Just coming on here very quickly (well, not really, because I spent two hours putting filters on these iPhone pics, emailing them to myself, saving them, renaming them, uploading them … while “multi-tasking” and watching Duck Dynasty! LOL!) to share how I got these pretty curls, with no additional heat, on my 2 week old flat-ironed hair (straight hair maintenance post coming soon!). Wow … run-on sentence much?
Anyyyyyyyyywho … after debating between using flexi-rod or pin-curls to get some bouncy, heatless curls … I decided on the pin curls, because they wouldn’t disturb my sleep!! I remembered that Chime (aka HairCrush) had done a pin-curl video that I watched a couple of years ago. So, I pulled it up to refresh my memory on her technique.
- DevaCurl Set It Free
- MetaGrip Premium Roller Pins (check out this post to learn why this brand of hair pins is AWESOMETASTIC!)
- Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
- Shea Moisture (SM) Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir
- 2 satin scarves (1 square; 1 oblong)
- Applied a little Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter to my edges and tied down with the small square silk scarf.
- Separated about 1″ wide sections of hair.
- Pumped 2-3 spritzes of Set It Free into palm of hand and smoothed down section of hair. (I decided on Set It Free because I knew that it would make my hair damp enough to set the curls a little. But, because it has a creamy consistency, it wouldn’t make my hair so wet that it would revert. I often use it on my ends before rolling them for braid or twist and curls.)
- Rolled the 1″ section of hair around TWO fingers (my forefinger and middle finger), twisting the section about a 1/2 a turn at the same time I made each revolution around my fingers.
- Secured pin-curl flat against my head with a MetaGrip Roller Pin.
- Repeated process over my entire head (I worked from the front to the back on each side of my head).
- Tied pin-curls down with my favorite EboniCurls satin scarf and hit the sack for a comfortable night’s sleep ;).
The next morning:
- Removed the roller pins.
- Applied a little SM Raw She Elixir to my hands and unraveled the dry pin-curls.
- Separated the curls and used a wide-tooth comb to lift the roots to add some fullness.