Curling irons use heat to curl the hair. Regular use of curling irons can damage the hair due to the excessive heat produced. The good news is that you can have soft and manageable ringlets in your hair without the use of harsh curling irons. The results are often temporary but your hair is saved the trouble of having to undergo harsh heat treatments. Here are some of the ways in which you can curl your hair without the use of a curling iron.
Tips To Curl Your Hair Without A Curling Iron
Hair braiding is a primitive form of curling the hair but it gets the desired results. Your hair will look naturally curly for a few hours. Wet your hair and divide them into sections depending on the number of braids you want. Now tightly braid the wet sections and secure with a rubber band. Let the hair remain braided for the entire night. Open up the braids in the morning and you will see soft and gentle waves in your hair. Brush them out and set the waves with a styling mousse or a gel.
Bobby Pin Curls
These curls were popular in the 70’s when the use of heating irons and curlers was still a new concept. This method works well on short hair. Divide your hair into small sections and wet them.
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Twirl the sections around your fingers tightly and secure them at the base in a loop formation. Secure them with bobby pins. Now spray some styling mousse or gel on the hair to let it set in place. Open the bobby pins after some time to see tiny ringlets in your hair.
The Use Of Foam Rollers
This is a fairly simple and doable technique of curling hair for most young girls and women. Purchase some standard foam rollers from the market. You can pick up different sizes depending on the size of the curls that you want. Wet your hair and brush them out after applying a styling gel.
Now divide your hair into equal sections and secure them tightly in the foam rollers. Let the rollers stay on the hair for a few hours. Unroll them after a few hours. You will see beautiful and soft curls in your hair. This method works great if you have an important function or event to attend.
While blow-drying uses heat, the heat is fairly tempered and does not do extensive damage to the hair. Wash your hair and make sure you put in a leave-in hair conditioner. Now take a thick bristle brush and pull out each section of your hair such that it is stretched.
Twist the section of the hair around the brush and apply a low blast of heat from the blow dryer on that section. Now remove the hair from the brush and let it hang softly on the nape of your neck. Repeat the process for all the sections of hair. Whatever method you choose, protect your curls by using a gentle shampoo and applying special curl setting, styling cream to keep your curls in place.
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