Tips&TricksRepurpose your old tights: Unconventional method for achieving heatless curls overnight

Repurpose your old tights: Unconventional method for achieving heatless curls overnight

Woman with curly hair
Woman with curly hair
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12:17 PM EST, January 31, 2024, updated: 4:35 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Tights are among the most frequently discarded items of clothing for both young girls and adult women. Soon after purchase, tights often start showing signs of wear and tear, leading to holes. While they might no longer be suitable for wearing, they don't necessarily need to be thrown out yet.

Repurpose your torn tights to form heatless curls. A few hours is all it takes to re-create a hairstyle reminiscent of the fabulous 80s, and we're here to guide you on how to use this clothing item to make the perfect curls.

Heatless curls: A new trend amongst hair enthusiasts

For straight-haired individuals, the dream is to have curly locks, and vice versa. Straightening curly hair isn't usually a problem. However, curling naturally smooth, straight hair can be quite challenging, as the curls tend not to hold for long.

Curling irons seem to be the go-to solution. Heat aids in setting and maintaining the curl, allowing us to channel the spirit of the 80s with beautiful, bouncy curls. Alternatively, flat irons can achieve similar results by winding hair around the plates and pulling the device along the length of the hair. While both methods are effective, they have a significant downside. The high temperatures irreparably damage the hair. Thankfully, there's another solution.

Don't discard your old tights, use them to achieve your dream hairstyle

Creating curls without heat is possible. Recently, drugstores started carrying curlers that look like octopuses. All you need to do is wrap your hair around the curlers and secure them with an elastic band, and after a few hours, you can enjoy gorgeous, wavy hair.

An Instagram user called seasunstefunny demonstrated how to curl hair without heat using old tights. Here's the process: Cut the tights on both sides around the hip area. Place them on your head and thread your hair through the cutouts. Wind the hair strands around the hanging legs of the tights and secure them with an elastic band at the bottom. Leave them as is overnight, and in the morning, get ready to flaunt your stunning curls.

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