Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture
I've rediscovered pin curls.
You know what I'm talking about. That vintage/retro look sported by stylish dames from the 1920s on, but particularly in the 1940s and 1950s. All those old photos of women with their curls wrapped up in a scarf and tied in a knot on top of their head? Yeah. They were waiting for their pin curls to dry.
A mother of a friend taught me how to do these on my own [boring, straight, thin, mousy] hair back in like 1995 on some dance line trip, and since then, I've fallen back on the natural boingy-boing method for theater productions and costuming. It's amazing what you can do with just a little damp hair, a few bobby pins, and a couple of hours.
Last week I was headed to a show and wanted something wild(er), so I grabbed my box o' pins and wrapped up my limp hair. Within an hour: immediate personality! Have been doing pin curls nearly every day since. And it's ever-so-much more fun than the usual blah crap.
Google it up for any number of instructions on how to do pin curls; they're incredibly easy, much easier than any of the directions would have you believe. And then revel in shaking out your Rita Hayworth vintage movie star curls. They'll last all day.