Curls look flattering on all hair types, colors, and lengths, but the heat from curling irons and blow dryers can cause damage to hair over time. Fortunately, Here's a method to achieve curls without the use of expensive and harmful equipment. Learn how to make tight curls, vintage curls, natural waves and voluminous waves using easy, inexpensive techniques.
Wash and condition your hair as usual.
Gently comb out any tangles, then blot your hair dry with a soft towel. Do not apply serum or leave-in conditioner.
Cut a t-shirt into long strips.
Start at the neck and use a scissors to cut all the way down to the hem. Continue until you've made as many strips as possible from the body of the t-shirt. Discard the sleeves, since they're too short to make long hair strips.
- Make the strips as wide as you want your curls to be. For tiny curls, make]]]] them 1 inch wide; for bigger, looser curls, make them up to 3 inches wide.
- If you don't have an old t-shirt, you can use long socks, dish towels, other items of clothing, and even paper bags. Just make sure the length of the strips is a couple of inches longer than your hair.
Roll your hair.
Use a comb to separate a small section of your hair from the rest. Line up the bottom of a t-shirt strip with the end of your hair. Roll your hair up toward your roots, keeping the t-shirt strip in place the whole time. When you've rolled your hair and the strip up to your scalp, tie the ends of the strip to hold the rolled hair in place.
- If you only want to curl the ends of your hair, stop rolling halfway up your head and tie the strips at the place where you want the curls to stop.
- Roll your hair under, rather than up, for curls that curve toward your neck rather than curls that bounce outward.
Let your hair dry.
Wait several hours or go to bed with your hair rolled into strips. When your hair is completely dry, untie the strips and loosen your hair. Do this gently if you want tight curls. For looser curls, run a wide-toothed comb through your hair to separate them into waves.