I Tried 3 DIY Heatless Curl Strategies—Here is How It Went


sock curls before and after

I’ve wavy hair and—despite the fact that I am an expert hair stylist—I do not do this a lot to my hair. I’ve a really mild method to my magnificence routine, which fits to say, warmth styling is just not part of my every day grind. Do not get me fallacious, this is not complete styling neglect. I take advantage of my scorching instruments now and again and I take a look at new merchandise and instruments on a regular basis, however my hair’s well being and integrity is all the time my foremost squeeze.

Natural Texture

I’ve discovered a “much less is extra” method that offers my hair what it must be wavy (but calm) with minimal effort. However in terms of curls, I have never but mastered a technique that places my hair’s well being on the forefront and would not take some devoted time. So, I made a decision I would take a look at out three viral, DIY hair roller strategies for getting heat-free curls. To my shock, every technique took me lower than 10 minutes and gave fairly spectacular outcomes. Hold studying for a breakdown of how you can get sock curls, gown curls and headband curls and the outcomes I discovered from these three common DIY curling strategies.

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Headband Curls

Headband Curls - BEFORE

This technique required the least quantity of provides – I solely wanted a headscarf and a few product. I examined this technique at first with out the usage of any product and it had zero impact. I started by inserting the scarf round my head to clean down my roots the place I naturally half and put on my hair. Then, I spritzed my hair with slightly water and a few of NatureLab Tokyo Excellent Quantity Texture Mist. My hair was cut up in two, haphazardly straight down the center. I picked up items of hair that had been roughly 1″ thick and twisted them up into my headband. I discovered that twisting every part earlier than wrapping them into the scarf made it simpler to maintain sections neatly separated. I continued wrapping every part across the band till even the ends had been hidden and the hair felt safe and out of the way in which.

AFTER-Headband Curls

The trickiest half about this technique was positive tuning as soon as I took my hair out. I slept with my hair within the headband and woke as much as some wonky Shirley Temple ringlets that wanted a number of brushing and brushing out. I additionally utilized a few of Advantage’s Unfrizz Cream to assist eradicate the frizz impact. The top outcomes had been low, bouncy curls. Since I might by no means type my hair this manner with warmth, having all the quantity falling to my ends, I am giving this technique a 3/5 star score. It was positively probably the most low-maintenance technique, however the outcomes had been my least favourite.

Star Ranking: 3/5

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Gown Curls

Robe Curls - BEFORE

For this technique, I used the tie from my bathrobe, two hair ties, two scrunchies and a really gentle quantity of Advantage’s Volumizing Primer to assist my hair maintain the curl. My hair was 90% air dried once I started. I cut up my hair down the center and draped the gown tie evenly excessive of my head. Starting on the entrance, I took sections that had been barely bigger than 1″ extensive and twisted it again away from my face and across the gown tie. As I labored my manner down and round, I added a brand new part of hair from the entrance every time. I continued doing this till I used all of the hair on both sides. Then, I gave my twisted gown braid a pleasant tight final twist earlier than securing it with a hair tie and leaving out my ends. I twisted the gown up and again to create a Princess-Leia type bun. I used a silk scrunchie to loosely safe every bun just by inserting it on prime for slightly additional maintain.

After - Robe Curls

The trickiest half about this technique was tying and untying an elastic round both sides of my gown sash, which was manner longer than my hair. The second time I attempted this technique I used a daily, thicker hair tie and it was a lot simpler to work with. This type was a too obstructive to sleep on so I attempted it on for dimension within the 2 hours that my son was napping. The outcomes I acquired had been bouncy, tight curls. Not one thing I might personally need to put on on daily basis, however positively would put on for a special day, like a pal’s marriage ceremony or NYE celebration.

Star Ranking: 4/5

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Sock Curls

Sock Curls - BEFORE

For the sock curls technique, I wanted a pair of lengthy socks since my hair is sort of lengthy, a few small elastics, and some no-crease clips to carry the socks in place. I cut up my hair down the center and introduced my hair ahead on each side. Then I gave my hair a lightweight spritz of water and sprayed a beneficiant quantity of Advantage’s Volumizing Primer. Utilizing the no-crease clips, I secured the socks within the middle of my left aspect and proper aspect and cut up my hair on both sides in two. Utilizing the sock as a 3rd, middle piece, I criss crossed my hair in entrance of the sock after which behind the sock, alternating crossing in the back and front till I acquired to the underside and secured with an elastic. I left a few of my ends out (as I might on any braid) to keep away from curly, flipped ends.

AFTER- Sock Curls

I did this look on second day hair whereas I used to be caught inside throughout a snow storm. The outcomes I acquired had been delicate, easygoing waves. I left the socks in for two hours whereas my son napped. A delicate finger comb to shake issues out as soon as the socks had been eliminated and I used to be good to go. Whereas I am no-fuss in terms of my very own hair styling, I cherished the outcomes and would completely do that once more simply to boost my week.


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