How to Do the Pin Curls Hairstyle on Short Hair
Pin curls are little spiral ringlets. The method below is one that has been used since the 1920s. Although styling irons are much more practical in this day and age, pin curling can still give you the same luscious and bouncy curls without the damage caused by heat styling.
How to Do Pin Curls to Get Tight Ringlets
Tight ringlets are easy to achieve with this method, but it does take some time.
What You Need
- Bobby pins (twice as many as the number of desired curls)
- A comb
- Spray bottle of water
- Dampen your hair.
- Separate your hair into sections.
- Start with one section. Take small strands of hair and wrap them around your finger.
- Once the hair is wrapped tightly around your finger, slide the curl off of your finger and pin it to your scalp with two bobby pins in an X shape. (The tighter you wrap the hair, the tighter your ringlet will be.)
- Work your way around to each section.
- Once all the curls are pinned, leave them in until they are dry.
- Leaving the pins in overnight will set your hair even better.
- Once dry, remove the pins.
- Use hair spray to help the curls keep their shape better.
This is a great evening look for women and also fun to do for children.
How to Do Pin Curls for Big, Loose Curls
You can also use this tutorial to get big, beautiful waves without using a curling iron. This process is exactly the same as the one above, except you will be using bigger sections of hair.
What You Need
- Bobby pins ( twice as many as the number of desired curls)
- Spray bottle full of water
- Comb through your hair to get out all tangles.
- Using a spray bottle, dampen your hair with water.
- Part your hair into sections.
- Take large pieces of hair and swirl it into a circle. You can use your finger as a guide, but don't wrap it around your finger.
- Pin the circles in an X shape using two pins.
- Repeat this for each section.
- Once finished, let your hair dry out.
- Unpin the curls after drying and spray with holding spray, if needed.
About Pin Curls
Pin curling started in the 1920s, and this hairstyle was a very popular look for women throughout the '20s and '30s. However, because heat styling did not exist back in the day, curls were not the easiest hairstyle to achieve. Nowadays, with modern hairstyling tools, pin curling is not quite as popular as it used to be, but it is still a great way to get beautiful curls without heat damage.
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