My hair is naturally wavy, which on the whole I’m happy with. I’ve heard that naturally curly hair is tough to manage, but I can’t help being envious of women with beautiful ringlets sometimes. I’ve tried so many different techniques to curl my hair. That includes twisted buns and “hair plopping.” Both have given me results, but my hair doesn’t hold curls all that well, so they weren’t as dramatic as I hoped.
Now I have discovered a new technique which is working much better for me: curling hair using paper towels.
This is the exact same thing as doing rag curls—except you just use paper towel instead of rags. Honestly they are a little harder to tie without tearing, but it does stop you from having to go out and find fabric that you are willing to rip to pieces. So it’s an old-fashioned method—but with a modern twist. It took me about half an hour to do my hair this way. My hair is really long, so I think it would probably take about half that time if you have medium-length or short hair.
This method uses no heat whatsoever, so it is much healthier for your hair than a curling iron. Using heat regularly on your hair is very damaging and can lead to a lot of dryness and breakage. So if you are ready to say goodbye to your curling iron and hello to beautiful bouncy curls, then give this technique a try!