Whoever said diamonds were a girl’s best friend, obviously had naturally curly hair. They are the luckiest girls alive but, obviously, even they want to straighten their hair occasionally.
There’s a perfect curly hairdo for every woman; short hair, long hair, it doesn’t matter. The longer the hair, the more time a girl will spend making it look just right. Not only time but the damage we do to our hair is unacceptable.
Heat from blow dryers, hot rods, and flat irons can hurt our hair. It’s easy to burn the hair, and once the strands are gone, they’re gone. You or your stylist will likely cut the damaged ends. But did you know you have options?
Yes, you can learn how to curl hair without heat in less than one hour. You can make tight curls or deep wavy hair, but it’s your choice. What’s more is you don’t have to buy any new equipment or styling tools. You can even add some vibrant colors to your hair without causing any damage.
Learn the secrets to having luscious, curly locks without plugging in the curling irons. Want to know how? Keep reading!
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Sometimes we need an alternative to heat to get curls. In fact, some women prefer a natural way of doing things. For this reason, we thought you might need tips to curl hair without heat from a blow dryer or by a scorching styling comb.
These ideas to curl your hair naturally are simple ones; you may want to try more than one suggestion. That’s great if you do. Please, let us know which ones you tried and tell us how it worked for you.
Pigtails for Curls
All you need is about five minutes to complete this set.
The twist and curl is another great idea to try for overnight heatless curls.
You may have forgotten about these with all the up-to-date gadgets. However, they are still great styling tools. Likely, you can pick rollers up at the local drugstore.
If you have long hair, you should buy extra-large rollers, but if you’re aiming for tight curls, the smaller ones are effective in giving you tons of curly strands.
Want wavy waves? Use the infamous sock bun trick. You’re going to need a long sock to pull this off. When you find one, cut the top portion of a tube sock. The cut is normally an inch and a half.
This is yet another curl hack without using heat. Check out the wavy hair. Don’t forget to freeze it with a natural hair spray.
This style is for every woman who has a thick head of hair but wants a simple, but sophisticated hairdo. Pull out your bending rods for this tip; you’ll need them now and later.
The hair doesn’t have to be wet for this styling hack, but you should have clean hair.
With short and easy heatless styles like these, anyone can accomplish them. All is needed for this style is two pins or something else to hold the hair in place. This hairdo is for wet hair, so wait until you shower or spray it with a moisturizer.
The Bantu Knot is two hairdos in one; popular among African American women. You will need several rubber bands to match your hair color for this twisted hairstyle.
This hairstyle can be worn as is as little as an hour or later taken down for tight, touchable curls.
If you have long hair, this is one of the best practices to curl your hair without heat and within an hour.
Notice how wavy your hair is without using any heat. You look gorgeous!
Along with the rollers, I thought pin curls were history. However, I was wrong! Pin curls make long-lasting wavy hair. It doesn’t matter if you have natural hair, air-dried hair, or red hair, you can pull off pin curls.
Part your locks into sections, of course. Coil the hair til it makes a firm curl. Use a bobby pin or clip to secure. You only have a few only before you can take it down, so apply your makeup while you wait. When you take the pins out, you’ll have a fresh, springy do without using a curling rod or flat iron.
Hopefully, you air dried your hair to eliminate the heat, but in case you didn’t, you’ll need to protect your hair.
For best results, leave in overnight, but you can take the curls down when dry.
Braids are wonderful hairstyles but what happens when you take them down is incredible. They add volume and texture to your hair, and you don’t have to use heat to get curly or wavy hairstyles.
You can braid the hair starting from the root or farther from the scalp. You can make wide parts and braids or small ones. This technique works on short hair as well as long hair. So, if you’re ready, take out your styling gel, rubber bands, and a hair clip.
You can do this with dry hair, so don’t stress if you just washed your hair. Spray hair with a lifter especially if you have thin hair. When that’s dry, put on a headband. If you don’t have one, you can hack it with a long sock.
This style doesn’t need wet hair to complete, but you will need to cut a scarf into about four pieces. Also, you will need to part your hair into four sections. After you have parted and secured them, you will need to tie your hair off close to the roots.
Take the hair and wrap it tightly around the scarf. Keep wrapping until you reach the ends of the hair and roll into a bun. Keep rolling around the bun until the scarf disappears. This will hold the hair in place. After about an hour, remove the pieces of the scarf and finger comb hair into your style.
The experts say that using a terry cloth towel doesn’t do anything to protect your hair. In fact, you should always use a microfiber towel to dry your hair. It will rob your hair of its definition. Always pat or blot your hair to dry it rather than rub your hair.
There’s one thing you should remember when using the microfiber towel, however. Don’t throw it in your dryer but instead, hang out to dry. If you don’t have a microfiber towel, use an old t-shirt.
If you have naturally wavy hair, to begin with, styles to curl your hair will enhance your waves. With that in mind, most of the hairstyles can be done with any hair, but most work best when hair is damp. All of these methods can be done in an hour or less.
We’ve explored many ways in which to curl the hair without using heat, except for one thing. Putting on a wig is the easiest and fastest way I know to get curly hair within an hour or less. I can have long hair, short hair, wavy, curly or straight.
If not a wig, you can use clip-on hair extensions. They are inexpensive, and you can buy more than one color. Add color as desired, and you can even mix and match pieces fitting for the occasion. Better still, you won’t dry out your hair and scalp.
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