June 6, 2014
Between blowdryers, straighteners, and curling irons, your hair is exposed to heat on a regular basis. While this is always good for your style, it can be extremely damaging to your hair over time, especially when not given any breaks. Lay off the heating tools for your hair for a while, and try out these hairstyles that don’t require any heat. Incorporating these styles into your normal hair routine will be beneficial to you, and help to reduce the damage done to your hair between treatments.
Curling with a Headband
Using a headband to curl your hair can be one of the simplest solutions for those looking to curl their hair without over using heat tools. Start by brushing out your hair and separating it in two sections. Place a headband around your head and start wrapping chunks of your hair around the headband. Move down the side of your hair until all your hair has been wrapped under the headband. At this point hairspray and leave like this for about an hour. Pull out the headband and your hair will be curled as you want it. You can try sleeping on this as well, but be aware that if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep, it might fall out losing the effect.
Putting braids in your hair has become a popular way to get the desired curl you want without having to add heat to your hair. This curl will most likely resemble what can be done with a three barrel curling iron. For the best results, keep your hair in the braid overnight. This will give your hair the chance to develop a curl that will last throughout the next day. Put in the braid or braids while your hair is slightly damp, just a little less than dry. This will help form the curl without the worry of the hair still being wet in the morning.
One of the biggest challenges for those with straight hair is finding the best way to add body to your style. After your hair has dried completely, pull it up into a high ponytail at the top of your head. If possible, sleep like this, making sure the elastic isn’t too tight. The loose elastic and the dry hair together will prevent a crease from forming, while allowing some lift to be present in your hair.
There are a few different tricks that can help your hair look great, even without any heat being applied. Using these techniques will help your hair to be healthier, without sustaining damage to the ends. Try incorporating these into your weekly routine to get the best results for your hair.