Vintage hairstyle without heat ?

socurlssocurls Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 207 Curl Connoisseur
edited July 2018 in Curly Hairstyles
I had a very vintage style (50s / 70s) and I just love the hairstyle of this era!
But with curly hair now it's a bit more complicated to achieve and I do not want to use curling iron or straighten it.
For the moment I manage with what I have but it does not hold so much when I go out ... maybe use perms for hairstyles from time to time? Can it damage my curls ?
photos below the result for the moment, it's a bit of a mess  :D 

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  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
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    Do you set your hair in rollers when it is wet? I would comb gel through your wet hair (after washing) and then set it in rollers and let it air dry. I don't know much about using a roller set, but I'm sure there are YouTube videos giving information.
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  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
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    I would think perms are damaging.  Those chemicals seem rather harsh.

    You could use flexirods, foam rollers, pins to make pin curls or curlformers.  They should not be damaging
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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
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    You could use perm rods without the permanent solution.  That wouldn't be damaging.  Or like others said, rollers or pin curls is what they actually used back then, and also won't be damaging.  Although the velcro rollers can pull and break the hair - but regular rollers are fine.
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  • socurlssocurls Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 207 Curl Connoisseur
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    Oops yes sorry I mean perm rods and not "perms"! 😅
    Ok thanks i'll try this 😊


  • StraightPassingStraightPassing Registered Users Posts: 86 Curl Connoisseur
    In my experience, pin curls are good because they can actually bolster your natural pattern. However, if you're not looking to brush it (which is entirely understandable) you can pin it in place into the appropriate sillouhette. Bear in mind that pin curls typically look glossy  because they're done on straight hair. :)

    If you want tips on hairstyles, Atomic Amber on YouTube is good. :)

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