Clothes of the Eighties, Crimped Hair
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Hair
When it was popular: Late 80's (86-87)
Description: Crimped hair was not curly. The look was achieved by using a crimping iron that had a zig-zag pattern that transferred to the hair. The look was completed with big hairsprayed bangs and maybe a ponytail held in place with a banana clip.
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unamious - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
This is true that people did wear thier hair this way in eighties and this information helped my group with our decade museim. We had a lot of fun trying to do this!!
duranfan - May 11, 2007 - Report this comment
i still wear my hair like that now crimped and backcombed and i'm only 14 :]
chyeahright - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Yepp Im 13 and like everyone at my school wears crimped and backcombed. I had no idea it came from the 80's though.
annonomous - May 17, 2007 - Report this comment
No one at my school has there hair anything liek that. i don't know what i would do if i saw someone that had there hair like that.
SixxGlam - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Haha, I'm a big fan of the 80's though I'm sixteen, i crimp my hair tease like a killer head banger.Ha,love it.
Shelly - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the crimper were you could insert different plates, and put in a start pattern, and I think there may have been a heart, I crimped my hair alot. But, I had a lot of hair and it took forever.
Lori D. - November 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember when i first got my crimper because my hair was hard to curl I thought I should spray it with aquanet then crimped it. It stuck straight up because I held it straight over my head I looked like I had stuck my finger in a light socket!lol
billie - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
yep, i rocked the crimped hair-do back in the day!
Jenna416 - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I use to crimp my hair. But my hair style changed and I can't do it anymore.
val - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I started crimping in 2nd grade with a poney tail. Then I started wearing it half down and half up crimped.
Rita - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I admit it I crimped the hair.
80sfan - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
should come back, not the flat and boring look, the big haired crimps!
PeskyDodger - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Awwww - little girls look soooo cute with their hair crimped - particularly when set off with a satin mop cap, preferably an off-white or light coloured one, eh?!
Donia - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember crimping my little sister's red hair and she said it looked like bacon. Soooo cute!!!
Jenn - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
i remember when i got a crimping iron finally. i woke up super early to crimp my hair for school and thought i was just AWESOME!!! i see some kids do it now...still looks okay to me, though i dont think ill ever rock the crimped look again.
Megan - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
My fifth grade school picture of me with a little scrunchie on top of my head with all of my hair crimped. I personally loved the crimped look
RockerGirl - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Still got my hot-pink crimper from the 80s, and it still works too. Has 3 sets of changeable plates, to go from crimped to wavy to straight. I always loved the crimped look. And it added nice volume to otherwise flat and thin hair.
Tawhnee - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I still remember opening my crimper for Christmas when I was a kid. It was one of the best presents I ever had. I think I had it until I was about 21 and totally rocked it in high school in the late late 90's. Of course a way mellow version compared to my 80's version. I actually just bought another crimper today!!!! I'm way excited!!!
Denise Mendez - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I got my first crimper in 87 and I was 8 years old. I still have it and crimp my hair for generation day every year for out homecoming at the High school where I work. I rock crimped hair, cause it is as long as ever!
Kendra - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
i love the girl w/ black hair ! her style, it seems so punkyy
Amy - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
The 80's are amazing I had to dress up in the style for a gymnastics compatition and It rocked though I didn't know if curly was in more then crimpped?!
Jan Griffiths - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Still have a crimping iron--I use it on my mini horse now instead of me.His mane looks cool crimped, and he won his class with his mane3 crimped.
Dean - September 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Where I lived, "crimped" hair was big among teenage girls in 1978 but they wouldn't always do it with a crimper. More often, they'd braid their hair tight while wet and then sleep on it, unbraiding it in the morning for a look that was meant to be both punk and disco.
Lisa Koffler - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
My hair is too curly for that!
cachet - May 27, 2011 - Report this comment
yup i wore my hair crimped or teased crimper had attachments like heart, zig zag and lightnening bolt. My 13 year old is planning an 80s 14th bday party so iam trying to find one like mine to give her luck tho..hahah loved the 80s
Tonya B - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I had super long straight hair, then along came the crimping iron!! It took forever to do but I loved the look. The only problem was, it fryed my hair and my ends got really split. I'm sure the can of Aqua Net had alot to do with it too.
Kristi - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I wanted a hair crimping iron when I was an elementary school girl, My mom told me ironing is bad for your hair, so I changed my mind. I still thought hair crimping and other hair styles like cornrows were THE BOMB, though. ;-D
loll - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to have my hair jet black crimped and back combed must have gone through a tin of hairspray every couple of days siouxsie and the banshees lookalike ha!
laura - February 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember having the crimped hairstyle. I had the teased out bangs and a crimped side ponytail.

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