Are you a slave to your curling iron? "Pin curls can give you the same barrel curl," says Carmel Bianco, a New York City-based hairstylist. And you don't need a whole head of pins to achieve the look. "If you put a few of them on the top layers of your hair and simply scrunch the bottom, you can get pretty corkscrew curls with minimal effort and no damage."
When hair is still damp, work a volumizing mousse throughout, then wait until hair is almost dry. Starting at the top of the head, as close to the roots as possible, take a 1- to 2-inch piece of hair and wrap it around your finger.
Slide the hair off your finger and secure the curl against the scalp with a pincurl clip (to hold it in place). Repeat with small sections all over the scalp.
Once hair is completely dry, take out pins and spritz with finishing spray. For a very curly look, use your fingers to style; for a softer look, use a brush.
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