|Me on the right with my gorgeous friend Rae on her wedding day.|
So in the meantime I'll have to show you other's hair pin tests (I'm sure when I get mine a little longer you'll see some epic Pinstrosities from my attempts).
For today's post I have a curly submission for you. This is one we've seen on the blog before (hence...Throwback Thursday).
The Original Pin
In our previous post, we showed results from three different submitters who tried this pin. Here are the results of their pin tests:
Today's submitter, Heather, sent us this story:
"Well, I have wavy hair. But I wanted beautiful beachy waves. So I took to Pinterest for some tips. I found this tutorial and thought it was foolproof. Well, turns out I was wrong…
I started with wet hair and sectioned it, twisted it, twisted it and twisted until it twisted back onto itself. Then I used bobby pins to hold it in place. And continued over my entire head. I didn’t have time to sleep on it so I let it air dry. I used a blow dryer on low and put a towel over my head to diffuse the air and keep it from getting frizzy. When they felt dry I took the pins out. See exhibit A…"
The Pinstrosity: Exhibit A
"My husband said, 'Wow. Brush it out.' Well, I used my fingers like it said, and enter Exhibit B…"
The Pinstrosity; Exhibit B
"So NOT beachy waves. Oh, did I mention I finished this 10 minutes before I had to go somewhere? Needless to say I pulled it back. It was too poofy to put in one pony so I had to put it into two, like I was trying to revive my 16-year-old-self… awesome. Any advice? Feel free to share as you will to prevent this disaster from happening to anyone else!"
As I'm no hair expert, I don't have any tips to offer. But we do have Emilee's know how! Here are some tips she has given from some of our various hair pins:
The hard truth, like we have said before, is not everyone's hair will do everything, and it definitely won't do it perfect the first time or otherwise.
Doing wet twisted curls with your finger and pins isn't always going to give you the same end results. Here is why. Variation. Every time you do it you may be pulling harder, pinning looser, taking smaller chunks, taking bigger chunks, inconsistency is the issue a lot of times. That is the other issue with Pinterest, did any of these pictures come with directions ON them? NO. Now if you are lucky enough to have had a link to go with your picture, and smart enough to follow that link, watch the tutorial video, and then follow those directions, you might have had a fighting chance. However if your hair is different than the tutor's, then you run into more trouble. Let's be real here also, nobody's hair is exactly the same...I have had clients whose hair does not work with heat, others who do not work without heat, others who had to wash it every single day in order for it to do anything, and others who washed it once a week or it looked like a wig on chicken. Everyone's hair is different.
Now that I have the hair pow wow over with, I CAN give you some tips to help out.
The moral of the story is this: don't get discouraged. Make sure you have directions or someone who has done this before to maybe help you out, and figure out your hair; it's your hair, own it! Everyone's hair is different, and with that it will behave differently, so remember to take that into account. Don't be ashamed to do a two minute touch up. I'm not, and I am a hairdresser. -Emilee
Thanks to Emilee for her tips through these past two years! I hope they've helped some of you! For more Hair Style Pinstrosities or to go through and find more hair tips from Emilee, check out the rest of our Hairy Pins.