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September 14, 2006

Spoolies — A blast from the past


Yo, joe — you're reaching a long way back for this one.


Once upon a time, in a galaxy (called Los Angeles) far, far away, I was madly in love with a girl from San Diego who occasionally took little strips of fabric and knotted them around hanks of her surfer girl straight blonde hair and slept with them on.

The next morning her hair had these wonderful soft curls that gradually gave way as the day went on....

But I digress.

From the website:


    Remember Spoolies? Our hair spools are pinless and pliable

    Unlike conventional hair rollers, which are hard and unforgiving, these tried-and-true hair spools are made of soft, pliable plastic so you can leave them in overnight and still get a good night's sleep.

    Simply wrap your hair around the center of the spool and fold the large end down to secure.


    • Easy to use

    • Made of soft plastic

    • No annoying pins to fuss with

    • No need to remove before going to bed


Two sizes:

• Small spools are 1" long and create 1/2" curls.

• Large spools are 1-1/2" long and create 3/4" curls.

Two packages (24/spools/pack) of Small ones cost $12.90.

Two packages (24/spools/pack) of Large ones cost $15.90.

In either case you get a total of 48 Spoolies.

Oh, sorry, I almost forgot how you like your information — sliced, diced and julienned.

My bad.

The Small ones cost 27¢ apiece.

The Large ones cost 33¢ apiece.

That oughta do it.

Oh, yeah, one more thing: TechnoDolt™ approved.

With a recommendation like that you know it's got to be easy.™


Get yours here.

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OMG, I'm in my 50s and my mom used these on hers and both of us girls' hair all the time. I finally decided to Google them and found your site with a link to the Vermont Country Store. Just placed my order. BLESS YOU!

Posted by: TheMom | Apr 11, 2009 9:56:31 PM

I hate these! The soft plastic makes them fall out of your instantly. Not nearly as good as the originals which were made of something rubbery that actually stayed in your hair.

Posted by: sipagolda | Sep 17, 2008 1:40:13 PM

I just wanted to say something about Spoolies. I bought them from the Vermont Country Store, for God knows I can't find them anywhere else. I have hair that is medium textured, naturally curly (with natural ugly curls, haha) and has a mind of it's own. I often prefered to force my hair straight by blowdrying it and using a flat iron. I tried the spoolies and I get compliments ALL THE TIME. I get compliments from co-workers, strangers, men, ladies, girls, shy boys, foreigners and people who don't care much for me even say something positive... And many people think I get my hair professionally done. When I tell them I use spoolies they are amazed. I have shown many co-workers the site with the picture of spoolies but no one recognized them, not even the penta- and sexagenarians. Only my fiancee's father recognized them (his Italian mother used them).
They are a pain to put in your hair, it would be much easier if someone else did the wrapping for you. I don't use a setting lotion, although sometimes after I take the spoolies out I might put a glosser on some fly-aways. Despite the time and pain in the neck it is to put in your hair, it's well worth it. I recommend this for anyone. I don'k know how long your curl will last if you have baby fine hair or poker straight hair, but if you do, use a setting lotion. I also like to use them because I sleep in them and it doesn't damage my hair like heat would.

Posted by: CurlyGurl | Mar 10, 2008 10:29:25 AM

How great, love spoolies. Was telling my grand daughters about spoolies, they have straight hair getting spoolies for them for Christmas. How wonderful how things from our past, are coming back for our children and grandchildren to experience our past!

Posted by: DONNA HARRIS | Nov 18, 2007 11:30:03 AM

i love these i live in new york now.

people i asked about spoolies said"WHAT"

thank you inow have short hair but i could still use them.

Posted by: pennsylvania girl | Oct 14, 2007 12:20:49 PM

I have these and LOVE them.

Posted by: | Sep 14, 2006 3:56:06 PM

OMG. I remember these. Want some. Thank you. Now my life (with hair) can be complete.

Posted by: Mb | Sep 14, 2006 3:27:57 PM

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