Thursday, 22 September 2011

pin curling video

Edit: the whole video is up now! I am going to blame that technical boo boo on elves.

So, here it is, as promised: a pin curling tutorial for beginners!

Don't you just LOVE that still image when it isn't playing (I'm sure this has a name but I've no idea what it is)???!!! I've NO IDEA why it chose that, other than for amusement. Ossim! Also, I promise I stop wriggling about after the first few seconds ;)

This is a really quick and easy way to curl your hair. There is nothing tricky about it! And you don't need any special products. You just need:

– a lot of bobby pins

and, erm, that's it. Oh, and a hair brush!

This is just a really simple way to curl your hair, with no setting patterns, no millions of pin curls going in particular directions and nothing too demanding.

This is the best way I know to curl my dead straight, very thick, very fine and very heavy hair. I'd be chuffed if hot rollers or curling irons worked – but no such luck! This, and rag curling, is the only way I can actually get any curls to last more than ten minutes, and this way of pin curling gives me two, sometimes three days. I know a few of you will have similar hair, so if you have been struggling to curl your hair too, do give this a try!

If you do this, please let me know how you go. I'd also love to see some pics of the results too, so if you like, send them in!


DOORTJE said...

Do you normally use some product like a setting lotion? Which sort is the best to use?

esme and the lane way said...

DOORTJE: only if I have some. I've run out at the moment, and it makes a bit of a difference in humid weather but not so much for the dry weather we have at the moment, so I'm not in a rush to get some. I don't have a favourite brand, though. :) I will have to check some out this summer because heat makes my curls drop faster, so I can tell you what I find then! :D

Konad-licious said...

I can only get 1:30 of this...does it go for longer or just cut off mid sentence at that time??

özlem said...

Thank you! I was really looking forward to this tutorial, but is it me or does the video end halfway through at 1.30 minutes while you are separating your hair?

Sarah said...

hmm... says the video doesn't exist for me... anyone else? x

esme and the lane way said...

Konad-licious and özlem: oops yes, it was only showing the first 90 seconds! It should e working now :)

Sarah: oh no! I just uploaded it again so I hope it is working now – ? Ohl, technical fun times... ;)

Sarah said...

Great! Works now, thankyou! This is an excellent tutorial, answered all the questions I had when I first started pin-curling. I especially appreciate the tip about just damp hair, not soaking wet. That was the ultimate let down the first few times I tried curling!
It was lovely to hear you speak, you have a gorgeous voice. I can't wait for another video! Maybe about makeup/skincare? xo

LandGirl1980 said...

Allo poppet - love this - it has shoen me that I AM doing it right - but alas pin curls do not hold for me. Bums. I have just returned to using rags for a while as I need to give my bonce a rest from sleeping on perming rods!

Also - you sound exactly as I thought you would!!

Veronica Darling said...

Oh you are so cute! I loved it, and it's similar to how I do my pin curls, but I roll them under instead of out and upwards (eep, if that makes sense!).

As my hair gets longer (I hope!) I might try rolling upwards!


Up Toon Girl said...

Thanks for this, my hair is very similar to yours in that I have masses of very fine, straight and heavy hair that really doesn't like to hold a curl AND DOESN'T DRY.

After watching this I dry pin-curled my hair and then sat in the bath for a few hours before bed, hoping that the steam would set my hair enough. So far it seems to have worked pretty well - no droopy curls yet!

I find your voice fascinating (in a hopefully non-creepy way) - my (Aussie) husband says he can totally peg you as British but to my geordie ears your voice has Aussie modulations. It's cute!

Schnuersenkelrolltreppentod said...

So cute :)
Great Tutorial!

Sarah said...

Thank you for this!
It's lovely!
I am definitely going to try it!
I was just thinking today what type of curls/hair I would like for my wedding (with some '40 inspired style twists at the front), and I think this might work!
Also, so nice to hear you voice! And it's a lovely one at that!
Thank you for sharing!
Sarah (the Dutch one)

Frk. Smed said...

My natural curls seem to disappear when winter enters, I use this method

Maybe I should give your method a try also. It looks nice. But I think that I might be to lazy haha. But thank you for the tutorial.

Eyeliah said...

that's how I'd do pin curls too :) Looks so great, you are inspiring me to grow my hair out again!

Ming said...

You have such a lovely speaking voice. I could happily listen to you all day!

Sophie said...

So lovely! Thanks for the tutorial. That's pretty similar to how I do mine, but I roll the top curls under and stand them up against my head (instead of laying them flat) to give my do a bit more 'oomph'. Sadly, my hair's not as abundant as your glorious locks! xx

mel d said...

oh my, you are more beautiful in video than in stills, if that was possible. I would love to see you in your gorgeous getups walking down the street, it would make my day. I would be totally transported to another more elegant era. i am sure you bring a lot of brightness to many people who cross your path daily.
This is not in any kind of creepy way. just adore your style. jealous..... Do you get comments from older people? it must really make them dream. i would love to know their reactions.

sacred daisy said...

loved this! thanks so much. x

Tales for Little Bun said...

Loved this video. Thank you so much for your time and effort. You are simply beautiful and so very elegant. Nice to put a beautiful voice to that stunning face. Can't wait to try the pincurls x

esme and the lane way said...

‪Sarah‬: Phew! Glad it works now :) I'm glad it covers the basics for newbies. I wanted something like this when I started! Haha thanks about the voice:) It is kinda strange to know that my voice is out there now but I now wanna make more vids! :D

‪LandGirl1980‬: yay! And thanks so much :D Oh, no, I can't believe the pin curls won;t hold for you – how annoying! You sleep on perming rods?! Hats off to you – you are now my hair inspiration!!! :D

‪Veronica Darling‬: thanks! And it does :) I just do this way from habit, I think. And when your hair gets longer the curls kind of twist around (when done) so I don't know how much difference it'll make to the end result! :)

‪Up Toon Girl‬ doesn't dry – WE ARE HAIR TWINS!!! And yay for the dry+steam setting working :D Hahaha I think my accent is officially known as 'mongrel' now ;)

‪Schnuersenkelrolltreppentod‬ thanks!

‪Sarah‬: thanks! This will definitely help for 1940s up dos, and doing more pin curls might make the twists at the front even easier as it gives the hair more body… ! :D

‪Frk. Smed‬ I'll have to have a look at that! Hehe my method is pretty quick and easy coz I'm pretty lazy too! :D

‪Eyeliah‬: thanks! And you'll inspire me to cut mine :D

‪Ming‬ : aww thanks!

‪Sophie‬: ooh I know what you mean about the oomph. I bet it looks great! I just can;t sleep with the curls sticking up, hehe, I'm a princess like that! ;D

‪mel d‬ : thanks! Wearing vintage definitely does get a lot of attention. It's always been lovely and complimentary but it can be a bit much sometimes, and to be honest there are days when I just want to not be so conspicuous!

‪sacred daisy‬ : thanks, I'm so glad!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, your voice sounds exactly how I imagined it would... So sexy! You are gorgeous, as usual, and I watch the video even though i've been pin curling for a while, and didn't need a tutorial! Just cause I love you!
Laure, from france

pumps & luiers said...

great - just did a post on my inspiration for hairdo's and tutorial - you can fit right in!

GingerGirl said...

I love your accent! You speak exactly how I imagined you would also! (not in a bad way, very cute and polite with a lovely smile)

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