There is nothing worse than hitting the snooze button a couple of times, groggily rolling out of bed, looking in the mirror and realizing your hair is an utter disaster. Going to work/school looking like Cousin Itt isn’t an option, but throwing your hair up in a messy topknot is starting to get too repetitive.
Heatless hairstyles are becoming all the rage because constant curling or flat-ironing not only takes a lot of time, but can also damage your hair in the long run. Below you’ll find three quick and easy ways to curl your hair without using any heat.
Rather than spending an extra 30 minutes every morning curling your hair, you can now get perfectly voluminous, effortless waves by just—wait for it—sleeping! With each method, you’re not only able to wake up with gorgeous, perfectly curled hair, but now you aren’t forced to sit in front of the mirror for 30 minutes fussing with a curling iron with your eyes half shut.
This one is by far the easiest method because these waves are a bit more effortless and you don’t have to dry your hair to achieve them! We’re taking low maintenance to the next level.
Verdict: This hairstyle was, by far, the easiest because it took the least amount of time and it wasn’t necessary to start with dry hair. Did the curls look perfectly even and symmetrical? No, but it ended up sort of mimicking a beachy wave look with a ton of volume! This heatless hairstyle was my #1 choice!
If you’re looking for a more natural and less “Shirley Temple” look, this method will be perfect for you. Once you’ve completed this look, you’ll feel like a Victoria’s Secret model in no time!
Verdict: This hairstyle is a tad more time-consuming because you spend more time twisting each section of your hair rather than throwing it up and brushing out your curls the next morning. Although the curls didn’t seem to last all day, it’s still a great option if you need a quick fix for an hour or two.
This hairstyle is great for the girl on the go. It only takes a few minutes to style (plus a bit longer to set), and you don’t need wet hair or a curling iron! Grab a few bobby pins and some hairspray, and you’re good to go.
Verdict: This no-heat style was by far the most complex. It sort of mimics how hot rollers work, only you’re swapping the hot rollers for your fingers. It can be a little tricky at first because you have to make sure your bobby pins have an extra tight grip because if you have thick hair, it could end up being a hot mess with the rolled pieces of hair coming down everywhere. Once the hair was set in place and sprayed with hairspray, the curls definitely imitated a less structured and more relaxed state and, in the end, were really pretty.