In our quest for new ways to score pretty waves sans hot tools, we came across this odd—but amusing—video on Instagram:
Do you need a moment?
Anyway, we did some more snooping and found the full tutorial by YouTube beauty blogger MakeupWearables Hairstyles. We have to say, we’re pretty impressed by her resourcefulness!
She started the video by showing off her haircare routine, complete with the treatments and leave-on creams she uses to maintain her locks. She then whipped out a pack of maxi sanitary pads—as in those you reach for when you have a heavy flow—took them out one by one, removed the adhesive, and rolled them to create hair roller-type things. She spritzed some water to dampen the ends of her hair, took big sections, and wrapped them around the pads.
She explained that because the pads are absorbent—and well, maxi—it takes less time to achieve curls because it gets rid of the water quicker. So instead of the usual overnight techniques, she said that you can get gorgeous waves in just five hours. Interesting.
Watch the video for yourself below:
So if you ever find yourself without a hot tool but with a whole pack of pads, you know what to do!
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