Hair combs: Not just for Big Love anymore
Can I momentarily sing the praises of some rad 80s tonsorial tools? Kthx.
Remember them? These combs from Scunci are what your mom probably used to push back your feathered side fringe like Jo on the Facts of Life, or poof up the front so you looked like you lived on a fundamentalist compound in Utah. Right?
Rather than look mistakenly Big Love-tastic, I avoided these combs in favor of 9-trillion bobby pins to create my signature updos (a.k.a. "no way I'm washing my hair today"). But recently, I picked up a pack of combs at the drug store. I was bound for a prom-themed party and was trying to perfect an '80s Falcon Crest meets Dynasty meets Can't Buy Me Love aesthetic. Plan was to push all my hair to one side. ALL my hair.
Magic. Check it out at right. The combs pushed my hair in the right direction and held tight all night, even through a rousing session of Lady Gaga choreography. Prom win! Back at home later, I started playing around with them for other hairstyles. Buns. French twists. Random pilings of hair on the top of my head.
It was amazing. They worked with double the strength of all those bobby pins, and they were way quicker. A single comb also worked great for making a baby-Snooki in my bangs (what we all need in these trying times). I've been using them ever since, only rarely switching back to bobby pins. I have to say, I don't miss spending 25 minutes taking my hair out of pins when I get to the gym, or finding them in every God-forsaken corner of the house like Easter grass.
They're about $3 at CVS. Run forth, children, and get you some.
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photos: Scunci, Times files, this girl.