How would you describe your style? Would you say you’re a natural blonde or brunette?
Maybe you prefer a mix of both colors.
Whatever your preference, curly hair is definitely a trend that’s taking over the beauty scene.
If you want to get rid of frizz and achieve smooth curls, then you’ll need to master some techniques.
Curly hair is becoming more and more popular, especially among women who want to look their best.
Curls give off a youthful appearance and add volume to thinning hair.
The problem is that curly hair tends to be very dry and prone to breakage, especially if you use heat to curl your hair.
However, there is a way to curl hair without heat. In fact, there are many ways to curl your hair without using heat.
The only problem is, a lot of these ways require you to have long hair.
So what about our short hair friends? Are we supposed to live our lives with straight short hair? No!
There are ways to curl short hair without using any heat and we are going to walk you through them. Get ready to rock curly hair without heat!
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The Headband Method
This is the easiest method to curl your hair for those of us who don’t have long hair. This method requires a headband.
It will help keep your hair in place while curling it. You can find these at most drug stores.
They come in different sizes so make sure you buy one that fits well on your head. This method will give you effortless curls that are well defined.
Here are the simple instructions to follow in order to achieve these curls.
The first thing you need to do is have damp hair. This is what allows the curls to hold their shape. Make sure your hair is damp, not dripping wet.
Place the headband on your head, so that it is on part of your forehead. It should be on your head in a similar way to how flower crowns are.
Start by wrapping your hair around the band. You need to take a section from the front of your hair and wrap it around the band.
Wrap as tightly as possible but still leave enough room for air circulation.
Once you have wrapped that piece, you should take the section that is next to the one you just wrapped.
Combine the two sections together and wrap them around the band. Continue repeating these steps until you reach the back of your head.
After you have reached the back of your head, you should start repeating these steps with the other side of your hair.
When all of your hair is wrapped in the band, secure the hair with bobby pins.
Make sure they go into the scalp and not the top of your head. This will allow the hair to stay in place throughout the day.
Leave the hair like this for a minimum of two and a half hours, or preferably overnight.
Then you can unwrap your hair and you should have some amazing curls.
The Bun Method
Another way to curl short hair is to put it into little twisted buns. Here are the steps to follow in order to do this.
First, you need to get your hair really damp. If you wait too long after washing your hair, then your hair won’t be able to curl properly.
So make sure you have damp hair before starting this method.
Section your hair into parts. You can choose to section your hair into as many parts as you’d like.
The more sections mean you’ll have more curls.
Take your first section of hair. You then want to twist that section of hair away from the face.
If you want tight curls, then make sure you twist each section tightly and twist a lot.
Once the entire piece of hair is twisted, you need to wrap it into a bun on top of your head.
Make sure you keep your twists tight and wrap the bun tightly.
Secure the bun with bobby pins or an elastic band. Make sure that the bun is secured well so it doesn’t fall out when you are sleeping on it.
Repeat these steps until all of the sections of hair are in twisted buns. Then leave them in your hair overnight for the best results.
Take the buns out of your hair and run your fingers through your hair. You should be left with beautiful, tight curls.
The French Braid Method
A lot of us wear our hair in French braids when doing physical activities or when we were in school.
But did you know that French braids can be used to make awesome messy curls?
Who knew this whole time, we had a no heat curl method, right under our noses?
Here is how you achieve messy curls with the French braid method.
You need to make sure your hair is damp so that the curls form when your hair dries.
Split your hair down the center so you have two sections of hair.
Start by taking a small amount of hair from one of the sections and divide it up into three equal pieces.
Now take those three sections and cross them over each other.
Now you want to take the three pieces of hair that crossed over each other and intertwine them.
Once you have started your braid, you need to add hair into the three pieces you have.
Do this by picking up a smaller section of hair and adding it to one of the three pieces.
Then intertwine the three pieces by crossing them over each other.
Now you want to repeat this process with the rest of your hair until you get to the ends of your hair.
Secure it with an elastic. Then repeat the process on the other side.
Keep your braids overnight and then remove them in the morning.
Rake your fingers through the braid so it comes apart. You should now have messy curls.
Curling short hair without heat has never been easier! These methods are simple and will leave you with wonderfully curly hair.
We hope you enjoyed reading about some of our favorite ways to curl hair without heat!
Hopefully, you feel ready to follow this step-by-step guide and rock some bouncy curls.
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