Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Curl Your Hair Without Heat

As you may, or may not know,
I have another blog called Bye Bye Beehive
where I post tons of hairstyles and basically just
talk about...

Last week, I posted a style about how to curl your hair without heat.
It got such a great response that I wanted to share it with you...

As a disclaimer, my hair is fine and has normal texture.
It's naturally very straight.
It tends to do what I want it to do and holds curl very well...
with that being said—


curl your hair without heat

Last week, I saw a post on my friend Kristen's blog
(Confessions of a Graphic Design Student).
She mentioned how she vintage-style curled her hair with a headband...
with NO heat.
Needless to say, I had to try it.

I began by putting a fairly tight elastic headband over my slightly damp hair.
I grabbed pieces of my hair and tucked them around the headband,
continuing until I reached the back of my head.
It's really similar to the Holiday Updo that I did in December.
When I reached the back, I simply twisted that hair around and around 
the headband until it was all tucked in.

no heat curls

Daniel said I looked like Friar Tuck.
So this is the "Friar Tuck Method" now and forever in my eyes.

I should also add that in order to prevent the headband from slipping
and my hair falling out,
I also wrapped a silk scarf over my head, 
like I did in this post.
I slept in my headband overnight.

In the morning, I pulled the headband out of my hair and was 
SHOCKED at the curls I got.
Wowza, baby!

curl your hair without heat

They stayed like that almost all day.
Of course they fell out a bit... but I didn't mind.

UPDATE // And just in case you'd like to see how to do this,
I included my very own video tutorial (the original inspiration tutorial can be found here).

Oh... and just last night after my shower,
I mentioned to Daniel that I was going to "Friar Tuck" my hair again.
His reaction was so adorable, and clearly showed that he found
that sleep-in style NOT attractive.
I opted for two French braids instead.


lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

I have layers in my hair...I am wondering if this would work...hmm gonna try...

loving the friar tuck hubs may like that since thats the name of the bar we met at :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

It turned out so well for you! Unfortunately, I can't let my hair air dry without product. Otherwise, my frizz comes out to play BIG TIME! But you look so lovely!

Grace said...

omg it looks amazing.. love this idea


Kate said...

Totally just laughed out loud at the "Friar Tuck Method." That's awesome! And hey, sometimes you just have to look like a middle aged cartoon character for a little while to get beautiful results later! Nice job, looks great!

jenn @ girldefyinggravity said...

Gorgeous! Definitely giving this a try :-)

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Rheana said...

This is cute! If I did it, though, I would look like Shirley Temple. My hair is just too prone to curly curls!

Amanda k. said...

I tried this not too long ago and had great results as well! With my hair all tucked in, it looked a little bit like princess leia buns from the front. My boyfriend was super into it! Haha.

Sarah said...

I loovvee this. I'm definitely going to try it out tonight!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

First off, I had no idea about your other blog.. awesome idea. Secondly - I would love to try this, your hair looks gorgeous!

Ali Hval said...
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Ali Hval said...

Wow, first off, it's amazing to see another blogger who has trich (I'm kind of recovering, doing better and my hair has grown, but I still play with it tons and am trying really hard to not pull :/) and is also a fashion blogger. Really awesome so I am following for that and because you're such an amazing and positive person <3 So very glad I found this blog. :)

Secondly, this hair this is amazing!

Dorothy Explora said...

nice..! i've heard of the tube sock method - but never this approach! thanks for sharing aunie.

btw, just in case you may be interested... i'm hosting a gift exchange link party on my blog! the theme is "handmade!"

dorothy :)

Dorothy Explora said...

ALSO..! i'm currently hosting a GIVEAWAY ending march 7th as well :)


Jennifer M. said...

Wow that is a really cool trick! I can't believe I watched that whole video! Lol. I should really try this someday. My hair is so stick straight, so it'd be fun to see if I could get it to curl. ;)

Emily @ Emmy June said...

This might be my favorite blog post ever. Of any blog.

My hubby LOVES it when I curl my hair. I can't be bothered to do any sort of styling, whatsoever. So when I saw this post...I was like "Could this be true?!?"

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Chloe Innvaer said...

Oh wow! That looks gorgeous! What a simple and great method! Two french braid works very well! My mother used to do that to me =)

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