I always love the look of big messy curls, but I have very fine, straight hair that makes it pretty difficult to achieve that look. For some reason, I can’t bring myself to buy or use a curling iron – it just feels unnatural to me, and the heat is definitely not good for my already-thin, dry hair. Luckily there is an alternative to the curling iron – you can still get those big curls — without any heat or tools! All you need is some hairspray, hair elastics, and a little bit of time.
What you need: Some hair elastics – our elastic hair ties are perfect for this! They’re softer than rubber bands and won’t leave noticeable dents in your hair. In addition to these you’ll need some hairspray. If you want looser waves, you can use sea salt spray for this. If you want more defined curls, use a hair spray with more hold.
Spray your hair with your product of choice first, and then take small sections and twist them into small buns, one at a time, securing with a hair tie. The smaller you want your curls to be, the smaller your buns should be. Let sit until your hair is fully dry (if you want, you can do this before going to bed and you’ll wake up with a huge head of curls!).
As you remove the buns the hair will sort of stick together from the spray, so use your fingers to separate the strands of hair and mess up the curls a little bit.
And there you have it, curly hair without the damaging heat!
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