Stylist’s water bottle hack shows why you don’t need to buy expensive hair curlers

Curling our hair always makes us feel glamorous and like we’re ready to go out on the town, but there are also some major downsides to doing it.

Heat damage is of course one of them and the amount of money you might have spent on a curler or straightener to do the job also isn’t great.

But what if there was a way you could avoid splashing out on expensive hair gadgets (and stop damaging your ends) and still have fabulous curls or waves?

Well it seems like you’re in luck, because a hairstylist has shared an unbelievable hack online recently which won’t cost you a penny to try at home for yourself.

We’ve seen how you can use a dressing gown belt to get heatless curls, and one woman even used a radiator pipe to style her hair when her curlers broke.

But according to a hair and make-up artist from the US, you can also achieve curls using a plastic water bottle and a hair dryer.

Olivia Smalley, from Florida, shared a look at how she did the trick in a video on her Instagram @omgartistry.

The clip was originally shared back in 2018, but has recently resurfaced as people still can’t believe the results.

She cut the top off of the bottle and cut a hole in one side, then put a section of her hair through the hole in the top.

Olivia twisted the bottle a few times so her hair curled around the inside, before grabbing a hair dryer with the nozzle on and turning it on, placing it so the heat was going through the hole in the side.

She left it like this for a few seconds, before turning it off and taking her hair out of the bottle.

The end of the clip shows how her hair has curled around into a spiral shape.

She captioned the post: “Did this hack just BREAK THE INTERNET?! Died. Dead. A water bottle? Is this real life? ⠀

“I saw this on @asil page and I had to do a tutorial immediately!! I said to myself, there is NO WAY this will actually work. WELP!”

More than 849,399 people viewed the video, with many loving it and one person even comparing it to the Dyson Airwrap (which costs £399).

They joked: “Dyson airwrap on my budget!!”

Another said: “Oh my god!”

A third wrote: “Trying this today!”

However while many were excited about it, a few claimed they had tried it and found that the bottle melted. It was suggested they give it another go with a thicker water bottle – and perhaps a slightly lower setting on the hair dryer.