No-Heat Curls

by Melissa


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I like to curl my hair on occasion but don’t always (like usually ever) take the time to drag out the iron or rollers to do it. That takes a lot of effort and lets be real I’m too lazy for that on most occasions. It doesn’t help that my hair fights to hold curl like you wouldn’t believe. If you have any tips for me on my hair holding curls I would love to hear them. 🙂

This is how I curl my hair without using heat.


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Conair Spiral Curlers
You can pick up a set of these bendy rollers on amazon.

All you have to do is roll them up in your hair like a traditional roller and bend them over to hold them in place. This is what I look like after I have them all in place, straight silly.

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I kept these in for about an hour just to show you how they work with some light wavy curls. The longer you choose to keep them in the better your curl will end up.

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It is also worth mentioning my hair does not hold curls good at all and even when I sleep all night in these rollers my curls still fall to soft waves within a few hours. Grr! If your hair normally holds curls I don’t think you would have any problems with these.

In the long run, heat curls still work better for me and I will still continue to use heat when I want curls for a special occasion, even if I do hate bothering with it. However, these soft waves are nice when I want something different than my board straight hair. Plus, I like the benefit of not having to put heat on it if at all possible.

Anyone else use no heat to curl their hair?

Any tips for me or someone like me to hold curls without a gallon of hair spray? 


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jaanika March 20, 2012 - 5:00 PM

have you tryed the sock bun? very nice- no heat,no hairspray result:)

Melissa March 20, 2012 - 5:12 PM

I have not used the actual sock bun method of no heat curling but have used my EZ bun and slept in it which gave me great curls the next morning. I feel like it is similar to what the sock bun does.

XO/LB March 20, 2012 - 7:00 PM

Have you ever tried putting mousse in your hair first..then putting in the curlers? Great post, I subbed! (Found you via BeautyArmy twitter!)


Melissa March 20, 2012 - 8:37 PM

I have not tried using mousse, though I have done it damp in the curlers and that tends to last longer. I should probably try some mousse to see how it works for me.

Thanks for subbing. 🙂

Bravoe Runway March 21, 2012 - 12:37 AM

I think I need to try this because my natural hair is wavy, once I straighten it, rollers won’t hold!

Amber March 21, 2012 - 4:44 PM

I’ve seen those things in stores but was never really sure if they would work. I bet my hair would fall into soft waves after a short time too, but that can be nice.

Melissa March 21, 2012 - 4:48 PM

I like short waves, it’s about all my hair will do anyways. haha

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy April 3, 2012 - 6:01 AM

Great ideas. I want to try this! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Melissa May 3, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Sock buns work too but I always have a harder time getting my hair all situated in them.

Breanna English August 25, 2012 - 6:25 PM

I think I may know why its turning out wrong for you. Your supposed to hold the curler downwards, spiral the hair around it, and then clamp the end down on each end of your hair. The way you’re doing it, is your kind of criss crossing the ends like a pretzel. And because the hair is being curved, not curled, it comes out wavy. I hope this helps you and you should try it 😀 And I think your hair color is beautiful 🙂 I love long red hair! I hope i didnt sound mean when i explained the process 🙁

Melissa August 25, 2012 - 7:26 PM

I have never tried spiraling the hair around it. That’s not how I have ever seen these done but it’s worth a shot trying. Thanks! I’ve always wanted more of the wavy curls compared to the tight spirals (even though these are called spiral curlers). I’ve noticed if my hair is damp (but almost dry) and I put it up in these and leave them overnight and let my hair finish drying it lasts longer and works better. It came out basically just wavy in the picture because I barely left them in there compared to what I normally do but I will definitely try the spiraling technique.

Breanna English August 27, 2012 - 12:44 AM

there is a very helpful video on youtube if you search ‘No heat Taylor swift curls. It is the one that is titled “how to get Taylor swifts curls without heat. The picture is taylor on the left and a brunette on the right. That video is really helpful and it turns out amazingly. I hope that helps! 😀

Melissa August 27, 2012 - 6:35 PM

Thanks hun, I will check it out. 🙂


Connie March 1, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Have you ever tried the headband around your head and wrap your hair around the headband and with each wrap add a little more hair until you have went all the way around your head ( kind of looks like a halo). Do it with your hair wet and mousse. I love the way it turns out.

Melissa March 1, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Connie, I have not done that. I will have to give it a try sometime. 🙂