Short On Time? This Viral Hack Can Give You Perfect Curls In Minutes

When we're short on time, we often opt for a messy bun or ponytail and call it a day. While there are many easy bun styles for any hair length, sometimes we want to try something different. Instead of settling for a hairstyle that we're not thrilled about, we can follow this viral hack to achieve flawless curls in no time. TikTok user @acquiredstyle made a video demonstrating how she achieved perfect curls in just four minutes by putting her hair up in a ponytail before curling it.

This hair-curling hack is perfect for busy moms, studious individuals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who always seems to need more time to get ready in the morning. However, you don't have to be in a rush to give it a go; it's an excellent lazy-girl hairstyle that will make it look like you just had a fresh blowout. You won't have to stress about picking an outfit for date night or going out with friends because you'll have more time after getting your hair done so quickly. So, what steps do you need to take to try this hack out for yourself?

How to get the perfect curls

When you're short on time and want to curl your hair quickly, this viral hair hack could become your go-to every morning. Start by brushing your hair and putting it into a high ponytail while your curling iron heats up. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie. Then, take a small section of your hair and curl it with the iron, leaving it wrapped for a few seconds. Repeat the previous step with the rest of your hair, working on small sections at a time. Once you have curled the entire ponytail, remove the hair tie, and voila! You have gorgeous curls in minutes. Just add hairspray to make the curls last all day.

Certain people in @acquiredstyle's comment section claimed to have been using this hack for years when they were short on time. Others were concerned that they couldn't do the hack because of the size of their curling iron. If your hair doesn't wrap around the barrel in a ponytail, you can simply purchase a different size. For shorter hair, a 1-inch barrel is ideal, while longer hair will need a 1 ¼ inch barrel.

Tips for achieving gorgeous curls

The key to the hair curling hack is putting your hair in a ponytail. However, if you have a lot of hair or it's thicker, you can divide it into two ponytails by sectioning it and tying the top and bottom. This will make it easier to keep the sections separate when curling, resulting in even layers of curls on the top and bottom of your head. Additionally, you don't need to use a curling iron or wand; a flat iron works just as well, especially if you don't have either of those tools.

Alternatively, if you prefer not to use hot tools on your hair, there are different ways to achieve this hack without a curling iron or wand. Many TikTok users have put their own twist on this approach. For example, @nicoleadalina rolled small sections of her hair with her fingers and pinned them near the hair tie with bobby pins to create a bun-like look. She slept with the "rollers" in her hair, and in the morning, after removing the bobby pins, she had beautiful curls. Some people in the comments suggested that those with longer hair might struggle with this hack. If you fall into this category, consider using hair rollers instead of finger rolling to achieve better results and ensure hair shape and stability.