Heatless curls are a great summer beauty option, because they are easy, perfect for warm weather, and they protect your hair from the damage of hot tools. They also fit the summer trend perfectly because they are all about the texture and natural movement. So for all these reasons (and more), we are sharing 8 tips for the best heatless curls.
There are many ways to achieve heatless curls, and you can find some great YouTube tutorials to help you curl your hair. Here are some of our favourites:
8 Tips for the Best Heatless Curls
Foam satin rollers: Braids, buns, and pin curls, are all ways to curl your hair without heat or overnight. However, each one has its place. I like a satin foam roller, because not only are they comfortable, and easy to use, they reduce frizz, flyaways, and breakage. Unlike other foam rollers, they don’t have a metal rod in them so they are super comfortable to sleep in. You could use them during the day as well, but heatless curls typically work well overnight, and comfort matters.
Satin Pillowcase: No matter what method you decide on to curl your hair, a silk or satin pillowcase will help give you the best curls possible. A regular pillow case can cause you to sweat, and gets hair matted and frizzy. To read about the many beauty benefits of silk or satin pillowcases, click here. The silk/satin pillowcase will help keep you cool, which means you don’t sweat during the night, which causes frizz, flyaways, etc…
Satin scrunchie: This is how you can keep your flawless curls, with the help of a padded satin scrunchie. By pulling your hair up into a “pineapple” ponytail on top of your head, you won’t be lying on your hair when you sleep which will help the hair retain its curl. The thickly padded satin helps make the scrunchie comfortable to sleep in, but also means it won’t dent your hair. A regular satin scrunchie will create a tighter ponytail that is not comfortable, and may damage your hair.
Satin Bonnet: A satin bonnet can help you keep your curls looking fresh, and help curl your hair. The bonnet, like the satin pillowcase helps keep hair from looking dry, frizzy, breaking or becoming flyaway. No matter the way you pin your hair up, you can place a bonnet over it to help reduce frizz and keep hair from looking dry and being prone to breakage. Also, the bonnet can help keep rollers, pin curls, buns etc.. in place especially if you are prone to moving in your sleep. You can also put your finished curls in a top “pineapple” ponytail, and cover them with the bonnet to keep them looking flawless.
Sea salt spray: This is a product you spray on your hair before you set it in a roller, bun, or braid. It helps to achieve waves and texture. The salt in the product helps to draw out the natural curl pattern in hair, as most hair types have some amount of natural curl or wave to it. It can also absorb some oil, so it can help to rejuvenate your curls the next day, so your hair looks fresh. This is not to be used like dry shampoo, as this product will add texture and can make hair a little stiff.
Leave-in conditioner: Curly hair can be quite dry, so a leave-in conditioner is a good way to achieve great curls. Also, if your hair gets too dry before you style your curls, and you need to dampen it a little, a leave-in conditioner can help. Just make sure it is a light leave-in conditioner as a heavy one will weight the hair down make it difficult to curl.
Mousse: Curls need texture and hold, a great mousse helps give you that. There are sooo many types of mousse on the market. You need to find the one that is best for not just your curls, but also your type of hair. If you have fine hair you have different needs than someone with thicker hair.
Curl Defining Cream: Putting curl defining cream into your hair can help separate and define your curls.
Bonus tip: You can always use a curling iron to touch up a few pieces of your curls, should you need it. This will help reduce the damage to your hair as you are only using the curling iron sparingly. Though personally, I don’t touch up my curls.
These 8 tips for the best heatless curls will have you looking glam, without a ton of effort. Also, think of how much healthier your hair will be when you aren’t damaging it all the time with hot tools.
Do you have any tips for the best heatless curls that we missed? What do you think of these tips? Leave us a comment below, as we love hearing from our readers.
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