I've never tried pin curls but today I thought I'd give it a whirl. They seemed easy enough: take some hair, wrap it around your finger, pin to your head without twisting it...easy, right? WRONG!
Pin curls are taking over my head! I didn't expect them to work as well as they did. I made sure that my hair was wet so the curl would work and I put in small curls because my hair doesn't tend to work well with big chunky curls. I slept in them (quite comfy) and took them out around noon today. Wow- I look like a clown! So, lessons learned: do it on dry hair, maybe, use bigger chunks of hair on top, don't do the curls too high on my head, do bigger curls!
Once I experiment more and get the hang of doing it the right way, I'll post a tutorial so you don't end up looking like me!
I don't know, though- maybe it's so wrong that it's right?
Updated: after much practice, I have several pin curl tutorials on my tutorials page
the most popular and thorough is Pin Curls 101