Do you love curly hair? Well, I do. But, do you know those heating irons, rollers or rods that you are using in the quest of getting bouncy curls are actually doing more harm than good? Undoubtedly, using heating iron or rod is an easy way when you are looking to add some style to your hair, but by doing so; you make your hair more susceptible to dryness, breakage, and damage.
Then, how to curl your hair without a curling iron and heat? In this article, we have included some best ways to curl your hair naturally. Give them a try!
Easiest Ways to Curl Hair without Heat
1. Make Your Thin Hair Wavy
Make your thin hair look curly and voluminous with this easy-peasy DIY.
Step 1 – Slightly damp your hair.
Step 2 – Then, part your hair into 3-5 sections.
Step 3 – Twist each section of hair inward or outward.
Step 4 – Twist until your hair dries. If you are running short of time, you can twist your strands while blow-drying.
Step 5 – Flip your strands over and back, once they get dried. And, voila! You are done.
2. Braid Curls
Braiding is one of the easy ways to get flawless waves.
Step 1 – Shampoo your hair as usual. Dry them in natural air.
Step 2 – Part your hair in two parts and make two braids on either side, securing the ends with rubber bands.
Step 3 – Keep the braids overnight.
Step 4 – In the morning, undo your braids and run your fingers through your hair.
Step 5 – Use a hairspray to keep the curls intact.
- Make more braids if you want tighter curls.
- You can make French braids on either side of your head to get curls from roots to the entire length of your hair.
Watch this video to learn how to make a French braid.
3. Curl Hair with Headband
Get those retro curls using a headband.
Step 1 – Slightly dampen your hair.
Step 2 – Wrap a headband around your head.
Step 3 – Part your hair in two parts and wrap around the headband until all strands are within the band.
Step 4 – Secure the loose ends with the help of bobby pins.
Step 5 – Gently remove the headband and pins when your hair completely dries. Flaunt your stunning curls.
4. Sock Bun
Using a sock is one of the easiest ways to get perfect curls.
Step 1 – Take a sock, cut its toes off, and roll into a doughnut shape.
Step 2 – Slightly damp your hair (don’t wet them completely) and pull them into a high ponytail, securing with a rubber band.
Step 3 – Pull the ponytail through the hole of the sock.
Step 4 – Wrap your strands around the sock.
Step 5 – Roll the sock tucking in hair securely until you reach the top of your head.
Step 6 – Secure the bun with the help of bobby pins.
Step 7 – Go to the bed with the bun. In the morning, undo the bun and run your fingers through the hair. Use hairspray to secure the striking curls.
5. Pin Curls
Follow the below-given steps to get breezy waves.
Step 1 – Slightly damp your hair, brush them, and part them in 4-5 sections.
Step 2 – Take a section of your hair and create a loop wrapping the strands around your index finger.
Step 3 – Now roll it upwards and secure it flat against your scalp with the help of a hairpin.
Step 4 – Repeat the process with the remaining sections of hair.
Step 5 – Wrap a scarf around your hair to hold the pins in place and go to bed.
Step 6 – In the morning, remove the pins and finger-comb your strands. Sprinkle hairspray to hold the curls.
6. Curl Hair with Straws
Have you ever thought of using straws to curl your hair? Here is an easy way to curl your hair with straws.
Step 1 – Damp your hair and divide them into small sections.
Step 2 – Gently twist a small section of hair, roll it on the straw, and do a tie or secure with a bobby pin.
Step 3 – Do the same with other sections of hair.
Step 4 – Keep your hair tied in straws for at least 6-7 hours or overnight.
Step 5 – Untie your hair and finger-comb your hair.
Step 6 – Sprinkle hairspray to hold the curls.
7. Curl Hair with Paper Towel
Below is the step-wise procedure to get bouncy curls with the help of a paper towel.
Step 1 – Slightly dampen your hair and divide them into small sections.
Step 2 – Take a paper towel and fold it.
Step 3 – Take a section of your hair and wrap the ends of your strands around the mid of the paper towel.
Step 4 – Roll the paper towel up to your scalp and tie it.
Step 5 – Repeat the same process with other sections of your hair and leave them for overnight.
Step 6 – In the morning, untie the paper towels. Finger comb your strands.
Step 7 – Hold the curls by squirting hairspray.
8. Bantu Knots
This is one of the best curling methods for hair of all lengths – small, medium, and long.
Step 1 – Slightly dampen your hair. Divide them into small sections.
Step 2 – Take a section of your hair; twist it tightly to make a small twisted bun.
Step 3 – Secure the bun with a bobby pin
Step 4 – Repeat the same with other sections of hair and cover with a shower cap.
Step 5 – Sleep with these knots.
Step 6 – In the morning, uncoil each bun one-by-one.
Step 7 – Finger comb your strands. Sprinkle hairspray to hold the curls.
9. T-shirt Curls
Make use of your old t-shirt to flaunt stunning curls.
Step 1 – Take an old t-shirt and cut it into long strips. If you want tighter curls, ensure that you cut thinner strips.
Step 2 – Damp your hair and part them into small sections.
Step 3 – Take a section of your hair and wrap them around the t-shirt strip.
Step 4 – Roll the strip upwards up to your scalp and tie the ends.
Step 5 – Repeat the same process with other sections of hair.
Step 6 – Untie the strips after 6-7 hours and sprinkle hairspray to hold the curls.
Some Useful Videos
1. Halo Curls
Get bouncy curls using an old T-shirt and bobby pins. Watch this video!
2. Peg Curls for Long Hair
Go through this video and learn how to get perfect curls for your long hair.
3. No Heat Baby Wipes Curls
You will learn to make super-curly ringlets using baby wipes.
4. 4 Ways to Curl Your Hair Without Iron
In this video, you will learn how to curl your strands using straws, hair clips or bobby pins, headbands, and braiding. Watch it out!
5. 3 Quick and Easy Heatless Curls
This video covers 3 super easy ways to get beautiful curls just by using a bandana. So, watch it and try it!
6. Spiral curls WITHOUT heat
This video showcases step by step procedure to create beautiful spiral curls without heat, just by using bendy foam curlers. Watch the tutorial and make your hair party-ready!
7. How to curl short hair without heat
Wondering how to curl your short hair without heat? Watch this video!
8. 4 Overnight No Heat Curl Methods
This video will let you know how to curl hair overnight using braids, twists, socks, and pens. Use these hacks and wake up in the morning with beautiful wavy strands.
9. 5 Minute No-Heat Curls!
Have you ever thought of getting curls using your socks, that too in just 5 minutes? Watch this video!
These are a few hassle-free and heatless ways to curl your hair. By using these curling methods, you can protect your hair from dullness, brittleness, hair loss, and split ends.
If you have some other heatless ways to get curly hair, do share with us in the comment section.