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12 ways to get heatless curls

Are you guilty of overusing hot tools to curl your hair? We were too...and our hair was not happy with us! The fact is, if you’ve convinced yourself that your hair is so unmanageable that you can’t go without heat styling, you may actually be contributing to the problem. Although using a curling wand or flat iron to give your hair some texture, tame those stubborn flyaways, and calm that unruly frizz, might seem like an easy fix, it’s actually doing your hair more harm than good in the long run.

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Exposing your hair to heat—especially consistently and at a high temperature— causes breakage, dryness, and is overall extremely damaging. Think using a heat protectant means you’re immune to heat damage? Not exactly. While applying a heat protectant prior to styling can help reduce the effects of hot tools, your hair is still at risk. As well, if you bleach your hair regularly, heat styling your hair every time you wash it can increase dryness and make your hair more brittle. Basically, every time you wrap your hair around that curling wand or twist it around some hot rollers, you’re instantly zapping the moisture out of your hair making it more susceptible to breakage.

We know what you’re thinking: what’s a girl to do, right? If you resort to hot tools, you’re perpetuating an endless cycle of heat damage, but the alternative is looking like Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries (pre-makeover) or ending up with lifeless hair. Either way, we understand your dilemma.

Lucky for you, we’ve found some ways to get amazing curls without any heat, so you can rock beautiful heatless curls or beachy waves while maintaining the health of your hair.

Here’s a list of 12 different ways you can achieve gorgeous runway curls, without any damage.

1. Luxy Hair x Acquired Style Heatless Curlers 

If you’re someone who wants to use less heat on their hair but wakeup with gorgeous locks, this product is for you. We launched our Heatless Curlers with Acquired Style for you to achieve the curls of your dreams while you’re asleep. In the following tutorial, Brigette uses the Luxy Hair x Acquired Style Heatless Curlers, which includes:  

  • Catching Curls Heatless Hair Ribbon for getting comfy, cozy, and curly.   
  • Still Snoozing Scrunchie Set to wrap around your ends.  
  • Curled Up Claw Clip to secure your curler all night long.  
  • Drawstring Pouch to store everything.  

Step 1

Start with damp hair and place the Catching Curls Heatless Hair Ribbon over your head 

Step 2

Twist sections of hair around the ribbon, adding a little more to each section as you go.  

Step 3

Secure the two ends of the ribbon with the Still Snoozing Scrunchie Set.  

Step 4

Secure the top of the ribbon with the Curled Up Claw Clip.  

Step 5

Wake up with the curls of your dreams! 

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The results are voluminous curls, designed to last all day. You can wear your hair natural or use our Heatless Curlers on your Luxy Hair Clip-Ins for extra volume and length.  

2. Lazy Curls for Lazy Days

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If you’re a low-maintenance gal who often teeters between styling her hair and rocking a bun, lazy heatless curls are your perfect match. A ‘do that requires minimal effort, it’s ideal for when you’re working with second or third-day hair, if you want to achieve quick waves while you multitask, or are just having a lazy day. In the following tutorial, Mimi is wearing extensions however this heatless hairstyle does not require hair extensions. 

Step 1

Start off by pulling your hair up into a ponytail.

Step 2

Spray small one-inch sections of hair with water so they are a little bit damp, wrapping each individually around your fingers to create a curl.

Step 3

Use a clip to secure the curl against your scalp. Once you’ve worked through your entire head, let time work its magic.

Step 4

Once your hair air dries completely, unpin the individual curls and take down your ponytail.

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The result? Gorgeous, bouncy, va va voom curls without the hassle. You can even repeat the same technique on your hair extensions before you secure them to your head for a double dose of volume!


3. Heatless Curly Ponytail 

Okay this heatless hair hack is even easier than the first method we showed you! If you want luscious curls instantly consider getting a curly ponytail hair extension.

This hair extension is great for beginners if you are new to the world of hair extensions. Simply put your hair up (we recommend using our Gravity Defying Hair Ties, so it's all nice and secure) and then grab your ponytail extension and insert the claw into the base of your ponytail.

Tip: You can take a strand of the hair extension to wrap around the base to make it look natural as possible. For thick hair you can secure it with some bobby pins too. 

These extensions are great if you have naturally curly hair or if your hair is straight and you want to try something different! 



4. Runway Ready Heatless Waves

There’s something about the model-off-duty look that has a certain appeal. Minimal, no-makeup makeup, imperfect waves, and a classic outfit is the epitome of effortless-chic. This heatless waves tutorial will help you recreate the effortless runway bends you've always dreamed of, without a curling wand. All you’ll need to achieve this look are a few hair clips, hairspray, a spray bottle with water, and some hair wax.

Step 1

Start at the base of your hair and work in small sections, using your spray bottle to dampen each section as you go. Begin wrapping each section of hair around your middle and index finger in the same way you would wrap your hair around a curling wand.

Step 2

Repeat all over your head, pinning each curl into place as you go.

Step 3

Finish off with some hairspray, leaving some time to allow your hair to set (usually about 40 minutes depending on the length and thickness of your hair).

Once you take down your curls, warm up some hair wax between your hands and apply it to your hair in a scrunching motion. This will help prolong the life of your heatless waves while giving you that coveted tousled look. Sounds pretty simple, right? 

5. Velcro Rollers 90s Blowout

The 90s are back in a big way and we are loving how big hair is a thing again. To get a 90s inspired fluffy hair look all you need are a set of hair rollers and some hair spray. This no heat tutorial is great for beginners who want to achieve a blowout look without any fancy hair tools or those who just want to jump in on this retro trend. 

Step 1

Wash and blow dry your hair until it's almost fully dry. 

Step 2

Pull out your Velcro Roller Set as this will have all the tools you will need to achieve this blowout look. It comes with 18 different rollers and a set of creaseless clips to secure the rollers to your head.

Step 3

Use a rat tail comb to separate your hair into different sections. Use a gentle spritz of hair spray all over. 

Step 4

Now it's time to get rolling! You can roll your hair inwards or outwards depending on the style you want to recreate. Today we are going to roll inwards for this hair tutorial to frame our face. 

Step 5

Leave velcro rollers in for 20 to 30 minutes. Once time is up, spritz on hair spray again so the hairstyle will hold its shape. Tada! Enjoy your new 90s blowout. 

6. Heatless Headband Waves

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Don't have time to wait for your curls to dry? That's okay! If you want a simple tutorial that doesn’t require multiple clips and pins, this technique is perfect for you since all it requires is a single headband.

Step 1

With the headband around your head and your hair damp, begin by dividing your hair into two sections.

Step 2

Then, twist each section away from your face wrapping each twisted section over and under the headband until you reach the end of your hair.

Step 3

Use some hairspray to hold everything in place and let your style set. Be sure to let your hair dry completely before letting it down.

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Finish off with some texturizing pomade for some added hold and definition and you’re done!

7. Bouncy Heatless Curls

If you have limp, fine hair and want to inject some bounce and volume into your strands, this is the perfect heatless curls tutorial for you. Once again, all you need are a few hair clips, a spray bottle filled with water, and your hairspray of choice. Get a similar look with our Dark Brown Balayage hair extensions

Step 1

Section off your hair into one-inch sections, using a spray bottle to dampen your hair as you go.

Step 2

Then, loosely wrap individual sections of hair around your middle finger, slide the curl down and secure it with a hair clip. Unlike the previous heatless waves tutorial where you used both your middle and index finger, use your middle finger alone, as this will give you a tighter curl—think of it as though you are using a smaller barrel curling wand.

Step 3

Repeat all over the rest of your head, ensuring your sections are small enough that the curls won’t fall out of the clips.

Top it off with some hairspray before unravelling your bouncy, long-lasting curls.

8. Mermaid Waves

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Whoever said you can't be a mermaid? With a few hair ties, a comb, a brush, some hairspray, and a spray bottle of water, you can achieve the mermaid waves of your dreams—no heat required. For a similar look try our 220g Dark Brown Balayage Luxy Hair Extensions for added boost of volume and length.

Step 1

Start off by parting your hair down the middle for this look, spraying your hair with water until it is damp.

Step 2

Then, divide your hair into two sections and create a regular braid on each side, taking extra care to ensure you are pulling firmly as you work your way down the hair.

Step 3

Finish off with some hairspray and allow the hair to thoroughly dry before undoing the braids.

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Finally, unravel and reveal gorgeous, beachy, S-shaped waves! Your hair will look like the saltwater just worked its magic.


9. Heatless Paper Towel Waves

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Want to switch it up and have a little bit of fun while waiting for your heatless waves to dry? Try out this paper towel waves tutorial! This funky method is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. To achieve the look, all you need is a roll of paper towels, some hair ties, a hairbrush, hairspray, and a spray bottle filled with water. 

Video Transcription

Hi my beautiful friends. It's Mimi here today. Today's hair tutorial is going to be on how to create this beautiful heat free waves by using, actually, just paper towels. I call them the paper towel waves. They look beautiful, effortless. Sort of like beachy waves. It's really easy to recreate them. All you're going to need is some paper towels and some hair elastics. Let's begin.

All right. Now let's quickly go through all the tools you're going to need to create this paper towel curls. That's going to be, obviously, paper towel roll. You want to use something that's stronger. Some of them are quite weak and will completely dissolve if you put water on them. You want to make sure to get something that's a bit more durable. That's number one. You're going to need a hairbrush. You're going to need some hair spray and also you're going to need a bottle that you're going to fill with H2O, water. One more thing, one more thing, we're going to need some hair elastics. You just need a few of those as well. Let's begin.

Now the first thing I'm going to do is grab my paper towel roll. I'm just going to tell you a funny story about this. A few days ago I was talking to a friend, and she asked me what hair tutorials I'll be doing this week. I told her I'm going to be doing a bun hair tutorial, and also paper towel curls. She's like, "Oh, that's cool."

We're saying good-bye to each other that day, and she's like, "Good luck on the toilet paper curls."

I'm like, "What, it's not toilet paper curls, it's paper towel."

Anyway, I thought that was really funny.

Yeah, we're going to grab the paper towel, and what we're going to take three sections. I know it sounds a bit wasteful, but I promise you I'm going to use these later in anything that would need the paper towel.

Once I have the paper towel, what I'm going to do is I'm going to start folding it horizontally. So this way. Once you've folded it, you should have something like this. Once you've folded the whole thing what you're going to do is, again, fold it in half.

The next step is we're going to section the hair. Let's move on to the hair. I'm only going to be doing four sections. That's why these waves are actually super easy. I'll be working with my left first. I'm not going to curl my bangs. I'm just going to let them be. I'm going to separate this section into two sections. I'll start with the back, probably.

The first thing I'm going to do, I'm going to spray it with some water. Just going to spray it all over. Sometimes what I do, I spray it in my hand and then I just run my hand over that section. You want the hair to feel damp. Not too wet. You just want to make sure it's not dry either because if it's dry the wave won't really hold.

What should I do with this section? We'll make a scarf. Doesn't really work. Okay, we'll push it back in the meantime. I'm just going to apply and re apply water until I feel like it's enough. You just a feeling of dampness but you don't want it to be completely soaked either.

At this point I think I'm just going to go in and add some hair spray. I'm adding hair spray so that it actually holds the wave. You can skip this part if you want to, but if you add the hair spray, it's definitely going to hold the wave for longer.

All right, I think it's perfectly damp. Now the next step I'm going to do, I'm going to grab my paper towel. I'm going to go over this section. I'm going to have kind of like three sections. Let's go like that. I'm just going to put the paper towel over the hair.

What I'm going do, I'm going to grab this section of hair [00:03:30] and I'm going to create a figure eight braid. Pretty much what I'll be doing, I'm going to wrap this section around one side of the paper towel, bring it in the middle, and then wrap it around the other side of the paper towel. Then just bringing the section over.

We're just going over the paper towel, bringing the section back, over the other side. Do that all the way down until you run out of hair.

When you get to the bottom, what you're going to do is grab the hair elastic. Just secure the paper towel and the hair in place. I'm going to grab the second section and do the exact same thing here. I'm just going to wet it first. Just put more in my hand. Then put some hair spray. When it's damp, I'm going to grab my paper towel, put it over this section and start doing the figure eight braid as well.

Again, I'll be taking this section bring it over the paper towel in the middle. Then wrap it around the other section and continue this all the way down.

One thing you want to make sure, that's why I lifted myself to look now, is that the paper towels have to be ending kind of where the hair ends.

It's basically like doing a braid with paper towels. When I reach the bottom I'm going to do the same thing. I'm going to grab hair elastic and just secure everything in place.

Viola. Now I'll be going to my right section and doing the exact same thing. I'll working with two sections and I'm just going to speed it all up.

Now that I have all of the sections braided, there's a few options. Option number one is to go to sleep and to wake up with waves. That's an easy option if you don't want to hassle or if you don't want to wait for it dry.

Option number two, you just get ready or you cook, or clean the house, do whatever you need to do if you have a couple of hours to wait, then you can wait for your hair to dry. Because I think it's going to take at least an hour to two for it to dry especially if you have thicker hair.

Option number three is the easiest option. It's the one I'm going to be using today. Because I have to go somewhere, I'm just going to be using a blow dryer on warm setting and I'm going to quickly dry this. Make sure not to use hot setting because you don't want to set yourself on fire.

Now I'm going to quickly dry my hair and then show you the waves. I've dried my hair for about ten minutes with the blow dryer and now I can feel that it's dry. It's time to take the paper towels out. I'm so excited to show you guys.

Oh, one more thing that I wanted to mention. It's really cool actually because the paper towels take the moisture in. It actually helps with the process of drying. It will take you less than, let's say, if you use a piece of fabric to do this. I would definitely recommend to use paper towels as opposed to some old fabric or a rag.

All right, what I'm going to do now is go into this elastic. Pull it out and then just unravel my hair. You will see it's a nice wave that is created by this method. Super cool. Okay, so I'm going to go into the next section and do the  same thing. I'm just going to take all of them out and show you what I have. It's a really nice wave. Same thing on the right side.

Now that I'm done taking out all the paper towels, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to go with my hair wax and I'm just going to add a little more texture to my hair and the extensions. I'm just going to put it into my palms. Rub them and then just go into the hair and scrunch it. This just adds more definition to the waves. I'm going to do the same thing on the other side. It's really nice beachy waves.

Once you've scrunched the hair, you are pretty much done. You can go ahead and add hair spray. I personally been trying to use less hair spray and less product in my hair. I know I'm saying this now after I put a whole bunch of wax in my hair.

I think this hair style can definitely hold with just bit of hair wax or hair pomade. There's no really reason to put hair spray unless you're going to go dancing or doing something fun where you're going to be shaking your hair a lot.

Yeah, that's pretty much done. I really love this hairstyle. It just takes ten minutes if you're going to use blow dryer or you can do this overnight. In any case, it's beautiful. It's heat free and it looks really, really nice and effortless.

Now, when you recreate these paper towel waves, make sure to post your picture on Instagram with Luxy Hair hashtag. I'd love to see how your hair turns out.

Thank you so much for tuning in. I love you guys and I'll see you next week. Lots of kisses, bye.


Step 1

Start off by ripping off a generous amount of paper towel (about twice the span of your hair length) and fold it horizontally so that it is about one-inch thick.

Step 2

Then, divide your hair into four sections, braiding it in with the paper towel and securing it with a hair elastic at the bottom.

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Step 3

Repeat this with each section so that all of your hair is braided around the paper towel.

Step 4

Finish off with some hairspray and allow to dry thoroughly before unraveling your hair.

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The result? Easy, breezy, loose waves! Try it out, snap a pic, and share your silly paper towel selfie with us at #luxyhair.

10. Heatless Magazine Waves

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Here’s another great way to get creative with your heatless waves. Plus you’ll be putting those old magazines you have lying around to use! For a similar look to this tutorial try our 220g Dark Brown Balayage Luxy Hair Extensions

Step 1

Begin by gently brushing out your hair to get rid of any tangles.

Step 2

Using a pair of scissors, cut each magazine page down the center vertically and then fold it in half. If it’s a tighter curl you’re after, fold the paper again.

Step 3

Next, grab a one-inch section of hair and spray it with water until it is damp. If your hair is naturally straight and doesn’t usually retain curl, you can use some hairspray to help your hair hold.

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Step 4

Then, begin wrapping your hair around the strip of paper until you reach the midway point of your hair. Tie the ends of the paper in a knot to secure the curl in place and repeat on the rest of your hair. If your hair is especially slippery, you can also use bobby pins to secure it on the strips of magazine paper.

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Once your hair is fully dry, take it down to reveal gorgeous, heatless magazine waves.

11. Heatless Donut Waves

Did we get your stomach rumbling? While this tutorial does not involve any sugar-filled, deep-fried dough, it’s equally as satisfying. Another easy-peasy way to achieve heatless waves—all you need is a hair donut, a hair elastic, and a spray bottle filled with water. 

Video Transcription

Hello my beautiful friends, it's Mimi here today. And you guys know how I love to experiment with different heatless curling methods. So today, I present to you with a new one that I tried recently, and guys, this is by far the easiest way to get heatless waves or curls. Are you guys ready? Let's get started.

For this hair tutorial, I'm gonna be using a hair donut. Don't worry if you don't have one, because in a few moments, I'll share with you how you can create one yourself. Also I'm gonna be using a hair tie, and a spray bottle filled with water.

Next I'm gonna gather my hair in a high ponytail, so I'm just gonna brush it back and gather it all on top of my head and secure it with a hair elastic.

Once I have my hair in a high ponytail, I'm gonna take my hair donut and bring the ponytail through the hair donut, and then split the hair into sections. I know I look a little funny like this.

Next, I'm gonna take my left section and the spray bottle and spray my hair with water until it's quite damp. So I really want to make sure that it's damp for this waves to work.

Once the hair is damp, I'm gonna pull it through the hair donut, as you can see, I'm working with both hands, so I'm bringing the hair with one hand through the other side, and pulling it through, and then wrapping it tightly around the hair donut. And I'm gonna do this until I run out of the hair on that section. So wrapping it until the very end.

And then I'm gonna do the same thing on the other side. So I'm just gonna spray it with some water, and once I'm done with that I'm gonna take that section and wrap it tightly around the hair donut.

All right, now that the hair is all wrapped on the donut, I'm gonna shake it and dance for you, just to show you how safe and secure the hair is on the donut. Perfect.

Now I'm gonna show you how you can do the exact same thing on your hair extensions. But before I do that, I'm gonna show you how to create a hair donut if you don't have one.

So you take an old sock, this is one I borrowed from Alex, and a pair of scissors, and you just cut the top of the sock. So just gently cut that little top. And then next, what you want to do is fold that sock in, so you're just working with the outside of the sock, you don't want the inside. Make a fold, and then keep folding, and folding, and folding, and folding, and folding, and folding, until you run out of space. And when you run out of space, basically you're gonna have a really nice, firm hair donut, just like this one. Perfect.

Next, I'm gonna be working with my ombre blonde Luxy hair extensions. I have the 220 gram set, and it's a lot of hair, that's why I'm gonna be working two different hair donuts. So I'll split the hair in two. Take the first section, and spray it with lots and lots of water.

Then I'm gonna secure the hair with a hair elastic, just like I would my own hair on top of my head. And then pull that ponytail through the hair donut.

Once I do that, I'm gonna continue doing the same steps I did on my own hair. So basically I split that ponytail in two sections, the right and the left, and then I'm gonna take the first section and tightly wrap it around the hair donut, so I just pull it through the opening and then make a circle, tightly wrap it around the donut, and continue doing this until I run out of hair.

And then I do the exact same thing on the other side.

In the end, you should be left with a nice, perfect hair donut. And because my hair is ombre, I have half of the side dark, and half of the side light.

And I did the exact same thing on the other section, so now I have two hair donuts.

Now you can go to sleep and let your hair dry overnight, or you can just wait for a couple of hours until it naturally dries. Another alternative, if you don't want to wait, is to just blow dry it on a low setting.

Perfect. Now we can finally take the hair out of the hair donut and see the result. And you will see that I slowly unwrap the hair upwards, so I'm not just pulling the sections out. I'm sort of bringing the donut up and unwrapping it as I go. And then pulling it down.

And then as you can see, the hair is out in a ponytail. And because it was in a high ponytail, once I take the ponytail out, you'll see how we'll have a lot of volume at the roots of my head.

I'm gonna shake my hair, and va va voom. The waves are here.

I absolutely love this method of waving my hair, or curling my hair. It's so fast, and so natural, and absolutely 100 percent heatless.

And now I'm gonna do the same thing for the hair extensions on the hair donut. I'm gonna take the hair donut, and slowly unwrap the hair from the hair donut. And as you can see, I have really nice, beautiful soft waves in my Luxys.

Next, I'm gonna clip in my Luxys in my hair, so I'm just gonna fast-forward this part really fast. But you get the idea.

And once I've clipped in all my Luxys, I am finished. I love these waves, because they're so beautiful, romantic, and natural looking. And oh my God, can we just say how easy is this?

So that is all for today. If you want to recreate these beautiful heatless waves, now you guys know how to do it. Give it a try, I want to see your recreations, so make sure to post it on your Instagram with hashtag #luxyhair, we'll always feature our favorites. I love you guys very much.

If you've enjoyed this hair tutorial, give this video a big thumbs up. It will totally make my day. And also share the video as well. Thank you guys so much for tuning in. Many, many kisses, and I'll see you in the next video. Bye!

Step 1

Start off by brushing your hair back and gathering it into a high ponytail at the crown of your head.

Step 2

Then, pull the ponytail through your hair donut and split the hair into two equal sections, spraying it with water until it’s damp.

Step 3

Taking one section at a time, wrap it over and under the hair donut until you’ve reached the end of your hair. Be sure to allow your hair is fully dry before taking it down.

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If you don’t have a hair donut on hand, you can easily make your own. Simply take an old sock and cut off the tip, rolling it inwards into itself until you reach the end of the fabric and voilà, you’ve made your own hair donut!  You can also repeat this technique on your hair extensions before you clip them into your hair.

12. Heatless Beach Waves

Planning a trip to the craft store anytime soon? Turns out, pipe cleaners are a magic tool when it comes to achieving heatless beach waves. To get the look, grab a bunch of pipe cleaners, twisting the tops and bottoms together ensuring they are all lined up closely so they resemble the barrel of a curling wand. 

Video Transcription

Hello my beautiful friends. Today I will share with you how to create these absolutely gorgeous heatless waves. Are you ready? Let's get started.

First I'm going to walk you through what we're going to need for this hair tutorial, and that's going to be a hair brush or a hair comb just to brush your hair to make sure there are no tangles. I'm also wearing my Luxy Hair extensions. So if you wear clip-in hair extensions like me, I would suggest to clip it into your hair before you start curling your hair. Also we're going to need an empty spray bottle filled with just H2O, so simple water will do. Now on to the curling part.

We're going to need some pipe cleaners, and you can get these at any kind of decorative store, like a craft store, and I'll show you how you can DIY your own foam curler. Basically I grab a bunch of them and then I twist the top and I twist the bottom and I get a foam curler. All right, I'll show you one more time how I do it. I grab a whole bunch of them and then I twist the top, I twist the bottom, and just make sure that they're all lined up close together, and that's what it's going to look like.

All right, now on to the curling part. I'm going to work with quite a big section, so I'm just going to separate my hair, grab a chunk from the back, push the rest away. Now I'm going to spray that section with water, and I'm going to spray it top to bottom to make sure the section is actually quite damp. Then I'm going to take my foam curler and I'm going to start wrapping the hair away from my face, making sure that I leave quite a significant space, about equal space, between every curl. Then I'm going to lock it from the bottom by folding that section. I'm going to lock it from the top by folding the foam curler. Then I'm going to fold it in the middle, so right in the middle.

Okay, I'll show you one more time so we'll make sure that we get the technique right. I grab another section of hair. This one got a bit tangled, so I'm going to brush through it to make sure there are no tangles, grab my spray bottle, spray it with water from top to bottom to make sure it's nice and damp, and then again I'm wrapping it around the foam curler away from my face, leaving exactly the same space between every wave, and then folding it from the bottom, folding it from the top just to lock the section in place. And I'm folding it one more time right in the middle. It just makes it easier that way when it stays in your hair.

Then I'm going to skip the rest of it. I'm going to continue doing basically the exact same steps. All right, I'm finished with that side. Now I'm going to move on to the other side. I've got about six or seven of them in my hair. Now I'm going to do the exact same thing. I'm going to grab a brush, brush through the hair, spray it with water, then curl it away from the face, leaving enough space so that it's a wave and not a curl. Then continue doing the exact same thing about six or seven times on that side as well. As you can see, I am working with big sections. The bigger the sections, the bigger the waves, and the smaller the sections, of course the smaller the waves.

All right. I'm just working with my last section now, locking it in place, and yeah, I'm finished. It does look a lot ... oh-oh, what happened here? It looks like I forgot a section. So don't worry, if you're like me and you forget a section just grab a few more pipe cleaners and create another curler and then curl it away just like the rest of hair.

Now you have two options. You can either wait for this hair to dry, which I'm going to do, or you can go to sleep and wake up with beautiful waves. I'm just going to wait at about an hour, because that's how long it takes for my hair to dry, and enjoy this beautiful view of Positano.

All right. Now that my hair is dry, I'm going to unravel these foam curlers. I do it very carefully. I start from the bottom up. As you can see, the method of curling created a really beautiful soft wave, exactly what I was looking for. All right. I'm going to do the same thing on the rest of the hair. I absolutely love wearing this hair in the summer, actually any time of the year, but especially in the summer when you're on the beach. Your hair looks so nice and effortless.

And the last section on that side, and just look at those beautiful waves, and no heat. That's amazing. All right. Now I'm going to do the other side as well. Starting from the bottom, slowly unravel, and that is what the finished hairstyle looks like. Absolutely lovely soft waves, beautiful, effortless, and of course heatless.

I love this method of curling hair because it's so easy. Anyone can do it. All you need is the pipe cleaners. You DIY your own foam curlers. But the best part is once you have those foam curlers you can use and reuse them for many, many times.

All right, guys, if you enjoyed this hair tutorial make sure to give this video a big, big, big thumbs up. That will totally make my day. Also if you'd like to see more heatless hair styles let me know as well, and I'd love to create them for you guys. I love you guys very, very much and I'll see you in the next video. Ciao.


Step 1

Working with fairly large sections of hair, grab a chunk from the back and spray it with water until it is damp. Then wrap the hair around the makeshift barrel, locking it into place by folding the pipe cleaners around the hair at the top, middle, and bottom. 

Step 2

Repeat the process all over your head and then give the style some time to set while you do your makeup or eat breakfast.

Heatless curlsGet a similar look with 220g Dark Brown Balayage Luxy Hair Extensions

Alternatively, allow your hair to set while you sleep and wake up with gorgeous, beachy waves. 

There you have it: nine great ways to achieve gorgeous curls, and protect your hair from the damaging effects of heat. We know that sometimes reaching for your curling iron can seem instinctual; maybe you think it’s the easiest way to add a little texture to your straight hair or perhaps you can’t picture a frizz-free world with no hot tools. Although it may seem like a quick fix at the time, using heat on your hair actually makes things worse in the long run.

So whether your hair is dry, damaged, or plain old unmanageable, challenge yourself to go a week without heat. Although it may seem difficult at first, it does get easier with time. Plus, your hair will actually get healthier and more manageable when you’re not consistently exposing it to heat. Not to mention, you’ll be preventing split-ends, hair breakage, and flyaways.

While every single heatless wave technique may not work for everyone, remember to be patient; it’s truly a matter of trial and error. Depending on the length and natural texture of your hair, its ability to hold curl, and your personal preference, you may find that some heatless curling methods work better than others. If these tutorials seem tricky initially, we promise: once you get in the groove of heat-free styling, creating these heatless waves will be second nature. Best of all, you’ll be saving your hair a whole lot of heat damage and over time, your natural texture will get more manageable.

If you recreate any of these hairstyles, be sure to snap a before and after photo, and share it with us on Instagram by tagging #luxyhair.

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