As the name implies, sock curling refers to using some new socks to create heat-free, gorgeous curls. It is an effortless way to curl your hair; almost anyone can do it. All you need is hair, and a few pairs of socks, and you can have great-looking and bouncy curls.
Sock curlers will not damage your hair. On the one hand, compared to curling with hair rollers, socks will not pull your hair strands and cause hair to fall out. On the other hand, sock curls do not require long time heating and will not leave your hair dry, dull, and lifeless.
After learning what sock curls are, do you want to know how to use socks to curl your hair? Now, here are some steps to use socks for curling hair, let's take a look.
First of all, wash and condition your hair as you always do. This is because starting with wet hair will make your curls soft and shiny. One important thing to remind you is to run a comb or fingers through your hair after applying conditioner, as this will keep your curls away from tangles and knots.
After drying your hair with a microfiber towel, let it air dry about 60% to 70% and then separate it into four or more sections. If your hair is between fine and medium, you can partition it into four sections. You need to separate it into more sections if your hair is thicker, as this can make the curl a little more even.
Now it's time to create your sock curls. Take a section of hair, place the sock near the top of your head and secure it with a hairpin, then wrap your hair around the sock, pull it tight, and finally, work your way down the sock until the section is all wrapped tightly around the sock. After that, repeat this step until all of your hair is wrapped in the sock. You are better off opting for thin socks rather than wool socks. While thick wool socks will keep your feet warm, they can make your hair frizzy. More importantly, if your hair is particularly thick and parted in more sections, you will need to prepare a few more pairs of socks.
Make sure your hair is 100% dry before you undo the socks, as even a little moisture can make your hair extra frizzy and ruin your overall style. You can choose to wait the whole night, but you need to sleep on a silk pillowcase as this can keep your hair from damage. Of course, you don't have to wait overnight, as it depends on how quickly your hair dries.
Once your hair is completely dry, remove the sock from your hair. If you want to comb your hair, do so from top to bottom as much as possible so that it doesn't get tangled in your fingers. If you don't like too tight curls and want looser curls, then you can run your fingers through your hair at random to loosen the curls. Complete all the steps and you'll have beautiful and appealing curls.
While sock curling won't harm your hair, you may find that it doesn't last long, which can be a bit distressing. If you're looking for ways to make your curls last a little longer, then you're in luck. Here are some ways to help you make them last a little longer, so let's check them out.
Although sock curling is a way to curl your hair without heat, if you want your curls to last a little longer, you can use a blow dryer to dry them briefly. However, you need to be aware that when using a hair dryer, turn the temperature to the lowest possible setting so that the heat does not damage your hair and leave it dry and shapeless.
Using hairspray can also make your curls last a little longer. You may notice after a few hours that your sock curls start to flatten out, and one way to prevent your hair from flattening out is to use hairspray. The stronger the hold of the gel, the longer the curls will last, but it can make your hair hard and brittle. If you don't like your hair hard and brittle, then you can use a volume spray.
After untangling your socks, don't run a brush or comb through your hair; instead, use your hands to gently mess them up, as running a comb through your hair will make your curls disappear or become less noticeable. You just need to run your fingers through your hair and scrunch them up as you comb through them, which will make your curls last a little longer.
After reading this article, do you understand how to make sock curls? If you are interested in this method, come on and try it. It will not only give you beautiful curls but also won't hurt your hair.