How to: heatless waves

Ever since I posted a slow-mo vid of my hair right after letting it out of the curlers on my insta story I have received a lot of requests to explain how I achieve these waves.

I use foam curlers four on each side of my head, linked here. Yes, they cost only $1 and the dollar tree has a website you can order from (I am surprised at the number of people that don’t know about this.

I know when curling with hot tools it’s recommended to do it on second-day hair because this way your curls hold better.

I find it best to use my foam rollers with freshly washed hair, never damp because foam is slightly porous and I’m terrified of mold or anything else of that nature.

Disclaimer: I am not an expert at this whole heatless curling thing, I am learning as I go due to the fact that I have been trying to avoid any heat styling ever since going blonder.

I only wash my hair twice a week, Tuesday and Friday. On Tuesday I air dry and do not style since it is practically in the middle of the week and I wear my hair either up or in braids or I’m even fine with natural.

I use foam curlers on Friday night after washing and air drying and apply this leave-in. I let the leave-in dry completely and brush my hair with a fine-toothed comb.

I sleep with the curlers in (around 8 hours) and take them out in the morning, I let them fall out naturally and then finger comb and apply my favorite hair oil on the ends.

Mainly the waves last a day, but I love curling my hair with foam rollers because it smooths out my hair and leaves it looking a lot sleeker and voluminous than it would as opposed to me leaving it natural. The photo at the top of this post is an example of what my hair looks like after the curls fall out typically a few hours later.

Let me know if you try out my old school method and how it works for you!

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