Fun fact: the modern curling iron was the first patented invention of a young American man named Hiram Maxim. He would later go on to invent the first fully automatic machine gun, which should tell you just how much you should trust his earlier invention with your hair. They have of course been improved over the years, but if you can avoid applying burning hot irons to your head, why not give it a try? There are some amazing options these days for curling your hair in many different styles, and many, if not all, are even easier than plugging in that hot iron. Tight curls aren’t as easy as loose, flowing ones, but this neat method, utilizing cheap, readily available drinking straws, is about as effortless as it gets.