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7 ways to get heatless waves and curls
You need to know that your hair is very susceptible to damage through repeated use of heat tools for styling. Exposing hair to heat – especially frequently and at high temperatures – causes breakage, dryness, and overall damage. Do you think using a heat protectant means you are immune to heat damage? Not exactly. While applying a heat protectant before styling can help reduce the effects of hot tools, your hair is still at risk of damage.
In addition, if you regularly bleach your hair or style your hair with heat, every wash can increase dryness and brittle hair. Basically, every time you wrap your hair around that curling wand or twist it around some hot roller, you’re instantly sucking all the moisture out of your hair, making it more prone to breakage.
Lucky for you, we’ve found some ways to get amazing curls without any heat, so you can create beautiful heatless curls and waves
Here is a list of 7 different ways you can get gorgeous curls and waves without any damage.
1. Lazy Curls for Lazy Days
If you don’t want to spend too much time styling your hair and often wonder between styling and buns, lazy heatless curls are the perfect match for you.
Start by pulling your hair up into a high ponytail.
Spray each section of hair about 1 inch away so they are still slightly damp, wrapping each section around your fingers to create curls.
Use clips to secure the curls to the scalp. Once you’ve worked your entire head, let time work its magic.
After the air has completely dried your hair, undo the curls and remove the ponytail.
Result? The curls are gorgeous, bouncy, and incredibly beautiful without being complicated. You can even repeat the same technique on the hair extensions before securing them to the head with more curls.
2. Heatless curls ponytail
This hairstyle is even easier than the first method we showed you! If you want voluptuous curls in an instant, consider a ponytail.
This hair extension is great for beginners if you are new to the world of hair extensions. Simply pull your hair up, then grab your ponytail extension and bring the ponytail to the base of your ponytail.
Tip: You can take an extension to wrap it around the base to make it look as natural as possible. For thick hair, you can also secure it with some bobby pins.
These extensions are great if you have naturally curly hair or if your hair is straight and you want to try something different!
3. Runway Ready Heatless Waves
This no-heat wave tutorial will help you recreate the effortless runway turns you’ve always dreamed of, without the need for a wand. All you need to get this look are some hair clips, hairspray, a spray bottle with water, and some hair wax.
Start at the roots and brush in small sections, using a spray bottle to moisten each section as you comb. Begin wrapping each section of hair around your middle and index fingers the same way you would wrap your hair around a curling wand.
Repeat over the entire head, pinning each strand of hair in place as you do.
Finish off with some hairspray, and let it sit for a while (usually about 40 minutes depending on the length and thickness of your hair).
After you remove your curls, warm some hair wax between your hands and apply it to your hair in a vigorous rubbing motion. This will help prolong the life of your non-thermal wave while giving you a desirable look.
4. Heatless Headband Waves
A headband can replace hairpins and hairpins to create the curly, wave-style you like
With the headband around your head and damp hair, start by dividing your hair into two sections.
Then, twist each section away from your face, wrapping each twisted section above and below the headband until you reach the ends of your hair.
Use some hairspray to keep everything in place and give your hairstyle a finishing touch. Remember to let your hair dry completely before letting it go.
Finish with some textured pomade to add some hold and definition and you’re done!
5. Mermaid waves
You want hair with mermaid waves, but you don’t want your hair to be damaged by the use of heat. So don’t worry with a few hair ties, a comb, some hairspray, and a spray bottle, you can achieve the mermaid waves of your dreams — no heat required.
Start with a middle part for this hairstyle, spritzing your hair with water until it’s damp.
Then, divide your hair into two sections and create regular braids on each side, taking extra care to make sure you’re pulling firmly as you smooth your hair down.
Finish with some hairspray and let your hair dry completely before removing the braids.
Finally, unravel and reveal beautiful, beach-filled, S-shaped waves! Your hair will look like the saltwater has just worked its magic.
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