I can't believe I'm wasting a question on this: HAIR, HOW DOES IT WORK?
March 4, 2014 12:18 AM Subscribe
I'm an actress who, on my own time, let's my hair do it's wild and crazy thing. That is not acceptable for ninety-nine percent of auditions. I think I've figured out the make-up thing, more or less, but I don't know what to do with my hair when there is even a hint of humidity in the air. Help me!
posted by ablazingsaddle to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (26 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I have long, thick, wavy and sometimes frizzy hair. It's long, it's kind of blonde, and if it's behaving, it's really pretty. If it's not behaving, it's a jewfro mess. LA is dry enough most of the time that it isn't all that frizzy, but a hint of humidity makes me not camera ready. I used to be a no-poo hippie and I feel terrible about even blow-drying my healthy, beautiful hair, but I would like to book some work ("I hope I get it!") and I would like to show up to auditions looking nice and not like a wet rat/hippie/whatever. Apparently heat-styling is the answer.
I recently had a gig that sent me to a more humid environment for a few days. My hair was total fucking mess, the hair and make-up crew just kind of put my hair up into a shellacked bun and the other actresses on the shoot gave me the advice to buy a curling iron and stop being afraid of hairspray. Okay. I buy a curling iron. I have used it maybe twice. The curled sections of my hair look nice, but the roots can still frizz out and I can't brush that out without ruining the curls. At an audition today, I noticed that everyone had lovely, sleek hair that had obviously seen a curling iron earlier that morning. Do these ladies have sleek straight hair that they then just have to curl? Why can't I get my hair to look like that?
I can't use gel or mouse without it weighing down my hair. My hair is too light in color and too fine in texture to use heavy products.
Should I just buy a straightener and call it a day?