How to do Rag curls


Today I’ll  show you how to do No-Heat curls! This is something everyone seems to always be looking for. I have done these on myself quite a few times before and they may not work out straight away, but once you get the hang of it, they are actually very easy and will turn out great! But today I’ll show you how to do them on my sisters.

Items Needed:  you will need some bits of cloth or a old t-shirt ripped up into approx. 15- 18 centimeter strips, spray bottle, and a comb or brush.

(Rather than using a cut up t-shirt, you can actually use something just as effective, which you are sure to have around the house… paper towels!)

Time Requirement: roughly 30 minutes or less depending on your hair and length.

Skill Level: Medium

Instructions:

Night: It will depend on how much hair you have so you will have to judge for yourself, on how many rag strips you will need.

The trick is to mist your hair with water, but only until it is just damp, if it’s any wetter the curls won’t dry properly and then they will not work.

Starting at the ends, wrap a  medium sized section of your hair around one of the strips of cloth and then slowly roll it upward.  Once you reach your desired height, gently tie the strip in place.  Make sure that you tie the strip tight enough; so they won’t fall out in the night.

Once you have tied all your hair up in bundles, wrap a thin scarf around your head and tie it up for bed,  I found this actually makes them more comfortable to sleep in and it helps the curls from being frizzy in the morning.

Morning:  Don’t worry if some of the bundles slipped out a bit. Gently unravel all the bundles, and if you want to, gently separate the sections in half so they aren’t in super uniform curls.

(Now my tip is, to test these curls out, before you have to go out, or for a special occasion, so if they don’t work out the first time you will know what to do to make them better the next time, and won’t have to go out with a big frizzy mess! )

*BONUS*

I’m actually going to show you an alternative to rags as well….Foam rollers!  They are pretty cheap and can be found at two dollar shops (where I found mine), they are also good for if you have short hair because the are easier to put in and they aren’t as tight when you take them out in the morning 😉 .

 

Time: 20 minutes depending on your hair length (if you have short hair they should only take around 10 minutes).

Instructions:

Follow the rag curls steps, because they’re pretty straight foreword, only just clip the rollers in place instead of tying them. You really need to make sure that you only JUST WET the hair so its damp otherwise they won’t dry.

I hope  this post was helpful:) . For any tips or questions on the rag/foam roller curls, please leave a comment below. 🙂 And I  apologize for the inconsistent lighting in the photos. (We were having some very cloudy wet days, so I couldn’t take the pictures outside. 🙂

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