Dry, brittle hair that feels like straw? Heat may be the culprit. I know it’s freezing cold outside, but all those styling tools we use every day to straighten, curl, and crimp our hair take a huge toll on it. The heat causes a lot of damage to our tresses, but we can’t just stop styling our hair, can we? So, we’ll have to do it without it. Here’s how:
For straight hair
Straightening your hair without heat is really easy. Wash and towel dry your hair as normal. Then, take one strip of hair at a time and put it in large rollers. The bigger, the better. Then, set everything in place with clip rollers and wait for hair to dry. Afterwards, use hairspray to set the style. There. Sleek and chic.
For curly hair
Remember flexi rods? They were immensely popular in the ’90s. Since then, they’ve become a lot easier to use. Start by applying some setting mousse on dry hair for extra hold. Then, take one strip of hair at a time and roll it around the rod going up to your scalp. Bend the ends of the rolls to keep the hair in place. You won’t get much sleep (flexi rods are kind of uncomfortable!), but the next morning you’ll wake up with beautiful, giant curls. Sponge rolls are a more comfortable option. They work in a similar way, but are trickier to master at first.
For gentle waves
This is the simplest trick in the book, and so effective. Again, start by spreading some mousse, like Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry And Vanilla Styling Mousse, throughout your hair. It’ll give your curls some hold. Then put a headband or bandana on so that it sits across your forehead. Starting from the front, take one strip of hair at a time and wrap it around the headband. Go under and over until you reach the end of the strand of hair. Use bobby pins and hair clips to keep your hair in place while you sleep. In the morning take it all off, and add hairspray. Done. How easy was that?
For crimped hair
The crimped look is enjoying a comeback this year. If you feel like rocking it, apply some setting mousse or spray, like EVA NYC Surf’s Up Texture Spray, on wet hair for extra hold. Braid your hair tightly in several small sections. You should have between 6 and 10 braids when you’re done, depending on how thick your hair is. Clip them up and wait for them to dry. Then, take the braids out, and gently run your fingers through your hair to comb it. Apply plenty of hairspray to set the look. Beautifully crimped hair without heat.
How do you style your hair without heat?
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