Hi everyone, welcome back to SGH!
I know that everyone has been loving no heat curls over here on SGH, so I figured I would share my favourite way to get fail proof no-heat curls!
I’ve never really been super into no-heat curls if I’m perfectly honest with you, just because I find they don’t work well in my hair (no matter what techniques I try I’d often end up with a huge head of frizzy curls and hard to manage hair. It has a lot to do with my hair type, not the techniques.)
For me it’s much easier (and way more predictable) to just grab a curling wand and curl my hair that way. Even if you mess up your wand curls they’re much more forgiving to fix up and change. But, for a long time though, I’ve still wanted to see if I could get some no heat curls to work for me, so with a lot of experimentation and trial and error I came up with this technique which seems to work about the same every time. They’re quick, super simple, and often turn out looking very similar to wand curls (which I love.)
Items needed; 6-8 bendy rod curlers, 2 hair ties, a handful of small rubber hair ties (optional, but very helpful)
Time: 5-10 minutes
- The most important step with these curls is to begin with freshly washed and completely dry hair. (These curls work better in fresh dry hair, than they do in wet or damp hair. Though you can slightly dampen them with your hand when you’re ready to wrap the hair around the rod, but make sure it’s only a little bit damp! Plus, it reduces a lot of frizz you might get from doing no-heat curls. 😉 )
- Start by dividing you hair straight down the middle (though if you always part you hair in the middle do a side part instead) into two even sections..
- Next tie you hair up into a ponytail right on top of your head on either side of the part (yes it’ll look a little weird but you’re going to bed right after this so no one will see you..) This will also make it much more comfortable for sleeping.
- Now depending on the thickness of your hair you may need more or less sections than I do. I split my hair in each ponytail into about 3-4 sections each. (The trick with these curls is not to make the sections too small.)
- Grab one section out of the ponytail and wrap the hair around the rod twisting as you go.. (think of how you’d wrap your hair around a curling wand.)
- Now tie the ends of your hair to the rod with a small rubber elastic. This keeps the ends from falling off the rod. (You’ll see the difference it makes when I show you the thumbs up and down in the video. 😉 ) Make sure to bend the ends of the rod in to keep it all together.
- Repeat steps 5-6 until you run out of hair..
- Now go to sleep and wait for the curls to form (alternately these do work if you leave them in for a just a few hours, however they will drop much more quickly than if you sleep on them overnight.)
- Once you wake up in the morning, get dressed and ready first before you start messing around with your hair so they don’t get messed up straight away..
- Take out the hair elastic on the end of your twists before gently unraveling each one (don’t touch the curls yet!) Now gently unloop the hair ties from around the curls being careful not to mess them up too much..
- Once you have both hair ties out give them a gentle shake with your fingers to loosen them up a bit (the key to getting good no-heat curls is to be gentle and take your time with them.)
- All you need to do now is create a nice side part with your fingers, this will give some lift to your roots and make the curls look better..
- Lastly, go thought your curls now and gently separate them with your fingers. Once you’ve got them to look the way you like you can either hairspray them or leave as is, and you’re done!
TIPS FOR VERY THIN OR FINE HAIR: If you have either very thin or fine hair you’ll probably want to use less rods than I did, because I have very thick hair, and as you can see 3 on either side gave me heaps of curl! 😉
FOR SHORT HAIR: If you have short hair you can just forget the ponytails (those are to save time) and do a few straight into your hair. 😉
And there you have it! They’re super easy, and really quick (it took me 6 rods for my whole head and about 5 minutes or so to do mine.) I’ve actually wanted to do a tutorial one these curls for ages but never got around to it till now, I hope you like them as much as I do! 😉
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions at all! 😉