If you’ve got curly hair, odds are you either embrace it whole-heartedly or dream of those poker-straight slick hair. Likewise, if you belong to the straight hair crew, you might wish for those effortless bouncy loose curls. After all, curls are a blessing. If you are reading this, chances are you belong to the latter category. So if you are looking for ways to nail those ‘gram-worthy curls without plugging anything in, we have just the thing for you.
Yes, we put together all the steps you need to follow to get stylish curls with zero heat styling. The result? Pinterest-worthy curls without hair damage.
Start with slightly damp hair, but make sure it’s not too wet. If it’s too wet the shape of your curls won’t hold and the style will take a really long time to dry.
Once your hair is damp, prep your hair with some blow-dry serum or cream. Apply it onto the ends of your strands as it will help tame the frizziness and flyaways. We recommend using a uber-conditioning serum. While applying the product, focus majorly on the area from mid-shaft to ends and apply less on the top of your hair close to your hairline.
Part your hair the way you like it – middle or side and start to section it off. Try to keep the size of your sections to an inch or an inch and a half big. If you divide it into larger sections, the curls might not come that neat.
Take one section at a time and roll it up from end to root. Once you have a pinwheel formed, secure the section with a bobby pin or two. We recommend starting with the front sections of your head first and working your way back because it makes it easier to see the sections at the back. It also makes it easier to create clean rolls.
Once you’ve pinned all the hair sections, either air-dry or use a blow-dryer to dry your hair until it feels done. If you would like, you can wrap a silk scarf on your hair and sleep on it overnight. This will ensure it’s completely dry and will give you dreamy curls with zero heat which is the goal, right?
Once your hair is dry, gently pull out all the bobby pins.
Use your fingers to smooth out the curls. Run your fingers through the length of your hair but If you want really strong curls you can just do it a couple of times.
Break up the curls by placing your hand underneath your hair, just behind your ears, and shaking out at the roots. It’ll help build up more volume. Brush out your hair if you wish to make your curls more relaxed and natural-looking. You can either use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb for this. Finally, if you want to make it last for longer, we recommend using a setting spray.
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