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I flew up to visit my parents recently and realized I'd left my curling iron at home. I was a bit bummed as I love to do my hair. Before I got the chance to even contemplate buying a cheap curling iron at one of the local shops, my thrifty mum suggested I make use of a big bag of toilet paper tubes and wrapping paper centers she had put aside for crafting. Admittedly, I laughed at first, but it turned out to be pretty awesome. The cardboard grit is enough to keep it a bit non-slip, and smooth enough that your hair does not get stuck in any teeth (like many curlers have). Using different sizes of tubes gives different types of curls. Also, no electricity was used and no hair was damaged by heat. I'm a big fan of this method!
When my hair was long, in the early 70s, I used orange juice cans and TP rolls, and eventually, as it got longer, beer cans.
It took hours for my hair to dry, but I wanted to straighten my curly hair. One day, I stepped outside my apartment door with all those cans, etc., in my hair. One of my neighbors yelled, "You get all the channels, don't you!"
Those cardboard tubes sure worked great, your hair looks beautiful!
My mom used to do the same thing, but to straighten her curly hair. I remember her talking about orange juice cans specifically. :)
That is super cool! I've never tried cans-- kinda keen on doing it for fun :) Love the neighbour's comment!!!