It’s hard to go anywhere on the internet without seeing the phenomenon that is heatless curls. It’s the healthy hair hack that’s definitely taken the world by storm! As we are embracing our natural hair more and more while also trying to minimise damage caused by heat tools, heatless curls are absolutely having their moment. But how do you actually achieve that curled, blowout look without using heat? There’s no shortage of tips and how-to videos out there – so much so that it can be confusing! Today, we’re going to give you our best tips when it comes to heatless curls so you can try them out for yourself.
Why so much hype?
You might be wondering just why heatless curls are *so* popular. Heatless curling methods help to preserve the health and integrity of your hair – contributing to the long-term health of your locks. Constant heat application can damage the hair cuticle, causing harm over time. This damage results in dry, brittle, and frizzy hair that is prone to breakage. Not good! Embracing heatless styling allows your hair to maintain its natural strength and elasticity, resulting in healthy, thriving locks!
Which method is right for me?
We’re sure you’ve seen everything from socks to leggings to headband kits when it comes to achieving heatless curls. However, the right method for you is whichever way works best and you find the easiest!
How can I achieve the best heatless curls possible?
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of actually achieving those luscious, bouncy heatless curls and getting them to last. A lot of the magic happens in the preparation of your strands! Heatless curls work best on dry hair, so ensure your locks are fully dry before going in with a mousse to help those curls hold. You can also use a light hair oil for extra moisture and shine.
After you evenly distribute your products through your hair, the next step will depend on which heatless curl method you’re using. Most methods require you to twist your strands around something to create the curls. Our best tip for this step is to ensure you’re twisting your hair nice and tight (while still being gentle!). The tighter you’re able to get your twists, the better it will stay – especially if you’re sleeping with it in. You can also spray a light layer of hairspray to further reinforce the shape.
Because you’re trying to give your hair structure, it’s best to leave your hair like this for as long as possible without taking it out! That’s why heatless curls are most often done overnight – who doesn’t want to wake up with beautiful bouncy hair? In the morning, gently unroll your curls and use your fingers to fluff and separate the strands. You can apply a little more hairspray to help the longevity of the style!
Heatless curling methods are a fantastic way to achieve stunning curls, all while protecting your hair from the damaging effects of heat. They might take a couple of goes to get right but practice makes perfect!