Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive way to curl your hair? If you have straight hair or random curls that don't act in unison, this curly hair hack is just for you.
While there are many exciting ways to curl hair, toilet paper is probably not the first thing that would come to mind. However, it turns out toilet paper can give you some funky, uniform, springy fun curls. Mickey Crazy 1 and Noelle Bean show us their secrets to getting some fun and easy curls. Literally all you need is some toilet paper. If you have curly to coily hair and want large barrel waves, try the Toilet Paper Method on a blowout.
Step 1: Section off your hair according to what look you are going for (fewer sections for barrel curls, smaller sections for tight spirals).
Step 2: Begin with two squares of toilet paper and fold the two squares in half. Fold the square in half again. This will act as one 'roller'.
Step 3: Take a section of hair and wrap your hair around both your finger and the toilet paper (this will make things easier). Once you have wrapped it around, pull your finger out and roll it up to your scalp and tie the ends together.
Step 4: Repeat this process until each of the sections of your hair are covered. Then, go to sleep! Let these sit in your hair overnight.
Step 5: The next morning, untie the paper from your hair and voila! You get beautifully uniform, clumped, thick ringlets!
Noelle’s Toilet Paper Method takes just a little bit longer.
This is the tutorial to follow if you have pin-straight hair and want to style your hair into loosely tousled beachy waves.
Step 1: Take your hair into three sections. Two parted down the middle, and then put the rest up at the top. If you have bangs, clip them up and out of the way. Start with four squares of toilet paper. (This will act as one roller).
Step 2: Take a medium section of hair, put the toilet paper underneath your hair, and criss cross over your hair. Slide it down to the end of the section and roll it up.
Step 3: Once you roll it all the way up to your scalp, tie it in a bow and repeat on the next sections. Be gentle.
Step 4: Go to sleep to seal in the retextured hairstyle.
Step 5: The next morning, gently untie your paper and add a curly styling product for hold. Use a curling iron for any random pieces that fell flat overnight.
Step 6. Blow dry and tease your hair to get that effortless big tousled wave look.
Which should you use?
If you want thicker spiral curls, follow Mickey’s method. On the other hand, if you want messier, fuss-free curls, I would try Noelle’s method. What do you use to curl your hair? Have you tried the toilet paper method? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.