I frequently receive emails with queries on how to rag hair so I thought I would save some time in the long run and give you a mini tutorial on the subject! I apologize that it is merely pictorial and not a video but for those of you unfortunate eyeballs that have borne witness to my past attempts at video tutorials this is truly for the best.
Step 1: Start by cutting up a dozen or so cotton rags about 1" thick and 7" to 8" long (depending on your hair length). In middle school I used to wear my hair in white rags to class but stopped when I was asked why I was wrapping my head in toilet paper. I've since made the switch to darker coloured rags - much less like toilet paper and I can't see how dirty they are, which I appreciate.
Step 2: Divide your hair into four quarters. Take a small bundle of hair on the top of your first quarter (for tighter curls take smaller bundles).
Step 3: Wrap the ends of your hair around the rag and roll it up.
Step 4: Tie your rag in a single knot. Don't double knot as you'll be pulling your hair out with frustration later.
Step 5: Congratulations! You have your first rag! Sit back and bask in the knowledge that tomorrow morning you will wake to a glorious set of twists.
Step 6: In each quarter do a top rag and a bottom rag (multiple per each quarter). Now you have a head full of balls! Go to sleep and dream of Eric Northman flying outside of your window.
Step 7: Unbind your rags to reveal a head of bouncy and exciting curls!
Please feel free to ask any questions regarding hair (ragging or otherwise) in this entry! I will be more than pleased to respond to them in the comments :).