If your go to look is a messy bun (hey hon, it’s one of our faves too) then chances are that you like to keep your look low-maintenance. And we’re here for you! If lockdown had you feeling all the lazy vibes, then the last thing on your mind right now is perfecting the art of the bouncy blow dry.
But babe, what if we told you that you can create the perfect heatless curls or beachy waves and give your heat-ravaged hair a bit of a break?
We all know that constant coloring, heating and then cooling the hair can lead to unwanted breakage. So N4’s stylistic experts are here today to run you through how to recreate the perfect heatless curls… guaranteed do-able… even for lazy girls.
Heatless Curls The Easy Way
Let’s break down our easy hacks for adding volume, bounce and texture without dialing up the heat.
Channel your inner 1950s vixen and take it back to beauty school with good old fashioned rollers. They’re a great option and if you invest in soft sponge style ones, should be comfortable to sleep in overnight. Be sure to add the rollers into 80% dry hair and make sure they’re secure if you’re sleeping in them overnight.
If the look you’re going for is stretchy beached waves then how about using waveformers rather than rollers? This technique is great if you want longer, less tight curls without too much shrinkage. Best applied while the hair is still damp, simply leave the waveformers in your hair and allow to air dry.
The Bathrobe Trick
There’s a reason why this hack went viral! It works wonders, especially on longer length hair. You’ve all got a bathrobe right? All you need to do is remove the tie and place it over your head so that it hangs evenly down either side of your head by your ears. Stick with us here dah-lings! This might sound like a joke but we promise, it’s the real deal. Simply divide the hair into two sections down the middle and twist each section around your bathrobe tie. Yes, it really is that simple! Then secure with an elastic, head off to bed et voila! Wake up making waves. Give it a go and come back and say we told you so.
If you prefer a more vintage style or your hair is slightly shorter, then you might want to try pin curls. Taking small sections of your hair, spin them into little pin curls and secure in place with, you guessed it, a bobby pin. For even more texture, spritz on N4’s Sugar Texturizing Spray and this will really amp up the va-va volume. Say hello to your inner Hollywood Starlet. We always knew she was in there.
Not messy buns, but instead tight buns! You can easily achieve beachy waves without any heat simply by twisting your hair into two tight buns and securing with pins. The tighter and more compact you twist those space buns, the wavier the end result.
Scrunch with Mousse
Sometimes the simplest hacks are the most effective and if you’re short on time, but want to add heatless volume to your hair, simply reach for N4’s Styling Foam and get scrunching! Work the foam into your hands and spread evenly through damp hair from the roots to the ends. This method works best on hair that’s already naturally a little bit curly.
So there you have it, six simple ways to effortlessly achieve beachy waves, without going anywhere near a hot iron or a heated styling wand.
Click here to learn more about our perfect product for beachy waves, N4’s Sugar Texturizing Spray.