Friday, August 31, 2012
Tin Foil Curls, Myth Foiled or Fantastic?
Em here, so this is one of our own, I saw this pin and was instantly skeptical. I am a cosmetologist, and while I can see how one might say "Hey that would probably work", I really didn't expect the results I got when I tested this pin out on my good buddy Camille (and a total babe, seriously check her out, great hair, simply fabulous...you rock, thanks Mille!). Here is our adventure!
Sweet right? A little time intensive but the results are stunning, and well this girl must have hair for miles because even after the ringlets are finished her hair is down to the mid almost bottom of her back, gorgeous. So seeing this I thought there is no way this wasn't touched up, and well let's see how ours turned out!
The Pinstrosity Test
Here's where we started, it's a little dark and hard to tell (I am NOT tech savvy enough to lighten this, so sorry), but her hair has a little wave, and it to the middle of her back, pretty thick and has some layers, just so we all know where we are starting from.
I started at the bottom and made sections about and inch wide across the entire bottom. This is where you coil the one inch by one inch squares around two fingers (the picture shows one finger but just stick with me here I'll get to that), and fold nice and tight into it's own little tin foil packet. I just worked my way up, in a horse shoe as I got to the top, if that makes sense. I chose to do a side part so I worked around that once I got to the top.
Here is her head all wrapped, it took me about half an hour. This is where you then take each tin foil piece and press it with a flat iron (be careful the packets get REALLY hot), I pressed each packet for about 5-7 seconds each.
When they are all finished make sure they are all cooled, and start unwrapping from the bottom and work your way up.
Here is what Camille's hair looked like RIGHT out of the foil, no touch ups, no combing, nothin'.
I know it's not the greatest picture, but you get the idea, it is VOLUPTUOUS! I love this method now! There were a few pieces that I either missed or didn't heat long enough, so I touched those up and here is the final result!
Beautiful! I will mention one thing to make sure your curls are all the same size, use two fingers when wrapping on ALL pieces. I made the mistake of using one finger for a few (and she would have looked like Shirley Temple with bouncing curls up to her chin if I had done that all the way around) and it was WAY too curly, so keep that in mind (unless that is the look you are going for of course). With that said, you would probably be able to use three fingers for a looser curl as well, I will have to experiment!
So Pinterest Myth Busted! This look is totally feasible without touch ups with a little practice. I love this method, while a little time consuming the results are breath taking, a new take on an old look! Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!
Here is her hair the next day, after sleeping on it, and running, no touch ups here, this still looks fantastic! Thanks Mille!