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Vlog­ger Chime has dis­cov­ered an inven­tive (and inex­pen­sive!) way to get heat­less curls — bub­ble wrap! Check it out:

What do you think ladies? Would you try this?

Prod­ucts used in this tuto­ri­al:
Bub­ble wrap
Can­tu Shea But­ter Leave In
Kinky Curly Curling Cus­tard
Cas­tor Oil

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Hi there, I dis­cov­ered your blg by means of Google whilst
search­ing for a sim­i­lar sub­ject, your web
site got here up, it looks good. I’ve book­marked
it in my google book­marks.
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I’m gonna watch out for brus­sels. I’ll appre­ci­ate if
you pro­ceed this iin future. Numer­ous oth­er fol­lks will be ben­e­fit­ed frpm your writ­ing.


Has any­one tried this with locs?




I hate trolls… why are you on this web­site if you have some­thing neg­a­tive to say on every arti­cle. Obvi­ous­ly you have noth­ing bet­ter to do with your time. Why not find some­thing you actu­al­ly find inter­est­ing instead of knock­ing oth­er people’s opin­ions?


very creative!lol! I hate sleep­ing in foam rods or any­thing that makes it hard to get comfortable.Bubble wrap???gotta be com­fort­able right?


her hair is to DIE for ugh! lol


Does it work for all hair types??
I don’t think it will on 4C


I’m all for inno­va­tion, but I tru­ly don’t under­stand why any­one would do this. Curlers are not expen­sive, and if push comes to shove, you can cut up a paper bag or a rag and do this. In fact, if you are so poor that you can’t buy curlers (from the dol­lar store), I doubt that you have bub­ble wrap lying around any­way — ain’t like you’re order­ing stuff from Ama­zon and hav­ing it shipped to you.

Peo­ple stay mak­ing things com­pli­cat­ed.

I would also won­der what chem­i­cals are in the plas­tic.





It real­ly is.


I think it’s a good idea but I am con­cerned about any pos­si­ble chem­i­cals used to treat the bub­ble wrap.


Cre­ative. It was a girl on Youtube that used ripped t-shirts to form some curls.

Marta Daniels

I don’t think I plan to attempt this, but I think it’s pret­ty awe­some that she did this! Her hair is amaz­ing!

Gor­geous hair! I so admire all of the­se nat­u­ral beau­ties who have the patience to allow their hair to grow long and beau­ti­ful. I just don’t have the patience. My hair is just above my shoul­ders and I’ve decid­ed to cut it off to a tiny lit­tle afro. I’m a mom of two small chil­dren and a wife to a very needy (in a good way) hus­band. As it grows longer I find that I don’t have time to care for my hair and keep it styled in such a way that would com­pli­ment me. But to all the beau­ties… Read more »

Love Chime and her hair but I think cred­it should be given due to beau­tyklove on youtube. She was the orig­i­na­tor of the style so far as I know. To be fair to Chime though when asked how she came up with the idea she did men­tion once that a sub­scriber sug­gest­ed it to her after see­ing anoth­er youtu­ber although the name of the youtu­ber was nev­er given.

C in Colorado

Love the big curls!

@cocomo, my Grand­moth­er (from SC) use to make curlers from brown paper bags. 

Neces­si­ty is the moth­er of inven­tion and we are an inven­tive, cre­ative peo­ple, lol ;-)


*psst* That brown paper bag trick still works… ;)

C in Colorado

Awe­some. Love her thick hair!


reminds me of when my gram­my use to use news paper to curl her hair


I used tooth picks a cou­ple of times …one to roll the hair and the oth­er to hold it in place…like chop sticks.…worked real­ly well.

Knotty Natural

My nana used spit to set her hair and a brown paper bag to roll it up!




My thoughts exact­ly.


This will not look the same on short­er hair. I def­i­nite­ly like the idea though. Like the com­menter above said, looks com­fort­able!!!


I agree…for short­er hair, just use straws.…

The Natural Haven

I can imag­ine work­ing with a small­er roll or bub­ble wrap for short­er hair e.g roll the wrap 2–3 times to form the roller.


Yes, but would you get the same results. I don’t believe so.


You would. All flexi-rods are is pressed togeth­er plas­tic. If you’d been nat­u­ral for long enough, you would know that if you wrap a strand of wet nat­u­ral hair around ANYTHING long enough for it to dry, it will take on it’s shape. 

It’s not exact­ly rock­et sci­ence.


Pret­ty. Cost effec­tive. Seems like that tech­nique would be more com­fort­able than flex­is. Also seems like that tech­nique yields bet­ter results than flexis…but that could also be the way it looks with her hair.