So my lovely friend Tracy Pace always tells me about the most interesting foods, ideas, styles, hobbies, videos, and generally cool stuff. Thanks Tracy! Seriously everyone should have a friend like Tracy.
She clued me in to this Babble blog called The New Home Ec:
In particular this blog post:
And to put an even finer point on it, this video:
I tried this method, exactly as she explained it in the video and it came out great the very first time. It gives you a fun and bouncy 1940s style (retro but not costumey) and I love that you don't have to ruin your hair by heat styling it! The video is approximately 13 minutes long, it only takes me about 5 minutes to put my hair up in the hairband.
It really is comfortable to sleep in and I've gone out in public with my hair up in the band and I got compliments about it. Come on now, how many compliments would I have received if I'd gone out with pink foam curlers in my hair? I think my favorite thing about this style is that it works really well with some of my vintage hats.
Try it and let me know how it works out.