Introduction: Curling Your Hair Overnight With a Sock
With these instructions you can curl your hair with minimal effort and no heat. Say good-bye to getting up early to do your hair!
Mousse, gel or other hair product
Step 1: Prepare the Sock
Cut off the toe of a clean sock to make a tube. Roll it from one end to the other to form a donut shape.
Choosing a sock: If you want tight curls, use a thinner or shorter sock. If you want bigger curls, use a thicker or longer sock.
Step 2: High Pony-Tail
With damp hair, brush it into a high pony-tail placed at the upper crown of your head. Put an elastic band around the pony-tail. Keep the elastic band loose enough to pull over your donut shaped sock later.
Step 3: Apply Product
Apply your favorite product to the hair in your pony-tail. This will help the curls keep their form throughout the day.
I prefer to use mousse to keep the curls looking natural and soft. Gel works as well but can make your curls separate and rigid.
Step 4: Roll Your Hair
Holding the pony-tail vertically above your head, pull the end of your hair through the hole in the sock. Roll the pony-tail over the sock by turning them together down towards your head. Roll until the sock is flush with your head.
Step 5: Remove Hair Elastic
Carefully remove the elastic band by gently pulling it over the sock.
Note: Removing the elastic band keeps the curls from starting with an obvious dent. Be aware that the sock will not hold your hair as tight as the elastic band, so be careful moving around before you go to sleep as the sock may become loose.
Step 6: The Best Part
Go to sleep.
Step 7: Remove the Sock
Before removing the sock in the morning, check to see if your hair is dry. If your hair is completely dry, proceed to remove the sock by rolling it away from your head, opposite the way you put it in. Give your hair a light shake and admire your 5 minute curls.
Important: If your hair is not completely dry, you may still remove the sock. However, your curls are more likely to fall during the day due to the weight of your wet hair.