Monday, 31 May 2010

Hair Raising

Ah gone are the days when I was 'Rebel Raising'.... all I can do now is raise my hair lol.
Those of you who have followed my blog diary for the past 3 years will have seen a wide range of hair raising hairstyles though the decades,
an 80s bad hair day mullet
an 80s bad hair day perm
'76 just a bad hair day 

'72 and another bad hair day 
a New Romantic bad hair day 

why could I never get my hair this good??


A couple of months ago I was delighted when those lovely people at FuelMyBlog were looking for volunteers to test out a new hair accessory.... yeahhhhh no more bad hair days !!

The product was 'EZ Combs' by JML ......  How exciting I have bought a number of JML products in the past and have always had great value for money ...

When it arrived, teen opened it up and we found that there was a heap of stuff/styles to do with it in your hair .... 'Classic', 'Up-Do', 'Pony tail', Fountain effect', 'butterfly twist' to name but a few and there were two combs (a silver and brown one)
Instantly the silver comb was in teens hair ..... so easy to do....

However, I did have two slight problems ... 

Firstly the comb elastic had snapped on the brown comb (if I had bought them I certainly would have taken them back and I know with JMLs reputation it wouldn't have been a problem to refund or exchange) 
And the second problem was that 2 days previously I had had my hair cut into a jaunty choppy bob style!! I struggled to get the comb to stay in.

Not to be out done I waited a few weeks for my hair to grow a bit. 
So for the test drive ... two weeks ago I put the comb in before I went to work... I must say it is the most comfortable thing I have worn on my hair ever. It felt light and didn't pull your hair like a bobble or claw clip does. 
It stayed in wonderfully until 10.00 am then it started to slip. I wash my hair every day and it is fine and very silky so I wasn't surprised that it slipped out. 
I have tried it since at weekends when I haven't washed my hair and it stayed in beautifully. What I liked the most about the comb was the fact you can actually sit in an arm chair and rest your head back without something prodding in your skull.

I have seen it on sale in our local supermarket and have seen people taking a close look at it ... unfortunately I did hear someone say '£14.99 for a hair slide!!! no way!!' I think the price is something that would put folk off when you can buy clips for a fraction of the price ... 

It really is a quality product and I am still practising the styles now my hair has grown enough to use it ... 
Thank you for the chance to test drive it JML :)

16 comments:

nursemyra said...

I've had all those hairstyles too 70s! oh that awful 80s mullet. I think my perm was in the 70s and it actually looked rather cool. You must have been ahead of the times in '76, I had that style in '82 when I got married, people said I looked like Princess Diana.

Have you still got your pink streaks?

fracas said...

Oh lol, I had the curly perm too, and the 76 hair.. only mine was a bit longer. I don't think they're bad hair days... at the time they were exactly the bee's knees.

About the hair combs? Funny you've just cut your hair because so did I!! Actually 3-4 weeks ago but she'd cut the very front far too short for my liking and so it's taken this 3-4 weeks before I'm actually ok with it and not minding it at all.

Odd that we'd do the same thing without knowing it. Perhaps I'll take a pic so we can compare?

<3 hugs to you sis!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I'll just wait outside on the pavement while you lot catch up *kicks heels and looks at watch*

70steen said...

Dear NM ~ I think at the time I must have thought all the styles were cool...I don't know about being ahead of the times though lol

Not had pink in my hair for a while now but I am due a hair cut in the next couple of weeks so a few pink flashes for summer maybe on the cards :)

70steen said...

Dear Frac ~ yes we certainly thought we were the bees knees. Would love to see your new hair do. When I get mine done I will let you see my new look :)
Hugz sis x

70steen said...

Hi DP~ it's okay you can come in now we are just discussing hair dos ... so what style is yours these days?? ;)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I'm sporting the Badgered look ..... tee hee

70steen said...

so a bit rough then??

gitwizard said...

Is that a pet magpie on your shoulder in the 'Photo-Me' booth in '72 ?

70steen said...

Oh GW can't you tell it s a Welsh Gonk .. I think it was taken in Llandudno :)

Diane said...

Some of those hair do's' look scarily familiar. I remember the curly perm with particular horror...

70steen said...

hee hee Diane ,, I too see that period of hair do's as a time of horror .... but you know they will be back again in out life time! My teen has asked for heated rollers for her birthday in 10 days time.... it all started with wax Carmen heated rollers back in the day [I must say a perm was soooo easy to just wash and go.. even if we did look like Valderama !]
http://www.inthestands.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Carlos+Valderama.jpg

John C said...

*moans*

*looks away*

*looks back*

*moans more*

What's your sign? rotflmao

70steen said...

JC ~ are you okay? Do you need some indigestion medicine or summut ?? lol

Anonymous said...

So glad you lost that school picture of me. but i still have your alice in wonderland picture with the hair band.......

70steen said...

Ha ha Annie Mouse [you almost got the magic finger of delete!]welcome back

I am gutted I don't have your school photo any more ... it really is a toss up who had the worst 'dogs hind leg' parting in our first year at high school lol .....