I have always liked vintage fashion, makeup, and hair. I mean, what’s not to like? Gorgeous, bouncy curls, bright red lipstick, and pretty scarves tied in bows on top of the head; the epitome of classic beauty. I started looking up how to make pin curls. Put briefly, pin curls are made without heat by rolling slightly damp hair from tip to root and then bobby pinning each of these rolls in an “x.” Pin curls were commonly used to give women those beautiful curls in the 40s and 50s. It didn’t sound too terribly hard, but I knew that from what I’ve read it could fall flat for no reason at all. After watching a few Youtube videos and reading tutorials on how to do the pin curls, I sat in front of my mirror with a pile of bobby pins and a pencil, to wrap the curls with. I pinned them all down pretty well and here’s what they looked like pinned in my hair.
The back was very difficult to do, but I did get all of my hair pinned down. After pinning, you are supposed to tie a silk scarf around your head, like you’ve seen women in old movies doing. You can then choose to sleep with this on and have the curls in the morning, or you can do this during the day and hopefully you have enough time to let your hair dry beneath the scarf. I tied the lovely scarf that I got from my grandma and went to bed.
It was a little uncomfortable at first to sleep with the pins poking me in the head, but eventually I fell asleep. I’m not sure how long it was, but I’ll guess it was probably about three hours later that I woke up. I’m sorry for what I’m about to say because it is gross, but bare with me because it made me laugh this morning.
The scarf was incredibly hot and cooking my head, so I took it off. My hair was wetter than when I went to bed. The curls were absolutely wet, my clothes were soaked through, and I was sleeping in a puddle. Sleepily, I took all the pins out, which was a feat for someone who is almost sleeping. There must’ve been like 50 pins in my hair. I stumbled to my dresser and put them in a pile, which in the morning turned out to be less of a pile and more of a pin disaster. I still had a good majority of the pins in my bed. I had to change my entire nightgown, even down to my skivvies, and I had to sleep on the opposite side of the bed because it was so terribly wet.
I have been on 100 mg of Sertraline for about 2 years now and the #1 side effect for me is the night sweats. If you’ve never had them, they are just plain awful. I’m used to them by now, but last night was probably the worst I’ve had them in quite a while. I mean, there was literally a puddle; a pool of sweat! Well, when I woke up, my hair looked like something out of an 80s flick; all crimped out, huge, and very damp, almost like it had been gelled. I think the scarf trapped in too much heat and really made things worse. That and I was probably not sleeping as well as I should with the pins in my head.
Well, I guess pin curls are never gonna work for someone who gets terrible night sweats 🙂
You can laugh. I’m still laughing 🙂