.... via Vixen Vintage's facebook page, I decided to try a new way of curling my hair.
I followed the same routine I use when I pin curl my hair; shower, dry till damp, spray with setting lotion or mousse, then attack!
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this set, you only need a large elastic hair band (but I did add some additional bobby pins to secure it). Essentially, you sit the hair band like a halo, take a piece of hair from the sides and tuck over the band. Keep going until all your hair is wrapped around.
Please ignore the tired-not-made-up face and over-exposure, it's the only way to show what my dark hair looks like!
My hair before going to bed.
Stylish! Actually, this would make a cute hairstyle if the bow wasn't plastered firmly to my forehead!
In the morning, after sleeping on the set. Unfortunately the hair right at the back was still damp. I blasted it with the hair dryer, but it came out a bit flat. Make sure your hair is just dry before wrapping, no more!
Immediately after taking hair out, note it's quite "tendril-y"
Before brushing. See the middle back is still quite straight, that is where it was still damp.
Verdict: This was a quick and easy way to style your hair if you don't have time for a full blown set. As you can see, the front pieces (near my face) have sort of seperated into barrels, whilst the rest of my hair fell into a gentle wave. This could be due to the dampness of my hair or the way I rolled it. In the future, I think I'd like to try rolling my hair under so it curls towards my face (as it normally does when I pin curl it). Otherwise, this is a useful style that would be particularly handy for a morning set, as you would have a cute hair-style to see you through the day and curls for the night!