Have you ever heard that baby wipes or a headband can give better results than the latest state-of-the-art curling wand? Depending on the effect you look for, there are lots of things you can use. Check the best ways to get damage-free heatless curls!
Hairdressers warn us that the heat-styling overuse does a lot of harm. Flat irons, curling wands, hot rollers give quick, long-lasting and gorgeous effects but you get hair damage in exchange... The level of moisture drops, hair becomes sensitized, coarse, dry and brittle.
Does it mean that we must give up on fabulous curls? Not at all!
No-heat curls are the solution. This means getting curly or wavy hair without the use of heat (curlers or straighteners) thus without hair damage. There are lots of natural ways to get the curl and here are the most popular ones.
Our grandmas loved curling rods. The easiest and the most popular way to curl hair without a curling wand. Lots of us might have curling rods lying somewhere in the bottom drawer. It is time to get back to the old-fashioned way as the effects may turn out to be positively surprising. What should you know about curling rods?
A curling rod is a long tube with thin tiny wire inside. There are two major types:
The main benefit of curling rods is their easy use and being gentle for hair. Wrapping a hair section around the rod isn't at all difficult; then, you simply tie the ends of the rod. The huge plus is the rods being soft and comfy to sleep.
Remember! The size of the rods (their diameter) determines the width of your curls and the hair volume. Thin rods and small hair sections mean tight curls.
Another popular way to get heatless curls is using regular rollers. It is not as comfy as the softy rods but you get a wider range of possibilities. Use them to magic out classic regular curls on long hair or lift the roots of short hair.
You can choose between these types of hair rollers:
While discussing self-grip rollers and other tools, let's take a look at some new arrivals such as curl formers. They are known as magic leverag and magic rollers.
The spirals are made from soft elastic material. Hair sections are sucked in a roller to give them the desired curl. It is hard to classify them as rollers because you use them differently. Curl formers are available with hooks to pull hair through, which makes them easy to use.
Obviously, magic leverag curlers have a variety of lengths so you can choose the right one for your hair length. They are extremely easy to use, let you sleep comfily, neither tug nor tangle the hair.
When it comes to home ways to curl hair, overnight braid wavy hair enjoys huge popularity. I guess it's really loved by little girls whose mums braid their long hair into comfortable braids in the evening.
Nothing easier! Wash your hair in the evening and let it dry - it must be damp, not wet. You can also dampen it using thermal water or a pro curl-enhancing spray. Next, you need to make English braid (two braids will be even better) and go to sleep. After unbraiding, the crimped-look, natural, beautiful waves will show up!
Did you know that beautiful hair bun may turn out to be an excellent zero-heat way to get natural waves or curls? Obviously, the effect is different from the braid curls but it is surely worth trying out.
Which type of bun is the best for curling? A neat English or French bun won't do the trick. On the other hand, a messy bun or double buns will definitely work. Twisting mini buns is the easiest way to get amazing waves.
Curling hair with buns gives various effects:
What do curl-seeking women do when they haven't got a curling wand on them? They reach for bobby pins which is another brilliant no-heat curling method. Contrary to other techniques, this one doesn't work for the nighttime. Your bobby pins may irritate the skin which is neither comfy nor safe. That's why bobby pins for curls make a good choice 2 hours before a party while you get ready.
Curls with a headband? They are romantic and look gorgeous. The best thing about the method is being able to get a stunning side-swept bang.
For curling the hair, you obviously need a soft headband - the wider the band, the bigger the curls. You can also get yourself The Aurora Band Night Roller.
For making no-heat curls you can also use a head scarf or an ordinary scarf. You can create curls or waves from the mid-lengths. The effect is lovely and all you need is three scarves.
Using wet wipes is another game-changing idea for no-heat curls. Even though it sounds weird, the method is truly worth testing. The effect depends on the size of the hair sections. Smaller sections mean more volume and tight curls.
The method is extremely easy! All you need to do is divide hair into a few sections and then wrap them on rolled baby wipes.To secure them, tie the ends of the wipes together or use bobby pins. Such a way to get no-heat curls definitely belongs to the easiest ones.
Actually, lots of things you use daily can work like hair rollers. Get your damage-free curls wrapping hair on:
Your creativity is actually the only limitation!
Most of home ways give the effect of thin or thick waves and romantic curls. What if you feel like really tight Afro curls? You don't need harsh permanent wave products or heat-styling.
You can get the afro curls with... regular drink straws. Make use of milk shake straws lying somewhere on the bottom of the drawer and get gorgeous tight curls.
A piece of cake! Firstly, the standard - dampen your hair. Make sure the hair is slightly damp because hair wrapped on straws will take hours to dry. The second step involves picking really thin sections and tightly wrapping them around the straws throughout the length of the straws; bend the ends of the straws and tie them together. It's best if you can go to sleep wearing them but to be honest an hour or two should be enough to get a nice curl.
The time-consuming procedure gives gorgeous Afro-curls. Obviously, the effect slightly depends on the size of the hair strands you wrap on the straws and whether you have curly hair (or easy to curl). If you try harder, you're going to get a head full of charming coils.