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Don't fret if you're longing for curly locks, but lacking rollers. Rollers are not a necessity for creating curls if you have hair pins and some fabric or rags. Rag rolling or pin rolling hair can create a variety of waves and curls once you get the hang of it. For the best results, use damp hair and a little styling product to create lasting waves of gorgeousness overnight. Rock your curls and pat yourself on the back for being a resourceful fashionista.
Untangle your damp hair with a comb so that you can easily part it. Don't allow your hair to dry fully, since dry hair will not hold a curl well. Be careful not to roll your hair while it is soaking wet either, since it may take too long to dry and leave you with limp, damp locks in the morning. Apply styling product to your damp hair if you wish; mousse or hairspray can provide extra holding power for your curls.
Slice a piece of fabric into strips that are an inch wide by 6 inches long. Use an old sheet, shirt or any other rags you have around. If your hair is long, add additional length to the strips of fabric to compensate for your lengthy tresses.
Separate a small area of your hair with the comb so that you are dealing with an inch wide chunk of hair. Place one of the fabric strips centered at the ends of the section and begin rolling the hair around the fabric, toward your scalp. You can choose to roll the hair up toward the scalp or under, depending on what direction you would like the curl. Keep the hair taut against the fabric, but don't pull so hard that you end up pulling strands out.
Secure the rolled hair to your scalp by tying the ends of the fabric strip together. Once the fabric is secured, use hair pins to keep the curl in place against your scalp. If your hair is very long or thick, you may need several pins per curl to keep it tight.
Repeat the rolls with the rest of your hair. When you are finished all of your hair should be secured in the fabric rolls.
Allow your hair to fully dry in the rag rollers -- preferably overnight. The drying action helps to set the roll in place once you take the rollers out.
Remove the pins gently, taking care not to pull or snag your hair. Untie the fabric strip and gently unravel the curls. Spritz your hair with styling product if you wish, to help hold the curl in place.