How to Curl Your Locs Using Pipe Cleaners

By: TruImage

Are you searching for a new locstyle? Maybe you or someone you know has locs.

The holidays are approaching. Can you imagine a better time to switch up your look? 

Curly locs are one of my favorite locstyles. Curls add volume to your locs. And they look good on short, medium, and long length locs.

Today, I’ll show you how to curl your locs. By the end of this article, you’ll learn how to curl your locs using pipe cleaners. 

How to Curl Your Locs Using Pipe Cleaners
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What are Pipe Cleaners?
A pipe cleaner is a type of brush used for cleaning pipes. Besides cleaning pipes, they’re often used in arts and crafts. Other names for pipe cleaners include chenille stems and fuzzy sticks.

Why Use Pipe Cleaners?
Pipe cleaners are an inexpensive way to achieve the perfect spiral curl. Great for locs, faux locs, and twists because they’re flexible. They’re an effective way to style your hair without heat.

Heat damage alters the original structure of your strands. This occurs when you apply too high of a heat setting to the hair. As a result, you’ll have to cut off the hair because of permanent damage to the hair structure. 

Avoid heat damage. Sounds good? Let’s get started! 

How to Curl Your Locs
What You’ll Need

  • Shampoo or a spray bottle filled with water
  • Pack of pipe cleaners 

For short locs

  1. Wash your locs or spritz your hair with some water.
  2. Take a pipe cleaner and fold it in half.
  3. Cut the pipe cleaner along the fold.
  4. Gently fold the end of the pipe cleaner up to create a loop and twist it with the rest of the pipe cleaner.
  5. Roll your loc clockwise up the pipe cleaner. 
  6. Once you reach your roots, fold the top end of the pipe cleaner backward to secure your loc in place.
  7. Leave the pipe cleaners in for 1 day to 1 week.
  8. Remove the pipe cleaners and finger through your locs.
For medium to long length locs
  1. Wash your locs or spritz your hair with some water.
  2. Take a pipe cleaner and hold it up to your locs and add cut the pipe cleaner about 1-2 inches from where your loc ends. (Or use entire pipe cleaner)
  3. Gently fold the end of the pipe cleaner up to create a loop and twist it with the rest of the pipe cleaner.
  4. Roll your loc clockwise up the pipe cleaner. 
  5. Once you reach your roots, fold the top end of the pipe cleaner backward to secure your loc in place.
  6. Leave the pipe cleaners in for 1 day to 1 week.
  7. Remove the pipe cleaners and finger through your locs.

Pipe cleaners can be purchased at your local craft store or Walmart for a few dollars. Ready for some loc inspo? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to achieve a spiral curl:

Want to see how my pipe cleaner curls turned out? Watch this video to see how.


Finally, pipe cleaners may not be the first tool that comes to your mind to create spiral curls. But remember that they’re an effective way to curl your locs without heat. This heatless style works on short, medium, and long locs.


Share this article with your natural friends so they can learn how to curl their hair with pipe cleaners. We all want to be loc stars! 😉

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Looking for a Loc Community to join? 

Head over to Facebook and join me in the 4 The Luv of Locs group. In this group, you’ll connect with others like yourself. And share your loc journey, styles, and tips in a positive manner.

What do you think of pipe cleaner curls? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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