Friday, July 11

How To: Curl Your Hair Without Heat

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I curl my hair most days, but using a curling iron or wand every day can really damage your hair. Luckily I've learned a quick and easy way to curl my hair without heat!


First get your hair damp, not wet. I like to spray some heat protectant spray at this point, too.  Then place a head band that is at least one inch thick over your hair like you are wearing a sweat band or a '70's headpiece. Then take sections of your hair and loop it under and over the head band. You will gather sections of hair like you would with a French braid: take a small piece from the front and add hair to it as you go. You will do this on each side of your head. Tucking the hair takes me about 5 minutes or less. When you're done it should look like this:



You need to wear your hair like this until it's dry. Typically I sleep with it like this. Unlike curlers, sleeping with your hair like this is very comfortable. Sometimes, however, if I have an event in the evening I will use a more decorative hairband and wear my hair like this to work. Here's what it looks like with a decorative hairband:


If you plan to sleep in the headband try to get a soft comfortable one that one put a crease in your forehead. My favorite kind are the fold over elastic headbands, you can find some pretty and colorful ones at the Etsy shop, CureForABadHairDay. Once I wake up (or my hair is dry) I gently lift the headband from my forehead and pull it to the back of my head. Then I gently unwrap my hair from the headband.


Morning Hair!



Do not use a hairbrush to brush out your hair. I like to run my fingers through my hair and then whip my hair back and forth a few times. When I'm done my hair looks like this:


Typically I quickly touch up an less than perfect spots with my curling wand, but this is not necessary if you want to avoid all heat. Even doing this I'm using heat far less than normal and creating very little damage for my hair since only very small sections are having heat used. After touching up it looks like this:


Now that you are done feel free to add volumizer and hairspray. I typically leave it product free unless I'm going to be very active, but whether or not you can do that depends on your hair type. This hair style is so easy! It takes me about 5 minutes at night to wrap the headband and another 5 minutes in the morning to perfect the style. Happy, healthy curling!

If you are unsure exactly how to tuck your hair, this YouTube video by TradesecretsCA is a great resource.

16 comments:

  1. Great tip you look pretty. Enjoy your weekend.
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    1. Thank you! I had a great weekend, I hope you did too!

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  2. That turns out really good on your hair! I've never had hair long enough to try that with! When my hair is short, it curls up on it's own, though.

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    1. My hair is super stick straight, so it will never curl on it's own :'( but thankfully this is a good solution. If you ever have long enough hair try it, let me know what you think!

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  3. Lauren that is awesome! So much healthier for your hair. Your hair is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, so very much. I've cut my split ends in more than half since I stopped using so much heat on my hair.

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  4. Your so pretty. I love this technique.
    Beautetude

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    1. Thank you and thanks for reading! I hope you are having a good week!

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  5. Incredible tipp!!!
    Lena
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  6. Wow u look so beautiful! Love this post! Amazing hair!
    xx cvety
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  7. Stunning ^^
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    please let me know ^^
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  8. Perfect! And so easy!

    Want to follow each other on GFC?
    Let me know!

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  9. Beautiful! I used to do this when I had long hair, I first saw it on byebyebeehive, if you're in to not heat no product hairstyles, there are lots to look at... http://www.byebyebeehive.com/ x

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