self.
Tuesday Morning on my way to Sydney
But I do have a (not so) secret weapon in my arsenal. I use a setting lotion. I am not sure why it’s called lotion as it is definitely more of a liquid. I know lots of vintage loving girls from the states use “lottabody”, but as I haven’t seen it here I have been using “Wavol Setting Lotion” which is an Australian brand that has been around since 1946 and they are still manufactured in Australia.
I bought mine HERE from Direct Hair & Beauty. I have to admit I went overboard and bought a whole 5L…but it was only $17 and postage wasn’t that much either. As I was going through the 250ml bottle I had very quickly I thought this would be more economical. It is…but I maybe should have just gotten the 1L bottle HERE.
As I use a wet set on my hair (I pin curl my hair while still damp after washing and let it dry overnight) I don’t need to saturate my hair with this. I just spritz through all my hair and brush it through. It feels a little crispy when I first take out the pin curls, but as soon as I run a brush through it goes back to feeling like regular hair. If you find it is too strong you could mix with some water like a lot of the ladies do with “lottabody”.
Sunday Afternoon – After travelling, brushing out every day and LOTS of humidity
So lovelies…what is your secret weapon?
Miss Fairchild xoxo