Here's a little tip I picked up from Deidra in the make up and hair tip class at the Breathing Space Retreat that has been a life changer, no heat curls. No really, this is one of my go to styles now. It's super easy, takes next to no time and gives you natural, beachy looking curls with no curling or straightening iron needed. Seriously, these pics are from the very first time I tried it!!
All you need for no heat curls is an elastic headband and barely damp hair. This is important, if it is too wet, it will never dry. You basically just wrap all your hair around the headband wear it for a few hours until it dries and then pull out and smooth. Easy peasy! I don't wash my hear everyday, so this lasts a few days for me with some touch ups. I actually like it better the second day when it has relaxed and is loose wavy curls.
Here's my instagram pics from my first try...
(beware the scary buggin eyes, sorry folks haven't mastered the phone self-portrait yet.)
Here's a video tutorial with exactly how to do curl hair without heat. It's much easier then trying to explain it in writing. It's kinda long because it has the before and after how-to's, but I'll let you in on all the tricks on how to make it work. This tutorial was on my second try. It is truly that easy.
My stylist friend Jami tried wearing it overnight and said it was a mess in the morning. I think the no heat curl key is putting it in barely damp in the morning and taking it out a few hours later after lunchtime. Then, use your favorite products to tame the beast. Also, I have naturally wavy hair, so that may contribute to the working well for me, but Deidra who taught the class has stick straight and it works for her so I think it should be pretty universal.
I hope you try it! I have done it four or five times now which is saying something since the retreat was less than a month ago.
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