Ready? Hair we go...
Did it work? Instead of a sock, I used Robe Curls, which is the same concept, except instead of a sock, it's a curling headband. (It still requires the exact same technique to be done to achieve the bouncy, heatless curls.) I sprayed my hair with some water to get it a little damp as instructed, parted my hair down the middle and on each side, wrapped my hair section by section around the headband, and secured it with a scrunchie.
Four hours later, I took out the headband, and, to my surprise, my hair was left with a lot of pretty flips and soft curls. It didn't create the same curls I would achieve with a hot curling iron (or the ringlets I've been seeing on TikTok), but I also wasn't mad at the results I got. It was a simple technique to achieve bouncy, flowy, pretty hair without any heat damage. I would definitely try this method again!
Did it work? This hair hack had me put my hair into two high pigtail buns with excess hair sticking out. I then had to take the two buns and criss-cross them into a knot before taking the excess hair and wrapping it around the knot and securing it with bobby pins.
My finished bun definitely did not look as pretty as @hairby.payt's version, but I think I did somewhat achieve the messy bun look. (Then again, I asked my mom if my bun looked good, and she said "no." So there's that.) The bun did feel very tight, which wasn't surprising considering I had three hair ties in my hair. This hack definitely requires some practice so I would give it another try and use hairspray next time to combat any frizz sticking out.
Did it work? I actually liked this hack! As bizarre of a technique as it is, it did somewhat curl my baby hairs, and to me the hairs looked like they were curled without trying too hard. I only did the technique on one side to compare it to my uncurled baby hairs, and I preferred the Q-tip side.