How I Curl My Hair – Part One – Soft Curlers

I’ve been meaning to write about my hair for a really long time. Ever since last year when I had it bobbed and created lots of fabulous vintage style sets. Now my hair is a bit longer and its not that easy to create a classic vintage look, I’ve kind of been doing my own thing a bit. I have really thick hair, so it can be quite tricky styling it, especially when its longer. So if I find a style I like, I’ll usually do it a lot.

One of my favourite styles for my long and very thick hair is to create curls with Scunci soft curlers. I usually then use a flower garland to get my hair off my face. I really like this more relaxed style, which works well with looks from any era. Its also quite a manageable style when you have very thick hair like mine. Last time I did this style I decided to take some pictures of each step so I could show you how I do it.

  1. I start off with very slightly damp freshly washed hair. Because my hair is so thick, it would never dry if I did this while it was too wet.
  2. Next I brush it through with a detangling brush, to make sure its really smooth and that there are no knots.
  3. I use a styling oil to smoothen my hair before I start curling.
  4. I run a generous amount through the lengths of my hair, using my hands.
  5. I then run a firm hold mousse through the lengths of my hair.
  6. It’s now time to start rolling, I use a sectioning brush to divide up my hair.

  1. I section off my hair and roll upwards from underneath my hair.
  2. I brush each section to get it as smooth as possible between each roll.
  3. It takes my around 30 soft curlers to put all of my hair up. For a tighter curl I use more.

To keep the rollers in place over night I cover them with a hair net and then tie a silk scarf over the top. Luckily the cushions in the rollers make them really comfortable and easy to sleep in.

  1. In the morning I carefully take out all the curls.
  2. Before brushing I give the curls a light spray with hairspray.
  3. Now for the scary part! I give all the curls a good brush until they go a bit frizzy.
  4. At this point I usually wonder whether I should just give up and do an up-do!
  5. I then use a little more of the styling oil to smoothen the frizz.
  6. At this stage I smoothen the curls with a brush, using my hand to gently guide them into the shape I want.

  1. I keep brushing until the curls are quite defined and the hair is smooth. (If you’re going for more of a sleek vintage look, keep going until it’s perfectly uniform and use lots of hairspray. You’ll also need to add a bit more volume in the front with some back combing.)
  2. I pop my hair garland over the top of my hair and secure it with a couple of grips at the back.
  3. I twist the front of the hair over the sides of the garland and pin them at the back of my head.
  4. Finish with lots of hair spray to keep the curls in place.

I find it usually takes about an hour for my hair to drop a little and sit perfectly once I’m done. I really like this style for chilled out mummy days, as its not too over the top, but still reflects my style. This set usually lasts me about 3 days after initially curling it. Here’s some snaps of the next few days.

Products Used:

Tangle Angel BrushStyling OilBackcomb BrushMousseSoft CurlersHairspray

I’m hoping to share some of the other methods I use on my hair in the coming months, so watch this space!

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4 Comments

  1. Fay August 22, 2017 / 5:58 am

    My hair never holds a set curl unless I use about a gallon of hair spray or its natural! Great post babe x

    • vintagefrills August 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

      I’m coming for you with the extra strong setting lotion!

  2. Karen August 22, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Your hair always looks so good in your posts – thanks for all this advice! Kx

    • vintagefrills August 30, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m glad you liked the post. xxx

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