5 No-Heat Curl Hacks You Need to Know

No Heat Hair Wavy Curl
Just because heat is out of the question (whether by choice or not), it doesn’t mean expert styling is, too. For the most part, with a little creativity, you can achieve the style you want – in this case, waves – without any heat. Don’t believe us? Keep reading.

If you’re for looking for a quick way to add a little volume and crimpy-wave to your hair without any help from an iron, braid your hair while it’s wet and let it dry overnight. Depending on the braids, you can make the curls tighter or wavier and you can save your self from heat-damage. Our recommendation? Make it last by wearing braids as your style for a day, then rocks the kinky curls the next day. A little dry shampoo never hurt.
This technique is similar to a pin curl but is better for someone on the go (or someone lazy, like me). Take larger sections of your hair, twist them tightly and clip them up to dry. After they’ve air dried, take them down, flip upside down and add volume with some hairspray
There’s no faster way to get no-heat waves than a good salt spray or mousse. Depending on your hair type, all you need to do is spray and go. The finished product will be more on the wavy side as oppose to true curls but on the plus side, it works on dry hair too.
This might take a little longer but if you want a more defined curl, go old school and pin curl you hair. This method is definitely easier on shorter or finer hair since you have to separate, twist and pin each curl in place and wait until it’s dry to do anything. But if you have the time and skill, go for it, it will be worth it!
There are so many other ways to achieve curls without heat. A quick google or youtube search will bring up a ton of hits (have you seen the clip trick?) Even if you’re not a DIY’er, you can harness the creative spirit by investing in something like CharlieCurls, a one piece, no-heat hair curler that looks like a headband and takes 30 seconds to put in. Simply bend over, roll it up in your hair and forget it.

What’s your favorite way to wave without heat? Talk to us in the comments below.


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