I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It’s a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you’d be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy…
You’ll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. All things you probably already have laying around the house (yay!)
How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle. Next, separate a section of hair and twist it around one strip of fabric.
Then, tie the fabric strip in place and repeat until the entire bottom section of your hair is rolled. After that, all you have to do is sleep on your rag rolls and remove them in the morning for pretty curls!
You can feel great because this method won’t damage your hair the way a curling iron can.
Click here for Katie’s video tutorial!
Have fun styling! xo. elsie
My grandmom did my hair in rag roolers when I was a little girl. Always knew i’d this when I had a daughter… then three boys, no daughter. But every so often I’d do my youngest son’s hair that I kept uncut til he started school. It was so cute and pretty. Drove my husband crazy!
Laying in bed right now I really don’t feel like getting up but I think I will this looks so cute!
This is definitely one of the easiest curling methods I’ve seen. I’ll have to try it. Your hair looks gorgeous!
wow! thnx a lot for this diy! totally cute! i have naturally STRAIGHT hair (reeeaalllyy straight) and tried curling it once. but i dint really stand for more than an hour! this is easier and less damaging! thnx a million, billion, trillion, ga-ZILLION!!!!!!!!!!
I have hair that looks like that! It’s the same color and everything 🙂 But I wish I was as gorgeous as Katie! My hair doesn’t hold a curling iron, so maybe this will work 🙂 Trying it tonight!
When twisting what you need to do is get the cloth, wrap hair around cloth then tie (because the cloth should be in the middle) so use the end to tie
Yes indeedy….this is how my mother use to curl my hair the night befor school. And with 5 girls fixin hair in the mornin was a chore. We caught on right away and were able to curl our own hair. We learn to fashion/design with barettes and ribbons. Plus it is easier to sleep in, instead of the standard head rollers. Thanks for the “tidbit” and for sharing
How did she do her hair in that up-style with the bow headband?
how to do the firts finished hairstyle?
Can this work on layered bobbed hair or do I have to find another method?
Anyone remember back in the sixties when we wanted STRAIGHT hair and we rolled it on those giant hard plastic rollers (or orange juice cans). Nobody thought anything about sleeping on those things. How did we do it.
do you have the video tutorial to this?
Simply steps, I will def. try this out for the weekend. Thank you for the tip!
This is absolutely beautiful! Love this can’t wait to go home and try this out
Katie is gorgeous. I would’ve never been able to do this with such tidiness, especially the twisting part! This is new to me and I absolutely adore it, having pin straight hair. Love this 🙂
I tried this DIY last night and when I took them out in the morning I had these crazy ringlet curls, not quite like the airy and light ones in the picture. Maybe too much water? Or rolled too tight? Trial by error I suppose. All hair not created equal 😛
The curls look so cute! I wonder/hope if they will work on my hair. I have really thick hair.
So cute!! Wow. I hope/wonder if it will work on my hair. I have really thick hair.
Ok so I tried this last night and when I took out my cloth strips I looked like Medusa! I have thick hair and maybe I can try doing bigger chunks of hair. I’m not sure if this will work on my hair. I was hoping to have luscious curls to go to work with and instead I have a ratty bun. Any suggestions from the tutorial queen?
This shit dont work, Im pissed off. I woke up looking like a lion, Fuck this shit im going to the Solon to get my hair curled by a professional.