curl (one's) hair

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curl (one's) hair

To shock or terrify someone. That horror movie sure curled my hair—I could not sleep for a week! Geez, don't sneak up on me like that, you're gonna curl my hair!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

curl someone's hair

 and make someone's hair curl
Fig. to frighten or alarm someone; to shock someone with sight, sound, or taste. Don't ever sneak up on me like that again. You really curled my hair. The horror film made my hair curl.
See also: curl, hair
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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People have been using straightening irons to curl their hair as well but they lose their volume.
When I first arrived there, the girls were always asking for bread wrappers (wax paper) to curl their hair. We bought clips and bobby pins and other hair accessories for the older girls.
Bryan says over the past month he has been inundated with girls asking for him to curl their hair.