Are you the kind of girl who loves to make her curls with irons or curling sticks? Yes, it is true that the result is impeccable, but in the long run your hair will be burned, dry and dull. And that’s because the excessive heat of hot tools makes your hair more harmful than beneficial. So how can you keep wearing your seductive curls without mistreating your hair? In this article NaisHair offers you 9 ways to create curls without heat.
Constantly exposing hair to high temperatures produces dryness, breakage, split ends and lack of shine and elasticity.
Does using a heat shield make you immune to the damage caused by excessive heat? No. Although the heat shield can reduce the damaging effect of hot tools, it does not mean that the hair will not be damaged. Some people mistakenly believe that if they use such products they can abuse irons or curling sticks without any consequences. However, over time they begin to see that the hair loses shine and elasticity.
If you want to take care of your hair but don’t want to give up waves or curls, don’t worry, there’s a solution for you. We’re very happy to tell you that we’ve found some ways to achieve incredible curls without any heat. You can continue to wear your waves while maintaining the health of your hair.
If you’re one of those girls who doesn’t spend a lot of time combing her hair, lazy curls are ideal for you. This technique requires minimal effort and yet achieves beautiful, long-lasting curls. You only need a rubber band to make a ponytail, tweezers or simple hooks, a spray with water and lacquer or fixative spray.
You can use this method to curl your hair when you have the day off and want to dedicate it to yourself. Or maybe you’re at home doing other activities and want to use the time to curl your hair.
It is also an ideal technique for the second day after washing, if you want to regain the shape of the curls.
Start by making yourself a high ponytail, at the crown of your head.
Use the spray with water to wet the length of the ponytail. It is not necessary for the hair to be soaked, it just needs to be a little damp.
Take small strands of hair from the ponytail and, starting from the ends, begin to roll it up. To do it well you must wrap two fingers of your other hand with the tuft of hair.
When you finish making the hair roll, work it with a lock or clip so that the curl is securely fastened.
Spray hairspray on the rolls and let a few hours pass until the hair is dry. Once you’re sure it’s completely dry, remove the hooks and remove your ponytail. If you want you can put a little wax on your hands to open the curls. This way you will avoid frizz.
With this technique you will achieve that the hair is curled only from middle to ends, while the roots are smooth.
2.Curls rolled without heat
The second way to make curls without heat is similar, but with the difference that the curls are marked from the roots. The rolls are formed the same way but in this case you do not need to make a ponytail.
You’ll need tweezers or hair clips, a spray with water and hairspray.
Divide the hair into sections and begin to take a small tuft from the nape of the neck.
Moisten the lock with water and wrap it in one of your fingers. The difference with respect to the previous method is that in this case you should not roll it in two fingers but in one. This makes the curl more marked than in the previous case.
Do the same with all your hair by dampening each strand with water as you go along. Try to make sure that each tuft is rolled up to the root.
Spray lacquer on the hair rolls and allow enough time for it to dry completely.
After that time he begins to remove the clamps and let the curls open on their own.
You can heat a little wax in your hands and gently squeeze the curls so they don’t fall apart. The wax will help the curls hold longer.
The final result will depend on the thickness of the locks of hair. If the locks are fine the curls will be more marked. On the contrary, if you divide the hair in thick sections the waves will be big and less marked. You will be able to choose the form that you like more.
3.Curls without heat with a bandage
For the third way to curl your hair you will only need an elastic bandage or headband. You can also optionally use a curl molding foam if you want the waves to last.
The hair must be wet. If it is not then you will need a spray with water to moisten the hair from medium to ends.
Wear the elastic headband around your head and divide your hair into large sections.
Each section of hair should be rolled onto the headband as shown in the photo.
If you didn’t apply molding foam to the hair before starting the process you can spray some lacquer.
Then allow the time necessary for the hair to dry. Do not let go before it dries completely.
The ideal of this technique is that you can sleep with it because it is not usually uncomfortable for most people.
The curls obtained with this technique are soft waves, very flattering. You’ll love how easy it is and how well the result looks.
Want to add volume to your mane? Next way to make curls you’ll like it. To make these curls without heat you need hair clips, a spray with water and hairspray.
Take a small fine strand of your hair and, after dampening it a little, start twisting it around one of your fingers.
After you have made a hairpin with the tuft of hair that reaches the height of your shoulders, hold it with a tweezers.
Repeat the same procedure with all the hair.
If the locks of hair are very thick they can be loosened easily. That’s why it’s better that the hair sections are thin.
You can apply lacquer on the rolls if you want them to last longer.
Let them dry completely before you let them go.
To add more volume you can use some
The next proposal is the most popular way to make curls without heat, the braids.
All you have to do is braid your hair as you like. You can do two traditional braids on the sides. In this case the curls will be marked from the height of the ears to the tips.
Or if you prefer you can make boxer’s braids as seen in the picture. In that case the curls will be marked from above.
You can also choose to have many small braids that come out from the root, although this form is much more laborious.
Depending on the braids you choose you will get different results. But the key to the success of this simple technique is that the hair must be moist when you braid. Another tip for you to get the siren waves is that you must make the braids tight. If they’re loose, the curls will barely form.
The best thing about curling your hair with braids is that you don’t have to hide at home while the hair takes shape. Unlike other methods, with braids you can go out on the street, to work, to class or wherever you want. No matter what type of braid you choose, you’re going to look great, because now braids are the trend. Only you will know that your real goal is to curl your hair. And when night falls you can let go of your hair and wear a real mermaid’s mane that will impress everyone.
6.Curls with handkerchiefs
You want to have fun making curls? The following technique will amuse you. It’s pretty quick to do. Also, I assure you that when you have your tissues on you will look so funny that you won’t be able to avoid the temptation to take pictures.
For these curls you only need the spray with water to moisten the hair a little. You can use two cloth handkerchiefs that you usually put in your hair. If you do not have tissues you can replace them with paper towels. You’ll also need four elastics for your hair.
Divide the hair into two large parts making a vertical stripe. Then those two parts must be subdivided into four. Moisten the first one you’re going to work with. The other part you’ll moisten as you go along.
Roll a handkerchief until it looks like a long tube. Fold it in half and place it in the large section of hair you want to curl by tying a knot with the handkerchief. The knot in the middle of the handkerchief should be where you want the waves to start. The large section of hair is divided into two smaller sections and each one must be rolled into one half of the handkerchief, as shown in the photo.
Continue to roll the lock of hair as if you were rolling it into a curling iron until you reach the ends. It must be very tight. The tighter it gets, the more the waves will mark on your hair.
Do the same with the other part of that big section of hair.
When you get to the tip, use a simple hair elastic to hold the hair and keep it from falling out.
Do the same with the other large section of hair.
Let a few hours pass until the hair is dry. After the hair has completely dried you can remove the tissues.
You can use lacquer to make the curl last longer.
If you don’t have tissues, you can use a paper towel, the one we use in the kitchen. In that case you have to make sure it’s a sturdy paper.
Measure the first portion of paper according to the size of the hair you want to curl and cut it twice.
This technique for curling hair is very fast and simple because you do not have to make many divisions in your hair, just two. That speeds up the process a lot.
Besides, the curl looks really nice. Try it and then tell us if you could resist the temptation to take pictures with tissues or papers on your head.
7.Heatless curls with newsprint
Another original way to curl your hair is by taking advantage of newspapers you’ve already read. If you have old newspapers in your house, don’t throw them away! with their leaves you can get an impressive curly mane.
But if you’re not used to buying newspapers, you might know someone who could give you a newspaper you’ve already read. If not, don’t worry, you can also use magazine pages and you’ll get a very similar result. I like to use newspaper sheets more because magazine sheets tend to slip a little by the hair. However, the leaves of newspapers, by their peculiar texture, remain more subject to the hair.
To curl your hair with newspapers all you need is a spray of water and a few sheets of newspaper or magazine. You can also use lacquer if you want the curl to last longer.
You should trim the sheets of newspaper or magazine so that they are long enough to roll up a lock of hair and can also make a knot with the ends. They should form long strips, folded on themselves, so that they are more resistant and do not break when making the knot.
Divide your hair into sections, take a lock, moisten the lock with the spray with water and then roll it into the strip of paper. When you have finished wrapping the paper with your hair, make a knot with the two ends of the paper strip.
You can roll the hair up to the root if you want the curls to start from the top. But if you want only the wavy ends to remain, roll your hair up to the height of your ears. That’ll depend on your taste.
Repeat step two with all your hair. Then allow enough time for the hair to dry. You can put on a little lacquer if you want the curls to last longer.
When the hair is dry you can undo the knots to release the beautiful magazine curls you got.
With this technique you will obtain very elastic and defined curls that will leave you in love with your hair.
8.Loose waves with socks
Yes, you read well, with socks you can make incredible curls and very easy. To make them you only need socks and a spray with water, if your hair is not already wet.
Take large strands of your hair and if it is dry use the spray with water to moisten it.
Roll the first strand of hair into a sock as high as you want the curls to begin. Then make two knots with the ends of the sock.
After an hour or two, when the hair is dry, remove the socks. With your fingers gently open the curls.
The thicker the strands of hair, the more open and soft the curls will be.
9.Easy beach waves
Do you like beach waves? They are beautiful, casual, seductive and undoubtedly the most desired look of recent years. Whether you have extra long hair or a bob cut, beach waves will fit you perfectly.
Today we propose the easiest way to make beach waves without heat. All you need is a spray with water and a few tweezers.
After untangling the hair, divide it into several sections. If you divide them into two sections the hair will be with very light waves and little marked. For more pronounced waves, I recommend that you divide your hair into four sections.
If the hair is not wet, use the water spray to moisten each section of hair a little as you go along.
Start working on the first section of hair. Rotate the hair, twisting the lock until it starts to bend and then make a chongo or twisted lock, as seen in the photo. Secure it with a tweezers to keep it from coming loose and keep doing the same with the other sections of hair.
When the hair is completely dry, let go of the buns and undo the curls a little with your fingers to obtain the disheveled effect that characterises beach waves.
Tips to make curls without heat a success
All these techniques to make curls without heat give better results if the hair is wet. However, it is not recommended that you do them with very wet hair, as this will unnecessarily lengthen the process while the hair dries.
With all the ideas proposed in this article you can get your curls and waves in just an hour or more. But, if you want to be sure of the result, you can let them perform all night while you sleep. This is possible because almost all of them are very comfortable. Besides, that way they don’t interfere with your daily activity.
All methods may not be effective for you. It’s a matter of trying until you find the one you like best, the one you find easiest to do and the one that works best for you.
With these ways of making your curls without heat you will avoid causing damage to your hair. And if you already have the iron burnt hair these ideas are just what you need. You can take a break from the hot tools, without having to give up your favorite curls.
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