Emma has been wanting to try pin curls ever since she read about them in one of the American Girl doll books that she borrowed from the library (I think it was one of the Molly books). So this week we gave it a go – dividing her hair into sections while it was still wet, twisting them, and pinning them up with bobby pins.
Emma is used to hair that lays straight, and she was really surprised at how much curly hair poufs out! She brushed it out before she would let me take a picture, but you can still see the pin curls above her left ear, especially.
Lily decided she wanted pin curls, too! At three years old, she is not nearly as patient as seven-year-old Emma, so her curls are much looser, and only divided into three sections instead of four. Her hair was also dry, so we spritzed it with a little water using a spray bottle.
Lily’s hair has some curl to it naturally, so even with just a little water the pin curls held nicely. Lily’s curls came out looser than Emma’s because we pinned larger sections and didn’t twist it as much.
Usually my girls aren’t interested in doing much with their hair, so I really enjoyed this – and Lily especially was thrilled with the results! Emma didn’t like the puffiness of it, so tonight we tried braids for a less voluminous look. I think it looks pretty adorable!
Do you have a favorite easy, kid-friendly hairdo for us to try?