Dec 18, 2011

How To Curl Hair With A Nylon Sock

Easy No Heat Curls Using Nylons

I was a little hesitant about posting this curling tutorial, as it is sort of a no-brainer. I'm sure most of you have heard of, or used this technique in the past. But, we have a fancy holiday updo we will be posting soon and curls are required! I wanted to make sure we had a curling tutorial available that everyone could do.

This "no heat" curling method is very similar to the technique used in creating "rag curls." We prefer nylons (or tights) for creating these curls (as opposed to other material) as nylon socks are stretchy and soft. We tried using nylons a few years ago and noticed the knots are so much easier to take out when you are done, are easier to tie, and seem to stay in better while the curls are drying as well. The elasticity in the socks seem to be made for making curls! We haven't used any other type of rag since.

When we get snags or holes in our nylons (pretty much every time we wear them) ;) we cut them up into strips and add them to our curling stash! We love that this method is easy, cheap, and non damaging to the hair.

As a side note: I am not completely opposed to using heat for styling and will use curling irons, flat irons and other heat sources to create curls occasionally.... especially when we don't have time to wait for curlers to dry. I think if you use heat protectant and don't go crazy, a little heat shouldn't cause too much damage. But, of course we like to avoid heat whenever possible to promote healthy hair.

I'm hoping to have time to upload the fancy schmancy updo soon. It would be great for holiday parties and other occasions you may be planning. Keep an eye out!