I went to beauty school for a bit and remember doing finger waves. You need a finger wave gel/solution. Get a fine-tooth comb (a long narrow one).
How to do it:
Comb the solution in your hair. Putting your hand flat against your head with your pointer finger and middle finger separated, insert the comb into your hair between your fingers and pull it either forward towards your face or backward. When that wave is in, move down, laying your hand over the top of the last wave to keep it from moving and open your two fingers again and insert the comb between them. This time pull the comb OPPOSITE direction from the last time. Repeat this procedure until you run out of scalp area to rest your hand against. (you can't finger wave loose hair that I know of)
For pin curls, simply section off a piece of wet hair (with or without setting lotion) and start rolling it up from the end (like a cinnamon roll) when at the end, clip.
at 6:08 PM on Jul. 12, 2009