As mentioned previously, I bought a fabulous magazines with pages and pages of setting instructions. Many looked pretty easy. Since this would mark the third time I'd be trying pin curls on my own head, and don't really have the knack of them yet, I thought these patterns would be a good way for me to get some practice. The first pattern I picked out was one with fringe, since that would obviously work with what I have. It looked about the right length with my newly cut hair as well. I laid out the magazine, bobby pins, rat tail comb, and my end papers (which I need to keep my ends in place), and stared in the mirror trying to figure out where to start.
Typically, I rush through setting my hair, since I can practically put curlers in while half asleep. But, with lack of experience, and wanting to really do a good job, I took my time setting my hair. The setting calls for forward pin curls in a single layer along the ear, and a double layer in the back. I did my best to follow the picture, but knew I wasn't placing them quite right. It wasn't until I brushed out my hair that I realized how off I was. The right side of my head had curls starting above my ear, while the left side of my head had curls starting mid ear. But, I did my best to brush my hair out like the girl in the picture.
When I set my hair a couple weeks ago with pin curls, my hair became very frizzy. I thought this was because my ends were so damaged, though this doesn't happen when I use rollers. So, I went off right away to cut as much of the damaged ends as I could (about two inches). Yet, my hair still came out frizzy with this setting. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong. But, I am hoping that practice will make perfect in this situation (unlike my cat eye liner).
The frustration didn't stop with my hair. I planned on wearing this dress with a sun hat that I have not yet worn. The day before was quite warm and very sunny. I thought that it was perfect weather for a nice straw hat. But, this day was overcast and rainy! I tried to make it better by posing in front of a sunny mural. Unfortunately, I didn't get to take a picture with my pretty green hat.