After seeing this wonderful little video on how to use your flatiron and tissue paper to make 18th century and Regency “papillote” curls, I was itching to give it a try…
So when it came time to play Regency dress up, I cut my tissue paper triangles, plugged in the iron, and separated out the front of my hair for what I hoped would be wonderful Regency style spiral curls.
It took a couple tried to get the hang of how to wrap up the papillotes. I think my tissue paper triangles were a little large. I cheated and used some hair clips to keep them in place, as the papers wanted to fall off my slick hair.
After the whole front was wrapped up, I gave them each a press with the iron. They do indeed get quite hot! After cooling completely, I pulled off each of the papers and was happy to see curls…
Until I lightly brushed them out, then it all went horribly wrong.
Out came the curling iron, and I re-curled each of the strands, clipping the rolls against my head until they cooled, essentially exactly the same thing as achieved with the papillote papers. In the end, my hair *still* didn’t really curl, but it’s not the papillotes’ faults, really -I have *special needs hair.*
|Thanks for the little consolation curl at the end, papillotes!|