Heatless Curls With Socks Vs Scrunchies: Which Method is Better?

by Laineymariebeauty
3 Materials
12 Hours

Today we are testing heatless curls with socks versus scrunchies. Both methods are overnight heatless curling methods.

I've tried many different overnight heatless curling techniques before, using different items: bun makers, a t-shirt, the Octocurl, and a robe tie, as well as just braids. However, I've always wanted to try out sock curls and scrunchie curls, so why not do both at the same time and see how they compare?

I am going to test this out by splitting my hair down the middle and doing a method on either side to see how they come out.

Tools and materials:

  • Socks 
  • Scrunchies 
  • Water spray

Heatless curls with socks

Brushing hair

1. Brush 

Make sure your hair is brushed and smooth. Of course, I'm parting my hair down the middle, but that's up to you.

Adding water to hair

2. Dampen 

Use a mist bottle to spray your hair thoroughly with water. Or, pour water onto your hand and run it through your hair.

You don’t want it to be too damp. 

Socks curl tutorial

3. Create the sock curls

Place the sock against your scalp and wrap the section of hair around the sock. 

If you have short or medium hair, ankle socks are fine. If you have much longer hair, you may want to use longer socks.

How to do sock curls

4. Tie the sock

Just like if you were pairing your socks, pull the opening of the sock over your hair and tuck it into the sock. 

Heatless curls with socks

5. Repeat 

Repeat with each section of hair until they are all tied up into socks. 

Heatless curls with scrunchies

Making hair damp

1. Dampen 

Use a mist bottle to spray your hair thoroughly. 

Tying hair with a scrunchie

2. Add the scrunchie 

Hold a section of hair between your fingers and place the scrunchie underneath. Wrap the hair around itself on the scrunchie.

If you have longer, thicker hair, you may need bigger scrunchies.

How to curl your hair with scrunchies

3. Tie 

Use the scrunchie to tie your hair up.

Heatless curls with scrunchies and socks

4. Repeat 

Repeat these steps with the remaining sections of hair. 

Leave the scrunchies and socks in overnight. 

Scrunchie curls vs sock curls results

Taking out the sock and scrunchie curls

Take the socks and scrunchies out of your hair gently. You can brush the curls out as you go or run your fingers through them, if you would like. 

Results of the sock and scrunchie curls

This is how the curls look on either side before brushing them out.

Brushed out sock and scrunchie curls

This is how the curls look on either side after brushing them out.

Heatless curls with scrunchies results

This is the scrunchie curling method from the side.

Heatless curls with socks results

This is the sock curling method from the side.

Heatless curls with socks vs scrunchies

This is how the back of my hair looks. The left is sock curls and the right is scrunchie curls.

Heatless curls with socks vs scrunchies

In my opinion, the curls look similar to me on both sides. However, I like the sock side better. It is more voluminous than the and the socks were comfortable to sleep in. 

However, considering that I had these in for around 15 hours, I'm surprised that they don't look as good as when I do heatless curls with a robe tie. Perhaps I needed my hair to be damper.

Overall, it is not what I expected but let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Suggested materials:
  • Socks
  • Scrunchies
  • Water spray

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  • Loretta Loretta on Mar 26, 2022

    As a child my mom curled my hair with rag strips into sausage like curls. I'm 77 now and do not have the strength I just leave it straight. If I was younger I would definitely try it. Thanks

  • Margaret Margaret on Apr 10, 2022

    I think they look very similar-great!