Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Easiest Way To Curl Your Hair Ever!

K, I was surfing around different blogs the other night and started watching a bunch of hair tutorials.
My life has been changed, I kid you not.  So, I filmed a little video tutorial of my new favourite way to curl my hair...no curling iron needed!  Seriously, this is the easiest way to curl your hair ever!

You do this method on slightly damp hair.  I found what works best is showering after supper and letting my hair air dry for most of the evening.  Then I blow-dry my roots so they aren't flat.  I do this before bed and go to sleep.  Because the 'curler' in this method is a stretchy headband (as you'll see) it's super comfy to sleep in!  No bobby pins, no wire curlers, no bumpy things keeping you from a comfortable sleep.



Confession, I actually wore my hair still up in the headband to church last Sunday after sleeping on it Saturday night!  My hair wasn't frizzy & the head band was black...does that make it better?  My hair was almost too curly when I finally did take it out!

Here are this morning's after pictures from that video's hair band curls:

Right after waking up:

The headband slid back while I slept, but no worries.

To remove just lift up the headband from the top of your head and gently pull it back behind your head.


 Pull back and then slowly unravel your hair from the headband.


 Here's what my hair looks like right after the band came out

I flipped my head upside down then shook out the curls and ran my fingers through the curls.
You could use a natural bristle brush and go through your hair to make it more wavy than curly.


Then I did a waterfall braid which I found a great tutorial for on the blog I Am Momma Hear Me Roar


Voila!  Easy curls, no curling iron, and comfortable to sleep on!!


The blog where I first heard about this is A Law Student's Journey.  She has tons of tutorials and cool ideas.  Definitely check her out.  The link above will take you right to her post "Easy No Heat Curls" where she has posted the original video I saw in addition to another no heat curl method called the sock bun.  The layers in my hair are too short for the sock bun I discovered, but I would definitely try it again.

What's your everyday hair?  Do you vary it day to day or always sport the same look?

90 comments:

  1. So cool! I can't wait to show Tori. She is going to be all over this...I'll try it too,but I have very long and thick hair, it may be too hard to sleep in...thanks for showing us how to do it.

    And yes, I wear my hair the same boring way all the time - down, pony, in a clip. Snore.

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    1. You should try the sock bun curls method! I used to have super long hair and did it that way work wonderfully but now I have medium length hair so this works better for now :)

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    2. I tried both methods both were as good as each other.

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    3. when i did this once i was sooooooo tired i did it but it didnt look good so i pulled it out hard and lets say i have 1 less headband oops...

      but its worked ever since

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  2. Oh, my goodness! That looks fabulous. It looks kinda 40's style curls. Very vintagy, very cool. I like it a lot.

    -FringeGirl

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  3. Adrienne: I'm so sorry your long, luscious, thick locks wouldn't fit in this headband curler method *note a tinge of sarcasm :) Your hair always looks fabulous in pictures you post. I hope Tori has fun with this.

    FringeGirl: I know! I love the 40s vibe. Brushing it makes it look like Veronica Lake waves!

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  4. I got the hair bands, you do the 'do!

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  5. I'm so glad this worked out for you! I've wondered what other people had experienced with the headband method!

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  6. Do you think using a thinner headband would still work well for this technique?

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    1. yes, I think a thinner headband would definitely work. I chose this because I thought it wouldn't leave marks on my headband. Good luck with it!

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    2. Miss Shannon LautnerApril 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      i cant do it, seems like just me but i cant put my hair around the hairband at all it goes all fuzzy and i and up tearing my hair out :( any advice?

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    3. Hi Shannon,
      My advice would be to make sure your hair is a little damp and freshly combed. Try using slightly bigger pieces of hair at a time and comb each strand as you grab it.
      A looser headband may also help.
      and, when taking it out try pull the headband back off your head slowly, and shake it gently. You kind of have to ease the hair out and unroll it a little.
      I hope that helps! Even youtube 'no heat curls' and watch a few of the different tutorials, they might have a few different techniques that would help.

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    4. i tried this no heat curls last night and i have beautiful curly hair this morning. one thing i'd like to ask. do you find any difficulties to wrap the back part of your hair? because I do. I couldn't get neat and tidy wrap when I reach the back part. any tips?

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    5. Hey Nayla,
      The back is always a bit of a problem for me too. I've tried doing one side all the way to the back and wrapping it until all the hair is tucked in and then using some bobby pins to told it while I switch to the other side and do the same, Usually it works and is also a bit easier to take out too. Experiment and tell me what works for you!

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  7. Im going to try this tonight. But I was going to wash my hair right before I do it?

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    1. I do this on freshly washed hair that mostly dry. If you do it on wet hair it won't fully dry and you'll wake up with damp hair that doesn't hold the curl.

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  8. I am amazed at your after pictures! I don't know what it would do on my frizzy mop--I don't think the frizz would go away without the heat--but I can't wait to try it on my daughters! Thank you so much!

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  9. what would happen if i did it on dry hair coz i can't be botherd to wash my hair???????????

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  10. just spritz dry hair with water, or comb a little gel through. You definitely want to sleep on it though so it's in long enough to curl the hair.

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    1. thx it works i can't wait to tell all my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. fynnley AKA bailey12April 6, 2012 at 2:48 AM

      this is so cool !

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  11. Wow!! I just tried it!
    Thank u so much!!

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  12. any substitutes for the headband maybe a scarf???????

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    1. anything that has a bit of stretch to it and hold it's place is ideal. Some people have used cut off strips from a t-shirt sleeve.

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  13. Gonna try this out to night so I can see if I can do it for prom! Im super excited!

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  14. I have a dance this friday night, but school during the day. Do you think that if I put my hair up at 2:30pm or 3:00pm it would be curly at 7:00pm?

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    1. I think you'd have to put it up dry, or barely damp, and have a bit of gel or mousse so it would hold it's shape. You may get more waves then curls. Let me know how it works!

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  15. This did not help me. Not trying to be funny but i said African American hair and me and you both know black and white people don't have the same kind of hair.

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  16. I'm sorry but this did not help me. I said African American hair not Caucasian hair. Me and you both know that black people and white people do not have the same hair.

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  17. This is amazing! I tried it with a smaller head band and it just made the curls tighter, more like shirley temple kind of hair. but the one I used was kind of hard to wrap around because it does have a kind of gel-y surface, but it was deffinetly worth it! I did it when I didn't know I was going any where else, and people kind of looked at me weird cause I had this thing in my hair. But again, deffinetly worth it.

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  18. I have long hair like down to my belly button do you think it would still work with the long hair?

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  19. Of course it should work. Just have longer curls

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  20. I tryed it and it really worked

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  21. Would it be ok to use thicker strands of hair for a looser, bigger curl? And if you wanted the curls to be looser if I got the results in your picture above, what would you recommend?

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    1. Yes, the bigger the strands the looser the curl...you can make it more wavy by lightly brushing the hair once you take the head band out.

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  22. I woke up today and my hair was beautiful but it wouldn't come out any suggestion?

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    1. The curl wouldn't come out or the headband? The headband has gotten knotted in my hair a few times. I try to put silky fabric on my pillow so that my hair doesn't get matted while I sleep - it helps.

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  23. This is awesome!

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  24. The band always falls out when I do this. How can i stop this from happening?

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    1. The band could be a little too tight. Also, Try bringing it down further on your forehead, like just above your eyebrows.

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  25. I have layered hair and this doesn't seem to be working on me! My shortest layer is above my ear and my longest is a little bit down my shoulders. Maybe i'm doing it wrong or my hair just sucks? :(

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  26. I can't wait to try this!! I have bridal pictures tomorrow so I hope my hair turns out right:)

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  27. Ill try it tonight hope it works

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  28. Well the headband got stuck in my hair along with the fact that only 2 pieces curled. Better yet, I did it on a school night having complete faith. Now I can't really do anything and my hair will look like crap alll day. Ya. Thanks.

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    1. You obiously did something wrong.

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  29. I am trying this out tonight! I hope it works, ur curls look gorgeous! Will update tomorrow thanks so much!

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  30. I tried this and it worked! shocked as my hair is soo thick and heavy that curls always fall out within an hour. Well i did this method and it worked great even had curls the next day too! the only tip i could give is that you really have to amke sure that your hair is not damp or wet still because the back/ underneath part of my hair was still damp and it didnt curl, just went wavey. Still im impressed as this is the easiest method ever! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  31. Aw, I wish I could do this!But my hair's just too short...

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  32. This is amazing, I love my hair curly but I hate the damage my curler did to my hair! I've used this three times now and I got better results every time I did it. The only thing I did though was once I'd done the wrapping it around I tied a 1950s style scarf thing around it so it held in better overnight. Thank you so much for putting this up it's brilliant!

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  33. I really want to try this, but I have bangs. Should I put them in with the headband or leave them out?

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    1. I leave mine in, so I don't get headband marks on my forehead, but I do usually have to fix them in the morning... like use a flat iron or pin them back

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  34. Do you have to use the gel? Will it really make a difference?

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  35. Do I have to used gel? Will it really make a difference if I don't?

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  36. I love this trick. I have thick hair thats about the same length as yours and its too much work to get up at like 4:00 in the morning to get cute curls before school starts at like 8:00. With this trick, I won't have to wake up tired, stand in my bathroom for hours parting and pinning my hair, and be afraid that I'll burn myself. Thanks so much♥

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  37. Tried it Wednesday night for work on Thursday - worked beautifully! Company Christmas party tonight and I have my hair wrapped in the headband - updated version of running errands with curlers in, ha!

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  38. I'm going to try this tomorrow night. I hope it turns out like yours. I have trouble with my hair not holding curl. I hope this will work for me:) if it turns out goodi might try it on my daughter when she gets a little older.

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  39. Oh my gosh. This is magical...I already told a ton of friends...and instead of putting something on my pillow to sleep on I wrapped a silky scarf on my head....worked so good!!

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  40. So totally trying his tonight no doubt!!! For A party tomorrow will work great!!!!

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  41. Do you think this works with African American hair ? I'm thirteen and have Ben straighting it once every month for about 7 months , so basically it's trained to stay straight ! :D What do you think
    BTW- you Are awesome !! :DDDDDDDDDD

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  42. So I kind of suck at doing the back but we'll Serbia it turns out tomorrow. Great tutorial!

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  43. I am trying this out, tomorrow is school day. Really hope this works!!!!

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  44. wooooo hooo! it worked out perfectly!!! i kept having these weird dreams that i took it out and it came out straight. then i wold wake up and have to make sure my hair was down. :)

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  45. I comments before. I've done this a fews. I'm having trouble with the back of my hair not holding in the headband or curling. Any tips?

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  46. Love the vid..your hair looks exquisite! Can't wait to try it!

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  47. Woah. This looks so cool! I'm so glad I've finally found a method to curl my hair, with out frying it. I'm really exited to try this!! Thanks so much!!:)

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  48. OMG!!! This is the best method ever! I don't have a curler at home and my hair is too short for the sock method but this works best. Thanks sooo much for posting this!!!

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  49. Welp, I just put in my headband. I've messed up some pretty easy curling methods before so it could go wrong, but so far so good! I can't wait to see how it looks in the morning. Thanks for the video! :)

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  50. I have really smooth hair, and I just put the headband in and its already starting to fall out a little. Do you have any suggestions to help it stay in?

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  51. can we use water instead of gel?

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  52. can i use water instead of gel ?

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  53. I did it last night and my hair was soooo curly when I took the headband out. It was a bit frizzy though, any suggestions to ease the frizz?? When I washed my hair I didn't condition it though cos I thought if it was too soft it wouldn't hold the curls in. Next time I'll try conditioning first and see if that helps the frizz. Plus I had no gel so had to use mousse so that might have added to the frizz.

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  54. Can you do this with wet hair??insted of damp hair?????

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  55. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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  56. Oh God!!! This is awesome!!! but when I tried it, my hair wouldn't come out of the headband!!! When I somehow got it out, my hair was all frizz and less curls and when I brushed it, my hair became completely straight!!! My hair is super long!!! Any suggestions anyone??? Please help.

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  57. thanks so much i been looking for ways to curl my hair

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  58. Have a headband in right now trying it for tomorrow at school , very excited ! Thanks so much <3

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  59. thank you! awesome idea, I was struggling to thread my hair into the band, so I used a topsy turvy hair loop thing. I used the loop part like an eye of a needle and just threaded through sections of hair and pulled through.

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  60. This was the perfect method for my little girl. I used to have to fight her to sit still with a curling iron or hot rollers. This was so quick and she did not even complain about sleeping in it. Her hair turned out perfect for her dance recital. Thank you so so much!!!

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  61. Oh my gosh.....this works great! I was looking around on Amazon for curlers you can sleep in, since most heated devices eventually fry my hair and traditional rollers give me a stiff neck, and somebody in an Amazon review pointed me here. I tried this last night and it really works well. I ended up with the long, wavy looking curls I can never seem to get. This is so easy it's ridiculous and it's not a big deal to sleep on. Plus....you don't look hideous going to bed!

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