How a Pencil Can Help You Get Small and Tight Curls

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Here, I’m going to show you how a pencil can help you get small and tight curls. I guarantee that this unconventional hack will deliver amazing results.

Grab a pencil and let me show you what to do!

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Tools and materials:

  • Pencil
  • Hair straighteners
Wrapping hair around pencil

1. Wrap hair around pencil

Start by wrapping your hair around a pencil like so.

Pushing curls up

2. Push curls up

Push the curls up to condense them together. 

Applying heat to curls

3. Apply heat to curls

Now, take a hair straightener and hold it over your curls.

Gradually bring it down from top to bottom, allowing the hair straighteners to rest on each part of the curls for a few moments.

Unravelling curls

4. Unravel curls

Now, unravel your curls from the pencil. 

Pencil curls

How a pencil can help you get small and tight curls

Here are the finished curls and aren’t they just gorgeous? These tight corkscrew curls are just to die for, and you can replicate them all over your head.

They are so easy to achieve you have no excuse not to give this unconventional technique a try.

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Suggested materials:
  • Pencil
  • Hair straighteners

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  • Carla Verb Carla Verb on Feb 16, 2024

    Very cool project, I can’t imagine doing a whole head like this but awesome 😎 nonetheless!!!♥️

  • Treacy MacKichan Jones Treacy MacKichan Jones on Feb 16, 2024

    I would sit on the floor I front of my mum and she would do this to my hair on Saturday nights and sleep with her silk scarf and wake up to little ringlets , or she would use her fingers and pins ( pin curls ) , thanks for the memories 😊