Many of us are constantly on the look-out for ways to grow and maintain that perfect head of hair. While you may be aware of the damage that heat styling can cause, a lot of people are still using these tools to style their hair on a daily basis. Getting out that straightening iron becomes part of your routine without realizing how its causing your hair to be dry and frizzy. There are a number of cute hairstyles that don’t require any heat at all that are often overlooked! It’s time we start to perfect these heatless hairstyles, to give our hair a much-needed break from styling with heat.
1. Half up, half down
The half-up hairstyle is the perfect option for women that are tired of having their hair fall in their face all the time. Tying up half your hair into either a ponytail or a mini bun is a great way to open up the face.
2. Fishtail braid
The fishtail braid can be difficult to get the hang of at first, but once you have the technique down this will be an easy go-to heatless hairstyle! If you’re getting tired of your standard braid, the fishtail braid adds a unique element, and can be worn as either one down the back or two on either side of the head.
3. Overnight curls
Overnight curls are the perfect option for those who already have a busy morning schedule, or just simply end up sleeping in until it’s too late to do anything with their hair. You can prep your hair the night before, pinning curls to your head, and release them in the morning to reveal easy, effortless curls.
4. Twist and clip
Another very quick and easy way to get your hair out of your face for the day is simply twisting the front pieces out of your face and using a clip to secure it on either side of your head! You can enhance this look with an accessory like a cute statement clip.
5. Crown braid
The crown braid is slightly more complex than these other heatless hairstyles but is still easier than it looks! You can start with a Dutch braid around the nape of your neck and make your way around the entire head, securing it with a clip at the end. This look can be worn anywhere from the classroom to a formal event. Different accessories and variations can help you dress this look up or down.
6. Space buns
Space buns are a fun look and especially useful on those days where you haven’t washed your hair and just want to tie it all back. Part your hair down the middle and create two even knot buns on the top of your head, securing all the hair in with bobby pins.
7. Low ponytail with hair bow
This heatless hairstyle is so simple, yet still creates a put-together look that can elevate your style. Simply pull your hair into a low ponytail behind your head and find a cute scrunchie, ribbon or any other accessory to hold it together.
Krista Stofko is the Marketing Strategist at HAIR+. She has a passion for marketing content creation, specifically within the hair, beauty and fashion industries, and is experienced in hair blogging, social media management and advocating for stylists.