What You Will Need
- A roll of toilet paper (and that’s it!)
You are going to want to do this in the evening right before bed when you’re sure you won’t need to go out anywhere! This method does result in super cute curls, but walking around with toilet paper in your hair isn’t the most flattering look, so make sure you’re inside for the night before getting started.
Get your hair slightly damp. I find the best way to do this is to just have a small bowl of water on hand and dampen as you work. That way you can wet each strand as you go so that the last few aren’t dry by the time you get to them.
Step 1 – Tear off 4 panels of toilet paper and fold them over so you have a double ply length of two panels.
Step 2 – Roll the toilet paper lengthwise, creating a long tube.
Step 3 – Take a strand of hair approximately 1 to 2 inches thick and wet it (if it isn’t damp already).
Step 4 – Place the end of the strand in the middle of your toilet paper roll and twist the hair around until it’s wound all the way up to the root.
Step 5 – Tie the toilet paper roll and it should lay securely against your scalp. If you have very long or very thick hair, you may need to use more toilet paper in order to tie them off easily! If that’s the case, try using 6 panels instead of 4. Repeat this process with all of your hair, then go to sleep! The toilet paper knots should be soft enough for you to sleep on without any discomfort, but if a few end up in irritating spots, try sleeping on a soft blanket or towel.
When You Wake Up
Step 6 – Gently untie the toilet paper knots and unwind the curls. You can usually pull the toilet paper apart at the middle seam which helps to speed up the unwinding process.
Step 7 – Don’t brush your hair once it’s all loose, just shake it out a bit while spraying with hairspray for awesome wavy ringlets that last all day! Spray with hairspray throughout the day as needed. For a fab look, accent your wonderful waves with a cute custom headband!
Fab Environmentally Friendly Tip : If you find yourself using this method often and don’t want to waste so much toilet paper, cut yourself some 16″ by 4″ rectangles of scrap fabric for reusable home made curlers!