Friday, March 23, 2012

How to: Heatless Curls Part 4- Sock Curls

So my quest to test out as many heatless curling techniques as possible continues. So far I've had some success with the french twist technique, no success with the sock bun method and great success with the headband method. Will sock curls be a hit or miss for me?

Reminder: My hair is about to my collarbone, with some natural wave and is pretty thick.

I used this video for this technique. I've heard of using socks as rollers before, but I'm really glad I watched this video because Yaya only used three socks for her entire head. I would have done a lot more and probably would have looked like a poodle!

Can you tell I have a thing for argyle?


LOOOOOOVE! This gave me full, voluminous waves. Kind of like if I set my hair with hot rollers. These babies held pretty well too, but started to frizz up quite badly. I think that had more to do with the weather though and my lack of product. I will definitely be using this technique again.

O, does anyone have a recommendation as to what styling product is best to use with these heat free techniques? I've been using a curling mousse on my damp hair and then a hairspray afterwards, but I'm not happy with the hold or the feel. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to: Heatless Curls Part 3-Headband Curls

So my quest to find the perfect technique for heat free curls continued after so-so results with the french twist and total fail results with the sock bun, I have finally found success!!

How to curl your hair with a headband!!!

This is the original video I watched for this method, but after watching a few videos I ended up using a larger headband than what this video showed. I was so happy with the results of this! I ended up re-curling one or two of the back pieces because I got sloppy at the back. Also, I definitely recommend using a product in your hair prior to curling. I put a curling mousse in my damp hair, but wished I had used something on my hair right before curling it.



Now I used a headband that was over an inch wide which gave me loser curls, but I also think that lead to some of the flatness towards the top. I'm definitely going to play around with this method, because I really like it. However, there are still a ton more heatless curl methods I want to try!

FTC Disclosure

All products are purchased by me unless noted otherwise. If a product is supplied for review, this does not affect my opinion. My opinions can not be bought.
© Fabulously Thrifty. Powered by