My foray into no heat hair curling

I tried out the no heat method of curling my hair a couple of months ago. Based on this tutorial, I bought a plain black elastic headband from Sainsburys:


I then showered and washed my hair as normal and towel dried it.

I put the headband around my head, like a crown and proceeded by taking a one inch section of hair from the front of my face and twisted it tightly. I then wrapped the twisted hair around the headband until only an inch of hair was left free.

Then I moved to the next one inch section away from my face and twisted it tightly. I combined this piece of hair with the inch leftover from the first section and continued to wrap it around the headband. I did this all the way around both sides of my face:

No Heat Curls

I slept on this which was reasonably comfortable though I did push the headband up my forehead to be in line with my hair line instead of across my forehead.

The next morning I pulled the head band upwards and shook it gently to loosen the hair from it. I ran my fingers through it to separate the curls. It was a little damp but not enough to warrant being dried off with a hair dryer so I just left it as it was and it dried by the time I got to work (about ten minutes) This is what it looked like before work:

No Heat Curls2

And after work:

No Heat Curls3

So it held up pretty well,┬ánot quite as mental as the morning but that’s probably for the best!

As someone who has literally no time for doing anything with my hair in the morning I really like this method of curling. There is no way I’d give up 40 minutes in bed to get up and curl my hair with curling tongs before work and I like that this method is kinder on my hair than using curling tongs or straighteners.