I was really curious to discover if it would work on hair as long as mine. Would it be comfortable to sleep with that many pins?
I tried it one night.
It wasn't as hard as I thought it may be to roll my hair. It just took a long time and I used a lot of pins. I used small sections since my hair is so long and I didn't roll them as high as I would have liked.
I sectioned my hair starting from the bottom and I smoothed my hair with a BBB (boar bristle brush) on which I had sprinkled a little oil. I then wet my hair and applied a small amount of mousse made by Giovanni.
My hair doesn't care for that mousse. It leaves my hair with a yucky feel once my curls are brushed out. However, it does hold the curl really well.
As for sleeping with that amount of pins in my hair, it should not have been a concern. I slept amazingly well. I found the pins far more comfortable than the Sleep Styler because the stylers are so much bigger than the pins—which lay flat on my head. Also of note is that the Sleep Styler also gives fatter curls compared to pin curls.
The curls did hold really well so I left them alone for a while. However, I was curious to find out how they would handle being brushed. Not well.
I ended up with a large curl clump leaving my hair very dry and tacky.
I can't wait to wash my hair in a couple of days.
Overall, I really like the look the curls gave me as well as how defined they were. I think if I want smaller bouncy curls, I will use this method again. Moreover, if I want/need them to last for a long time, I will use the mousse. Otherwise, I don't intend to use any mousse.
Here is the video I used to learn how to roll my hair.
Below are pictures of my hair before curling, after curling, and brushed out, as well as the curls I get with Sleep Styler.
Sleep Styler curls
Before pin curls
After pin curls
As you can see with the pin curls, I lose a lot more length than I do with the Sleep Styler.