Wednesday, May 7

- Curls WITHOUT Heat...

Bit of a weird one today but hear me out. So you're after natural looking curls but fed up of sitting with a curling tong attached to your head or twirling straighteners in a funky manner in order to achieve that curl, not to mention stocking up on heat defence products. Well fear not mon petit pois, as this method requires no heat at all!

You will need:
- 2-4 socks (depending on the thickness of your hair).
- That is all.

1. Yes that's right, socks. Preferably clean ones as I doubt anyone's after musty foot scented hair? So here's how to achieve the look...

2. Section hair by forming a rough centre parting, if you have fine hair these two sections will be fine. If you have thick hair like me, section each half further into top and bottom halves.
3. Grab a section and twist all the way down.
4. Place a sock horizontally on top of the end of your twisted section and roll up.
5. Once you've neared the root (or wherever you want your curls to begin), tie each end of the sock together. This should secure the rolled up section of hair.
6. Repeat for all secions. Then wait a few hours...

et voilĂ !

After a few hours your hair will be curled, but for best results leave overnight. A positive is that unlike rollers, this method really doesn't cause discomfort whilst sleeping.

As well as avoiding heat damage to your hair, this method is effective and perfect for those occasions where you have no access to heat appliances, such as festivals or backpacking. I know what you're all thinking, 'Erm Karen, you have socks in your hair? My view on this is to accept the fact you look slightly ridiculous and to embrace the silliness. Just think of the benefits for your hair! Further, it's great when meeting new people... 'Oooh how did you do those lovely curls?!' 'Oh yano, just some socks'... & a friendship is born.

I wonder if this will catch on and whether the Desperate Scousewives will ditch their rollers and be seen wandering the streets of Liverpool like this instead? Let me know what you think about this method and if you will try it!


  1. that's so clever. looks great too

    sheree x

  2. omg, this is such a funny yet clever idea! I can just imagine my mum being like "sophie why have you got socks in your hair?!" haha!

    Gonna have to try this! love your blog!

    sophie xxx

  3. you look awesome, this are nice way to get your hair curled. we could follow each other on social network, let me know if you still follow me thanks for your comment on my blog.

  4. Definitely going to try this, it looks lovely on you! xxx
    The perks of being a hipster

  5. I've tried this before after seeing it on Pinterest but I found it really tricky to get right! Apparently I'm just incompetent because you make it look so easy, aha! Those curls look great on you :)

    Efflorescent Dream

  6. What an awesome idea !
    To curl my hair I make 2 braids before going to bed :)

  7. I can't wait til my hair is long enough to try this out :( great tutorial! xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  8. such lovely and natural wavy hair! love your tutorial and i have to try this too! <3

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    AL xx

  9. This is amazing! I've tried this before but it just did not work for me :( but the results on your hair look perfect! xoxo

    Other Infinities

  10. Great post! Love the technique and the look!!!


  11. This is such a clever idea! I'm always curling my hair and it damages it so much so I'll have to try this in the future!
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  12. This is such a great idea, I'd have never thought of using socks to curl hair haha but it works! I have to try this soon :)

    Millie x

  13. This tutorial is greeeeeeat! ♥ I love messy curls, but my hair is damaged enough and I always try to avoid heat. This is super easy and, as you said, doesn't cause discomfort whilst sleeping. I'm going to try it for sure :)
    Lottie | Little Once Upon a Time

  14. Great idea, your hair is gorgeous
    You look so pretty.
    Great post

  15. Nice pics! Love these styles! They all look genius!
    Thanks for your sharing and posting!
    Have a nice day!

  16. I've totally tried this, but I didn't know how to control my curls and I think my hair is too layered to do this. I ended up looking like a poodle. Looks great on you though!


  17. haha... great sharing!

  18. I've heard of this idea somewhere else before- it's brilliant isn't it? Xx

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  19. This is such a great idea!! I'm definitely going to try it!!
    Em x

  20. What a clever idea! I never heard of it before. Definitely going to try it!