Take A Heat Hiatus
As summer continues to wind down, many of us begin to notice the toll the heat took on our hair. Between the heat from the sun and any heat you may have used when styling your hair it can put a lot of stress on your hair! We’re not saying you shouldn’t have fun with heated styling tools-we certainly do! But sometimes you do need to take a heat hiatus. We often discuss the benefits to cutting back on how often you use heat when styling your hair and cutting back entirely for a dedicated amount of time can be incredible for your hair’s health. That being said, you may be wondering how exactly you’re supposed to style your hair without heat-right? Just for you we’ve gathered up a few ideas to help you take a heat hiatus successfully.
Braid Your Hair
Admittedly, one of our favorite ways to style hair without using heat is by adding braids. You’ve probably noticed the gorgeous wavy texture our hair adapts after we’ve worn braids in our hair. Now that you’re going to take a heat hiatus it’s all about using that texture to your benefit! After you wash your hair and let it dry a decent amount (you don’t want your hair completely soaking wet), simply style your hair in braids before heading to bed. Where or how you style the braids depends on where you want the wavy texture in your hair the next day. Just remember the smaller the braid the smaller the waves.
If you’re someone who likes having curls in your hair, we still have options for you! Curling irons aren’t the only way to add curls to your hair. We love using foam curlers overnight to create a gorgeously curled hair style. There are quite a few different options available for foam curlers the key is to choose a foam curler because it’s much more comfortable to sleep on and delicate on your hair for an extended period of time. Similar to choosing a curling iron you’re going to want to choose curlers that are equivalent to the size curls you want in your hair. Apply them to your hair when it’s MOSTLY dry, and to the areas you want the curls to be placed. Simply remove them when you wake up and you’re done!
Add a Headband
Similar to the above mentioned styles, you want to begin with your hair being somewhat dry before starting this. Another easy way to style your hair without heat is by using a headband. Yes, we said a headband. Apply a soft headband to where it’s placed across your forehead, over your hair and placed a little below ear level on the back of your head. After the headband is in place begin grabbing small pieces of the hair that was left under and wrapping them around the headband. This helps to create that effortless beachy wave. Just remove the headband and run your fingers through in the morning and voila.