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Medium Pin Curls on Fine Natural Hair

Hello Maicurlies,

So today I wanted to share my current obsession (actually I have yet another new one already) Pin Curls! 

Medium Pin Curls

Let me tell you, I LOVE pin curls!!!! 

What do I love about Pin Curls? 

EVERYTHING! Since I have fine natural hair I tend to look for styles to helps to give me volume and the illusion of more density and pin curls give me that….they give me life! Generally I normally like to style on dry hair or slightly damp hair because I get more volume if my hair is not really wet but with pin curls regardless of whether I start on freshly washed hair or dry hair I adore the results! In my demo I did medium sized pin curls on freshly washed hair which gave me medium curls with bounce but they can be made smaller for tighter results or bigger for looser curls. 

Products/Tools Used:

My styling process (especially when I start on wet hair) is to 

  1. Set the Pin Curls
  2. Allow them to air dry 
  3. Cover with a silk/satin scarf overnight
  4. Take down the bobby pins, separate the curls and style my hair (the following day)

However, there are times when I have to go out after setting my hair (example on the day when I recorded my video) so on those days I do my faux huge headwrap.

Faux huge Headwrap

No one knows my hair is curled up, pinned down and not in a big bun underneath and I don’t have to go out looking a little peculiar 😉 Then the following day I take down my hair and voila! 

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Here is my video of the process:

I would love to hear what you think! Do you do pin curls, would you try them? 




2 Quick Styles on an old Wash – N – Go

Hey Maicurlies,

So as always I am here with a super simple styling tutorial (yes in true form). I always mention that I like to keep it simple and these two styles are exactly that!

Asymmetrical and Heart Shaped Updo

Asymmetrical and Heart Shaped Updo

I like to do pin-up updos whenever I can’t be bothered with my hair, when I want to give my hair a break or when my hair is “old” and in need of a wash/co-wash but I have yet to get around to it (as in this case).

I don’t like adding too much to my hair if I am going to wash it the next day and I also don’t want to spend too much time trying to restyle when I will wash it the next day. So instead, I pin my hair up and away. These two styles can be done in 5 minutes or less, allowing me to quickly get ready for work/head out without any hassle.

I love doing the “Asymmetrical Updo” when I am running late for work.

This “Heart Shaped Updo” is another quick and pretty style.

They are both really simple but in a chic way so you still look “put together” without any effort! 

All I use is:

I have a video of how I do the styles

I hope you enjoy the video and let me know what you think! 




The Faux-Hawk

Good Evening Maicurlies!

I hope all is well and you are enjoying the start of 2014!

I haven’t tried a “Faux Hawk” in a while, there is no real reason as to why I haven’t…I guess I just forgot. After my Wash Day Routine I put my hair in 5 braids, applied my DIY Creamy Leave-In conditioner (to wet hair) and then sealed in the moisture with my DIY Mixed Sealing Oil. I used bobby pins to pin the braids down and stretch them and then covered my hair with my scarf overnight. My intention was to actually wear my hair out and “flowy” so the next morning, I took the braids down (with a little sealing oil on my fingertips) and my hair decided it did not want to corporate. It wasn’t feeling the “flowly-ness” I wanted, so I gave in and tired something different and this is what I ended up with!


Now this is not your traditional “Faux Hawk” because gravity is basically pulling my hair down due to its length. I will be trying this again after a Wash-n-Go because I am sure if I do not stretch my hair (with braids) then the length will be a little shorter and I might get more of a “spunky” look. I do love this though because I find it elegant and I LOVE that just due to braiding my hair I get to take advantage of my length!

I have a write-up of my Long “Faux-Hawk” and photos to go with it here

Do you rock a Faux-hawk, Fro-hawk? If so let me know, I would love to hear from you!