Monday, February 4, 2013

Pincurl Set

I have been experimenting with my hair for some time now, trying to learn the art of pincurling and trying different hot sets and foam rollers, deciding what length is best for me, what flatters my facial features and what doesn't, etc.  So, as I was planning for some upcoming posts, I thought it might be fun to share my hair adventures -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- with you guys.  Today I want to share a pincurl set with you.  The lighting in my bathroom isn't the greatest, but I think you will be able to get the jest of it.  Plus, I have been sick and didn't sleep well, so overlook the tired eyes with bags.

Here is my set, after I slept on it all night.  It was a wet set, meaning I put it up into pincurls while my hair was wet.  I parted my hair on the side with two rows of three stand up curls on top and then the rest of the hair rolled toward the back.

Retro Gran pincurl set

On the light side, the curls were rolled forward, and then the back was rolled any which way.  I always have trouble with the back so I tend to do whatever I can get it to do.

Retro Gran pincurled

This next photo shows what it looked like after I took it down and just ran my fingers throughout the curls.  I rather like it this way.

Retro Gran curls

Here it is after it has been brushed out.  It could have used some more brushing but I was running late for work, so I just went with what I had.  Also, just so you know, my hair is just below shoulder length, so the curls pulled it up to about my chin.

Retro Gran brush out

Just as a side note, the lipstick I am wearing is Revlon's Cherries in the Snow.  It comes off as a rather fuchsia pink on me.  I like it, but not with my red sweater.

Retro Gran pincurls brushed out

Well, there you have it.  I think I prefer it laying in the loose curls before I brushed it out.  What do you ladies think?



16 comments:

  1. I adore both the pre and post-brush out looks. You are smashingly gorgeous, dear lady - and may I just say, vintage hair suits you to a tee.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I think you did a great job. It looks sleek and pretty. I haven't tried pin curls. I'm impatient with on curls. I prefer to use a wet set with my curlers. The curls last longer and if you're careful you can make the set last a few day.

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    1. Thank you!

      I like to use my curlers too and find it easier to roll using them versus doing pincurls, but I hate trying to sleep in curlers.

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    2. I've actually gotten used to it now. My hubby hates it because he says i look like an old lady.

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    3. My hubby actually likes me in rollers. lol

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  3. Omg you look amazing!!!! And wow you are a beauty! Truly you are! I love how your hair turned out. I should really try that on my own hair-havent practiced in a bit-shame on me LOL I love this! xox

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    1. Thanks Bunny for your sweet comment! I am always trying something different with my hair, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, so I thought I would start sharing those with everyone, including my bad hair days, which there are plenty of! lol

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  4. Very nice job, your hair always looks great.

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  5. I never could get the hang of pin curling. :-( It looks so fab on you.

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    1. I still struggle with it myself. I will get one rolled and then the end hairs will pop out and I have to start all over again, especially if its not wet. Ugh! Makes me want to scream sometimes! But, I love the curl it gives me so I am determined to master it! lol

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  6. I'm still trying to get pincurls down. I just had my perfect set today, and of course, I didn't get pictures! Yours look great, and I love your hair color!

    Jordan
    http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thats usually what happens to me, every time I have good hair theres not a camera in sight! lol.

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  7. I like both, the unbrushed curls are a bit more retro while the brushed look is more vintage..both are adorable

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