Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hair Tutorial

Well this is my first attempt at a hair tutorial, and I am mostly doing it for myself so I remember what I did.  I'm sure most of you already know how to do this style of hair, but for those that don't, here we go.  And I'm sure I'm going to get yelled at for doing something wrong or improper, but I don't really care.  This is how I did it and it worked.
So, first, I set my hair in pincurls with pretty wet hair.  Now, I normally do not set my hair with it being wet.  I usually blow dry it first and then use a spray bottle with setting lotion in it to wet the ends and mist the middle.  I find that when I set my hair wet it never dries.  Well, last night I set it at 8pm and took it out at 7:45 am, so that gave it almost a full 12 hours to dry, and guess what, it was dry!  And I was very happy with the results.  My curls were very well formed and springy, and very mold-able.  The setting pattern I used wasn't anything fancy either.  When I first started doing pincurls for the first time, I sat in front of my vanity and tried to get my sections very even and it would take me almost 1 1/2 hours to do.  Way too long, and I hated it.  But after I got used to doing them, I started just doing at night in bed without a mirror or anything and doing it by feel rather than by sight, and so far I have been very happy with how it turns out.

So, for the setting pattern (forgive the lack of makeup), I rolled the hair up like I drew on the picture.  I also lined my part on both sides with standing pin curls.  I also rolled these up (diagram with X), however, if I were to do this again, I would roll them under (diagram with happy circle). 
Back View
Side view
I try to do 3 rows all the way around, though, as you can see, it kind of ends of up in a more random order than I would like. 

In the morning, I first took out the clips for the bottom row only and used my curling brush to brush out the sections individually and then in larger sections to get a good base form.  I used a bit of pomade on the ends to keep the ends curled up (I always have problems with that)
Then I unclipped the middle sections and brushed them separately from the bottom row to form the curl under and then I lightly brushed the two layers together, and again used a bit of pomade on the ends.
Finally, I let out the top row of curls and did the same as I did with the middle section. 
I know most tutorials tell you to brush the back out more than the front, but I didn't really brush out the front any more or less than the back sections.  However, after I got everything curling under, I took a wide toothed comb and put it into my hair starting at the part and pulling the top layers down with the comb to about the end of my ear and then I took it out to create the dent in the style.  That's all I did, and then I finished it off with hairspray. Tada.


The Long & Winding Bobbin said...

So pretty! I love styles to go with hats. Thanks for the ideas, I need something like this to go to the races in a month. YAY
Love your stripey dress too :-)

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Gemima said...

wow, what great hair! thanks for stopping by my blog :D G x

vintage_belle said...

Wow that looks amazing. I need to brush up on my hair styling skills. Great tutorial and great blog!