The 1960s Hair Experience
You may remember from my previous post that I got my hair done by Jac into a Man Men-esque beehive style for my cousin's wedding last weekend. Since I'd paid for it and it meant I wouldn't have to worry about doing my own hair, I decided to make the style last as long as possible. In the end, I wore it for five days in total - Friday morning through to Tuesday evening. I showered wearing a shower cap and slept in a hair net to keep my hair as neat as possible, then tidied it up each morning using my teasing brush (I have this one) to smooth it out and pinning any bits which had come loose. After five days I decided I really needed to wash my hair as I could see the front of it was starting to look dirty. I normally wash my hair around every other day, so it had stayed looking pretty clean for a lot longer than it would normally.
The photos here were taken on the last day, a couple of hours before I washed my hair. As you can see, it still looks pretty decent, and I probably could have squeezed another day or two out of the style if I'd really wanted to, especially if I'd had any dry shampoo to put on it. Apparently a great Aunt of mine used to get her hair put in a beehive at the salon once a fortnight in the 1960s, which is pretty amazing! I think I would have to get mine done once a week instead.
When I took everything out, my hair was huuuuge and looked pretty awesome, but also felt like old Barbie hair, which I think was mostly down to the build-up of hairspray I'd put on it throughout the week. I washed my hair as usual and gave it an extra dollop of conditioner as I always do when I've had a lot of teasing in my hair.
Overall I'd say this is a really great timesaver if you're busy. It is a bit restrictive though if you like to change up your style regularly, like I do. I find that if I'm having a lazy hair day, I'm always far too tempted to just throw my hair up in a ponytail or a bun, which gives me the excuse to dress down. This hairstyle is a good alternative because it allows me to be lazy but I'm also more likely to wear nicer clothes.
Long live the beehive, and bring back weekly sets at the hairdressers!