Draper James

In what has become our favorite hashtag of all time 

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Reese Witherspoon’s new book, Whiskey in a Teacup, recently hit bookshelves around the country to rave reviews. Regardless of from where they hail, everyone it seems is looking for a little Southern spice in their life—and Reese delivered just that. In her 300-page literary debut you’ll find recipes, quirky anecdotes, vintage family photos, and even how-tos.

What could Reese possibly teach me, you say? Well, most Southerners worth their weight in salt already know how to catch a frog with their bare hands (page 183) and how to force bulbs (page 249), but the real gem seems to be the social media gold that has resulted from the three-step guide to hot-rolling hair (page 56, for those still following along).

Celebs like Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush, Jennifer Garner, and more have taken to Instagram in what Garner dubbed the #hotrollerchallenge. In the short and sweet video that has now been viewed close to 2 million times, Garner walks us through Reese’s hot rolling strategy from mousse to school car line (yeah, you’re not going to want to miss that part—complete with a blush-inducing run-in with a fellow mom). Of course, Garner’s nothing-to-see-here attitude is precisely why we love her.

As to who has shown the best technique? That crown surely goes to none other than former First Lady Laura Bush. It seems she’s a fan of skipping the hot rollers in favor of the Velcro variety. A true Texan through-and-through, and certainly a woman after our own hearts. 

WATCH: Reese Witherspoon Hangs Out With Joanna Gaines & Jenna Bush Hager During Book Tour Stop in Waco

The challengers are many and include stars of the big screen and stars of their local main streets (i.e. every Southerner you’ve ever met). Take a scroll and then add your own photo to the mix using #hotrollerchallenge.