Constantly using hot iron tools can take a toll on your hair and will leave it dry, damaged, and broken. These terrifying words and “hair” shouldn’t even be used in the same sentence, so make sure you still have HOT hairstyles but without using any harmful heat. I’m definitely guilty of always curling and straightening my hair because that’s about the only hairstyles I can think of when I’m in a rush in the morning. I’ve been noticing that my hair isn’t as shiny and strong as it used to be, and I know it’s because of the excess amount of heat I’m using on my hair. So if you’re like me and want to salvage your gorgeous locks, then check out these stunning hairstyles to try that don’t use any heat!
Heatless Wig Curls
I used to think the only way to get those full gorgeous curls was with my curling iron, but boy was I wrong! After trying these heatless curls and realizing how easy and elegant they are, I don’t ever want to go back to using my curling wand again! All you need is a headband to create these big and beautiful curls.
- Start with damp hair to get the most effective results, and then put an elastic headband over your head like a crown.
- Pick one side to start and then take the small piece of hair framing your face and begin to loop it over and around the headband.
- Once it has looped once, combine it with the next strand of hair and loop again. Continue this process until you reach the back of your head, then do the other side going the opposite way.
- Pin any pieces that need to be secured and then spritz your hair with hairspray to help the style hold. Leave the headband on for at least an hour or even overnight, and after taking it out you’ll magically have the most stunning heatless curls.
Braided Ponytail Wig
This style is not only easy but it transforms an ordinary ponytail into something you can rock
for any occasion! Start by pulling your hair up into a high ponytail, you can either slick it back or create a teased messy look, the choice is up to you. Once your hair is pulled up, leave a thin strand out and then begin to braid your ponytail normally all the way down to the ends. Tie the braid off with a small clear band and then carefully pull your braid out to create a looser and more relaxed look. Lastly, use the extra strand of hair to wrap around your top ponytail holder to hide it and create a gorgeous and seamless look!
Air-Dried Wavy Wigs
This style is stunning and all it requires is sleep! Yeah, that’s right….you can achieve a beautiful hairstyle by just sleeping! Make sure your hair is slightly damp (not too wet or it won’t dry properly) and then part it like you normally would. Start french braiding both sides where you want your waves to start and then tie them off and that’s it! When you wake up from your beauty sleep, undo the braids and you’ll have gorgeous mermaid-like waves. It’s that simple!
Do you ever wake up and your hair looks like it hasn’t been washed in days? Well you’re not alone. Some days I feel like my hair decided to triple its oil production overnight and I wake up before work with a grease-ball on my head. Don’t fret because there’s a hairstyle that’ll save the day AND your hair, and it doesn’t use ANY heat! You can actually use the oil to your advantage and with a little hairspray slick up your hair into a high ponytail, make sure to comb out all of the bumps for a smooth look. Once your hair is pulled up, give your pony a little tease and then wrap it around to create a ballerina bun. Tie off your bun and pin the fly away pieces, and just like that you have an elegant look that hides your unwashed hair AND saves it from harsh heat. Don't have long enough hair for a bun? Try a Fun Bun!
Which is your favorite heatless style?