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How to Create Heatless Curls — Only 5 Min. Prep Time (Video)

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Excessive heat can be damaging to your hair so I do try to avoid using the curling iron on a daily basis.  I admit, I do use a curling iron for some styling at least a couple of times a week.  Truthfully, I like to avoid a time consuming routine in the mornings to fix my hair during the regular school week.  So, many times I end up using those soft pillow rollers so that my hair will be already curled when I get up in the mornings..but, yesterday, I watched this video on how to create some soft curls / waves in your hair with just about 5 minutes of prep time.

I tested it out last night, and even though I didn’t get a snapshot of myself this morning, it worked out pretty well.  I was able to sleep much better last night…especially compared to using the soft pillow rollers — it was a big improvement.

The curls were much tamer than when I use the rollers…which I also liked. The waves are practically gone now, but I have to say than I didn’t start off with fresh, clean hair.  So, I’m washing my hair tonight and trying it again.  I’ll update you on the results later.

Anyway, here’s a video tutorial on how to create your own heatless curls.  (Please let me know if you test it out yourself and what the results are).

UPDATE:  Here’s some pictures I took today.  I started off with fresh, clean hair last night…slightly damp.  Slept with the headband all night.

I suggest that if it’s too curly for your taste that you take out the headband a little early and let your hair settle for awhile before styling it and spraying it with hairspray.

Another idea is just to create a simple little “updo” and wear it up for awhile and then later in the day let it down for a more casual look, if you like.

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September 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

What a neat way to curl hair! My hair is super-short so I can’t use this method, but what a time saver for you lucky ladies with pretty, long hair. I’d love to wake up with nice curly curls, ready for the day. You’ll have to take a picture of your hair, Rhonda, after you try this again. Bet it’s super cute!

    September 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Susan, yes, you’re right…guess this wouldn’t work so well for short hair. Some people with short hair just use styling lotion and let it dry naturally. Others use a hair dryer. How do you style yours? Any tips for those with short hair?

    I’ll see if I can take a snapshot. I was just super busy today. 🙂

Laura Sampson
September 4, 2012 at 11:35 pm

How neat! I’ll have to try this sometime.

    September 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Yes, I was more impressed with today’s results…starting off with clean, slightly damp hair. Perfect if you want curls to last a couple of days…I imagine by day two you would have “waves” that are just about right.

      Laura Sampson
      September 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      I can’t believe it! I will definitely have to try it. You’re hair is really curly! ;o)

        September 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Yes, and after a little practice, it’s quite a fast process to do and the curls last a couple of days…I actually like it the second and sometimes the third day when it’s just a little wavy.

        It’s probably not the best technique for “all” hair types, but you definitely should try it!

Dawn P
December 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Looks like it would also be a quick, easy way to keep longer hair off one’s neck in the summer!

December 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Yes, you could actually wear your hair wrapped in the headband during the day, and then unwrap it to go to church for the evening.

Don’t get discouraged…it takes a little practice…and gets easier each time. I can do it in about 3 minutes now. I’ve learned to do bigger chunks at a time so that the curls don’t get so tiny and frizzy.

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