Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I had a fantastic weekend packed full of actions! Weekends always seem so busy for some reasons, I wonder if it is the same with you.
If you have read my previous post, I mentioned that I was trying a no-heat hair curling method to see if it actually worked. You can go to http://youtu.be/ZTPFbRGA0tw to see the original tutorial posted by Bubzbeauty. Bubz is a beautiful and talented Youtuber and blogger. Her makeup and hair tutorials are really cool, so go check them out if you have time!
I am gonna quickly run through the process and give my final verdict to this hair curling method!
So what you need is something very accessible. If you have a pair of CLEAN but reaped socks or tights that you don’t have the heart to throw away, then it’s perfect! Simply use that pair of socks. If it’s a pair of tights that you’re using, cut the legs off so you have two bands (CUUUUT THHHEEEE LEEEEGS OFFFFFF..and it echoes.)
I used four bands in total cos I didn’t really have much hair to play with. It doesn’t matter how many bands you are using, it’s all a matter of personal preference. As a general rule of thumb, the thicker the band, the bigger the wave is gonna be.
You will also need the same number of hair elastics as the bands. I opted for some striped fabric that I found at home for a more fashionable look. If you happen to have some leftover fabric, feel free to use them!
OK, start off by separating your hair into sections. Then tie a band into a knot at the upper end of the hair section. The higher you tie the knot, the higher the wave will start to form. I actually found it quite hard to hold onto a hair section while trying to make a knot with the band at the same time, so I ended up making a knot first then simply pull my hair through like I would with a hair elastic.
Tie the band into a knot first and use it like a hair elastic.
It made it so much easier for me as I have really clumsy fingers!
Once you have that knot in place, take your hair and wind it around one leg of the band. Take the hair back to center, then wind it around the other leg. Which way the hair goes is entirely up to you. The hair can go under or over the band. The end result will be the same. Repeat the motions until all the length of the hair is winded up. Then tie a hair elastic at the end to hold it in place. Now, if the fabric or tight has a super long end, it is going to be hard to tie the hair elastic on and to take it off later on. It is better to adjust the length of the fabric before you start braiding your hair around it.
After you have got all those bands in place, you will have the most fashionable hairstyle on the planet.
You just got to love that look! The pink stripy band on the left was way too long, it gave me a very hard time trying to get the hair elastic on and off!
Now you can have it on for two hours or longer if you have the time. I only had it on for roughly about two hours because I needed to head out. So, the moment of truth has come, did it work?
Let me show you a before and after:
before vs after
Before I give my final verdict, I will have to say that my hair is naturally wavy and hard. Plus I washed my hair the night before I did this, so my hair wasn’t the softest to start with either. After having it on for two hours, I’d say my hair seemed to be curling in a more organised manner, but by no means I found that I had very distinct waves.
So, my verdict is I’d go back to my hair iron to curl my hair. Yes, it uses heat and can be damaging to the hair, but it is quick and effective. It also gives nice waves and curls. Having said that, if you have soft and pliable hair, I think this method will work, especially if you do it right after shower when your hair is freshly dried. Theoretically, this no-heat method works like braiding. If the idea of using a hair iron doesn’t appeal to you, I’d say just give yourself a good braid and you will also end up having wavy hair.
As much as this method seems easy, I did find it quite time-consuming. But then, if you fancy the most fashionable hairstyle on Earth, certainly give it a go. It’s a good experience, I guarantee you. I am sorry guys if my pictures have given you a heart attack, I hope you do enjoy this lengthy post. If you decided to give this a go, let me know, I want to know if it works with other people! Oh and pictures are very welcomed 😉
Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Monday everyone 🙂