Friday, September 2, 2011

{Almost!} No Heat Curls

A few weeks ago I saw a hair tutorial I thought was definitely worth trying- no heat curls!  Tried it. It worked. Loved it. Bam.
Now I'm comin' to you with the same tutorial, but with my own twist (literally).


Materials: Thin, elastic headband.
Step 1: Get your hair a little damp {and make sure your hair is not previously straightened, or the curls won't hold}
Step 2: Put the elastic headband around your head like a halo, partly over your forehead. {think like the boho headband look}

 Step 3: Get a section of hair and twist away from your face like so:

Step 4: Loop the twist around and through the headband.  Add hair to your next twist and repeat looping it around the headband until you're out of hair!




This is what the back will look like:


Step 5: Go to sleep!

Step 6: In the morning, take out the head band and run your fingers through the twisty-curls. Don't worry- they will relax after a few minutes! When I took mine out I was Shirley Temple(:
Here's where I kind of cheated: When I take my hair out of the headband, it's a little bit frizzy and the top layer in the back isn't as curly as the front.  I took my curling iron {hence the almost no heat curls title} and did 4-5 spiral curls in the back to make it look even. 


Here's the finished look:



Striped Dress: Target
Viola! It was easy, didn't damage my hair and takes virtually no time. To view the original video tutorial on youtube, go here.
*Disclaimer: I talked with a friend who said this didn't work for her hair, as she has super thick and coarse hair.  May not work for everyone, but to get best results, be sure your hair is lightly damp before twisting, add some styling product in when you take it out, and touch up with curling iron if necessary*


So...are you going to try it?! Good thing you have the weekend to play around with it (:
Come back on Monday...one of my sponsors has a great giveaway coming your way!
Happy Friday!
Love,
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57 comments:

  1. the process definitely worked for you! those curls look great!

    How do people come up with this stuff?!


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  2. omg what a fabulous idea :) i wish my hair could do that!

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  3. Huge fan of sleeping with "bed curls" that morph into lovely waves in the am. I used to take old bed sheets ripped into 1 inch strips, do the same twisty thing with my hair and hold it in place with about 30 hair ties. In the morning, my hair would be wavy gravy.

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  4. I've done this a few times and I really like the outcome. I usually do it straight out of the shower though and put just a little bit of mousse in my hair to help with hold, otherwise they don't last very long the next day!

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  5. I think that disclaimer goes for me... my hair is SO thick. I can pretty much NEVER find a hair tutorial that I can do! Darned hair!

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  6. Your hair looks beautiful! I do something similar every night and it works! And my hair now grows like a weed since I don't apply any heat.

    I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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  7. wish I needed this, my hair curls crazily on its on! But I love the way to looks before you took it all down, like a little crown!
    xo emily

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  8. Wow this is impressive! I need to try this! thanks for sharing girl!!

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  9. Wow this looks gorgeous and soo simple to do, i may have to give this a go.
    Thanks for sharing lovey!xo
    Holly

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  10. love it!!
    and i love the sassiness in that that aviator phottooOO!!!! :)

    see.you.SOON!

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  11. You are gorgeous! Oh my gosh! Your hair looks great :) I may have to try that out.

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  12. LOVE this tutorial...what a clever idea!! I'm definitely going to give this a try soon...some mornings I just don't feeling like breaking out the hair dryer and straightener! Aaaaand thanks for the shout out!! Xo, Katie

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  13. Dear Michaela Noelle,

    Very pretty!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Best,

    CBO

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  14. I love this, will definitely try it! My hair is wavy'/curly but not even and I like how even these curls are - thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh what a great idea! Your hair looks great!! And I love that Target dress...kicking myself for not buying it! :)

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  16. Lol, I watched that video a couple weeks ago and have been obsessed with the style ever since! I usually do it over a 2 day period, adding a couple flowers or embellishments to the headband wrap for a ponytail alternative to work, then rock some serious curl the next day! I have a lot of thick hair as well, and I don't even need product, the day 2 dirtiness keeps the curl from falling out! Love the hair tutorial fridays!!

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  17. Love this idea ! Your hair looks great.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  18. Dude. Okay, you're clearly not a dude, but Dude...if this worked I might do backflips.

    My oh, so glorious hair has an aversion to curling. Straight and fine. Couple that with the Miami humidity and it's a board.

    My (adult) niece spent an hour curling my hair before my anniversary dinner. It was straight by the time I got to the restaurant. :(

    You, however, look amazing. You are awesome for sharing this with us! I will at least TRY it.

    Sophisticated Steps

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  19. Beautiful hair! You are stunning! AND I love love miss Katie. She's adorable! xoxo

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  20. Lovely! I think my hair needs to grow a little more then I'm trying it out!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful!! I'm definitely going to have to try this! Did you have a mark on your forehead after sleeping with the band around it?

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  22. i'll definitely be trying this one! i never leave enough time to curl my hair in the mornings, so this would be great to get most of the work done before bed.

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  23. Last night was the second time this week that I have done this. It works amazingly well and I blogged about it earlier this week too!

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  24. I liked this so much I just pinned it to pinterest!

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  25. With enough hair, like yours, it looks good still in the band. If I had enough hair I would wear it like that.

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  26. I must try this! But I'll have to wait till my hair grows out more! The hair all twisted up looks beautiful itself too!

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  27. That's an awesome idea! Your curls look really pretty. :)

    Happy Friday, my friend!
    xo,
    Jenna

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  28. : (

    Your hair really does look amazing. We can try when you are here. : )

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  29. Thanks for the sweet comments everyone. Hope you all try it!
    @Coffeetalk: My nail polish is a Shellac color...don't know the name of it, but it's a purple gray color. I'll ask next time I'm there. Be sure to add your email to your blogger profile so I can email you back directly (:

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  30. You have the best hair EVER! That dress is super cute on you too!

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  31. Your beyond gorgeous!! LOVE the hair!

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  32. Too cute! My hair is naturally kind of wavy and curly so I usually shower at night, put it in a bun, wake up, and there's my curl. haha!
    Hope you have a good weekend girly! :)

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  33. Stop being so pretty. Just stop it!!

    :P

    Oh, and the hairstyle is awesome too!! :)

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  34. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I love the effect and it even looks pretty all pinned up!! I love your blog! I went to FIDM too - in LA :)

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  35. Oh my goodness these look gorgeous! I need to try this although my hair struggles to hold curls for more than an hour or two :/ Still definitely worth a try!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  36. Love it! I will definitely have to try this!

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  37. Something I am so going to try once my hair gets a little longer!

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  38. What I love is that when you have your hair all pinned up you could also just go out like that - it's a chic retro updo. Love it!

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  39. so beautiful! i wish my hair was long again so i could try this!

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  40. Loved this idea so much! I am sitting here with an elastic around my head. Cant wait to see it in the morning!

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  41. I have super thick hair, and here are three tips that I learned to make this method work (just as easy, but takes a few more minutes):

    Tip 1) Spray just enough mist in your hair when starting that you know it has absorbed moisture in all areas, but doesn't feel damp yet. it will feel a few degrees cooler, but still virtually dry. This is important, because your hair wrap must be 100% dry when you try to take it out for the curl to hold. When you wrap and twist hair, it will stay damp for days if you are too damp starting out.

    Tip 2) Use two headbands or head elastics--sewn or stapled together back to where it reaches your ears. But don't sew them together in the back. Split the back of your hair horizontally, and pull the top half of the back of your your hair (above your ears) inbetween the two elastics. So, to picture it, you have the first headband on top of your hair, then half your hair out, then the second headband underneath the top half but above the bottom half of your hair. Tie back the bottom half of the back of your hair with a pony holder or clip. The front half of your hair (in front of your ears) is the the same as with one headband because the two are sewn together. Twist your hair as usual, but when you reach past your ears, twist and wrap the top half first, then unclip the bottom half and twist/wrap it too. So, you have one hair sausage on each side of your head until you reach the ears, and then you have two horizontal parallel hair sausages in the back. This DOES work to curl all your hair evenly.

    Tip 3) Use clips to hold the ends of your hair immobile at the very back where you finish wrapping. Your head won't feel this at all because your hair and headband will be between your head and the clips.

    So, sorry for the wordy explanation. Basically: almost dry hair, two sausages, hair clips. :)

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  42. Love this!! Thanks for posting.

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  43. wow this made my hair go crazy! I had an afro when I woke up, I am still trying to figure out what to do with it for the day... I am going to try it again though with thicker twists in the front and looser, not so tight :o) Thanks!

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  44. Love everything about this blog! You are adorable! :)

    -Anna
    theconfessionsofanewlywed.blogspot.com

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  45. Love this hairstyle... works beautifully. Long hair does tend to tangle though when you try to remove it when dry... A quick tip is to buy the elastic bands 10 for $1 at the Dollar Tree. Just cut the band in the very fromt, pull the elastic out the back and the curls almost fall into place by themselves!

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  46. i tried the original way and it worked well, but i want to try yours to see if it works even better. i usually pin curl a few of the back pieces to get the even curls.

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  47. I have tried the original way and it worked. I've also done those little twisted buns that you bobby pin and sleep in.. this is like a magical blending of the two. Why didn't i think of this sooner!! I will be trying your twist tonight! Thanks for being so brilliant!

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  48. Definitely going to try this tonight! I love all these heat free curls/waves things because although my hair naturally has pretty curly texture it doesn't hold but usually stuff like this does! so thanks for another great tutorial, I'm going to try it and I'll tell you the verdict in the morning(:

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  49. I tried it and it didn't work. I tried it on my daughter and it didn't work. I'm sure i did something wrong. I like how you have lots of details, so I will follow your tutorial and do it again. I don't have thick hair just LOTS of hair...So we will see :)

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  50. Omg. Just tried this last night. It worked!!! I think I made my twists a little too small so I ended up with some serious curls rather than pretty soft waves but maybe it will relax out. Definetly will try this again!!! Thanks!

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  51. I am so glad I found your tutorial in the right spot - -I first came across it here (http://beauty-tutorial.blogspot.ca/2012/07/how-to-give-yourself-natural-looking.html) and have a feeling they stole your content. Anyways, thanks for your tutorial - great job!!

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  52. Sadly didn't work for me

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  53. haha this is adorbs! but... it takes forever to keep twisting it and wrapping it :p i guess ill stick to braids (;

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