24 October 2014

Delamar Week 4 - Basic Hair

Week 4 at Delamar was all about basic hair. We learnt how to put both hot and cold rollers in, hot sticks/bendys in, how to french pleat and how to do other various plaits. No one was particularly confident about this week as the majority of us had never done hair before apart from the odd friends hair for a night out. 

Top  Row - Day 1 
Row 2 - Day 2 and 3
Row 3 - Day 3
Row 4 - Day 4 and 5

On the first day we spent time sectioning the hair and learning how to create really clean lines and equal sections. We then practiced putting in flock rollers and dressing it out once done. 

The second day was spent putting in hot rollers, also known as Carmen rollers. It sounds simple whacking in a few rollers but I can assure you that by the end of the day there were lots of burnt fingers! Getting the rollers in quickly and efficiently without loose hair or burnt fingers is a challenge to say the least when you first start! We then practiced on each other in the afternoon.

We then spent a day putting in hot sticks or bendy rollers. These are also hot so it was another day of burnt fingertips and lots of cursing and swearing. You can see above the effect that the hot sticks give when taken out. I certainly wouldn't like this on my hair but I love the effect it gives. We then brushed this look out and practiced bending the hair into finger waves. 

At the end of the week we practiced putting a french pleat in. This is so much harder than it looks because if you don't keep the tension right then it's a mess. And even if you do have the right tension, there is no guarantee that when you pin it together that it will stay! I got the hang of it after several attempts but there is definitely still room for improvement! 

Finally, we practiced plaiting. We covered french plaits, reverse french plaits and fishtails. I used to be able to french plait but having not done it for a fair few years it took a while to get back into the swing of it. Again I can do it however I definitely need some practice at getting it really neat. Fishtails are something I've been able to do for a while, however I've never done one all the way down the back of the head before. Usually I would pull all my hair to one side and then plait it. 

So theres a whistle stop tour of the looks we created in basic hair. The next Delamar post is all about Hollywood Hair so lookout for some more advanced styles in that post! If you have any questions about these styles or want me to go over anything in more detail then tweet me or leave a comment below!

What do you think of the hairstyles I created this week? 



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