Seven less known ways to curl your hair
Hair damage and hair loss from heat-based styling tools isn’t a myth. According to several documented types of research, using curling tongs, flat irons, and other styling tools beyond the recommended 180 degrees thins your hair and causes breakage.
To be clear, heat styling doesn’t directly cause hair loss any more than the best barber chairs cure back problem. They do however cause damage to the overall health of your hair if you use them constantly.
Fortunately, there are ways to curl your hair without using heat but still, get the same great results. Let’s take a look.
Pin curls used to be a famous way to curl your hair long before the market got flooded with heat styling tools. The beauty of pin curls is the fact that you don’t have to go out of your way to get that curly-hair finish. This is mainly because most of the materials you will need are probably already in your dresser. These include a wide tooth comb, some hair spray, a bit of hair gel, a cotton scarf and some hairpins.
If you don’t have much time, then twist burns are perhaps the easiest and quickest way to get your curls. All you need is some sea salt spray, and a bunch of hair ties – that’s it. All you need to do is wash your hair or use some volumising shampoo on it, split it into two sections, gather one section into a pigtail and twist it into a rope.
Then you just need to do the same with the other section, use the hair ties to ensure your hair stays in place, then go to sleep. You will have some really pretty curls when you wake up in the morning.
The sock bun technique requires you to wash your hair, dry it out, and then smooth it out with a brush. After which you need to find a sock, cut a hole on the bottom of it, and tie it into a bun. The sock serves the purpose of helping you split your hair in two. You then need to tie your hair around the bun, secure it with a clip, and then secure the ends with bobby pins so your hair doesn’t unravel when you sleep on it.
Next, on the list is another very effective alternative to curling irons. The stand out feature about these rollers is the fact that you have the option of big waves in your hair, or tight little curls. This works great, you don’t have to worry about your hair thinning out, or any of the various hair problems that directly result from heat damage.
Now flex rollers are not garden variety because they require a bit of practice to master. But they are a great option if you want great spirals and a top-class tight curl finish. Like most techniques on this list, flex rods work quickly and effectively, and you don’t have to worry about hair damage.
If you know how to French braid your own hair, then you’re in luck. French braids are another quick way to curl your hair without too much fuss. It’s quick, it’s comfortable, and it’s especially convenient if you DIY.
Foam rollers serve the same basic function as Velcro rollers, with the only significant difference being the fact that they are soft on your head and relatively pocket-friendly. With these rollers, you can easily design various different types of curls, big and small, and there are various techniques that ensure your hair doesn’t unravel at night when you sleep in them.
There are about a dozen other different ways to curl your hair, if you are genuinely concerned about heat damage, these, however, are the ones you probably didn’t know about. Although most of these techniques do mostly work overnight, they give great results, and they are definitely worth it.
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