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How to curl your hair with a kitchen sponge (yes, really!)

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By Alexia Dellner, 26 July 2016
How to curl your hair with a kitchen sponge (yes, really!)

Beautiful, voluminous curls are so wantable – it’s the ultimate way to shake up your style and try something new for an evening out. But if you weren’t born with them naturally, there’s no need to fret. Achieving sleek, bouncy curls has never been easier – in fact, all you need is a kitchen sponge!

Most tutorials for how to curl hair often involve heated rollers or a curling tong. While these methods tend to work well, it’s important to protect hair with a heat styling spray beforehand otherwise strands may be left brittle and damaged.

But for those who don’t want to use heated tools, beauty blogger Charmie Jane may have the perfect solution. Sharing her clever hair hack on Instagram, Charmie showed how to curl hair using just a kitchen sponge and some hair bands. The best part is that all the hard work for this beautiful style is done the night before - meaning that when you wake up, all you have to do is unwrap your locks and then you’re read to go with a head full of bouncy curls. It almost sounds too good to be true! Learn how to curl hair with just a sponge below…


Heatless waves with dish sponges?? Say what? ������ I searched around and saw if it would actually work (and to confirm that I'm not going crazy). So then I saw beautyklove on YouTube curl her hair with bigger sponges, and I thought I would give it a go, however with those ordinary sponges you wash your dishes with (of course make sure it's not used ��) I noticed the thicker the hair, the bigger the sponge you need to use, but my hair is thin so I used the small ones. Also, if you have thicker hair I would recommend using actual hair ties, and not elastics, to bring the sponges together ��@hudabeauty @hairmakeupdiary @allmodernmakeup @wakeupandmakeup • • ���� Galantis- No Money (Two Friends Remix) • • #hairmakeupdiary #brian_champagne #melformakeup #wakeupandmakeup #hudabeauty #allmodernmakeup #hair_videos #hairvideodiary #shophudabeauty #makeuptutorialsx0x #styleartists #maquillajesvideos #fashionarttut #Heatlesscurls #hairandnailfashion #1minutemakeup #loucaspormaquiagem #laurag_143 #makeupfanatic1 #makeupartistsworldwide #glamvids #videosbeauty #marysmotives #MakeUpClips #Shimycatsmua #makeupvideoss #justhairvids #hypnaughtypower #peachyqueenblog #Fakeupfix @hairarttut @glamvids @hair.videos @hair.trending @hairvideodiary @styleartists

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First Charmie brushes her hair and separates it into sections. She then rolls the hair around the middle of a kitchen sponge, before squeezing the sponge shut with a hair tie. She then repeats with more sponges, until her whole head is done. After a night’s sleep, she releases the curls in the morning – and don’t they look fabulous? 

Pick up a sponge at Asda and try this clever beauty hack for yourself. It's probably best to do this with a clean, unused sponge – no one wants last night’s dinner in their hair!