Easy Vintage hair: how to make sock curls imitate pin curls
I’ve made my first YouTube tutorial. I’m feeling quite nervous about sharing it, so I hope you like it!
This past year I’ve got into vintage style as a hobby. I am too Sick to regularly use an authentic pin curl setting pattern and brushout and so I looked for an easier alternative. This tutorial is my adaptation of the sock curls technique to a vintage, mid twentieth century style. I usually do this in a couple of minutes in bed after a bath. It is really quick if you’re not filming it for a tutorial video!
It is also a heatless, lowtox method for creating great curls.
I mentioned that I’d give you a link for sugar water setting lotion. I basically use the same mix for setting lotion and hairspray (I can’t cope with the harsh chemicals from hairspray). This is the method I use Homemade Hairspray/Setting Lotion (basically dissolve sugar in boiling water!).
Here are some examples of brushout tutorials I like. You can do the same after sock curls, though you may need to brush more gently:
Let me know in the comments section if you’d like to see a video of me cutting my own hair (potentially in 4 snips if I get it right). I have a couple of ideas on how to improve on my first go at something approximating a long middy home haircut. I also know how to do a Spoonie friendly 1 snip haircut.
Which aspects of staying presentable, or expressing your identity in your appearance, do you find too energy draining?
If you liked this post you will probably like:
Spoonie Pinup tips (if you’re a Spoonie and/or like vintage style)
Identity, disability and vintage style musings
BTW I haven’t sussed out closed captions yet but I have a script I could share with you if you are hard of hearing or Deaf.