How to Get Wavy Hair Without a Curling Iron

Disclosure: I can't use a curling iron.
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Disclosure: I can't use a curling iron.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than 5 million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

I am pretty lazy when it comes to hair. Case in point: I've never learned how to use a curling iron. Nor can I braid my hair. Still, there are some days I wish I could do something more than a simple straight blowout or messy low ponytail.

Which is why I found this YouTube tutorial from Mimi (last name: TBD) inspiring. She manages to create a professional-looking blow out with a lot of curl using only a blow dryer an assortment of round brushes: a large one to dry her hair flat, a small one to heat and set the curls and a medium-sized one for her bangs. Mimi says it takes her 35 minutes to style her hair this way, but given that mine doesn't reach my shoulders, I'm betting it will take me half that -- making the style achievable even for someone as lazy as me.

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