I can remember the days when I would hot curl my hair every morning before I went to school! I would cuff the ends, bump the bangs, and add some ringlets here and there! There was no end to the madness! To top it off, using a heat protectant?! That was unheard of! Well, when you learn better you do better! I am now committed to the “no direct heat” cause. This cause, originated by yours truly, was brought on by more force than choice. My hair was begging for me to toss out the flat irons and give it a break. So I did…
Well, dreadfully, my heatless venture begin. After countless nights of tossing and turning from wearing plastic rollers, I knew there had to be a better way to enjoy curls without the fuss! I resorted to foam or sponge rollers. For some odd reason, they didn’t like my hair! Seriously, either I don’t know the correct technique or my hair type is not meant for sponge rollers. So, I started surfing The Tube for alternative ways to curl hair, and I stumbled across the ladies demonstrating how to pin curl! When I thought of pin curls, the roaring twenties came to mind, I never really imagined that I could accomplish the perfect curl with this look!
So after some experimentation, alas, I have come to adore and appreciate the simplicity and convenience of the pin curl! The fact that I can take a hand full of bobby pins and a comb, and achieve the most bouncy and long lasting curls is amazing to say the least!
Here’s a quick tutorial on how I pin curl my hair. Now, bear in mind that there are several different ways to pull of the curl, but this is the way that I have adopted and it works nicely for me. You will need long bobby pins or clamps, a rat tooth comb, a light moisturizer or oil is optional (I don’t necessarily use this), and a satin or silk scarf for tying.
- Start off with clean dry hair. (emphasis on dry) Pin curls on wet hair just don’t work for me.
- Part off a small section of hair. (If you want to apply some oil sparingly, this will be the time.) Use the amount of hair that you want the size of your curls to be. This will equate to the size you use with rollers. Smaller sections will produce tighter curls. Larger sections create a wavy look.
- Using both hands, start with the end of your hair and use your fingers to roll your hair, actually treating your fingers as a curling iron.
- Roll up until you have reached the roots.
- After you have rolled the section of hair lay it flat on your head and hold it with one finger.
- Secure it to your head with the clamp or bobby pin. Make sure it is secure enough to remain down, now.
- After ensuring that the curls are secure and in place, tie your hair down with your scarf and go to bed!
Now when you wake up:
- Take the pins out.
- Using either a wide tooth comb or your fingers, gently pull through the curls. (Naturally, the less manipulating and pulling through you do, the longer your curls will last.)
Voila, beautiful bouncy waves/curls right at your fingertips! Experiment and discover the technique that is best for you! Have fun with your new heatless curls. See… you can have beautiful and healthy hair!Show
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