Anyyyway, back into the usual cheap stuff, vintage stuff, silly vain stuff that is the mainstay of this blog. Yes, I did by heated rollers from a poundshop. Basically, they are ceramic rollers covered in felt - just your usual clip-in type. They have no heating device though (hence the cheapness) and one must warm them up in the microwave. It may have been the residual cider in my system from the night before but I thought 'what the heck' and bought some.
So, here are the instructions:
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The first time I tried them, I must admit His Lordship and I waited, fearful of the impending nuclear style blast, just out of reach of the microwave. There was no blast; although cheap, they have survived several heatings so far I am pleased to report.
Mind you, they almost didn't make it to several uses. The first time I used them was an utter failure; I made a schoolgirl error. I followed the instructions. Everyone knows how garbled these 'as seen on TV' poundland bargain instructions can be, with their ridiculously exaggerated claims of success every time. But I did. I got nothing. If anything, my hair was straighter than usual because they somehow managed to eradicate the natural flick I have when it rains.
So - and mind you listen now and listen good, I am not recommending anyone else do this, hair could be lost, kitchens could be blown up, you hear me?? - I gave it another try, ignoring pretty much everything they told me on the packet.
|Behold my mighty equipment!|
Third, and crucially, I leave them in for at least thirty minutes. In order for the hair to 'hold' it needs to cool in shape- so the claim of '1 or 2 minutes' is nonsense, especially as if they were heated at 350w for ten seconds they'd barely be warm. But there you go. The clips are very secure and although I wouldn't sleep in them they are extremely comfy for up to an hour as they cool. During this time I usually
|They give a soft, easily styled curl.|
Would you risk your barnet on a poundshop whim..?