How to Curl Hair at Home Without Any Heat !

by mehak on February 4, 2012

in Haircare, Makeup Tutorials


How to Curl Hair Naturally Using only Stockings

by Guest Blogger  Zanzan

I have poker straight hair.So while others long for straightening irons, i have always wanted curly hair (not that i want it alllll the time…but i have my mood swings :p . lets face it- i’m a girl )  ;) I wanted to try perming it but gave up the idea because i got scared of what the chemicals might do to my hair. I use a curling iron once in a while but inspite of using hairsprays they rarely stayed more than 6 hours.however if i don’t use sprays they straighten out in 3 hours(bummer!) So when i came across this tutorial in youtube about curling hair using socks i really wanted to try it. C’mon !curls without heat or chemicals …thats like wow!!

Here’s what u need to curl your hair

1.a pair of socks (clean ones )…i used old stockings(they’re more flexible)

2.water to dampen the hair

3. and of course “your lovely hair”

Tutorial: Curl you hair at home

  • Slightly wet the hair.
  • Roll ur hair over the socks like you would do with a hair roller and tie the ends. You can use more socks depending on your hair quantity.  I used only two because i wanted BIG wavy curls. And “its time to go to go to sleep”
  • The next morning , take off the socks and “lo and behold! You have the most amazing hair -friendly curls” . You can use hairsprays if you want but i wanted to see how long it lasts without that and i am amazed with the result!! 9 hours !! and even after 12 hours i still have soft beach wave curls.

    Hair wrapped around the socks and then socks tied together

Lipstick- Maybelline moisture extreme (bronze orange)
Blush- Faces glam on cream blush (peach glow)


1. Chemical + heat free

2. amazing staying power (upto 9 hours)

3. ideal for Dates ( Valentines’ Day)

Consseriously??? Lol there is no cons except you don’t wanna be caught walking around with socks sticking out of your head :p . so the best time is bed time.

Would i try this again? Definitely definitely and definitely!!!

P.S. before i used to think i need to save money to buy more curlers. Now i need to save to buy more “socks” J


About the Guest Blogger

Philamazan blogs at  Dr Poison Ivy which she calls” Skull, Bones & Love of Fashion”. She is a beauty and fashion blogger from India, and can i just say this was a WOW post for me!!! I am so definitely wrapping up my hair in them socks girl!!!! Though i do have naturally wavy hair, it never hurts to try and get more of those curls to come out. If you liked this post then read more such fun stuff from Zanzan at Dr Poison Ivy -xoxo, Mehak

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Ruqaiya Khan February 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

curls with stockings! Great idea!


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

@ruqaiya – thnx :)
its not compulsory to use stockings. u can also use long socks but i prefer stocking because they’re more flexible and easier to work with .


mehak February 4, 2012 at 6:30 am

I loved this post zanzan im def trying this!!!


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 8:56 am

thanx mehak :) you shld definitely try it..
oh and did i say “you rock”! :)


pavani reddy February 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

i saw curls with brown paper bags on youtube but never tried it…but this is moreeee friendly and i just WANT to try it…thank u sooooo much for this amazing post zanzan…love to seee more


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

@pavani -thankew :p
brown paper bag sounds lil messy… and i’m trying to do Valentine s day hairstyles and nail arts soon :)


Lancy February 4, 2012 at 7:02 am

Seems very easy and interesting too ;) Gonna try this today itself!!
Thank you for the post :)


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

@lancy :) you’re most welcome…do let me know how it turned out for u . wld love to see


Lancy February 4, 2012 at 10:22 am

Sure my friend ;)


Sukanya February 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

wow! m defo trying thi out with socks tonite! lol i had tried the same thing wid old rags and i got irritated by the end of it wasting time cutting rags into strips! this is way better and i like it dt just a pair works! nice-o! thanks girl! :)


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

@sukanya – i’ve nvr tried with rags… i will some day :p
as for now i’m a sock girll hehe
you’re most welcome!!


sareol February 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

achon zan meinei.. i have natural curls
and im not much of a beautifying-sort but it wont hurt to try this out.
of course after my exams..teehee
n im looking forward to the make up and beauty lessons that u have been bragging about lol <3


philamazan February 5, 2012 at 3:54 am

haha naongara bing thira :p bsds i love ur hair..u look like a geeky stylish korean chick


anks February 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

this is a fantastic method Zanzan… i had my hair twisted for my engagement and they used rubber tubes to do it… no heat! I think your method works on the same principles but with something easily available at home!


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm

thanx anks
ya i’ve tried something similar to rubber tubes… insulated electrical wires cut into 5 inches long. they produce excellent spiral curls…:)


Keerthi February 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

Ooh I’ve tried this, with random rags though…result was tighter curls but what I wanted were loose ones like this..will definitely try this now, Thank you Zanzan :)


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

@keerthi- i’m yet to try with random curls :)
i love soft beach curls tho..they’re so romantic :p
and you’re most welcome hehe


fahee February 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

fantastic tute gal;)


saranya February 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

i going to try this tonight :) thanks philamazan


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

oooo.. and do let me knw hw it turns out :)


Karishma February 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thats quite an easy way Zanzan, thanks for sharing :D


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

you’re welcome :)
d pleasure ws al mine


Lapanika February 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Zanzan , love your hair .. Smooth and silky :)


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

hehe thnx ^_* (blushes)


Bharti February 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

First I tried the Micheal Phan one which was with paper bags and that was a complete fail. So now I will try this and some how this looks more promising! XD. Thanks for the useful post ^_^.

Btw please participate my 1st INTERNATIONAL giveaway if it fancy your liking ^_^.


philamazan February 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

@bharti – gna enter your giveaway :)
try mine too..


DevilishAngel February 6, 2012 at 7:30 am

Loved dis n i know wt 2 do 4 my hair for upcoming function!:D
Thnks a ton!:D


Nimmi February 9, 2012 at 5:11 am

This is amazing I am so excited for tonight and try for it. :D


nitisha June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

lovely ♥ i’ve tried so many thing to curl my hair but all in vain!! i guess this cud work!!


BeautyIndia September 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

it is very helpful for making curly hair without any heat…i like it…


Meera September 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hey, wow that was amazing…I am going to try today itself…
I love wave hairs…Also my curler is not working for some reason…
You know the traditional way of hair curling….My mom says make plates and sleep…Thats also works but it take lots of time…This is preety quick i guess…and it wont even hurt head while sleeping :)


Prianka May 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Thats an awesome technique! I am loving it.. BTW which lipstick is that?
The shade looks similar to my peach lippy from Oriflame.. I am currently loving it.


Rose August 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

dude its really wonderful…i tried it….got amazing result


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