Why didn't you lot tell me about the wonders of setting lotion? Heh? Heh?

(152 Posts)
MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 13:42:14

I have straight hair, totally and utterly straight, very fine and loads of it. No product has ever worked, everything either just vanishes in it or weighs it down and makes it even flatter and greasy looking. So why did nobody tell me about setting lotion?

kiwidreamer Tue 04-Sep-12 14:03:57

Oooooh more info please... I could always google it but I'm keen to be sold on a new miracle hair product from a 'raving fan' wink

noddyholder Tue 04-Sep-12 14:04:29

the blue one in boots amami will set your hair for a week!

Saltire Tue 04-Sep-12 14:12:16

Do you mean the setting used -usually by old ladies with rollers and hairnetgrin

NotMostPeople Tue 04-Sep-12 14:20:34

what it do?

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 14:35:36

Yup, I mean the old lady stuff, traditionally used with rollers and hairnet. Dead cheap (usually) blue liquid. It's fab. Amazing. I have volume and body for the first time ever. Seriously. No heaviness, no stickiness, no loss of shine. Nowt.

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 14:36:21

and it lasts until hair needs washing again. Oh yes.

So how are you using it? I'm intrigued.

noddyholder Tue 04-Sep-12 14:38:14

I have used it with sponge rollers just roll up virtually dry hair squeeze a bit along the rolled up hair and leave. Take out for charlies angels

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 14:43:53

Yeah, I think I'm going to try curls. 50's style grabs me. I suspect It'll work. Have never had a curl for more than 10 minutes in me life.

But, yeah. I've been putting it on nearly dry hair (all over and down to the roots) and blowdrying with plenty of fluffing at the roots. Sorted.

madmomma Tue 04-Sep-12 14:45:47

yeah it's ace. I desperately want to be able to rag my hair, and would use setting lotion if I could get the bloody rags to stay in. My nana used to do it but I could never get the hang of it

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 14:47:55

There was talk on here a while ago about some new fangled plastic spiral things that give the same effect as ragging. Don't know what they were called though.

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 14:49:39

Oh, and I bet it'd work a treat with that babyliss bighair thing people went mad for a while ago. I didn't get one cause I knew teh results would only last 5 minutes one me.

noddyholder Tue 04-Sep-12 14:49:39

The smell is back to the 70s grin

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 14:53:06

grin it is. But it doesn't last. Is worth ti for me.

DameEnidSpink Tue 04-Sep-12 15:02:21

madmomma these are the thing you need.

Cheaper rip offs on ebay called magic leverags too

scripsi Tue 04-Sep-12 15:34:31

is it better than mousse? I am going to have a go at curling my thick but fine hair as it's never worked before for me - I keep stockpiling mousse and can't find a good one.

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Sep-12 15:43:42

Erm yeah, I gave up on mousse about 15 years ago. Is pointless on my hair.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 04-Sep-12 15:49:18

Do you promise it works? my hair only curls for my hairdresser and even then the curl falls out as I drive home.

I've been straigtening it again, I so wanted curly hair.

Mintyy Tue 04-Sep-12 15:50:45

Just don't go anywhere near a naked flame ... that stuff smells like you'd go up whoof in an instant.

Mintyy Tue 04-Sep-12 15:51:04

Does it begin with an a?

Mintyy Tue 04-Sep-12 15:51:40

Sounds something like armani

Does it make your eyes smart, Noddy?

scripsi Tue 04-Sep-12 16:04:22

this one?

CalamityKate Tue 04-Sep-12 16:09:37

Ooh I might get some. What make is it?

I recently got a Toni and Guy deep barrel waver and it gives a beautiful wave but my hair is too fine and straight and floppy to hold the wave for more than a few minutes. However, if it's got a day or so worth of hairspray on it, it holds beautifully, with lovely pingy waves.

Hopefully setting lotion might be a shortcut!

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