Pin curls were most common in the 50's and early 60's. Some used rag rollers, but they only worked well if the hair was fairly long. They were mainly used earlier than that.

Rollers began coming into use in the late 50's. When I was a little kid, about the time Kennedy came into office was when I remember seeing women at the "beauty parlor" with the smooth plastic rollers or setting their own hair with either the metal spiral rollers that were covered with plastic mesh with the bristle brush inside or less often with pink foam rubber rollers - Basically, when, thanks to Jackie Kennedy, more bouffant hairstyles became popular instead of the curlier pincurled styles.

It was nothing back then to see a woman running around town with her hair in rollers or pin curls so it'd look good later for a night out.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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