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Create Old Fashioned Rag Curls

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Got dead straight hair and want to look like Shirley Temple? Do you despise curling irons or plastic rollers and are looking for a hair curling alternative? These Old Fashioned Rag Curls are fun to create and the end result looks totally amazing - either tight ringlets or soft flowing curls. My grandmother used to put these in my hair when I was small and here I am passing the tradition on to you.

Old Fashioned Rag Curl Ringlets

Lightly brushed rag curls

Time: 30 minutes (and then leave them in overnight)

6 - 10 strips of rag (can easily be made from old sheets or unwanted clothing)

Thoroughly brush your hair (or someone elses) and divide it into 6 -10 even sections (depending on the thickness and length of the hair you're working with).

Take a strip of hair

Take a strip of rag in one hand and tightly twist the length of hair in the other hand.

Tightly twist the hair up

Wrap the strip of rag around the tightly twisted hair in order to keep it all in place, and tie it up at the top. The rag curl should sit comfortably and not come undone, even with a bit of head shaking. You need to be able to sleep with these in, so make them as neat as possible.

Rag curls all tied up

Leave the rag curls in overnight and gently untie them in the morning.
Allow the curls to hang loose to create tight "ringlets" or brush them out to make "softer" looking curls.
Now you're all ready for the ball (or maybe the set of Little Women?).

Curls all tied up

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