Pin curls for vintage hair made easy with the help of a great little tool


In this post I would like to review and share how I’ve been styling my hair for over a year already. I’ve used the flat and curling iron for years, but I never seemed to get the desired vintage wave and style I was aiming for . I’ve already done my research about pincurls and experimented with them but it was always the same result ,uneven and deformed curls that looked nothing but unattractive .I kept digging deeper looking for answers online about how to get a good or at least decent pincurl set until I came across this magnificent little tool that has saved my hair and me from alot of time and trouble “The Sculpture Pin curl tool”

the “Sculpture pin curl tool” box set includes :

– 1 Sculpture Pin Curl Tool

– 50 page instructional booklet detailing pin curls and how to style them

– Frameable poster with 80 inspirational vintage hairstyle ideas

Here are some pictures so you can see what the kit includes.



Up next I’m going to show you how to achieve a pincurl set that will give you uniform vintage waves and will last for up to five days.What you will need to create this look is :

-The sculpture pin curl tool

-Spray bottle

-Setting lotion (optional)I like to use Lottabody for long lasting curls

-Duck bill clips

-Hair spray of your choice

-Silky or chiffon hair scarf

-Wide tooth comb and paddle brush

-Rat tail comb or brush

-Hair serum or pomade


After you have all your items gathered start by mixing your setting lotion 2 to 3 parts water to 1 lottabody (if this is what you’re using)in your spray bottle.

I like to start with clean dry hair ,preferably after a day of washing .I find that the curl sets better after a day or two after washing,part it in the middle or the side based on your preference and get ready to begin.


Don’t mind my frizzy hair in the picture above …

Start on the front of your head dividing a small square section of hair of about 1″and a half to 2″ wide (the smaller the section of hair,the tighter the curl).Proceed to spray hair with the setting lotion solution.Spray your hair twice,your hair doesn’t need to be soaked only damp.


Once your hair section is damp is time to grab your “sculpture pin curl tool”(for this wave I will be using the biggest side of the pin curler) .

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Start rolling your hair in an inward motion all the way to the top of your head and clip it in place.


Continue sectioning and curling hair alternating inward and outward motions all the way to the top and pining the curl in place,repeat this process until you’re done with the rest of your hair .


Here’s a picture below so you can get an idea of the curling motions to follow in order to get this wave style.


Once all your hair is curled and pinned in place proceed to spray it ,don’t go overboard with hairspray because once the clips are removed your hair will be crunchy and harder to brush out. Allow hairspray to set in your hair for like 15 minutes (to stop hair scarf from getting sticky)continue by putting your hair scarf on covering all the pin curls keeping them in place.Allow curls to dry and set for about 6 to 8 hours if possible , and remember that the hair has to be completely dry before removing the clips.

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After the time’s up and your hairs completely dry begin removing clips one by one starting on the back of your head working your way around to the front,your hair will resemble Shirley Temple’s but that will only mean you did a good job.


The brush out can get kind of frustrating at first ,start by breaking the curls by running your fingers throught your hair,you should start seeing the first signs of frizz all over ,this is when you should start combing your hair with the wide tooth comb a section at a time,you will notice that the more you comb the frizzier your hair gets but don’t panic !!! All of this is part of the process just be very patient and keep on brushing!

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After combing your hair for awhile and the curls and frizziness are tamed for the most part you will still see some frizziness on your hair ,this is when I recommend as a final step to brush hair with a bristle brush to help taming frizz,to finish it off rub a small amount of pomade or serum between your hands and smooth on hair .


As final result you should have retro inspired waves and shiny  hair.

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I hope this little tutorial helps you if you are curious about pin curls or if you are looking for different heat free hair styling options,please feel free to leave comments and tell me what you think about this tutorial or contact me if you have any questions,until next time.

                                                                        Retro Baby Doll


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