Today, I was planning to do a tutorial on how to achieve korean styled curls/ waves without usage of any heat at all! Additional to that, I will write a short review about the soft strawberry sponge curlers from Born Pretty Store since I used them to make this hair style!^^ I will write the review first and then tell you how to do soft curls/ waves like many korean celebrities or ulzzang nowadays have.
I already wanted to get these sponge curlers in this strawberry style for so long because I saw Jiyeon using these in Dream High 2!! That's when I started to look everywhere for these sponge curlers, I was so obsessed to own these so I was like 'HELL YES !!1!11!' when I saw them selling these on their website lol.
Okay, so this post is going to be really long so prepare and let's begin~!
Color: Red (strawberries)
6 pieces included
More photos of the details
When these strawberry sponges arrived they smelled so SO bad. I couldn't smell on them without getting a headache. It was like these typical chinese products, mixture out of glue and plastic. I had to put them outside and air them for a few days because the smell was unbearable!
The sponges look like strawberries (which is super cute QwQ). They have this small room in the middle to put your hair inside and roll it to make loose curls without heat over night.
You can see it proberly on the photos below~
The strawberry sponges are pretty easy to use and they will make really pretty and big curls over night. It's no problem to sleep with them too because they're like a cushion for your head when you lie on them hehe. You can see photos of the curls at the end of the post when I'm posting the finished look of the tutorial~
♥ Cute Design
♥ Easy to use
♥ Comfortable to sleep with them on
-Smell after opening
I like these strawberry sponges because of the super cute design! I mean you don't see these cute sponge curlers everyday (at least I've never seen them somewhere before). The price is pretty affordable too and it may be even cheaper when using my coupon for 10% off (I will post it at the end of this post). The only down side is that the smell after arrival is really bad and I hate it!! They're pretty easy to use and the quality is okay too. There were a few areas where the glue was visible but other than that, everything was fine. I think you will need 2 packs if you want to coil in your whole hair! ♥
Now to the Korean inspired Tutorial for Heatless Curls/Waves . . .
So this is a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve these soft curls/waves many ulzzangs and Korean celebrities often have. I'm not a professional hairstyler but this is the way I usually do it and it works for my hair. I hope you will have fun doing this tutorial too and Let's begin~! ( ﾟ▽ﾟ)/ ♪
STEP 1: Start off with slightly wet hair. Devide your hair into small and even strands. Take a strand of your hair and put it in the gap in the strawberry sponges
STEP 2: Take the strand and coil it in the strawberry sponge steadily until all your hair is in it.
STEP 3: Secure it with some bobbi pins. This is optional. I usually do it because I'm scared that they'll uncoil while I'm asleep.
STEP 4: Braid the rest of the hair. I only did this because I didn't have enough of the sponge curlers ㅠㅠ but you can coil in all your hair if you have enough of these hair sponges
STEP 5: You're done ! Leave them in over night or for around 4-6 hours
This looks super retarded lol. But the strawberry sponge curlers are so cute. /ignore my dumb face/ *slaps self*
OK so this is what it looked like the day after. Sorry for the awkward face OTL I look super chubby and fat on this photo /dies in embarassment/. The curls from the sponge curlers are really big and look like you made them with a curling iron while the ones from the braid look more like waves. I think the combination of both makes them look even more natural and somehow I like it more than it would be only waves or only curls~ Overall I'm pretty happy with the result and I hope you like this look too ^w^
INFO: I took the photos in daytime because the lighting is better but on the finished look photo I let them in my hair over night~!
If you're interested in getting the Strawberry Sponges (USD$4.08) you can click here
Also, use my coupon code UNL91 for 10% off !!
Thank you Daisy for letting me try out this product ^-^
If you haven't noticed: I have a new blog layout ehehe. All these coding took such a long time eventhough I took the basecode from Karimew and just changed it a bit and added all the pages, sidebar gagdets,..etc. But it was so hard because I had to use the classic blogger template @_@ I'm currently debating wether I should make the texts in my future blog posts centered like now or on the left, what do you think? ^^;
Thank you so much for reading my review!
If you liked it please follow me and leave a comment below I would be happy to read them all!
Mitchellina Metta said on May 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM
I love your hairs :D
Jurika said on May 3, 2014 at 11:35 AM
dear, it's so so sweeet *-*
Emily said on May 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM
Omg those little sponges are adorable*-* I always move around a lot in my sleep so most leave in hair rollers don't stay in properly, then I wake up looking pretty scary-_- But these don't look too bad, especially with bobby pins. Thank you for sharing your review Mindy! ^^ x
Momopodo said on May 4, 2014 at 1:57 PM
This looks so cute! You know, I've seen these hair curlers everywhere but my hair is naturally curly so I never thought to get them but I like the way your hair turns out.. So i might try them...?
Angela said on May 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Omg those strawberries are so cute!!! Can't believe it works
Belinda Matilda said on May 9, 2014 at 2:22 AM
omg i almost bought this (they sell it here locally) but i don't know if it's going to work or not. i'm going to purchase it when i visit the store that sells these! the curls turn out great, and the strawberry shape makes it a plus obvly!
MITCH said on May 10, 2014 at 8:39 AM
love your hair! so long and beautiful! I've never tried this heatless wave curl, but the puff concept is very cute <3
Inês de Castro said on May 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM
Nice blog :) I want to ask you if you wanna follow each other? I would be glad! Have a nice day.
美美 said on May 12, 2014 at 10:16 AM
@Inês de Castro: I will check out your blog! And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting to all ^w^~
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:48 AM
@Emily These hair curlers come without bobby pins though!
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:49 AM
@Angela Thanks I will check out your blog. Thanks for following me on my social networks, I really appreciate it ^w^
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM
@Momopodo Thanks for your comment and thanks for visiting my blog *-* I will check out your blog~
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:51 AM
@Mitchellina Metta Thank you eheh You should try it too, thanks for the follow ^w^
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:52 AM
@Jurika Thanks for visiting my blog and following ^w^ I will check out your blog~
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:53 AM
@Matilda Belinda Thanks for always commenting :3 You should definitely try them! The curls look super big and cute QwQ You really need to blog more , I already start missing your posts, Belinda qwq
美美 said on May 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM
@MITCH you should definitely try them they're not that expensive either! And they're so adorable haha ~ Thanks for visiting, I will check out your blog later~ :3
Junjun said on May 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Wahh~ I've always seen this around too! I'm definitely going to get them if I visit Asia this year. Thanks for the review, Meimei~ :'D The end result looks amazing! >u<
美美 said on May 31, 2014 at 4:02 AM
Omg Hi Junjun! I'm happy you can read my name :D And thanks for your nice comment and visiting my blog! You really need to blog more, I've been missing your posts >w< !The coding is so tiring it took me 3 days to do all the html coding for this layout OTL
Alluring Alyss said on June 2, 2014 at 8:14 AM
Great tutorial~! I really want to try it <33
Fräulein Schnee said on June 3, 2014 at 7:18 AM
Your hair is soooo long *_* I wish I had my long hair back, too :'D I saw these strawberry curlers, too and they look so cute, would love to try them :D
美美 said on June 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Thanks for visiting my blog,Alyss! You should definitely try it *w* I will check out your blog later~
美美 said on June 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM
It is haha. I cut my hair short a few days ago too, I miss my old long hair on this picture now T T You should give them a try, they work perfectly for straight long hair ehhe~ Thanks for visiting my blog :3
Sakuranko said on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Oh very good product!
美美 said on June 6, 2014 at 7:27 AM
Thanks for visiting me blog! Strangely, I can't comment on your blog without it being deleted ;_; I always get an email notification for failure of posting the comment
Kay Cake said on June 9, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Awwh I love these! I've seen them everywhere but just didn't think would work haha xD I wanna try now ~
美美 said on June 9, 2014 at 2:45 AM
@Kay Cake: They actually do work but the curls turn out so big and I think this one is better for long hair, honestly! If you're really interested in trying them you can use my code for a discount ^-^ Thanks for reading xD
Jolene Gan said on July 19, 2014 at 8:50 AM
Which circle lenses are you wearing in the pic? :-) It looks sooooo great on you. Stay pretty as always and forever!! Look forward to reading more blog posts from you!! >.<
美美 said on July 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM
@Jolene Gan: I'm wearing the G&G Alamode Brown lenses here. You can get them at kpop2.com for about USD$11 ~ And THANK YOU SOO MUCH ♥♥ You're too adorable omg ♥