Social Distancing Distraction: Metal Straw Curls! 🤘🏼
Updated: May 23, 2020
Ugh, so I’m going to tell y’all a little secret. I’m 24 years old and have a TikTok 😅. I KNOW, I KNOW, I’m way “too old” to be on the app and everyone makes fun of it but I can tell you with 100% confidence you will not regret downloading it. Its like a cringe version of Vine (RIP) and if you scroll long enough you can stumble upon some truly iconic videos.
Moral of the story, I got this idea from a TikTok and immediately decided I just had to try it. I have always admired people with super voluminous, little ringlet curls and have never been able to accomplish the look…..until now! It was surprisingly super easy to create and only took about 45 minutes to complete.
That being said, to save you the pain and embarrassment of downloading TikTok, keep scrolling to find out how to achieve this super bouncy, fun look.
The only things you will need to achieve this look are a metal straw, hair straightener, heat protectant and a boatload of patience (everything I used is linked, below). From there the process is extremely simple to begin curling your hair.
To start, section out your hair and spray heat protectant liberally all over. From there, you take a super small section of hair (about ½ inch) and wrap it around the metal straw in the same way you would wrap your hair around a curling iron. Then, take your straightener and run it over your hair wrapped around the metal straw for about 5-10 seconds depending on your hair texture. I found the flatter you wrap your hair around the straw, the more polished the curls look and if you twist the hair as you’re wrapping it around the straw, the curls look more tight.
Continue this process around your entire head, section hair, spray heat protectant, wrap hair around straw and apply heat to the hair on the straw with your hair straightener. Remember, the smaller the sections your curl, the better! And feel free to go over certain sections two to three times to get your desired look.
And that’s it! Once I curled all of my hair, I went through and tousled up the look a bit by separating the curls, running my fingers through certain sections and flipping it around a bit to make the curls bouncy! Top it off with a texturizing spray and you’re good to go. I was shooting for a more edgy, rocker girl vibe (hence my band tee lol) and decided to pin half of it up with a butterfly clip while leaving my bangs straight.
TIP: DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT BRUSH THROUGH THE CURLS. Unless you want to end up with a frizzy mop on your head.
So next time you’re bored in the house and in the house bored, try metal straw curls! Unfortunately, I did not manage to film a dope TikTok to document the process because real talk, the app is hard to use. 😂 I have no clue how the kids do it and clearly I am not becoming famous on it anytime soon in quarantine. Take care hauties!