Pincurl Hair Trial #1

I like vintage styles and have never heavily experimented with the ways to achieve it.One look I really like is Diane Kruger's hairstyles in Inglourious Basterds. But, she's blonde and her hair is nowhere near as thick as mine.

If only...
Another option is curlier, more Marilyn in style; but my hair is far longer and thicker than hers:

Sooooo cute
This hairdo is really cute too, but I would have to the style a little longer than hers.

So where do all these styles start? Curls. Does my hair curl well? No. It does not. My hair does not hold curl for more than 2 hours, even when wet setting it. I also, have never found a good method of curling it. There always seems to be something weird about it, be it only curls at the very bottom, or random pieces of hair that didn't curl at all. So, I've been doing a lot of digging on the internet and I found this tutorial (by Tami at My Moving Finger Writes) and smacked myself for not thinking of it before. Barrel Curls!

So, on tuesday night at about 2am I set out to make these happen. With my hair still damp I put my entire head in barrel curls and slept in them for the night with a vintage silk scarf. The next morning I took pictures:

Here's the silk scarf!

The silk scarf really kept my curls from getting disheveled and frizzy. I was so surprised 

Then I lightly combed through with my fingers and voila! Pretty curls like I've never had before!

Since I've finally found a good curling technique, I'm going to have to work on styling them, be it loose finger waves or what. But I'll keep you posted!


Akd500 said...

I love teh new barrell curle technique, beautiful

ColeV said...

Did you use any setting lotion? That makes a HUGE difference in keeping curls in. "Naked" curls don't hold long in my hair, but once I added setting lotion they stay all day (even through swing dance!). Lottabody or Proclaim can be found at Sally's and are both vintage community standards.

Amber said...

I didn't use setting lotion, but I have in the past. Normally it makes my hair look stringy, but I could be using it incorrectly (Or using a bad brand)

But....It kept through swing dancing???? Man, I'll definitely have to start trying it again :)

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE your blog!!! I love to sew, but never heard of the degree you have - how wonderful!!! I don't remember how I came across your blog - but it reminds me of when I was young, my mother and I would try on dresses (wayyyy back!) and then we would make a quick sketch and make it ourselves using a couple of different pattern ideas! Anyway.... now I remember how I came across your blog - I was googling about how to reinforce a bra..... I am thinking of making my own. I am a pretty "fluffy" lady, and I just loathe bra's.... anyway. Sorry for the rambling, but what you do looks very interesting - enjoy yourself, and your upcoming wedding also!!!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane