Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pin-Curls - An Experiment

So, after watching some really great demo videos by StrawberryKoi Vintage on Youtube, I decided I would try some pin curls in my hair that is finally long enough to do fun stuff with again.

Of course, I disregarded about half of the instructions and just sort went at my hair madly with bobby pins:

Again, barely any compliance with the tips set out by StrawberryKoi Vintage, but I was dying to try it and I was busy watching two lectures for my online classes. No time for accurate pin-curling. I left them in overnight (which isn't as uncomfortable as I was led to believe. I didn't get a chance to take them out until the evening, which gave me plenty of opportunities to terrify and confuse mailmen, electricians, and family members. Finally this is what came out:

You can thank the sudden cold snap here in New Orleans for my delightful wardrobe. The temperature bottomed out around 30 degrees F the previous night and of course our heater decided to break down just then... Anyway, after a bit of brushing out I ended up with something not half bad:

Do you like my sexy pose? This wasn't very different from what my hair normally looks like - just a bit poofier than usual. I suppose I can't complain since I didn't do the pin-curls properly... Oh well, back to the drawing board! I'm definitely going to be trying this again (maybe when my hair grows out a bit more). If anyone gets any good results from this great demo, please share!

Love and Bobby Pins,
Nostalgically Yours


  1. So funny, reminds me of when I tried to crimp my hair once with my sister's crimping iron!

  2. I am glad you are taking the time to pamper yourself.
    I actually like the middle photo before the comb out.
    It looks like you gave your blog a makeover as well, Rene Gruau has always been a great inspiration.
    X David

  3. I love how your blog looks like now.

    And your hair looks cool in every picture.
    The first style with the pins would be great for a techno party. The second for a safari to become friends with the lions and the last one for a date with a person you really want to impress.

    You have really good hair.
    Do never cut it short.

  4. I am a mane who has pin curled his own hair for decades. Great to see another man trying it as well. I's especially like to see the mailman's, etc reactions. saw you in the pin curls.

    Do try pin curling again. Only this time follow the instructions and take your time. Make all the curls uniform in size and direction. And try to get all the hair into the pin curls, nice and neat and don't leave any wisps. Try some setting gel as well.

    Can't wait to see you try them again.

  5. Unfortunately, the pin curls will have to wait until I can grow my hair out again, but as soon as that happens I'll be trying this again - don't worry!


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