Are you looking for a different method for curls, something that won’t damage your hair? We can all be guilty of using the hot iron too often when it comes to curling our hair. But what other option do we have? You might be surprised to find that you can have beautiful, bouncy curls without using heat.
If you are someone who is guilty of using hot tools for your hair, then you have come to the right place. You can cause a lot of damage to your hair by using hot tools too much. But for some people, they feel that their hair would be too unmanageable if they didn’t use hot tools. The problem is you are making your hair go into a vicious cycle. It’s probably unmanageable because you have damaged it so much with hot tools and by continuing to use them you are making the problem worse. Sure, it’s helping you tame flyaways and frizzing hair but in the long run, it’s causing more damage than good.
There are times when we have to put the hot tools down and give our hair a break. You can do that by using a heatless curl method that gives your hair a break. If you google it, there are literally dozens of ways to do this and they are all easily performed at home. The curls look just as good as they do from a curling iron, maybe even better.
Check out these 45 Glamorous and Beautiful Heatless Curls:
1. Curls With Body
Curls are always great for formal events, they are one of the most popular styles to go with.
2. Before and After
Maybe you don’t want the kind of curls that are big and bouncy. Maybe you just want more of a beach wave, you can get that too. What a big change from the before and after.
3. Goddess Curls
It’s so hard to believe that there are women out there that are actually born with these amazing curls. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have them too.
4. Red Siren
Curls like these are perfect for any occasion, it could be a dinner date or a wedding affair that you have to go to.
5. A Soft Wave
These sexy waves don’t take a lot of effort and really it’s all in how tight you want them. Curls of any size can be created without heat.
These types of curls are for the girl who is low-maintenance and wants to be lazy without looking lazy. These beach type curls are so popular, Gisele made the look her own throughout her entire modeling career.
You are going to create this gorgeous look by pulling your hair up into a ponytail.
Start taking one-inch sections of hair and spraying it lightly with water so that they are a little damp. Then wrap each one around your finger to create a curl.
Clip the curl against your scalp. Continue doing that until you have worked through all your hair and then leave it to dry.
Once your hair dries, start to take out the clips and take down the ponytail.
What you are left with is bouncy waves that are sure to turn heads wherever you go. There is no hassle to this style and you didn’t use any heat at all.
6. Crowning Curls
This is an interesting method where the hair is wrapped around the thick band to give you a slight wave to your hair. There are tons of different ways to create the beach curl and all you have to do is go on YouTube and find the tutorials. This is a style that doesn’t require a lot of clips and pins.
Place the headband around your head with your hair damp. Start dividing hair into two sections.
Then start to twist each section of hair away from your face by wrapping each twisted section over and under the headband. Continue doing this until you reach the end of your hair.
Use hairspray to hold the style in place and allow the style to set. The hair must be completely dry before you remove the headband and let the hair down.
7. Use Rollers
Rollers have seriously been around for centuries and it’s the oldest form of getting curls without the heat. They are also used in perms if you are looking to get the style as a permanent option. These, of course, would be used if you want a style with tight curls.
8. Simple Waves
These are called Mermaid Waves and they may look natural but you can still achieve it with a tutorial. This is another great example of waves that are simple to create with the methods that have already been explained.
Part your hair down the middle so that you can truly achieve the mermaid look. Spray the hair with water until it is damp.
Divide your hair into two sections and then create a braid on each side of your head. Make sure that you are pulling your hair firmly as you work your way down the hair.
Finish off the style with some hairspray and allow the hair to thoroughly dry before you take the braid out.
9. Flowing Waves
How gorgeous are these waves? This is the method where you use strips of fabric and ties your hair up. When your hair dries, you are left with glorious waves like these.
10. Heatless Curls
If you have long hair it can be hard to keep a curl in without a lot of hairspray. Sometimes the easiest way to get some sexy waves is through braiding your hair wet and letting it dry. But these sponge wraps are also great if you are looking for a tighter curl.
11. Soft Heatless Curls
It is possible to get curls as gorgeous as these without hot tools. Try the steps performed above and you will walk away with curls as beautiful as these.
12. Beautiful Curls
This is a very popular style when it comes to curling your hair for events.
These styles are runway-worthy and you may want to try them out for yourself. All you need is a spray bottle with water, a few hair clips, hairspray and some hair wax.
This style is just as easy as the last one. Start at the base of your hair and use small sections for this style. Use a spray bottle and dampen the sections as you go along. Start by wrapping each section around your middle finger and index finger much in the same way that you would with a curling iron.
Repeat the process all over your head and pin the curls in place as you go.
Finish the style by hair spraying your hair. You will want to allow your hair to set. It can take up to 40 minutes depending on how long and thick your hair is.
Once the curls are taken down. Warm up your hair wax between your hair and use your hands to apply it to your hair in a scrunching motion. By applying wax to your hair, it keeps the style for longer without heat being involved.
13. Twisty Rollers
These are very popular for curling your hair. They are much like the original hard rollers except these will allow you to sleep in them because they are soft.
You can place these in your hair when it’s damp. Go to bed and then wake up with dry and beautiful curls. How much more easier can you get than that?
14. Gorgeous Curls
Here we have a ton of different styles that have beautiful and bouncy curls. If you want styles like these then you have come to the right place.
Curls like these can bring new life to limp and fine hair. It allows you to have some volume and we have the steps you need to create these looks at home. You need a spray bottle of water, hair spray, and some hair clips.
Take your hair and section it in one-inch sections. Make sure you dampen each section as you go along.
Loosely wrap each individual strand around your middle finger. Slid that curl down and secure it with a clip. You are using just the middle finger this time, not both it and the index finger, just one finger. This gives you the tighter curl that you need for this look. It’s just like choosing a smaller curling wand.
Repeat the process with the rest of your hair and make sure that the sections aren’t too small that they will just fall out of the clip.
Top the look off with hairspray before you take out all those bouncy curls.
15. Sweet Curls
Here is another great example of curls that you can take anywhere with you.
They are sweet and free-flowing and they provide a look that is truly one of a kind.
16. Fun Styles
These are the kind of styles that you can use as every day looks. You can wear this for a day of running errands or even a day at the beach.
17. Easy Rollers
As you can see these sponge rollers are so easy to use. It’s just a matter of rolling them up and twisty them into place.
18. Bouncy and Fun Curls
Imagine having gorgeous curls every day without damaging your hair!
19. Flowing Waves
A stunning example of waves that you can wear anywhere.
20. Twisty Styles
This is another style that uses a crown to create curls. In this case, there is no headband and the crown is created by just twisting the hair as you see in step 1. It’s a great way to get those beach curls you love so much. Make sure your hair is damp before you start twisting.
21. Long Hair Styles
We just love this gorgeous style and the curls are to die for. It’s a long look and it proves that you can have gorgeous curls even with hair at this length.
22. Tossed Look
We love this hairstyle because it looks so natural and the messy look is always popular. If you love that messy bedhead look, then this is the style for you.
23. Mermaid Styles
Wow, now this is long hair and if you love that mermaid look, then try this style out, crown and all.
24. Tight Curls
In order to achieve curls like this, you may want to consider using the original hard rollers because they are perfect for the tight curl. If you want the look to be permanent, then try a perm.
25. Fun Twists
This is an easy look to achieve just by using these twisty bands. They work the same way as the sponge rollers and they can also be used while you sleep.
You are left with a sexy look that you can take with you on your next date.
Start by lining out all your strips. You want them to be about twice the span of the length of your hair. Fold the strips horizontally so that they are one-inch thick.
Divide your hair into four sections. Braid your hair with the strips and secure it with an elastic at the bottom.
It’s as easy as that.
26. Soft and Pretty
A look like this is truly one of a kind and we love it, it’s just so pretty.
27. Old School Rollers
The great thing about these rollers is that they have grips on them to allow them to stay in place. The downside of them is that they can get tangled in your hair as well.
28. Long Curls
A great style like this is gorgeous and we just want to touch those soft curls.
29. Wild Curls
If you like curls that are a little more wild, then this is the look for you.
30. Headband Style
This is another example of the headband style that is quick and easy to perform to get you the curls that you are looking for.
31. Fabric Curlers
A great set of ringlets created with these pieces of fabric. Much like the sponge rollers, all you are doing is rolling the hair upwards and then tying the curl in place. It’s so easy to do that you will probably start doing it all the time. You can sleep with these curls which makes it easy to do before bed so that you are ready for work the next day.
32. Tiny Rollers
These tiny rollers are definitely going to give you a tight, afro-like curl.
33. Cool Curls
Let those beach curls loos by removing the ponytail at the end.
34. Using Hair Clips
Clips like this are perfect for pinning up your curls. They won’t damage your hair or manipulate the curl in any way.
35. Sweet Buns
A great style like this is easy to put together and it can be an easy way to create curls.
36. Sweet Curls
How could we not love curls like this? It’s a gorgeous style that is truly one of a kind. It’s magical and fun to create these styles.
37. Fabric Designs
This is another example of how you can use fabrics to create the curls of your dreams.
38. Stunning Fishtails
By creating a fishtails braid with damp hair you are also creating a future style of gorgeous curls. You can enjoy the fishtail style as long as you want to and then when you take them out you will be left with stunning curls.
39. Finished Product
The exciting part of heatless curls is pulling out the products and seeing the finished style that you are left with.
40. Big Curls
If you are just looking for a standard wave then you need to use big rollers. You don’t want a curl, just a wave, so the bigger you go the more of a wave that you will have.
41. Casual Style
This is a casual set of curls that you can wear every day.
42. Preparing For An Event
A great style like this is truly one of a kind. You can get the curls that you want for your next event just by adding fabric in your hair at home.
43. Pin Curls
If you need an example of what your curls should look like as you are pinning them up, then this is a great example. A wonderful style can be created so simply at home and it’s easy enough for anyone to try.
44. Headband Looks
This actually looks good enough to wear out on its own. We love the style but this is really just a method of creating curls.
45. Overnight Curls
As we said before, a lot of these methods can be worn overnight so that your look is created the moment you wake up in the morning. The only one that wouldn’t work is the old school hard rollers because they can be uncomfortable and painful to wear.
Try out a few of these styles and see how you like it. You may find that you never return to hot tools again.