6 Hairstyles That Don't Require Heat

6 Hairstyles That Don't Require Heat

Try these six styles to get fabulous hair without using heat or heated styling tools.

By: Lynnette Hernandez

Blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers — you probably have at least two of these tucked in your bathroom vanity. Hot tools have become so integral to our daily hair routines that we often forget about the damage they cause.

When the weather gets colder, the hair is more prone to dryness and breakage, so it’s even more important to give it a break. What’s a girl to do with a full roster of holiday parties? Thankfully, there are ways to style it without bringing the heat. You will want to do most of these the night before you try them out, as your hair will need more time to air dry. Before you start, wash and towel dry as damp locks will work best and add a tiny bit of anti-frizz or smoothing serum to your ends.

Get Curly Hair

1. Twist and Clip
Separate hair into sections and twist each section tightly. Keep in mind, the smaller each section, the tighter the curl. Coil the twisted section and pin it to the top of your head. Once hair has air dried, remove the clips and separate the strands. Don’t run your fingers through the hair — just toss your hair around so that the curls separate naturally.

2. Rod Rollers
Roll 1- to 2-inch sections of damp hair into small, flexible rod rollers. Make sure to wrap the hair away from your face. Once hair has air dried, remove rollers, flip your head over and lightly run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls. If needed, spritz hair spray for extra hold.

Get Wavy Hair


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1. Braided Waves
Separate damp hair down the middle into two even sections. Braid the sections tightly and finish by fastening the ends with a hair tie. Gently unbraid your hair when it’s dry. Once both braids have been undone, gently separate the waves with your fingers.

2. All Bunned Up
Starting with damp hair, flip your head over, twist all hair and roll into a bun at the top of your head. Undo bun once hair has dried for loose waves.

Get Straight Hair

1. Keep Your Cool
Dry hair upside down using the cold setting of the hair dryer and a round brush. This may take a little more time than with the heat setting, but you will end up with smooth, shiny, straight hair.

2. On a Roll
Roll hair into a couple of large soft rollers and remove once hair has dried. Using a large paddle brush, brush through your hair. This will leave your hair straight but with lots of volume.

Which one of these will you try for your next holiday fete?

Lynnette writes Style Maeve, a fashion blog dedicated to finding the latest styles, celebrity looks, and weekly features that help you get the look you want without breaking the bank.

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