Five Fantastic Heatless Hairstyles to Elevate Your Look

Heat-styling is one of the leading causes of damaged hair. Heat can cause a variety of problems. It lifts the tiles that form the cuticle layer and creates small spaces in which water and other substances may enter. Heat can damage the cuticle and remove small pieces, leaving a surface with holes and pores. This leaves hair weak and more prone to breaking, splitting and fraying.

Air-drying hair is the best way to avoid damage. Avoid heated appliances for curling or straightening. Here are some ways to present your hair without using heat.

Add oil or serum after towel drying the hair. Hair should be damp, but not wet. Twist your hair into sections and pin them up in a loose twisty bun. After an hour, unpin the hair. You will get a beach-wave texture. The waves will not be defined, but they will have a slight rumpled look. Add a curl-enhancing product to your hair if it is prone to not holding a curl.

Rope braids are great for any hair type. Rope braids look like a standard three-section braid but are twisted as you braid. If you have thick hair try four braids. Try two if you have fine hair. Your hair will look cool when you wake up. You can spray it with your favorite beach-wave product to add texture.

Begin by shampooing and conditioning hair. Allow your hair to dry slightly damp. To remove tangles, use a wide-toothed comb. Rub a texture paste on your hair if you have hair that is hard to curl. Take a hair tie and twist your hair. Then, put it in a messy bun. Once your hair is completely dry, slowly remove the hair tie. Style as desired. The more hair ties you use and the more buns that you create, the tighter the curls.

Use socks to cut an old shirt, sheet or pillowcase into long stripes. Roll up the ends of each section of half-dried hair and place them on the center of each strip. After you are done, tie the ends together and continue to the next section. Remember, the smaller the sections, the more tightly your hair will curl.

The most obvious but end-all solution every hairstylist agrees on is to pull your hair back. We all love braids or a low ponytail.