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Hair Tutorial Tried: Get Curls without Heat

hair roll - get curls with no heat

I found a little hair tutorial the other day by an adorable girl with a fabulous accent named Maria at thelipstickdiaries via craftgawker that I had never seen before. So I thought I’d try it …and because I did it a bit differently in the front than Maria demonstrated, I thought I’d share my results with you. But do click here for her tutorial or it won’t make much sense.

You do this with damp or almost dry hair. I didn’t brush mine before hand, as I never brush it when it’s wet. The difference: I parted my hair in the middle, used a 2″ stretchy cotton headband folded in half and around the crown of my head instead of at the base of my hairline.

hair roll for curls

Honestly, it was really comfortable, especially to sleep on. And my hair stayed in all night.

hair roll + back of head + curls without heat

hair roll for curls without heat

When I removed it in the morning {and decided to take photos in my robe and without makeup on like an idiot} I had really great ringlet curls in the front…

curls with no heat

…but not so great curls in the back. {and maybe it has to do with how long my hair is?}

curls with a hair roll

But it definitely gave my hair a great base to work with. I did end up using the curling iron, but only for a few curls in the back/top layer {see below}, and to straighten out the front/part/top section and I never brushed it, only used my fingers to tousle it and separate it a bit.

So, all in all, I was happy with the results and will probably do it often to save time in the morning by just having to curl a few sections instead of all of it. The front of my hair always seems the most damaged as well so not having to use heat there is a bonus.

These two photos below were taken at the end of the day …for my outfit post, which I will most likely publish tomorrow. But as you can see, it lasted all day …and honestly, all of the following day as well {with no products, not even hair spray}.

back of curled waved hair  curls and waves without heat

* Thanks Maria 😉 for teaching me something new! …check out her tutorial here.



Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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