3 heatless hairstyles
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Styling your hair with hot tools every day is time-consuming and bad for your hair. According to a study in the National Center for Biotechnology Center, heat damage happens when you use excessive heat on your hair for extended periods of time. Using a curling iron or straightener multiple times a week can cause your lovely locks to break and become dry. To combat frizzy, lifeless hair, try these other methods of styling.
1. Heatless curls
Curls without the heat sound like the best of both worlds. It’s not as hard as you might think. There are lots of different methods to try. You can get creative with what you have at home, like a pair of leggings or socks. By wrapping damp hair over the material and sleeping in it to let your hair dry overnight, you can wake up with luscious curls. You can purchase heatless curling rod headbands and do the same thing. Lots of tutorials are available online. With a little trial and error, you can wake up with styled hair. This will let you hit the snooze button a couple more times in the morning and save your hair.
2. Braids or twists
Braids and twists can take practice, but the results certainly make it worthwhile. A simple braid can create both a sophisticated and a relaxed look. If you’re not one for wearing your hair in this kind of style, try braiding your hair at night and sleeping in it. In the morning, take the braids out and comb through them for a wavy style.
3. Hair accessories
Headbands, berets, clips and more have been used to add a little touch to hairstyles for centuries. In fact, there are depictions of ancient Egyptians wearing hair accessories. Adding a headband can keep your hair out of your face in a stylish way. Claw clips and butterfly clips from the 90s are back on the rise in fashion.
The next time you go to reach for a hot styling tool, think about trying one of these options instead. Your hair will thank you.
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