Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How To Tuesday: Set Your Curls

Sorry for the absence of posting the last week or so. I've had the flu. It was my first time getting it, and somehow it felt like a right of passage.

Me: Have you ever had the flu?
Random person: Uhh...no.
Me: Then you're not a proper adult.


Now back to your regularly scheduled how to post.


The women of the 40s and 50s were like superheroes. First of all, do you know how hard it is to cook in flats, much less heels? It's hard I tell you. But these ladies not only did everything around their house, they did it looking flawless. And they looked flawless because they probably set their curls every single day.

I woke up a little bit early the other day to prepare for this tutorial. I was thinking, how much extra time could it take for me to set my curls? Well...an almost late to work amount of time. So those housewives were waking up early, looking flawless, and cooking dinner. Superheroes. 




Here's what you need:


  • Alligator Clips, double or single pronged





Double pronged



single pronged


  • Curling iron
  • Hair spray

Here's what you do:

  • Curl your hair like normal, but when you pull the curling iron out of your hair, twist your hair up to the scalp in the shape of the curl you just made. You should have a circle on your head
  • Use an alligator clip to pin the curl to your head. Try to weave the clip through the curl so that you don't crease your hair. 
  • Do this for your entire head

That's me! 50s superhero style

  • Hairspray
  • Let it sit. I suggest putting your makeup on, getting dressed, or eating breakfast during the time.
  • Pull it out, and you're done! 


You may wonder what the advantage of setting your curls is...

Well, allowing them to cool while in the shape of the perfect curl will help them stay longer. If you have a lot of problem with your curls falling out before the end of the day, then you should try this for sure. 

Also, setting your curls gives you a completely different look than allowing them to fall the second you take out your iron. It's a fun change in the world of monotony. 



Do you set your curls? Or maybe you have a different method than this? Tell me in the comments below!

1 comment:

Thank you!