I really want to start to do pin up hair styles, it's one of those "the more you know the better" type deals. I've watched a few YouTube videos and have tried to do what they do but my hair (the beast) just won't listen! Does anyone have any tips that can help me D:
I'm not a hairstylist, but I do personally style my hair vintage almost everyday for the last 5 years. Just everyday 1940s lauren bacall looks, but for special occasions I have tried finger waves and up-dos. My best advice is to start with curly hair that is a day not shampood, you can either steam roll your hair or for hair that doesn't hold well, pin curl or ribbon roll your hair before bed. Slept in curls are pretty indestructible and will mold to the way you brush them. Use a straightener as needed to help soften and re-straighten areas and use a pomade or moose.
This livejournal community: http://vintagehair.livejournal.com/ it may require some digging through but there is a lot of tutorials and advice specific to doing your own retro hairstyles. I have learned a lot from them!
In that era the women wet set their hair, that is why they had curls that lasted a week. They could brush and style the heck out of it and it stayed curly.
To do this, wash your hair at night and lightly towel dry. Work a setting lotion, specifically for this purpose, generously through your hair from roots to ends. I really like Motions Wrap Lotion. You can get it on Amazon, or in the ethnic hair care section of Wal Mart. Roll your hair on foam rollers, in rag rollers, or in pin curls. If you want the ends to stay perfect, use wrap papers, available at any beauty supply store. Use tiny sections. The thicker your hair, the tinier the sections should be. Spray the hell out of your head with hair spray. Tresemme 3 is cheap and doesn't smell bad. Sleep in a silk night cap or net. This looks like a shower cap but is made of silky material instead of plastic stuff. They have them at the drugstore. You have to wear the cap every night if you want your curls to stay purty.
I too watched tons of youtube videos on it and they make it look so easy but I always failed. Could get the rolls but couldn't get the pins to hold. Then came across one where she ratted the sections that would end up being inside the rolls. What a life saver! Now don't have too much trouble at all and the pins do their job. Really helps doing it with day old hair too vs. freshly washed.
Angelfactory wrote: I too watched tons of youtube videos on it and they make it look so easy but I always failed. Could get the rolls but couldn't get the pins to hold. Then came across one where she ratted the sections that would end up being inside the rolls. What a life saver! Now don't have too much trouble at all and the pins do their job. Really helps doing it with day old hair too vs. freshly washed.
Yeah I tried teasing it too. It does help a lot, but I can't get the F'in rolls on top of my head then hold right till I pin them!
use something to roll them around. i've seen styrofoam tubes and cones, and they are made for rolling hair around. You can get them at a large hair store or a craft store. I have even once seen a hair stylist roll girl's hair up using a sock! Also, hair tracks are good for adding bulk and shapes.