Heatless Overnight Paper Towel Curls





Introduction: Heatless Overnight Paper Towel Curls

About: Hey, everyone! I'm Theodora, and I love cooking, crafting, and most of all, Broadway musicals! Take a look at some of my projects!

Hello! If you want to know how to have beautiful, HEATLESS curls, made only with paper towels, then you have come to the right place! I will show you how to make these gorgeous curls with a few simple steps.

Let's go!

Step 1: Materials

For the Heatless Overnight Paper Towel Curls, you will need:

A Brush, to ensure there are no tangles

Paper Towels

As you can see, I have cut each paper towel into thirds, since you only need small strips. :)

Step 2: Hair Prep

This hairstyle is best done on wet hair. My sister had just washed her hair in this picture, and let it dry a tiny bit, so it would not drip during the styling. If you have naturally curly hair, you can do this on dry hair. You could also spray some water on the hair as you go. Comb out the hair so that it is smooth and tangle free. Part the hair wherever you want the curls to be parted.

Step 3: Making the Curls

Take a small section of hair and separate it from the rest of the hair. Comb it out. Take a paper towel strip and place it onto the hair strip. Wrap the ends of the hair around the paper towel, and then wrap the paper towel upwards, continuing to wrap the hair around it. When you reach the top, use the ends of the paper towel to tie a knot and secure the curler. Don't pull too hard, or the strip will break. Repeat for the rest of your hair. If you run out of paper towel strips, you can just cut more.

P.S. - They are reusable! When you take them out the next morning, you will notice that they are curled in the center and then more flat on the outside, so that you can tie them! Save them for next time!

Step 4: Undoing Them

The first picture is what the hair looks like after a night's sleep. Start by undoing the curls at the front of your face, and then undoing the ones near the neck. Continue until you have removed all the paper towels. You can spray hairspray now if you like, to keep the hair in place.

Step 5: The Finished Style!

And voila! You have beautiful hair, and it was SUPER easy to make! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!




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    13 Discussions

    I've always wanted to make my har curly. I only have wavy hair!


    If you have fine hair, it might looks fuller and better to use your fingers to go through the curls. If you have thick, naturally curly hair, you should leave them untouched.

    Wow! This looks so cute! Your sisters lucky to have u doing her hair!
    Voted u!
    (In step three ur sis looks like whelp I got paper towel hair)

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    Voted for you :)

    I use to do this with cotton strips :)

    Nice twist on an old favorite :)

    Thanks for this :)

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    Thank you so much Sherylin! :-)
    You are too kind! Thanks for the tip on using cotton strips!!

    Wow, so cool! I've been really enjoying reading your hairstyle 'ibles - thanks for sharing :)

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    That's really smart! kinda wish I still had long hair to try it ones. How long does it last ?

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    They last through the day, and then the next day make a great ponytail. :)