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Heatless Curls - How to get curls without heat

by Lotte Lindgren on Jan 25, 2023

Read through by Dorthe Kristensen

Hairdresser and former co-owner of the award-winning hairdressing chain Zoom by Zoom
With many years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Dorthe has advised many customers about hair and hair care. Dorthe has read through this blog entry to ensure high quality and professionalism. This blog post is professionally updated on April 9, 2024.

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Heatless Curls - How to get heatless curls in 4 simple steps

If you are looking for beautiful curls without the use of heat, then this article is for you! Heatless curls are a great way to add texture and volume to your hair without damaging it with high temperatures. In this guide, we provide an overview of the steps needed to achieve heat-free curls in just four simple steps. So grab your heatless curl and let's get started!

Good reasons to curl without heat

1. Heat styling can damage hair and make it look and feel dry and worn out over time. If you curl your hair without heat, you can keep it healthy and moisturized for longer. In addition, the result will look much more natural than that created with a curling iron or curling iron - especially if you instead use techniques such as braiding, twisting or the popular heatless curl.

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2. It is also much less time consuming to use curlers without heat than styling your hair with hot tools. Not to mention, there are endless ways to create different types of curls without heat, so you can try out different looks quickly and easily in minutes! Moreover, when done correctly, these hairstyles can last up to a week without losing their shape.

3. Heatless curlers are also extremely versatile; they can be used on all types of hair textures, including fine, thick, straight and curly - so you don't have to worry about damaging your hair further if you don't know what type of curl you want yet. Since some of the techniques involve using minimal or no product at all (like braiding damp hair), you don't even need expensive styling products to get salon-worthy waves every single day!

4. Cheap! Many women are often intimidated by the cost of buying high-end styling tools such as curling iron and curling iron. Fortunately, there are several affordable methods of creating beautiful heat-free curls that don't require any expensive investment.

How do I create curls without heat?

Creating heat-free curls may seem like a daunting task, but it's actually possible and healthier for your hair! An effective way to create curls without heat is by using the clothing method. To do this, wash your hair and let it dry naturally until it is damp. Then take a clothesline and tie it around a small section of your hair and repeat this all over your hair. Leave it on overnight and gently release the clotheslines in the morning. The result will be beautiful natural curls without having to use heat! You can also consider using large papillotes or braids to create curls without heat. Be patient and experiment, and you'll soon find the best method for creating curls without heat that suits your hair type and desired style.

What are the best methods for creating curls without heat?

There are many different ways you can create curls in your hair without using heat. One of the best methods is to make braids in your damp hair and leave them overnight. When you take the braids out in the morning, you will have beautiful waves and curls.

Another good method is to use hair pins or papillotes. These small rollers can be used to create curls in both short and long hair. You just need to take a small section of your hair, roll it up on the roller and pin it in place. Leave it on for at least a few hours, or preferably overnight, then remove the rollers to reveal beautiful curls.

You can also use the twist method where you take small sections of your hair and twist them into small spiral curls. Secure the curls with bobby pins and leave them on for at least a few hours, or overnight, before taking them out.

Whichever method you choose, it's important to remember that patience and care are the keys to achieving healthy and beautiful curls without heat. To protect your hair and avoid damage, you should also consider using a leave-in conditioner or a hair mask before going to bed with the curls. With these simple tips, you can enjoy the most beautiful curls without damaging your hair with hot styling tools.

Guide to making heatless curls

Step 1: Prepare your hair

The first step is to prepare your hair so that it is ready for styling. Start by washing and caring for your hair as usual. Once your hair is clean, detangle it with a wide-toothed comb or brush. Then apply a leave-in conditioner or oil to protect your hair from damage caused by the curling process. Finally, spray some hairspray on your damp hair before adding products or tools.

Step 2: Separate and part your hair

Once you've prepared your hair, it's time to section it into manageable pieces. Depending on the thickness of your hair and the desired curl size, you can choose to separate your hair into either two or three sections. Secure each section with a clip or elastic to make it easier to style later.

Step 3: Twist and curl your hair

Now comes the fun part - curl your locks! Take one section of hair at a time and twist it tightly around the heatless curler until you reach the ends. Secure each section of hair, then move on to the next section.

Step 4: Let it set and roll out your curls

The final step is where the magic happens! Leave the curls in place overnight (or longer if you wish) so they can take shape and create those beautiful curls! Once they are ready, simply unroll each individual rod from the bottom up until all the lures are removed. Now all that's left is to shake out the beautiful waves and apply some hairspray or serum if desired - and voila! You've got heat-free curls without having to touch a single hot tool! A good tip might be to brush your curls lightly with a hairbrush so they have a nice fall!

Frequently Asked Questions about Heatless Curls

How long do I need to use Heatless Curls to get a good result?

Heatless Curls usually take longer than heat-styled curls to achieve a satisfactory result. Depending on the hair type and desired result, you may need 4-8 hours or even overnight for best results. But can be shorter or longer depending on your hair type and the styling products used.

How long do Heatless Curls keep the curls?

Heatless curls can last anywhere from a few hours to several days, depending on the hair type and the technique used. Eg. flexi rod curls, which are made without heat, are known to last up to 5 days or more with the right maintenance. Additionally, braids and twistouts can also last for several days if done correctly. To ensure heatless curls last longer, use moisturizing products when styling and avoid rubbing your scalp while styling. With the right care and maintenance, heat-free curls can stay beautiful for weeks.

How can I make my curls last all day?

As someone with natural curls, I can understand the frustration of having curls that fall out or flatten throughout the day. But there are some tips and tricks I've learned over the years that can help make your curls last all day.

First of all, it is important to start by washing your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner specially designed for curly hair. It can also be a good idea to use a deep-cleansing shampoo once a week to remove any build-up of products in the hair.

After washing, avoid brushing or combing your hair, as this can damage the curls and create frizz. Instead, you can use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to style your hair gently.

It is also important to use the right products. I recommend using a leave-in conditioner, a curl definer and a hold hairspray. Apply these products in that order, making sure to distribute them evenly throughout the hair. Finally, try setting your curls with bobby pins or clips while they're still warm to help them hold their shape.

Remember, it may take some time and trial and error to find the best technique and products for your hair, but with patience and persistence, you can achieve beautiful curls without using heat while keeping them looking great all day.

Do Heatless Curls work for everyone?

Heatless curls can work for anyone, but it's important to consider a few factors before trying the technique. Heatless curls are best for those with naturally wavy or curly hair as they require less manipulation of the hair when styling. People with straight or fine hair may find that heat-free curls don't last as long and may need more product or a stronger hold spray. As with any styling technique, it is important to find the best solution for your particular hair type to achieve the desired look!

It's a great way for women everywhere to enjoy beautiful, textured locks without having to worry about potential heat damage from hot tools like curling irons and straighteners. With just four easy steps and Heatless Curl, anyone can achieve these amazing results in no time at all! So why not give this method a try today? We guarantee you won't be disappointed - you'll have beautiful bouncy waves in no time! Enjoy, ladies!

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