Like so many straight-haired ladies before me—I love curling my hair. I know my curling iron is *so bad* for my hair, but I can’t resist using it. Thankfully, in addition to curling irons, there are a number of wet-set or no-heat methods that help you achieve full, luscious curls without damaging your hair. My favorite is a twist on a vintage rolled up do that dries overnight and gives me great, natural looking curls in the morning.
Step One: Start with damp (not soaking wet!) hair. Gently brush it free of tangles and place a headband on top of your hair. You can pin the headband in place with a few bobby pins towards the front to keep it from moving.
Step Two: Take a small section of hair and pull it up then down the inside of the headband; basically wrapping it around the headband.
Step Three: Continue wrapping this section of hair around the headband to the ends.
Step Four: Repeat this step with the rest of your hair. Use a few bobby pins to hold things in place if any of your hair feels loose.
Step Five: Go to sleep!
Step Six: Wake up! Your hair should look something like the bottom left picture above (a little disheveled but dry). Pull out the pins and start unwrapping your new curls.
So easy, right? I love this no-heat curl method because it doesn’t damage your hair, the curls are pretty natural, and it looks cute while it’s drying! You could even wear the wet style out during the day if your hair takes a long time to dry—although wait until it’s warm where you live! Wet hair outside in the winter sounds like a pretty terrible idea… I hope you like trying out this curling style; you can also mix it up with thicker or thinner headbands for different curl widths. Cheers, Rebecca.
Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Presets for Lightroom.