Getting Dreamgirls Hair

By | January 30 2007 | 22 Comments

Jackie OI love 60′s hair. In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret – I love big hair. I’m not a fan of poker straight locks – I like it big and somewhat pouffy. Now I’m not advocating a Dolly Parton ‘do or anything frosted and frizzy, but big sleek thick hairstyles a la Jackie O and Diana Ross in her Supremes period, slightly backcombed on the crown and topped with hairbands or fab little hats – yup, that’s a look I like a lot. Thick straight fringes and flipped ends – oh yum! Basically, if it’s got volume, I’m loving it.

And it just so happens that this is the hair we’re seeing in Dreamgirls, Beyonce’s new film. Perfect timing for me to indulge my love of big. I also got my hair cut the other day and was chatting to my hairdresser about what I wanted. I explained I didn’t want it blow dried poker straight and she suggested adding some rollers for extra volume – I immediately agreed. Oh yeah!

She rolled up about 5 or 6 thick sections on the top of my head into wondrous big fat velcro rollers, spritzed on some hairspray and left it to set for a few minutes. She came back, removed the rollers and voila! I had a 60′s do! V pleased was I.

So I decided I needed to get some rollers so I could indulge this look at home. Now, I knew I’d need big rollers – I didn’t want corkscrew curls, just gentle shiny looking waves to add volume, and that requires quite a prodigious circumference.

A quick search in Boots turned up a set of nice fat thermo rollers which cost me €9.45 for four. I will be testing these out at the weekend and will report my findings!

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22 Replies to "Getting Dreamgirls Hair"

  • Orlaith says:

    I really love voluminous hair as well. For years I was in denial. Like everybody else I aspired to the smooth, sleeky locks that Jennifer Aniston had. My hair, although it appears quite thin, unless tamed by a hair dryer and straightening iron is actually wild and rebellious. Then one morning I had an epiphany! I discovered after using a volumising shampoo that what I needed was VOLUME not smooth n’sleek! I now love avida volumising shampoo and I’ll definitely be trying out the rollers!

  • Admin says:

    Orlaith – I have really thick hair actually and it’s very difficult to do anything with because the weight of it drags it back down again – but this worked, I was thrilled!

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    very cool look – and bang on trend for this season according to Natasha! I’ll be giving this one a go too!

  • Admin says:

    sure aren’t I always bang on trend, me?

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    of course you are dahling

  • Admin says:

    oh thank you – are we doing lunch? er I mean having a production meeting?

  • LaLa-Murph says:

    I bought the babyliss ceramic heated rollers few months ago….found them impossible to use! havent a clue what to do with them now and have been under my bed in the box since….any tips on achieving this big hair look for someone with a near-shoulder length bob!?

  • Admin says:

    lala – we’ve been asked a couple of times recently about heated rollers, aphrodite is going to ask natasha about it.

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    perhaps Natasha will come on the site and fill us in? I might text her!

    And yes Admin I am on the way over for our er meeting – with a big box of makeup goodies!! I don’t know where we’re going to go that will be worthy of your big hair though!

  • Admin says:

    oh it’s not big now, it’s tied back in frumpy work fashion

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