Curling hair for Nutcracker Clara
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:18 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:23 AM
For the sunday matinee performance there was not time to reroll. Saturday night I took each curl pushed it up to a small curl bobby pinned it all put a hairnet on and a sleep cap...worked wonders...it looked great for the sunday performance.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:30 AM
Then we use the "got2B curled" green goop. Basically we do not put too much hair in the curler (better to use lots of curlers). We start at the base of her neck and seperate the hair into sections for the curlers. We brush out each section and spray some of the green goop on the section ( Got2B curled). Then we roll up that curler. Continue this way until you have as many curls in the places you need.
She sleeps in the curlers with a net.
Remove the curlers and wear a net to keep the curls from stretching out too much.
The hair should be dry and clean when curling ( the green goop dries quickly)
Before removing all the curlers - unravel one of the last ones you put in to be sure it is dry. IF it is not dry - put the hair dryer on them. Seperate the curls with your fingers but DO NOT BRUSH THROUGH.
DO NOT saturate the sections in the green goop as it is not necessary, uses too much product, takes longer to dry and leaves a white residue.
The size of the curlers will depend on how big (loose) or small (tight) you want the curls. Smaller the curler, then tighter the curl (ringlets).
Hope this helps! If you cannot find the green goop - IM me and I will send you some.
Once you go down this road, you spend the rest of the time praying you never have to again!! NOTHING tests the mother/daughter relationship like a few hours of hair curling!
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:40 AM
Our routine was curl during the day for the first show - after show we came home and washed the hair, let it dry, then reset the next morning. I must be insane becasue at one point I had two daughters in party scene! They slept better without curlers in their hair . . .
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:48 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:59 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:02 AM
When my daughters were in the party scene and needed curls, this worked well for us. Just to let you know, they both had long, straight hair. They would wash their hair the night before dress rehearsal, and then wouldn't wash it again until the last show(usually four days). It sounds gross, but all of us moms found out that the dirtier their hair, the better it held the curls. The first night, we would almost completely dry the hair, and then put a small amount of Dippity-Do on each curl. We rolled them in foam rollers (use alot), and then they would sit and dry their hair in an old-fashioned bonnet-type hair dryer. We then put on a hair net, and they would sleep in the rollers. Between shows on the same day, we would lightly mist with hair spray, and roll or clip each curl with bobby pins, and put on the hairnet until just before the next party scene. Each night, we would mist each curl, reroll, and again dry for a few minutes with the hair dryer. The heat is what makes the difference. Enjoy this special time - it goes all too fast!
Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:03 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:15 AM
When we took the curlers out, I would just do a 'wrist-flip' thingy to unwind the hair, which left the banana curls largely undisturbed. Immediately after the performance, usually even at the theatre, we all sat around re-rolling the curls. Again, I always spritz with the Pumping Curls and used end papers. I think we were always the last done---even when we were the first to start. She just had soooo many more curlers. But doing it this way worked very well.
The curls were usually 'softest' and a little droopy by the end of the first performance, but they were sturdier with each passing performance. Usually, we would wash her hair and start completely over after about four days. They had the curls in place for dress rehearsal, so that was about 4 'rollings' before we washed it again.
We did not 'slick' the curls into a bun for Mother Ginger. We all just loosely gathered the hair off the face, used a balled ponytail holder to hold a ponytail, then softly scrunched the curls into a bun-shape, wrapped a hairnet around it and secured it into the bun-shape with bobby-pins. From the audience the hair did appear to be in a bun, but for the girls, the bulk of the curls were retained when it was let loose again.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:30 AM
I am also clueless when it comes to makeup. I know the basics from the previous school but she will need lashes as Marie. My dd is very fair and freckled with nearly non-existent natural lashes. I purchased a pair of lashes at a supply store made of real hair because they looked the most natural and we tried to put them on but it was a disaster...lol. Any tips or hints? Thank you!!
Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:52 AM
I end up with three rows of curlers straight across the back of the head and then I roll the half pony. When you take off the curlers you sort of spiral them off without completely unrolling (unroll from the head first). It sounds so complicated when you write it out but in practice it is not too bad.
The got to be glued is sticky so you have to rinse your hands often - the process sounds much worse than it actually is but I recommend practicing before the show - and it is time consuming.
BTW - the half pony makes it easier to gather the hair for a bun afterwards.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:18 AM
Are the rollers foam covered? If so and if not, once the hair product is on to help set the curl, are you able to remove the curlers without tearing the foam off of them or getting rollers stuck because they are glued in by the gel or spray?
homeschool-we were posting at the same time. Any of you who have given this a run ahead of time - do tell.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:38 AM
A dry run is vital unfortunately. Now I can hear the groans out there...but if it is your first time, definitely have a go at it prior to the permormance ( like a week or more) just so you can tweek what you don't like.
One other curler tip - don't roll the curlers in the same direction. if you roll one to the left (or on top - though I usually do left and right), then the one beside it to the right ( or underneath).
Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:00 AM
She uses the clear Aloe Vera gel made by Fruit of the Earth. It works amazingly well on clean buns that always stay in place...it may work just as well for these curls. Not sure about that...but this Aloe vera works better than other gels on daily buns...so maybe the curls as well?
The OTHER suggestion I have I know will work because I have done it. Using dry hair, you apply a concentrated mixture of sugar water! Yup...you read that right! Make up a small batch of strong sugar water. Maybe about 1 cup water to 1 cup sugar from what I remember. Dissolve the sugar in the water over the stove or microwave like you would do for jello. Let cool. Then apply thin small amounts to small bunches of hair pieces as you roll them up with the foam rollers. Again don't make it too wet, but make sure it is on there and damp. Dry the hair if you need to with a dryer. Leave overnight, take our right before the show. THe hair is VERY stiff...but those curls really do last!!