Truly a child of the 80’s

I was born in 1981. Crimped hair was cool for a while but I never partook in the more daring of the 80’s trends (I totally had a killer side ponytail one time, as well as hot pink bicycle shorts though). I’m kind of excited that I get to revisit the fashions of my youth once again, as I choose to.

I have been dreaming of having crimped hair for a couple of years now. I have been looking for a crimper at all the thrift-stores I entered and have always left crimper-less. After a Facebook plea, Paige was all about letting me have hers. I was super excited and Shawn went to pick it up for me on Friday, just in time for PromDEMONIUM. If an alt-prom doesn’t call from crimped hair, I don’t know what does.

On Saturday afternoon, I started trying it out. I wanted to see how long it would take to do my whole head (about 30 minutes, with Shawn’s help to do the back part, but I think I could do it all on my own with strategic mirror placement) and see how long my hair would hold the crimp.

BEFORE (this is not a real before photo – unless you count before as being about 3 months ago, it’s just how my hair usually is)

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This is what it looked like immediately after, with no styling product at all. Talk about VOLUME TURNED TO 11

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So I went about my day, trying to avoid touching it. I thought I might have to re-crimp before going out, but I really didn’t. I went out and prommed it up and when I got back home at 2 am, it looked like this.


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I super loved the texture and sculptability of my hair. At some point I figured out that touching it didn’t uncrimp it at all. I slept for a few hours and when the kids got me up out of bed, my crimped hair was still kicking. (Also, I was very tired)

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I was worried that my hair would be super damaged, but really it was just one use. I rinsed out my hair and loaded up on conditioner and it’s back to it’s floppy smoothness. I feel like I would love to rock this hair super often but I also feel like it would be some kind of BIG EVENT if I walked into the office with crimped hair.

I wonder how else I can use this crimper to cool effect. Any ideas?

On this day:

In 2013 – that particular thing didn’t end up happening
In 2010 – was this possibly the last time I was in Montreal? Wow. Time to plan a road trip.
In 2008 – obviously big boobs is why women enjoy pregnancy… oh… wait…
In 2007 – vagina pie – so yum
In 2006 – hair colour and systemic racism (unrelated)

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One Comment on “Truly a child of the 80’s”

  1. T says:

    LOVE IT!! I got sent home from work at the record store for krimped hair! it was like 1984 or some time around then. You should have seen their faces when I shaved my head clean! lol


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