Curling your hair with a big, barrel curling iron can be a total drag. Not only does the process seem to take a ridiculous amount of time, which many of us don't have, but it can also be tricky as well as potentially hazardous. Those of us who have accidentally singed our locks have learned the hard way. But big, bouncing curls are just so freaking gorgeous, right?

Well, today may be your lucky day. There's a new viral challenge making its rounds across the internet, and it has nothing to do with swallowing toxic cleaning pods or snorting condoms up your nose. In fact, it's actually pretty safe and could totally change your beauty game, giving you movie star hair with a snap of a finger.

In the #blowthebottlechallenge, ladies are achieving salon-worthy locks in seconds, using just a water bottle, a hair dryer, and a pair of scissors. Here’s how you do it: Cut a hole on the side of a water bottle-one large enough to fit the nozzle of a hair dryer. Then, cut the top of the water bottle off. Stick a chunk of your hair through the top hole, allowing it to rest in the bottle. Insert your hair dryer, turn it on, and allow the magic to happen. And, by magic, we're talking about big, bouncy barrel curls in just seconds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Celebrity hair and makeup artist Olivia Smalley is just one of the many people who have participated in the water bottle challenge, and according to her, it's totally legit-and she posted an Instagram video as proof.

However, like other viral challenges, it may not be foolproof. She told Teen Vogue that “there are a few ways that this trend could go awry, so make sure to be as safe and as cautious as possible.”

First, she recommends opting to use a thicker water bottle. “If the plastic is too thin, it could actually melt into your hair,” she warns. Basically, the heat is what helps curl your hair, but it also makes the bottle really hot. She suggests using the medium setting on your dryer to avoid a catastrophe.

She also recommends starting with clean hair that hasn’t been straightened, and misting hair with some water in a spray bottle or even a heat protectant before attempting the challenge. “From a stylist’s point of view,” she added, “I see nothing wrong with this trend as long as you take all proper precautions beforehand.”

For more of the #blowthebottlechallenge, courtesy of women around the world, see below.

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