5 Unique Ways of Curling Hair Without Curling Iron
Irrespective of what your hair type is, curly hair looks simply flattering. Every girl loves curls be it the big ones, tight ones, beachy curls or loose curls. The only and most common option that comes into everyone’s head when we talk about curls is hair curler. But don’t you think they cause extreme damage to your hair when done on a regular note. What most of us forget is, hair curling can be done without using head. Yes, it does take a lot of time. But these techniques are worth trying as they cause no damage to your hair and also can be retailed for a comparatively longer time. This is what we are going to discuss in this tutorial. Here are the five different and unique ways of curling your hair without heat. Let’s get started and learn more about curly hairstyles for women.
Curl Your Hair with Sock Curls
I’m sure you are wondering how can curls be created using socks. Yeah! There is a way ladies and kudos to the lady from whom I have learnt it. This technique of creating curls is super simple and you need neither heat nor complicated tools to achieve it. All you need are socks and the number depends on the thickness of your hair. Now let’s proceed and get into the in-depth details of the procedure.
Length & Texture of Hair
Using socks, curls can be recreated on long and medium length hair. You can however try on short hair too though the results are not up to the mark.
The thickness of the hair and its texture hardly matters as they are no way concerned with the technique we are going to follow. However, the results may slightly vary depending on the texture of the hair.
- 2 pairs of socks (increase or decrease the number depending on the thickness of your hair)
- Curl enhancer(Optional)
- Water spray
Time Taken: 10 Minutes Preparation Time + Over Night Curling Time
Occasion: Prom, Dates, Weddings, Parties, Vacations
Procedure for Sock Curls
The day I came across this video, I was sure I should definitely give this procedure a try before I let you guys know about it and I must say the results I have achieved are quite amazing. The procedure is also quite simple and the equipments required are something every house has. In the video you can find curl enhancer being used. But that’s completely optional. I have tried without using it and I dint regret. The preparation time is also very less and it hardly take 10 minutes or so to tie the socks in place. If you have bangs, you might have to curl them separately or simply let them be. While you start the procedure ensure you are not working on hair that is blow dried immediately after shower. It has to be completely dry. So try it the very next day. Here is the video for you. Check out the procedure carefully before you begin.
Curly Hair With Clips
Now, here is another technique of creating curls using clips. This procedure is also very simple but you will need a lot of clips. The number depends on the thickness of your hair. To create curls using this procedure, you will not need hairstyling skills. So even a beginner is good to go. The results are also quite amazing but different from the ones achieved using socks. Clean hair is better in order to create curls with this technique. Unlike the previously explained technique, this doesn’t have to be kept overnight to achieve those perfect fragile curls. So girls, who can’t wait over night to sport curly hair, grab this method. However the preparation time is much more than the sock technique.
Length & Texture of Hair
The technique we are following here can create curls on long, short and medium length hair and all the hair lengths yield equally beautiful results.
Hair of any texture and thickness can grab this technique and enjoy sporting curly locks. The results achieved on silky straight hair are quite amazing compared to hair of other textures.
- Hair brush
- Lots of Clips (Depending on the thickness of your hair)
- Water spray
- Hair Spray
Time Taken: 30 Minutes Preparation Time + 10 Minutes Curling Time
Occasion: Casual, Prom, Date, Office, Vacations
Procedure for Curls With Clips
The only problem with this technique is that we require a lot of clips. We generally do not keep a stock of so many clips. So you will have to buy them only to fulfill this purpose. Smaller clips are better than the bigger ones. While you begin this process, do ensure you hair is damp but not wet. Keep water spray ready in hand. Curling this way takes a lot of preparation time and you cannot sleep with these clips on. So try it out when you have chores to be done. You will have to stay with the clips till the water you have sprayed is completely dry. If you are in a rush, use hair dryer to help the hair dry. Though this doesn’t make the process completely heat free, it causes no damage to your hair. Here is the video for you. Have a look.
Curl Hair with Straw
Straw curls are my favorite. These curls are extremely beautiful and way different from the previously explained ones. They give your hair a healthy look. The curls created with straws are very tight and super cute. This is a technique that gives you better looking curls for the second day. If you have seen the movie Brave, you will understand what kind of curls I’m talking about. The results are exactly the same. All you need for this procedure are flexible or straight straws that you can buy from any store. The procedure is also very simple. So don’t panic.
Length & Texture of Hair
Long hair is turned into medium length hair and medium hair into short. So is the effect of curls. The procedure can be adopted on hair of any length. For women with fine hair, this technique is a boon. You can get the illusion of voluminous hair and that too without treating your hair with heat. This technique does wonders irrespective of the texture of your hair.
- Flexible or simple straws
Time Taken: 30 Minutes Preparation Time + Over Night Curling Time
Occasion: Any occasion
Procedure for Straw Curls
Like said in the introduction, the procedure involved here is super simple. If you know to tie a knot with straw then you are good to go. The video has detailed description of how the curls look on the first day and on the second day. You choose which look you prefer. While you select chunks of hair, let the thickness of each chunk be as small as possible. Yes this does take time but the results are worth enjoying. After you have tied knots, go to sleep and remove them the very next morning or at least after 2 to 3 hours instead of treating your hair with heat and removing the same day. Decide where you want the partition to be before you start the procedure. Let it be a side partition instead of centre partition. Here is the link. Check out the video.
Curly Hair with Head Band
Now this procedure doesn’t actually yield curls. They present you very soft wavy look. This procedure is also not complicated. If you ask me why this technique of heatless hair curling is worth trying, I would say it is because, the preparation time is so less and the curly effect that it gives your hair is simply amazing. If you have a hair band of right dimensions (check out the video) you are all set to go. Trying this immediately after shower, yields best results. Don’t try it on greasy hair as the waves get too crimpy. You also need no other hairstyling tools. So instead of treating your hair with heat, this is the best way of gifting your hair those loose and soft curls.
Length & Texture of Hair
As long as you hair turns a roll through the hair band, you are good to go. But medium length hair and long hair are the best bets. They offer you a ticket to beautiful look.
The results are quite amazing when done on straight and soft hair compared to curly and wavy hair. However, you can still give it a try.
- Head band
Time Taken: 5 Minutes Preparation Time + Over night Curling Time
Occasion: Casual Wear, Dates, Vacation, Office
Procedure for Head Band Curls
The results achieved completely depend on the type and dimensions of the head band you choose and also on how well you twist the hair. Ensure the twists are extremely tight as there is a chance of the twists falling apart while you are fast asleep. The curls formed also depend on how tightly you have twisted the hair. Hair has to be damp. It neither has to be wet nor completely dry. A simply ponytail is enough to add glam to your hair in case you do not prefer letting your hair loose. Here is the video for you. Have a look.
Curled Hair with Bandana
Did anyone till you bandanas are only used as hair accessories? They probably dint know the versatile uses of bandanas. Here in this section of tutorial we are going to discuss about a super cool way of curling hair without using heat. All you need is a set of bandanas depending on the thickness of your hair. Doing this immediately after hair wash or on the second day is the best way to go. If you know to braid three strand braid, you are good to go. There is nothing else you got to learn to create curls using bandanas. Let us now check out the other details of the bandana hairstyle. Here we go.
Length & Texture of the Hair
The length of the hair can be either medium or short. As long as you can braid three strand braid with your hair, you are good to do.
Women with fine hair, who can’t take the risk of treating hair with heat, can go for this technique to achieve volume and curls without causing any kind of damage to the hair. The texture of the hair can be anything.
- Hair Brush
- Water spray
Time Taken: Over night
Occasion: Prom, Date, Vacation, Party
Procedure for Bandana Curls
The procedure involved in creating bandana curls is simple but this takes time. Check out the video and know the technique involved. Keep the braid overnight for better results. You can braid in the morning if you are planning to attend any event in the evening. Based on the thickness of your hair decide the number of bandanas you might need. Do not braid large chunk of hair with one bandana. The results this way are not appealing. Ensure your hair is damp before you start braiding. This is very important as the curls are created with water as the base. Here is the link of the video. Check it out and have fun with your hair.
And ladies that is all we have for the day. Hope you had a good time reading this article.