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For rollers I always roll downward, and with pin curls it varies. You can get different effects depending on how you roll them and brush them out. You can alternate on each row for something really wavy, you might want to play with that method. No worries at all, it’s kind of intimidating to start in, but really getting to know how your hair works with different methods is the best approach. Also if you wash your hair every day, try going a few days without, you can even spritz it with water and re-set it. When my hair was un-dyed second and third day hair was the best for working pin curls.
I’m going to fill this bucket with ice and prepare for the worst…
I’ve been going back and fourth between medium sized velcro rollers and pin curls. I have frizzy and wavy hair, both tight waves and looser. The velcro rollers really help smooth and even things out most of the time. I shower at night, let the front of my hair dry until barely damp, then roll it. Then do the same with the back once it dries out a bit. Then I take them out before bed. It’s more effort than I’d like, but it’s a few hours at night, I just have to cancel party plans sometimes.
That was a joke because I don’t go out after I have my pajamas on and I’m hilarious.
The right side is a better example for vintage waves. You could do better. Just note how the top two rollers would bring hair upright, usually causing more volume but I dunno what happened this day it was probably fucking hot I look miserable. Those with smoother hair could also do this (again, a better version) with hot rollers.
So once I bleached and dyed it, it’s a lot more “sculptable”, highly recommend fucking up your hair if you have naturally oily hair and want to do vintage wet sets. It’s awesome.
And now Tumblr won’t let me upload another photo, but in these photos I basically set my hair in upright pin curls at the top and rolled them away from my face on the rest of my hair. HOWEVER I hadn’t washed my hair in 6 days and did a dry set and spritzed it with water. Earlier in the week I did a proper wet set and it looked much more vintage. There’s a pic on instagram (solanah) if you wanna dig for it.
I know this is a bit long, but there’s a lot to vintage hair! You will just need to experiment. Try velcro rollers to smooth out and sleep in a pin curl set for soft waves. Try looser/tighter rolls, different ways of brushing out, there’s actually a lot that goes into brushing out that’s a big one no one touches on, but it’s really just trial and error. Try different brushes, combs, brushing under instead of on top. Blah blah blah. Lemme know how it goes!