Cibu How To: Vintage Pin Curls

I'm bringing vintage back! Here's a super sweet, super simple pin curl technique perfect for setting and keeping curls in fine hair

Here's what you need:

  1. 1" Curling Iron : I love the Babylis 1" Pro Curling Iron that I used in this video
  2. Flat curl setting clips (super cheap)
  3. Bobby pins
  4. Cibu Finista Finishing Spray or similiar workable hair spray

The process:

Step 1: Work a golf ball size serving of Cibu Shang High Mousse or similar into damp hair (in addition to adding volume, mousse is excellent for curl setting)

Step 2: Flash dry hair 100%. No need for a brush, just get all the moisture out

Step 3: Prep 1" section with Cibu Finista Flexible Finishing Spray (or similar) before curling with iron.  Hold iron for 15 - 30 seconds. Release

Step 4: Use fingers to wind curl into a circular pattern at scalp. Secure curl with setting clip

Step 5: Repeat all over head. Spray head with a generous coat of Cibu Finista. Let curls sit for :30 - or longer. This technique is great for an overnight curl set

Step 6: Remove clips* and style as desired. Some ideas:

  • For a vintage look, use bobby pins to secure face framing curls
  • For soft waves and volume brush out curls with a paddle or soft bristle brush
  • *For a finger wave look, replace curl clips with bobby pins

Be sure to watch the video above to see the process, master the curl shape and clip technique and witness how *well* I execute my morning beauty routine with two toddlers afoot.






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Three looks in one!

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