My hair is pretty straight and I would love to be able to wear it curly sometimes, but I don’t like using heat on my hair. I thought about trying rollers anyway, but my hair is just too brittle. Do you have a solution for no hear curls, maybe, possibly, pretty please?
If you’re concerned about damaging your hair with heat, you should be using a heat protector. I like Wella’s Thermal Image ($15) heat protectant spray. It doesn’t weigh hair down but offers excellent heat protection. It also doesn’t smell like a toxic cloud, a rarity. Just spray a bit on dry hair before curling.
If you don’t use too much heat, even the addition of a leave-in conditioner will help. I like the It’s a 10 brand. The spray is $30 for a full-size, so I recommend picking up the travel-size to see if you like it before you commit.
Still looking for no-heat curls? I own a set of Curl Formers, for when I want truly curly hair. It takes a little practice to master using them, but they work really well. Just dampen (dampen, not wet, wet is a disaster) your hair, and set your hair in the curling tubes. They’re soft, so like to sleep on them, for a long-lasting curl. But if you’re in a rush, just hit them with the blow dryer until they are bone dry. Spritz with a beach spray for texture and a bit of hair spray for hold, and you’re all set.
Looking for another method? Makeup Wearables offers a tutorial that involves twisting the hair around a rag. This tutorial also uses rags and looks a lot like the way my college roommate used to twist up her hair.
If anyone has other methods to recommend, please leave them in the comments.