How To Create Heatless Paper Towel Curls

This one is inspired by a rag curls technique our grandmothers used when they were young. Rather than used a cut up t-shirt, we decided to use something just as effective, but something you would definitely have around the house… paper towels! Paper towel strips work nicely, because they wick excess moisture from the hair and help set the curl. You  can wear them to sleep, but for this tutorial they were done the same day, and removed after about 5-6 hours. {If you want to expedite the process, you can choose a hairdryer on low heat.}

These curls are beautiful and voluminous. They are perfect as is, or as a base for a hairstyle combination with braids, buns, twist backs, etc. You can also get about 2-3 days worth of curls/waves by doing this. Hope you love the curls as much as we do! Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 roll of paper towels, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 30 minutes

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1) Begin by tearing paper towels sections into 4 equal strips {they should each be about 2 inches wide). Now part hair where you normally would…

2) Then, gather the large majority of the hair, except the bottom layer, into a clip and secure it out of the way…

3) Take a 1-2 inch section of hair {depending on thickness} and spritz it with water. If your hair is already damp that is fine too, but it is important that they hair is not super wet.

4) Next, take the hair and wrap the last few inches upward over, and around, the paper towel strip to secure the strand’s ends…

5) Then continue to roll the rest of the strand upwards toward the head…

6) When you reach the head {or wherever you would like to stop the curl}, To secure the curl, tie the paper towel as though you are tying the first step of tying a shoelace…

7) Continue to repeat Steps #4-7 until you have completely wrapped all the hair, section by section, into paper towel strips.

8) Now, allow the hair sit over night to achieve maximum curl {or you may decide to use a blowdryer if time does not permit}…

9) The next morning take the paper towels out of hair by either untying them or gently ripping them…

10) Separate the larger curls carefully with your fingers so that you do not create frizz…

11) Then, if needed, use a tiny spritz of water to tame any super tight curls…

12) Then add any hairstyle combo {braids, twist backs, buns, etc}, accessories, or hairspray to the hair {if desired}.

Please feel free to leave a comment below letting us know what you think of these No-Heat Paper Towel Curls!

Curtesy of www.cutegirlhairstyles.com
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