Is Curling Your Hair With Chopsticks Really a Good Idea?

Maria Dotz
by Maria Dotz
2 Materials
5 Hours

Today, I'm going to curl my hair with a chopstick and a flat iron. There are some amazing chopstick curling irons and wands out there that create the tiniest cute little curls. Well, I don't have one of those, but I do have a chopstick!

So, I'm going to try curling my hair with a regular chopstick and a flat iron to achieve the same look. This is a little bit of a challenge, but I like a challenge! I have a lot of hair, so I know it will take a really long time, but if it does work out, it's going to look super cool.

Let's try this!

Tools and materials:

  • Chopstick
  • Flat iron
Curling hair around the chopstick

1. Twirl section of hair around the chopstick

The first step is to section out your hair. Grab a section and twirl it around the chopstick. You want to make sure that you're using a thick chopstick, as this will make it easier.

You also need a chopstick that is heat resistant because the flat iron will go on top of it. I'm using a wooden one and it works just fine. A plastic one would obviously burn.

Running the flat iron over the chopstick

2. Run the flat iron over your hair

Run the flat iron over the chopstick to set the curl with heat. If you have very long hair like me, you can break each strand into two sections, curl the top first, and then the bottom. This will help to make it more manageable.

How to curl your hair with chopsticks

My hair looks amazing! I love how it turned out and I'm really happy with how defined each curl is. However, although I'm glad I curled my hair this way, I can't say that I'll be doing it again any time soon because it took me hours!

I would recommend this chopstick curling hack to someone with much shorter and thinner hair. It's definitely cheaper than buying a specific chopstick curling iron or wand.

Would you try curling your hair with chopsticks?

Suggested materials:
  • Chopstick
  • Flat iron

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