Hair worn lose from pin curls.
Pin curls allowed me to sleep comfortably at night and if I didn't feel like removing them quite yet the next morning, I could throw on a large beanie cap or a fashion head scarf and go out to run errands without anyone knowing about the madness going on underneath.
In the images above my hair has already been straightened, but I wanted to show how I use my straightening comb and curling iron when pressing my strands. Also, in the images above neither the pressing comb, nor the curling iron is on. I don't re-press or re-curl the hair after first pass. I may touch up my edges if I feel the need, but do so with my flat iron only.
Prior to pressing, my strands are set in large two strands twists (about 8 or 10). I'll remove one twist and comb through with a wide tooth comb then follow with a smaller comb to aid with smoothing out the strands. On the left, after irons are heated (couple of minutes), I'll take a small section of hair and slowly (using caution) press my roots straight along my edges. I continue passing the pressing comb through to the end of my strands (top middle). Notice in the image above the white item used along the back of my sectioned hair as I pressed it straight. This is soft sock. I use it to aid in applying pressure to the comb while straightening my strands. I use to used an old towel, but prefer the soft texture of the sock instead. Once the strand is straightened, I proceed to use my curling iron by passing it along the entire section of hair, then begin to curl upward.
|Hair is oiled lightly before creating pin curl.|
I begin by taking the ends of sectioned hair and make a big circle loop. I keep circling the loop until I reach my scalp. Once at the scalp, I pin/hold the curl in place with a click-clack. Because of my hair's current length, I like to make big loops.
routine/pattern works well for me.
|Pin curls are protected and wrapped at night in a satin scarf.|
When removing my pin curls, I work slowly to avoid snares.
|Hair styled using pincurls|
|Loving my curls in any form!|