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bluesnowflake
October 21st, 2010, 01:15 PM
I have wavy to straight hair, but I like the way it looks curly. I used to use a curling iron sometimes, but now that I've been educated as to the evils of heat ;) , I've been looking for a new method. I found one I love-pin curls! They give nice big curls with little to no frizz, aren't damaging (to my knowledge), and keep it soft and shiny. Has anyone else done this? Pics would be lovely. Sorry that I don't have any of mine- I forgot to take them.

aenflex
October 21st, 2010, 01:28 PM
I used to use rollers and pins to set my hair when it was much longer. I loved the effects much better than using irons. But chopped off my hair :( Now that it's growing again I'm sure someday I will go back to pin setting. It just takes so much time that my patience grows thin...I would love to have someone to do it for me :)

bluesnowflake
October 21st, 2010, 01:30 PM
I know what you mean- I have to set aside a good 45mins to an hour to do it.

feralnature
October 21st, 2010, 02:26 PM
Back in the day, my momma used to pin curl my hair. It was in the 1960s and was before curling irons or electric curlers even. It took a long time and I always hated the results because I was such a Tom boy back then!

cubedcoley
October 21st, 2010, 06:54 PM
If anybody has any technique they especially swear by, please share them. I tried pin curls twice and really loved the results, but they were a little bit frizzy when I did them!

podo
October 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
I tried pin curls when I was at hip and just couldn't make them work.

However, the bandana trick is awesome and doesn't take nearly as much time! There's an article on it on here somewhere, but if you can't find it PM me and I'll tell you how to do it. Very easy and should work for APL and longer I would think?

lundmir
October 21st, 2010, 10:06 PM
This is an old picture from last year and it only has my hair just after taking the bobby pins out. If I have time this weekend, I'll pin curl my hair! I love it curly.

http://s1d5.turboimagehost.com/t/4606574_pcurled.jpg (http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/4606574/pcurled.jpg.html)

cubedcoley
October 21st, 2010, 11:37 PM
The bandanna trick...is that where you put your hair up in a pony, flip over and roll it into a bandanna, followed up by tying the bandanna into place? I had forgotten about that one!:cheese:

MClass
October 22nd, 2010, 09:50 AM
I watched some youtube videos on pin curls and read the boards... then attempted this on my own.

It came out HORRIBLE! where i had placed the bobby pins there were huge indentations. I am thinking I may have done it when my hair was a bit too damp?

BrightEyes7
October 22nd, 2010, 11:35 AM
I'm too much of a tosser to do anything while I sleep... and my hair takes forever to dry so I couldn't do this unless I had a whole day where I could be home looking like a crazy!

bluesnowflake
October 22nd, 2010, 01:04 PM
I watched some youtube videos on pin curls and read the boards... then attempted this on my own.

It came out HORRIBLE! where i had placed the bobby pins there were huge indentations. I am thinking I may have done it when my hair was a bit too damp?

Maybe so- I've done it when my hair is barely damp and I can barely see the indents- you could also get special clips for pretty cheap at a drugstore.

cleanbug
October 22nd, 2010, 03:10 PM
Have you tried rag curls? They turned out pretty good for me & were soft enough to sleep in. You can use socks too to roll them up.I found this tutorial on youtube.
tami
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpudI7Kmtbg

Charlotte:)
October 22nd, 2010, 11:45 PM
Eeeeeek! When I tried pin curls, I looked like I had just stepped out of a time machine from the 80s! Talk about head eating fluff!

Nae
October 23rd, 2010, 08:19 AM
I just did some last night, I have some really 50s housewife style going on today. Which amuses me terribly.

Boy oh boy, when I first took them out I thought i was in some serious trouble. Frizz and general craziness! But I was able to brush them through on a round brush and they formed beautifully after a bit of manipulation. I used this tutorial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lMz4CZllso and then the second part http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kap_hDNNDH4

I used damp hair, no bobby pins just the little curl clips. http://www.sallybeauty.com/metal-curl-clips/SLNCAR19,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH I put them in about 9 pm and took them out this morning about 9 so I had them in for 12 hours. It wasn't too bad to sleep on suprisingly. I used a hair net to keep them in place over night. I wouldn't mess with them on a regular basis but I wanted to try it and my brother's wedding is today so, on with the retro look!!!!

I am off to take a picture so I can post it here, give me a few lol.

ETA: Picture, sorry bout the quality, my photographer is a kid!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1148/5107678446_37ca8defb6_z.jpg

tigr
October 23rd, 2010, 12:31 PM
Wow Nae. Your hair looks great!

Nae
October 23rd, 2010, 08:27 PM
Wow Nae. Your hair looks great!

Awww, thanks, I was pretty pleased by how it came out. I got told tonight that I looked like an old time movie star, so I am impressed for how pin curls worked for me!!:D

podo
October 24th, 2010, 08:55 AM
The bandanna trick...is that where you put your hair up in a pony, flip over and roll it into a bandanna, followed up by tying the bandanna into place? I had forgotten about that one!:cheese:

Ah, not exactly, I don't think. It's more like a bandana braid.

Gather your hair into a pony (don't have to tie it) and put the middle of a rolled-up bandana on top (you can put it under but I find it's more comfortable for the bandana bump to be away from my scalp).
Pull your hair through the middle (b-h-b) and over one side (b-b-h).
Wrap your hair around the bandana and pull it back up through the middle (b-h-b).
Then over the other side (h-b-b).
Repeat 3 & 4 until you have maybe 4-6" left (depending on taper and thickness).
Loop the rest of the hair around one side of the bandana. You can go until the very end - just roll it around until the ends fall between the two bandana sides. (This makes the ends have curls as well instead of being flat/straight.)
Tie the bandana beneath your hair with a ponytail holder. You aren't actually holding your hair with it, so it won't cause any damage to wear that all day or sleep in it.You can use as many bandanas as you want, depending on your thickness and how you want your curls to be. I used three - one on top and one on each side. They also help dry your hair.

You want the bandana lengths to be straight and your hair weave through them - like it's horizontal. If it looks like an actual braid then you won't get the curl but only large(ish) braid waves.

I actually had to go out when they were still in, and rather than look like a complete dork, I braided them together and turned the braid up, curling it a touch. Then I took a big fat (wide base) pin and caught the ends and bunned it against my scalp. Surprisingly enough, it actually looked ok - not that I'd recommend it for normal day-wear. ;)

In the section to the upper right, with the white bandana, you can kind of see what I mean about making it look like the hair is weaved rather than everything braided.

http://images12.fotki.com/v68/photos/0/1708930/9139968/bandanacurlsbraidedbun-vi.jpg


http://images58.fotki.com/v696/photos/0/1708930/9139968/bandanacurlsbraidedbunside-vi.jpg

cubedcoley
October 24th, 2010, 09:09 PM
podo, thank you SO much for taking the time to enlighten me with all of your very clear steps. I will DEFINITELY try this technique (tonight is overnight coconut oil, so maybe tomorrow...). Last time I used some very stiff sections of cloth and my hair was braided, so I ended up with an 80s do! I thought my fine straight hair was too slick to get it truly horizontal so I have not tried again. I see you have nearly similar hair type, so you have given me enough information to get re-started....will let you know later this week how it went....*runs off to find all of her bandanas* :magic:

:cheese: Dancing cheese guy never gets old!