Even when you have taken precautions by using heat protectant spray, it will only minimize the damage, not completely erase it. Does frying your hair with heat to get bouncy curls sound like a worthy sacrifice for you? No?
Well, here’s good news for you. You can have both at the same time: no damages to your hair and flattering waves. With no heat curls, this is possible. You can also save yourself from getting burnt with a curling iron right when you start your beautiful day.
So, stick around and see how easily you can get them.
An overview on how to get no heat curls
So, the mechanism of these methods is to get your hair into the “compromisable” state with water, then mold them into whatever patterns you desire. The variations in the outcome look are the result of different styling techniques and tools.
So, here are the steps on how to get no heat curls:
Step 1: Dampen your hair
First and foremost, you need to get your hair “weakened” by using water. When you wet your hair, the proteins shielding your hair, which is called keratin, form weaker bonds between each other. As a result, your hair will turn a bit more malleable and easy to be re-shaped.
You can do this by giving your hair a good washing, then use a towel to pat dry the strands. Make sure not to dry them all the way but also not to leave them dripping wet. Alternatively, you can spray them damp with clean water.
Step 2: Get your hair into the “mold.”
This is the moment where you can go wild with your creativity. Whether they turn out to be beachy waves or natural curls, it all comes down to this step.
First off, you need to get your hair a “mold” to wrap around, which acts as the wand of a curling iron. It can be everything: from the toilet paper roll, your headband to an old T-shirt. The smaller the barrel, the tighter the curls will be.
Next, divide your hair into small sections and start wrapping your damp hair around these objects. Think of the ladies in the 1950s having big rollers around their head. After done with this step, you should look a little something like those beautiful women.
Step 3: Wait for your hair to dry completely
You can go to sleep, read a book, do your chores or anything you want while waiting for this to dry. Easier than sitting in front of the mirror and holding your hair around the curling iron, right?
Usually, this varies but the average time required for everyone is about half an hour.
After you are sure that they have been left there for a decent amount of time, unwrap them from the barrel. Then, run your fingers through the locks once or twice for a natural look and ta-dah, gorgeous curls ready to slay.
Some suggestions for no heat curls
Now that you have got the concept of no heat curls, here are some popular methods people have used to achieve them. Do not let yourself be intimidated by the weirdness of these. They will 100% work out for you, we promise.
Using a regular headband
Find a silk or cloth headband instead of a plastic one. You would not want your hair to be damaged from the sharp edges of the accessory. After putting them on, start wrapping small sections of your hair around that band until you reach the end of the hair.
Using pieces of cloth
Find an old shirt or towel that you no longer use. Shred them into strips that are at least 10cm longer than your hair. Then divide your hair into four sections. After that, secure one end of the strips onto your roots by tying them around your hair. Finish off by braiding the pieces and your hair together.
Using a bun donut
Just so you do not get into a sticky situation, there is no dessert required in this method. Bun donut is a type of scrunchie that is used to create a bun. A hair bun that is.
Start by putting your hair in a high ponytail using that scrunchie as the hair tie. Then, split your hair into two large portions. Taking one section at a time, wrap it over and under the donut scrunchie until you reach the end of your hair. Repeat the same thing with the other portion.
How long can no heat curls last?
This very much depends on your natural hair texture. Usually, no heat curls last for a good day, and they will get much looser toward the end of that 24-hour time frame. Believe it or not, some people, without any products, can last until their very next washing.
Well, in case you are not one of those lucky pals, you can always resort to the help of styling products to extend the lasting power of your curls. Apply any hair spray of your choice into the hair to hold them in place and add some extra volume.
The bottom line
We hope no heat curls will become your favorite styling method in the future so that you can ditch that curling iron and save your mane from some lasting damages. Feel free to come up with your very own version of heatless curls and share it with your friends and family.
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