Whether it's a wedding, a date night, or your daily hairstyle, the pin curls can give you a retro look. This ancient hairstyle may not be well known today, but it's really as simple as it sounds. In this article, I'll show you how to get pin curls by yourself at home. Here just need five steps so you can finish your pin curls. Go on reading!

What are pin curls?

What are pin curls?

As the name suggests, pin curls are heat-free curls made with hair clips or bobby pins. They are curls that are placed flat on your head with clips. Since curls are pinned on the head, they are able to cool in this position, resulting in full curls that last longer than the average curls. It's usually about setting aside a night while you go to bed so you can wake up with Hollywood hair. In fact, this pin curls tutorial gives you bouncy waves without a curling iron, a style that was famous in the 1940s but is still used by women today.

How to get pin curls at home?

You will need to get all the tools before doing the pin curls, mainly a blow dryer, straightener (not needed if you have naturally straight hair)bobby pins or some type of clip, and brush, and then you can start creating this beautiful curls yourself at home.

1. Wash your hair and dry it

Wash your hair and dry it

For best results, the pin curls hairstyle requires freshly washed hair, so use your usual shampoo and conditioner first. Once you're out of the bathroom, brush your hair so it doesn't tangle, and you would better use styling water to give your curls extra definition and staying power.

2. Divide your hair into sections

Divide your hair into sections

Use a wide-toothed comb to comb through your hair, making sure there are no knots or tangles. Divide your hair into sections (2-3 inches thick), the key to curling your hair with a pin is to break it into pieces. The more hair you have, the more sections you have to create. The smaller the part, the tighter and more layered the pin curls.

3. Create your first pin curls

Create your first pin curls

Starting at your hairline, grab an inch of hair and secure it upward. In the first step, you need to place one or two fingers on the end of the section. Roll the hair around your fingers until it reaches your scalp. Carefully remove your fingers and place the curls flat on your head. In the second step, use two or more bobby pins to crisscross the curls. Continue to divide your hair, use the pin to create your curls, and clamp until you have a full head of pin curls. Once your entire head is secured, cover your curls with a silk or satin hat to protect them from frizz or damage. By the way, you can invest in a silk pillowcase for the same effect.

4. Blow drying your hair

Blow drying your hair

After all of your hair has been picked up, you can wrap it in a silk scarf and sleep on it overnight to make sure it's completely dry and curly, or if you're in a hurry, you can blow dry your hair. When your hair is dry, carefully pull out all the clips, and after pulling out all the clips, gently shake and comb your curls with your fingers to help separate them and create a fuller look.

5. Complete your pin curls style

Complete your pin curls style

Now that you can run your fingers through your pin curls, check to see if there are any strands you may have missed when creating pin curls, or just need a trim. In the last part, use a small and half-inch curling iron to curl any peripheral strands of hair to complete your look. You can also apply a minimal amount of light hair oil to the ends of your hair. The oil will make your hair look healthier and allows your ends to blend in with the rest of your hair, allowing the product to work on your strands for a shiny, frizzy-free effect.


Now that you know how to do pin curls by yourself at home, trust me, you will be able to complete the look by studying the above tutorials, so get started!