Sponge Curlers: If They're Big In Japan, They're Good Enough For Me

Also: no-heat styling as requested!
Publish date:
March 27, 2013
How-To, wavy hair, curly hair, no heat, easy beauty, sponge curlers

I'll start with a fun fact: I have insider info that these were going to be blue. So, like, blue balls. (It's funny if you're twelve.)

Just a quick warning: This article will be written in the style of subpar because my brainworms are smushing super-weird today.

Predicting the comment sections' future: "All of your writing is subpar."

Cool, glad we got that out of the way.

These little hamburger bun-looking foam office-chair-wheels-looking balls are, in fact, hair curlers, as a couple of our more shrewd Instagram followers pointed out. And then there was the class clown who had to guess, "A replacement head for #hitachimagicwand!" Sex jokes are immature and dumb.

So these Fekkai Wave Makers are great for a few reasons.

  1. They require no heat! Duh, that's great for healthy hair.
  2. You can sleep in them. There's no hard plastic outer shell or anything that will poke you back to reality when you've floated out of REM up to that weird surface-sleep zone.
  3. Japanese chicks already dig them, so you know these things are awesome. Those ladies totally have the jump on all the new beauty stuff. If they didn't invent it, they popularized it and made it cuter. Example.

I made an extremely informative how-to video below. Use on damp or dry hair, the longer you leave them in, the more "set" your curl will... become? GAH writing is hard today.

Finish with some hairspray for hold.

Cute right? They work so well that Madeline threw them in for the afternoon before heading out to a post-work dinner/booze session and she probably had, like, the best hair at the restaurant/bar.

Another fun thing to note--that I just realized after trying to link you guys to a site to purchase them--is that they're actually a favor for when you treat yourself to a $75 product party of Fekkai stuff! Stop at Saks, Nordstrom, Dillards, Fekkai.com, or Fekkai salons to re-up your supply of deep conditioner and maybe grab some hairspray to use with your new Wave Makers.

Ok, I'm going to make it easy. If I had to spend $75 on Fekkai products right now I'd get the Coiff Défense Pre-Style Thermal/UV Protectant because of their unabashed usage of the word "coiff", the Protein Rx Daily Protein Fortifier because my mom's always worried about me getting enough protein, and the Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist mostly because it's $25 annnnd holler atchyer Wave Makers.

If you guys know what else they've been crushing on in Japan you BETTER tell me in the comments.