Here are two ways to get curled hair without using a heating tool.
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1) Get your hair wet and pat it dry with a towel. You can either shampoo and condition your hair or just use a spray bottle to get it wet, then pat gently with a towel. You want it to be damp, but not soaking wet.
Some people get better results with hair that hasn't been washed in a couple of days. The natural oils produced by the scalp can help give hair that tousled, textured, beachy look.
2) Apply some curling cream to your hair. This is especially useful if you have just shampooed and conditioned your hair. Smooth some curling cream from the roots to the tips while your hair is still damp.
3) Divide your hair into two sections. Divide it the same way you would if you were creating pigtails, into two equal sections at the nape of your neck.
4) Twist the sections together. Twist them tightly, starting at the nape of your neck and ending at the tips of your hair. Secure the twist with a rubber band.
If you have very thick hair, divide it into four sections and twist the sections together in pairs.
Clip the end of the twist to the top of your head. Use a hairpin or a hair clip to clip it to the top of your head.
5) Let your hair completely dry. You can go to sleep and let it dry overnight, or wait 4 - 6 hours to let it completely dry during the day. If you take out the twists while they're still wet, the waves will fall out.
6) Undo the twists. Let your hair loose and gently run your fingers through the waves to give them some body.
7) Apply sea salt spray or hair spray. You can use special sea salt spray to get a truly ocean-inspired look, or simply spray on some hair spray to keep your waves in place all day long.
You can make your own sea salt spray by mixing 8 oz. water with 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Use more sea salt for more texture, and less for less texture.
1) Wet your hair. You can either shampoo and condition your hair or simply spray it with some water to get it damp all over. It should be damp, not soaking wet.
2) Apply curling cream. Smooth some curling cream throughout your hair, from roots to tips, to help the waves set while your hair dries.
3) Part your hair in the middle. Use a comb to help you part it right down to the base of the neck. Your hair should now be in two sections, one on each side.
4) Braid the two sections of hair. Gather a small amount of hair near the part on one side and separate it into three strands. Begin the first stitch of a braid. As you form each new stitch, gather in a small strand of hair and add it to the braid. Secure the end with a rubber band or scrunchie. Repeat on the other side.
If you want the waves to start further up toward your roots, make French braids instead of regular braids.
5) Let your hair dry. Ensure that your two braids are secure and leave them for about four hours, or overnight. This ensures that they dry, and leaves the hair follicle in the right shape to create waves.
6) Loosen the braids. When you take your braids out, carefully remove the soft ties and loosen the stitches, gently tossing the hair between your fingers to shake out the waves.
7) Apply sea salt spray or hairspray. You can use a little fixing spray or mousse to hold the style, especially if your hair is naturally straight.
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Hope these two methods help you achieve beautiful curls without damaging your hair with a curling iron. Credit to WikiHow for these tips! :)