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Vintagehair, I have failed thee 
2nd-Dec-2009 08:37 pm
I intended on putting together a all-inclusive fingerwaves tutorial that shows all three methods of fingerwaving. But no matter how many times I tried I just cannot remember my setting pattern for pin curled fingerwaves. They just aren't turning out the way I want! Grrr. So no pin curl tut for now. But I did make one for actual finger sculpted waves, and a marcel wave tut will be done by the weekend hopefully because I really think the old one sucks.

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Want waves like this?

The motion can be kind of tricky, so here's the video:



It doesn't start out very glamorous. Get your hair wet. Not damp, WET. But not dripping wet either..a good medium. You will want it wet so your hair is sculptable and will do whatever you tell it to.

Start with the 'small' side of your hair part. I always find this side easier. Run a comb through it about an inch or so and pull it towards the mirror. Use your fingers to tightly hold this section down. Comb down another inch from where your fingers are holding down the first half of the wave and this time pull it away from the mirror.

Yay, your first wave! Don't remove the comb! Insert a long metal clip (bobby pins aren't strong enough) into the center of the wave. This clip will give it that dip in the wave.

Place your fingers down tightly right under the wave, and use the comb to go towards the mirror again and clip in place in the center. Repeat for the rest of that side and the other side. I like pulling the first wave towards the mirror, but that's just personal prefernce.

Note: The thick side can be difficult, especially if you have thick hair. If it just doesn't work, I'd recommend getting it thinned out. Thinning is the best way to accomplish polished vintage styles.

Now pin curl the rest, or leave it and use a curling iron or hotsticks/rollers later on, but pin curls look the best with fingerwaves in my opinion.

Holy wall of text. Let's look at some more pictures. This is what you'll look like:
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When you tie up your bandanna, don't let it cover the waves, it will flatten them! Tie it between the border of the waves and pincurls and secure tightly with bobby pins.

Next morning. Take out the pin curls and style them first. Go figure, mine didn't turn out very well because they didn't have enough time to dry. UGH

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Hairspray before taking the clips out and enjoy!

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And for those who couldn't care less about fingerwaves, check out my new piercing haha

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I hope this was useful for some people :)
Comments 
3rd-Dec-2009 04:46 am (UTC)
I love it, do you have any more tutorials?
3rd-Dec-2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!
I have another video, but it is complete rubish! The only reason I haven't taken it down is because alot of comments said it was helpful. But I will be doing a version 2.0 on that one soon :)
Other than that I have a few setting pattern pictures floating around on here, I'd check the tutorial link on the side.
3rd-Dec-2009 04:46 am (UTC)
You look stunning!
I have to agree with you 100% though... the pincurl waves are very difficult to master. Personally, this is a much easier method and it's just as pretty.
3rd-Dec-2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
I could kick myself because a while ago I found a setting pattern that worked perfectly! But do I write it down? Noooooo *face palm*
3rd-Dec-2009 04:54 am (UTC)
You know, it seems like I remember your first post on here, and ever since then I have watched you become more and more adept at vintage hairstyles. It inspires me to actually try my hand at some, because you always look so freakin' fabulous.
3rd-Dec-2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Awww thank you! That is one of the nicest compliments I've ever gotten on here :)
And do try! It only becomes easier with time
3rd-Dec-2009 05:23 am (UTC)
you are so darling! wonderful hair.
6th-Dec-2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
3rd-Dec-2009 05:49 am (UTC)
lovely!
i'm excited to try!
:)
6th-Dec-2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Make sure to share how it turns out :D
3rd-Dec-2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Absolutely stunning! You look gorgeous.
6th-Dec-2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thank ya!
3rd-Dec-2009 07:54 am (UTC)
this is perfect! I'll have to try it out sometime. you make it look super easy. =)
6th-Dec-2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Oh it is! Let me know how it goes :)
3rd-Dec-2009 08:54 am (UTC)
Lovely! Out of curiosity, what are the waves like on the seconds or third day? Do they hold up alright?
6th-Dec-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
The waves look great for another few days. I just put the clips back in in the morning and add a little more hairspray
3rd-Dec-2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I tried these waves yesterday, but unfortunately I wasn't lucky with it. I wisg I could see your tips before :) Thank you anyway! now I know how to do it :)))
6th-Dec-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yay I'm glad I could help!
3rd-Dec-2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
You are too cute for words! Great tutorial :)
6th-Dec-2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Aww thanks <3
3rd-Dec-2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Your timing is impeccable - I have to do fingerwaves this weekend for Repeal Day. It's been an entire year since I've done them, so I'm a bit nervous about how they'll turn out!
6th-Dec-2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Perfect! I'm sure they will turn out lovely. Do post pictures :D
3rd-Dec-2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
You are always so fabulous looking! I love the wvaes on you. Great job!!
6th-Dec-2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
3rd-Dec-2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
ugh i just adore you :) get in my pocket!
6th-Dec-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Haha that made me think of There's A Wocket In My Pocket by. Dr. Suess.
Thank you :)
3rd-Dec-2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
SO adorable!
6th-Dec-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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6th-Dec-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks,I hope it's useful :)
4th-Dec-2009 12:01 am (UTC)
OMG....why have I never thought of holding the waves with my finger like THAT instead of trying to use my fingers flat? You're a GENIUS! NEVER take that video down! It will be my perma-reference!

THANKS BUNCHES :D :D :D
6th-Dec-2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yay I'm glad it's useful! It will be up FOREVER I promise haha..unless I actually get a real camera soon and can take videos longer than 30 seconds lol..then there will a newr tut :D
4th-Dec-2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Everything about yeee is fantastic! You make the best platinum blonde! Your hair style is the essence of perfect, and your cute as a button--especially with your septum!
6th-Dec-2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I reeeally need to redye my roots lol.
4th-Dec-2009 06:00 am (UTC)
If I ever cut my hair short enough, this will be the first thing I try. You make it look so easy! It looks great!
6th-Dec-2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You can still wave the hair around your face and do whatever with the rest. Your hair is so pretty I'm sure it would look great :)
5th-Dec-2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
So great! I know what I'm doing to my hair now when these curls drop out!
6th-Dec-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Let me know how it works out :D
5th-Dec-2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I LOVE this hairdo sooo much, thanks for the tutorial ^--^
6th-Dec-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Your welcome!!
6th-Dec-2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
wow! thank you! you make it looks so easy!

and damn, that piercing looks good on you
6th-Dec-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! My fav part about the piercing is I can just flip it up into my nose for work haha
6th-Dec-2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
SOOOO PRETTY! it looks great : )
7th-Dec-2009 03:45 am (UTC)
did I already comment on this? i cant remember lol. If not, beautiful 'do! and I like this length on you. and your piercing is rad
11th-Dec-2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
you make it look so easy.
haha
I need to invest in some of those clips :]
14th-Dec-2009 05:52 am (UTC)
THANK YOU!! I haven't done fingerwaves in about 2 years, and now-- having been out of practice so long, and given the current length of my hair-- I can't seem to get them to stay! so thank you for this genius way.

One question: what is the length of your hair when straight? it looks to be just slightly past your shoulders.
11th-Jan-2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yupp! It is about an inch longer than my shoulders :)
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