If you're wondering how to a romantic, curly hairstyle without heat styling then we have the answer, Rag rolls! We can't promise that this rag roll tutorial will help you give Rapunzel a run for her money, but it can give you romantic waves fit for a fairytale.
The rag roll technique
The rag roll technique was popular in the 19th century. Nowadays, it's much less common but, in our opinion, it's seriously underrated. It's an excellent alternative to the use of curling irons or hot rollers.
Before you give the rag roll method a whirl, you'll need to find yourself some rags. You can make your own using an old T-shirt or item of clothing. Just cut it into 6-10 strips, measuring 2"x10". How may strips you use will depend on both how tight you want the curls to be. As a general rule of thumb, the more you use the tighter the curl.
Get the look
1/ Step one
Starting with freshly washed hair, towel dry your locks and apply some curling mousse throughout the lengths of your hair. Use your fingers to ensure that the product is evenly distributed.
2/ Step two
If you have enough time, leave your hair to dry naturally. If you're in a hurry, use a blow dryer to dry the hair 80%. It is possible to use rags on wet hair, but the curls will come out less voluminous.
3/ Step three
Separate your hair into sections. Starting at the ends of the first one, start wrapping the hair around the center of the strips. For 50's-inspired loose curls, stop just above the ear. Alternatively, carry on all the way up to the scalp to get the look from the photo.
4/ Step four
Once you've reached the desired height, grab both ends of the rag and tie them together in a knot. Repeat for each section until all of your hair is tied up.
5/ Step five
Keep your hair tied up for a few hours or overnight if possible. Next, unravel the curls and brush through your hair gently to break them up slightly. Finish with a mist of hairspray for extra hold and you're all set.
Now, where's that Prince Charming?