The winter is usually a time when we'll take just about all the heat we can get – except when it comes to our hair. The drying effects of the harsh winter weather are already bad enough for our tresses. Add to that the sizzling crunch of a curling iron, and you're well on your way to a hot, fried winter mess.
The good news? This shouldn't prevent you from achieving those bouncy, springy curls you normally get from your standard curling iron. Instead, why not create some old-fashioned pincurls like the ladies of the 1920s and 1930s?
To achieve this look, you'll need a bit of gel and/or hairspray as well as several bobby pins. Aim to buy smooth pins without the alligator grip, as this will lead to less crimping. Take small, one-inch sections of your damp hair (which you've applied gel to) and roll them up, starting with the ends. Once you've rolled the ringlet up to your head, secure it with a pin to the roots of your hair.
Once your hair has air-dried completely, you can remove the pins to reveal a head of flawless curls. This will leave you with the same exact shape you'd achieve if you were curling your locks with an iron, but with less damage to your hair and more of a convenience factor if you don't happen to own a set of rollers.