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1930s Brush Curling

1930s Brush Curling

 

Brush curling the permanent wave is often more satisfactory for very fine and thin hair than finger waving. This kind of wave will give a soft, fluffy effect.

A brush curl may be briefly described as a curl made by tightly winding wet strands of hair around the index finger in an overlapping curl, smoothly brushing with a stiff brush, securely pinning to the scalp with wire hair pins, and carefully drying with artificial heat.

The hair should be parted down the center of the head and divided into squares after the manner of preparing the strands for a permanent wave. The size of the square will depend upon the size of the wave desired, but the strand should be no larger than can be wound easily around the finger. The strand should be combed out to the end and held in the right hand; it should be wrapped tightly and brushed firmly around the index finger of the left hand. The ends should be tucked out sight, the finger should be lifted and rotated and the hair carefully
slipped off and pinned tightly to the scalp. In this manner rows of curls are brushed and pinned all over the head; and where the hair is too short to curl over the finger, hairpins may be used, or the ends may be curled under
with a warm marcel iron after the hair has been dried. After the drying, the pins are removed, and the curls combed out and formed with the fingers and comb into waves.