3 Simple Ways to Achieve Heatless Curls and Waves

3 Simple Ways to Achieve Heatless Curls and Waves

Every type of hair projects its unique beauty and appeal. Knowing your hair type is essential to understand how to care for it correctly. Type 1 hair typically cover kinds of straight hair. Type 2 hair, on the other hand, flaunts a wavy facade. Type 3 hair is inclined to different looks of curly hair. Lastly, type 4 has a coiling or frizzy exterior. 

Hairstyling is every girls’ hobby. Hairstyling adds a little bit of spice to your daily lookbook. However, constant hairstyling can significantly damage your hair. Using straightening or curling iron every day makes your hair dull, lifeless and unhealthy. 

Heatless curls and waves is a solution every girl must practise to refrain from using heat to style their hair. It is one natural way to achieve that curl you want without damaging your hair. You can apply it every day, no matter what kind of wave or curl you desire. Heatless curls will not impair or diminish the quality of your hair while giving you the freedom to customise the size and the type of wave or curl you want. Lastly, you can do it before you get your good night sleep and wake up with gorgeous looking hair. 

Here is a complete guide to curling your hair without heat: 

Heatless Curls With Socks

If you have long hair and want to flaunt a hair with gentle romantic waves, the sock method is a perfect solution. It will maintain the pristine condition of your hair while leaving beautiful bouncy curls. 

What You Need: 

  • Hair Tie
  • Bobby Pins
  • Sock 
  • Scissors
  • Hairspray


Step 1: Dampen your hair using a spray or washing it. 

Step 2: Make sure that your hair is 80% dry, thus squeeze excess water and wait until its damp. 

Step 3: Create a high ponytail by pulling your hair all the way up. Make sure that it is tight and secure.

Step 4: Choose a sock that you no longer use and cut the toes off. Then, roll the sock into a doughnut shape. 

Step 5: Insert the ends of your hair into the hole, then wrap it around the sock until you reach the ponytail. 

Step 6: Secure the bun to your scalp using bobby pins. 

Step 7: Wait until your hair is completely dry or sleep with it overnight. Also, you can let it sit for 5 to 6 hours for best results. 

Step 8: After you take the bun and the ponytail out, simply use your hands in combing then finish it up with hairspray.

Heatless Curls Using Headbands

Using a headband is another heatless method that will give you curls perfect for a beach day. Headband curls will add volume to hair while looking extra boho chic. 

What You Need: 

  • Headband
  • Bobby Pins
  • Sea-salt Hairspray


Step 1: Slightly dampen your hair and divide it into two sections. 

Step 2: Wear your headband and wrap each section around the headband.

Step 3: Secure the ends of your hair using bobby pins. 

Step 4: Wait for your hair to dry completely or you can leave it overnight. 

Step 5: Take the pins and take off your headband.

Step 6: Stylize your hair or comb it using only your hands.

Step 7: Drizzle it with sea-salt spray. 

Heatless Curls by Scrunching

What You Need: 

  • Mousse or Gel (or any curl-enhancing products)
  • Volumising Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Hair Gel or Hairspray


Step 1: Wash your hair using a volumising shampoo then apply conditioner.

Step 2: Detangle your hair upon applying conditioner.

Step 3: Rinse your hair and make sure no residue is left.

Step 4: Remove excess water by squeezing it gently with your towel.

Step 5: Apply a pea-size amount of mousse or curl-enhancing product of your choice while your hair is damp. (Note: Do not apply to areas near your scalp, it will make your hair appear greasy.)

Step 6: Then, scrunch your hair gently. You can effectively do this by bending forward. Scrunch until your desired curl is achieved. 

Step 7: Let it dry or leave it for 2 hours to dry completely.

Heatless curls methods are ideal for girls like you who love to pull-off different waves all the time. These curls are perfect for a girls’ night out or if you’re attending a beach wedding. It is striking for any occasions really! So, refrain using curling irons and keep your hair healthy and strong while enjoying your beautiful wavy hair.