Heatless Curls Using Bubble Wrap

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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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Black Girl With Long Hair

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop culture and black beauty enthusiast.

  • silkynaps

    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.

  • Fairy

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

    • Jc

      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.

      • Fairy

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

        • RissaKatharine

          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.

    • Zee

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

  • cocomo

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

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

      • HeavnsGirl


        • Zheahra

          My thoughts exactly.

    • Stace

      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.

  • 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 ;-)

    • LBell

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

      • C in Colorado

        Awesome. Love her thick hair!

  • Gee

    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.

  • Sheri-ann

    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 who do, including the vlogger Chime, keep doing what you are doing. You are shattering stereo-types about Black hair and inspiring so many to embrace what God has given.

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

  • Courtney

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

  • Annie

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



    • HeavnsGirl


      It really is.

  • Prestige

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

    • HeavnsGirl

      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.

  • sosmo0th

    her hair is to DIE for ugh! lol

  • imani

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



    • Alycia

      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?

  • donnadara

    Has anyone tried this with locs?

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