Achieving perfectly shaped, voluminous, and bouncy curls can take some effort — and more often than not, heat styling. However, curls can be achieved without having to plug in your curling wand or flat iron. It just takes some creativity and a few household items. We’ve seen girls use bobby pins, bubble wrap, paper towels… and now, balloons.
Cosmo came across Tina Lee, the beauty blogger behind Makeup Wearables, who actually uses balloons to shape her perfect curls. That’s right: balloons. Apparently we’ll try anything once to get the heatless curls of our mermaid dreams, and if it works, we’re into it. As Tina Lee herself admits, it’s definitely a weird hack, but it is totally effective. She demonstrates the method in a YouTube video, and it actually seems pretty easy.
All you need are balloons and pins.
Step 1: Make a high ponytail.
Step 2: Blow up a balloon about halfway, so it’s not too large and you can manipulate the shape.
Step 3: Twist a section of your hair around a balloons, securing with bobby pins. Repeat until you’ve secured your whole mane. You can try sleeping with them (careful!) but you’ll need to leave them in for at least a few hours.
But, we must say…the results are beautiful, no?
Check out the full video here. And let us know how it goes if you try this fun hack out!