When you think of curling your hair, you may think of hours spent using the curling wand, heat protectant spray, and hairspray to get your curls to stick. But did you know there’s a way to curl your hair without using heat?
There is! And the methods actually work!
Thankfully, there are several ways you can curl your hair without any heat, which will save your hair in the long run.
Want to learn how to curl your hair without using heat? Keep reading on!
Protecting your hair from heat
Have you ever smelled your hair burning while using heat products? Yeah, it’s not a pleasant smell.
It goes without saying that applying too much heat to your hair can be very harmful, which is why you should be careful when using a curling iron or straightener. Even hair dryers can be harmful to your hair, because their temperatures can reach past 200 degrees!
When you apply heat to your hair, this is what your hair becomes at risk of:
- Pigmentation and water loss
- Protein damage
While avoiding heat may be impossible in some cases, there are a few things you can use to protect your hair from damages heat can cause!
One of the best products to use are heat protectant sprays or creams. Creams should be used while your hair is still damp before blow drying so that your hair does not appear oily after. If you use a heat protectant spray, these can be used either with damp hair or dry hair (before the straightener or curler).
Fortunately, these products make using heat irons or curlers less risky for hair. Some products may offer a special feature such as moisture or frizz-control, making it a win-win!
How to Curl your hair without using heat
There are several ways you can curl your hair without using heat, and one starts with after a shower.
If you are wanting some simple waves or crimps, let your hair air dry just a tad before going to bed and then braid your still damp hair. Leave your braids in overnight and take them out in the morning for waves that will last all day! Plus, they’re super cute!
Another way to effectively curl your hair without heat is to scrunch your hair. Scrunching requires a cream or mouse that you apply to your hair while it’s damp. The cream or mouse then dries in waves or curls that last all day.
Lastly, not to remind you of your grandmother, but rollers are also a way to get great curls without heat.
Leaving rollers in overnight or for a few hours will give you curls or waves that look like you took the time to use your curling iron!
There are other simple methods you can use to curl your hair while protecting them from heat. By minimizing heat usage for your hair, you will keep your strands healthy, shiny, and strong, while still looking cute and curly.