Monday, October 17, 2011

{beauty} no-heat curly hair: it works!

My hair does not like to hold curl.


It is the type of hair that falls out on the right side of my head (that I just curled) before I even finish curling the left side.  It doesn't help that I live in Florida. Humidity + resistance to curl in the first place = sad, sad me. It also takes me forevaaaa to curl it. I have long, fairly thick hair so I am looking at around 45 minutes spent to end up with just plain wavy hair. 

Exhibit A:

My hair was curly as can be before I stepped outside.

I have seen a lot of "time saving & no heat" tutorials floating around the blog world recently and was quite intrigued.

Particularly by this video: 

I thought to myself, I have a headband that will work perfectly for this!
And I usually watch TV for a bit before going to bed... might as well make that time useful and style my hair for the next day!

Here is another tutorial - in pictures this time:

IT WORKS FOR REAL! I tried it last night.

Sorry for the creepy Myspace-esque picture and my messy room. It was 7:20 AM. :(

You get the picture?!

I pinned my hair into a half-up / half-down style this morning because the curls were really intense and I didn't have enough time to completely work them the way I wanted.

I love this method though! My hair is still pretty curly (8 hours later) & it was a really fast way to look more polished in the morning. Yay for finally dressing like a real person for class and for not automatically grabbing a hat, t-shirt, and Nike shorts. (Give me a tiny break? I have 8 AMs everyday!) I really think that I will use this no-heat curl method more often. :)

By the way, I was awake by 7 AM and out the door (dressed, makeup, hair, and coffee) by 7:30.

Time saver extraordinaire. 

Have you tried a no-heat curling method before?

xx, Jen


  1. Ahhh. I need to try this! I have 7:30 classes :( Sucks trying to look polished for them. I'm feeling your pain!

  2. Haha loved the video...I will definitely be trying this though because I have never been able to successfully curl my hair, thanks for sharing!

  3. My hair never holds curl, either! I definitely need to try this.

  4. Awesome! I NEED to try this! I love curling my hair, but I hate all the heat. Definitely trying soon!

  5. so awesome, but how do you do it? You put the hair under the headband?

  6. i totally want to try this!! my hair never holds a curl either, it is so darn thin :) thanks for sharing!!

  7. I definitely need to try this ASAP! Usually it takes around an hour and a half to curl my hair using a spiral iron (eek!).
    Now, if only I had one of those headbands.
    Time to go shopping :)

  8. Where did you get that fab dress in the first picture (Exhibit A)?!

  9. @Emily - :) It is my roommate's dress! She got it in Milwaukee at a boutique close to her old school.


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