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How to curl your hair the old fashioned way.
A fun easy way to curl your hair without heat or damage.

Posted by Eleanor from Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom • Published See Eleanor's 35 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Start with damp hair, not wet, but just slightly damp.

  • Step 2

    Take a small section of your hair (the bigger it is the bigger your curls will be), and comb it through to get rid of any tangles.

  • How to style a curly hairstyle / wavy hairstyle. Rag Curls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then roll this hair around 2 of your fingers, starting from the top of your head.

  • How to style a curly hairstyle / wavy hairstyle. Rag Curls - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then take a strip of material (mine were about 1" by 6") and pull it through the loop you made with your fingers.

  • How to style a curly hairstyle / wavy hairstyle. Rag Curls - Step 5
    Step 5

    Tie the material in a knot and repeat this 'til you've done your whole head. (I used 8 strips in total, but it depends on how much hair you have/ how tight you want your curls to be.)

  • Step 6

    Once your whole head is done, you're going to need to leave it to dry. I usually just sleep on it and it's fine in the morning, but you could use a hair dryer if you're feeling impatient.

  • Step 7

    I find that when sleeping on it it's a good idea to put a scarf over your head to stop anything coming undone.

  • How to style a curly hairstyle / wavy hairstyle. Rag Curls - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then once it's all dried, remove the material gently, and your hair should be curled.

  • Step 9

    Repeat this for your whole head.

  • Step 10

    Then just comb your fingers through it, to seperate the curls.

  • How to style a curly hairstyle / wavy hairstyle. Rag Curls - Step 11
    Step 11

    And you're done.

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amanda.shillito
amanda.shillito · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 3 projects
I am now addicted to doing this! It makes my hair look so pretty all day! Thank you so much!!! x
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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
WOW! I am so old I remember being put to bed with rag curls in. I totally forgot! Awesome.
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Alicia F.
Alicia F. · 3 projects
@ Amanda L. if you have more of a texture to your hair, you may be best suited to work while your hair is wet
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Eleanor
Eleanor · Whitehaven, England, GB · 37 projects
I don't really know a lot about hair, but I shouldn't think so.
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Amanda L.
Amanda L. · 1 project
Oh this is so pretty! I'm terrible with curling irons, so I'm going to try this. Does it matter what the texture of your hair is naturally?
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samishy
samishy · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR
That's very cute. Great job.
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Vetherz
Vetherz · San Juan, San Juan, PR · 13 projects
That looks so pretty!! Thanks for sharing! <3
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Eleanor
Eleanor · Whitehaven, England, GB · 37 projects
Thank you. Happy
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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
That actually looks quite nice!
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