Don't get me wrong. I love my hair. It's super easy to style, I can pretty much do whatever I want to it, and after I discovered dry shampoo a few years ago, I no longer have to wash it every single day. winning.
That said, I really wish I could wear pretty curls more often. I am pretty good with a curling iron, but I haven't mastered the speed curl. It takes me at LEAST 15 minutes and that's if I'm doing well. Maybe I don't let it set enough, or use enough product before hand, but my curls are usually gone with in an hour or two.
But I'm attempting to change all that. I'm planning on bringing back the pin curl. Well... it's probably one of those looks that never really goes away, but none the less. The pin curl has been the foundation for fabulous hair for decades. Flappers in the 20's? Starlets of the 1940s? seriously good style never really goes out of fashion.
Pretty easy right? Now, normally when I curl my hair, I set it in velcro rollers. For Pin Curls I use "pins" or bobby pins, which make a tighter curl.
I went on a "pinning" streak looking for pin curls the other day. If you don't already, I'd love for you to follow me on pinterest here
Here are a few more of my tips for long lasting pin curls:
go light on the conditioner when you wash your hair.
Use a LOT of mousse, gel or curl enhancing spray (whatever you want). Like use more than you think.
lightly mist hairspray every step of the way.
Time is your best friend. the longer the curls set the better.
Don't OVER brush.
did I mention hairspray?
Now go curl your hair, the styling possibilities are endless.