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Tutorial: How to do pincurls by taeliac Tutorial: How to do pincurls by taeliac
Here is the first of three tutorials I took pictures for a few days ago at school.

This one is about how to pincurl your hair in preparation for putting on a wig. This is the longest of the three, but by far, the most important one to know. I know there are many people out there who think that you do not need to do this to your hair, but I've found that you really, really need to do this in order to have a wig that doesn't *look* like a wig when you're wearing it, and also so that it doesn't fall off.

But, on the plus side, the pincurls are very simple to do with a bit of practice!

A thank you goes out to ~MedeaHiasobi for helping me with this (it's her hands with blue fingernails you see in the pictures :D) ~ you should go watch her, too!

Wig tutorials:
:heart: How to do pincurls -- [link]
:heart: How to put on a wig cap -- [link]
:heart: How to put on a wig -- [link]
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Selparda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
The doll is scary! :-O
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aliceisreal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Very helpful! Every time I've put a wig cap on it slips off and the wig wobbles. DX My problem is I have a lot of layers and super short bangs.
Also, do you have tips for guys with shaggy hair?
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minaslahthus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Interface Designer
This is helpful. However would you have any idea how I could go ahead and do this (I have shoulderlength dreadlocks)
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KC12344325 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great! ... Though I have long hair (slightly past my waist), so I would simply French braid it??? What do you mean by crossing them at the base and making a "U"?
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TenSuitConverse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I have very thin and fine hair that is near my shoulder at the longest point and to the base of my head at the shortest. I'm weary of the pincurls because I feel like they will be so small and my hair so fine that they won't stay. Are there any pointers you could give me? I can't french braid my hair either.
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ObsessiveGoblin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so helpful! I have a big head and thick hair, so just braiding it and rolling it up doesn't really work for me.
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Warfather77 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If for a guy, how do I make pincurls for the wig pins that go into the wig cap work?
Since I'm a guy, I naturally have short hair (extra now after a haircut)
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Tatter-Hood Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thank you *so* much for this wonderful set of tutorials! :happybounce: They were *immensely* helpful. :squee:

Until a few weeks ago, I normally just held a wig in place with a few bobby pins and called it a day. Then I had a costume where I had to wear a 6-foot long wig. Your tutorial was so helpful, and so easy to follow! Not once did my wig slip or felt uncomfortable, and as a bonus I had lovely curls after I took the pincurls out (they went well with another costume I wore later). From now on, this is the only way I wear wigs! Bravo! :clap:
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Craftcove Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you mean only 2 more pincurls are needed for the rest of the hair? So, seven pincurls all up for an average head?
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333hf333 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You know that natural blondes normally have thicker hair?

And that some people have never had a proper haircut and just get split ends chopped off?

Well, this is extremely helpful for those people, especially if they want to cosplay Gumi.
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