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Emily Kendall was left in a frenzy after she misplaced her curlers at the weekend - almost cancelling her plans.
However, she then had a brainwave after noticing how hot the radiator in her room was, and decided to improvise with the facilities she had.
In what she describes as a sudden stroke of genius, the 22-year-old shop assistant from Morecambe, Lancashire, climbed on to her hands and knees and began to twist her long blonde hair around the copper pipe of her radiator.
Sounds mad, right?
Well, within 20 minutes, Emily had managed to achieve stunning, bouncy curls. And what's more? She claims they felt healthier than when she did them with her regular hair curlers.
Not wanting to miss out on sharing her ingenuity, Emily captured hilarious photos of her wrapping her hair around the hot radiator pipe, which have since been shared and liked more than 22,000 times on social media.
She said: "It's a good hack for when you've lost your curlers. It's a tip for people who didn't get [any] in the sales.
"I thought 'oh my god' when I saw the first curl. I was shocked. I couldn't believe it'd worked.
"It only took 20 minutes and with my curlers it takes about 40. It's quicker and I'm saving on electricity in the meantime.
"The curls stayed in all night and the next day. I went out the following night with it still curled.
"It wasn't as hot as my curlers because normally my hair smokes with the tongs, so it must be better for my hair too."
After she debuted her perfect locks, Emily's friends also couldn't believe the results, vowing to try the method for herself.
And we were pretty intrigued too, so we contacted hairdresser Jo Robertson, aka The Curl Goddess, to find out if this idea really is legit.
Speaking to Tyla, she said: "What she's doing is drying it in to a coil. It's very ingenious, and she has found a different way to form the coil, [but] there are safer ways without using a tong or radiator pipe!
"There is a method called coiling, where you take cm square section of hair, wrap it around the bristles [of a brush] and wrap down to form the coil.
"Alternatively she could try plopping - where you use a microfibre towel to scrunch the curls up to form a coil."
So, the verdict? Perhaps a radiator pipe isn't the only option Emily could have gone for, but we love her inventiveness!
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