Friday, February 15, 2013

The Friar Tuck: Curl Your Hair Without Heat

curl your hair without heat

About a year ago, I made a post called Curl Your Hair Without Heat about how to curl your hair with a headband after watching a video on YouTube. It has since turned into my most-viewed post and has generated a ton of emails from readers who want to know exactly how to do it.

Today, I bring you my very own video tutorial for what I like to call the "Friar Tuck."


More details:
  • I have fine hair—and a lot of it. It holds curl well.
  • This curling method does not work if your hair is wet. It must be completely dry.
  • If your hair falls out of this easily, try wrapping your hair in a silk scarf before going to sleep.
  • If you have long hair, try using two headbands to reduce tangles & make it easier to tuck!
  • Dry shampoo used for 2nd day oil absorption & extra volume: Suave
  • Sea salt spray used: Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Spray
  • Songs in the video: (1) 1234 by Feist (2) New Soul by Yael Naim
  • The photos below show my hair after an entire day. Some days the curls don't last quite as long.

Products used in this video:

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86 comments:

Amanda English said...

Love it! I've tried it once before and it didn't work out well for me... I think i just have way too much hair and it takes onto 'bends' too easily so they don't look like soft curls. ;) Yours look great! I may have to try it again.

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

Looks soooo good!! Another video score for Aunie :)

NIKA said...

:) this vid' is just perfect for all of us who likes to change their Natural haircare routine for curly hair:)! You Look just soooo pretty there:)

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Sharon S said...

This is my favorite way to curl my hair! I've discovered it will curl even after half an hour...I don't need to sleep on it the entire night for it to work!

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Amanda said...

I've always used the really thin headband but am definitely going to try it with the thicker one! Thanks for this!

Dana Fox said...

great video, i love this! I am definitely going to try :)

Paige T. said...

Love it! I feel like it'd be great if you did the friar tuck part for work, but maybe paying a little bit more attention to how put together it looked and then shook it out to have awesome curls at night too!

erika erika said...

loved it! I will try it soon! No more heat styling for me!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I've done that! Look... wore it to work here: http://www.auniesauce.com/2012/06/nothin-shabby-about-that.html and even styled it similarly here: http://www.byebyebeehive.com/2011/12/holiday-updo.html

Helene said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I have to try!

Sheree H said...

What a lovely idea!

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Julie said...

Love the video! I'm going to have to try this now :)

Amber @ Momma In Bloom said...

Thanks lovely lady for the awesome tutorial!! :)

Sarah Lawrence said...

that is awesome! I can't wait to try it out!

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Tina Byland said...

Okay. So I've tried this with all sorts of different bands & for totally different periods of time. My hair just gets kinky. It is so upsetting because I would do this every night! Oh well. It works great with you!

Rebecca Kelsey Sampson said...

I saw the Friar Tuck from the original video you posted and found it so interesting. It didn't work at the time since my thin long hair disagreed with it but I have to try it again now that my hair is shorter. I'll let you know it if work out this time!



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Sara Russell said...

This is such a great idea!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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Gerry Leanne said...

Aw, brilliant! :D I'm new to your blog and a couple of months ago banished myself from using heat on my hair since I want it to get healthy and grow. I can never really get curls without heat but this I haven't tried yet - I'll be doing it first thing tomorrow now! Thank you :D

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Priya Pappu said...

Such a great tutorial! I've always wondered exactly how you do that, I am definitely gonna try it now!

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Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

You know, I have really fine hair and it tends to hold curl really easily. I also find this works best if my hair isn't just-washed. It makes the curls softer!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

And to think, YOUUUUU are the one who showed me this over a year ago! Love you, Kristen!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

You're so right! Depending on the curl you want, you can totally leave it in for just a short bit! I bet putting a blow dryer on it for a minute would speed up the process, too!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Atta girl! I did it for 365-days... and I still hardly use heat! So proud of you!

Elizabeth said...

LOVE this! I need to try it! tonight how about :)


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Allyssa said...

My hair never holds a curl well, so I'm curious to see how this will work! If I can find a headband I'm going to try this tonight!

Alacia said...

This is the greatest thing ever!! Thanks for this!! XO


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xfallenmoon said...

wow, it's so easy. in the beginning of the video i was like "how is she going to wrap little parts of hair around the band?" but then i saw you just keep adding hair to the parting... nice and easy! it looks great. awesome job with the video.

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Kelly Ann said...

I need to try this - I just pinned it for later - thanks!

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jess craig said...

http://thepapermama.com/2011/07/hair-tutorial-no-heat-curl-html.html

Teressa Mackey said...

YES! thank you ! You are gorgeous by the way. I have tried this and it worked with a thin headband but then i had a huge line across my head. Also I didn't part the way you did... and now I know the better way. Perfect video. Those are two of my favorite songs too!
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Aleksandra said...

I love this!

Cait said...

love love love this! im going to try it tonight :)

Jelli said...

I can't wait to try this! I've seen it before, but never took the time to watch a video to see how it was done. So excited to try something new. My hair isn't great for holding curls, but it's certainly worth a shot. Just wondering, what does the dry shampoo do for the style? I know I'd never find a bottle of that here in Costa Rica, but would love to try the tuck anyway.

Emily said...

I want to try this but I'm not sure how easy it would be since I have so many layers! You make it look so easy! :)

Decoybetty said...

Great tutorial! Looks great! I sadly already have SUPER curly hair :)


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abigail said...

Your hair looks beautiful!

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Alyson said...

LOVE this! I am definitely going to have to give it a go:)

Cece said...

Love this idea!!! I pinned it and plan to try it out.

Stephanie said...

Adorable! Love this idea! Probably better for your ends too!
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Julia McGuire said...

Whaaa-- Omigosh, totally trying this. I have stick straight fine hair, got some dry shampoo just sitting in my bathroom waiting for a friar tuck.

Melissa said...

Great tip! It came out gorgeous.

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Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Oh no! That's a bummer! And your hair is always dry? Next Q: what kind of hair texture do you have? I find my hair is a LOT more wavy than super-curly if it's not first-day hair.

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

So exciting! I hope it worked for you!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I agree with you on the long hair part... it works a lot better on my hair when it's between shoulder and mid-chest level. It has been getting tangled a lot more now that my hair is longer.

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

thank you so much! so happy it was complete and answered your Q's :) take care!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

thank you so much! i always got the band mark across my forehead too :) ha!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Hey! It does absolutely NOTHING for the style :) I just have really greasy hair so I needed it to take some of that away, even though I had washed it the day before :) It's my daily little thing I use... it also gives me a bit more "oomph" and volume without having to tease it. My hair is so flat! :) Hope that helps!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

One time I did two headbands! One for my shorter hair, one for the longer. It didn't stay in as well overnight, but if you wrapped your head in a scarf I bet it would work!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

And all the straight-haired girls go... 'LUCKY!!!' :) God gave all our friends the hair we want so we get to look at it all day and go "ooh" :) I would love your curly hair!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I've seen people straighten it first and then try... but I'm just jealous of your natural curl!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Hehe! If your hair gets at all greasy like mine does after one day, it will be a huge help!

xfallenmoon said...

you're welcome! you could even just keep it up in the tuck and wear it like that, i think it could totally work :)

Meagan Rigney said...

How on EARTH have I missed this method to curl hair??? Amazing! I can't wait to try it:)

Lorraine said...

Super cute and easy! Following from Aloha Friday :)

Karly Gomez said...

Doing it with wet hair does work, at least for me. But it produces a much tighter curl, rather than a gentle, relaxed looking curl. Works really well when I'm feeling lazy and am looking for quick volume with little effort. I throw it up in a clip and get tons of compliments. I enjoy it because it's the only thing I know how to do with my newly long hair, ha ha ha!

Tina Byland said...

It's always super dry when I do it. I think it's my texture. I have super super super fine but I have a ton of it. Weird, huh? It won't tease, either. I should try it on day 2 hair, but to be honest that doesn't happen very often cause I shower each time I workout. I'll do it this weekend and let you know how day 2 curls work out. :)

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

You'll have to let me know if your hair likes it... I bet your hair would be so lovely curled this way!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

happy to have you! welcome :)

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

You're so lucky that it will dry for you! I could see myself tucking my hair when it's wet or damp if I plan on wearing it like that, but while I sleep it just refuses to dry. Lucky girl! :)

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

OK good! Let me know how it goes. I have a hard time getting 2 or 3-day hair too with going to the gym... so I understand your pain!

Katie said...

I do it wet with curl creme like 4-5 hours before bed, Then run a low speed hair dryer over it before I sleep and then sleep 8 hours. Just extra time to dry. Mine does a more tight curl as well.. I should try it dry one time :)

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

That's a great way to get *beautiful *curls! I love it as an alternative to the beachy ones!

Kacie's Kloset said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! I wish I could do this to my hair but my natural curl takes over and it's not pretty. lol

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Tiffany said...

I need to try this! The curls look perfect and beachy :)

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Elle Natio said...

Whenever i try this it turns out looking like an afro :( i'll try it loose, dry, wet, tight, but it never works and another problem i have is whenever i do this to my hair, i never have any room in the back of my head to put my remaining strands of hair so i end up with either an afro, or tangled ends which take me about 20 minutes to get out of my hair.. :(

Abigail Doe said...

same happens to me!!! I need help :(

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I have another way to do this with two headbands. look at this photo... does that help? http://instagram.com/p/WAXoFiCy6C/ because i tend to run out of room too!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

try this... if you're a visual person ;) http://instagram.com/p/WAXoFiCy6C/because i tend to run out of room too!

Alexis Gomez said...

Okay 1st you are so gorgeous!!! 2nd this works really good on my hair!!! It's so damaged because I use heat ALOT I love this alternative way!!!

Megan said...

Why do you use try shampoo? What is the purpose of it? And you're very pretty and love the idea! :)

Annelise Rowe said...

Megan, thank you so much!! You are very sweet.

I use dry shampoo to help freshen up my hair a bit. I have pretty naturally oily hair, and it seems to get oily so quickly after a shower. If I shower one day and Friar Tuck my hair that evening, the next morning it always feels gross to me, so I use the dry shampoo to absorb the oil and make it feel more freshly washed. Also, for some reason, dry shampoo seems to give my hair a little more volume, so I use it to lessen the amount I have to tease my hair. I hope that makes sense!

Annelise Rowe said...

Megan, thank you so much!! You are very sweet.

I use dry shampoo to help freshen up my hair a bit. I have pretty naturally oily hair, and it seems to get oily so quickly after a shower. If I shower one day and Friar Tuck my hair that evening, the next morning it always feels gross to me, so I use the dry shampoo to absorb the oil and make it feel more freshly washed. Also, for some reason, dry shampoo seems to give my hair a little more volume, so I use it to lessen the amount I have to tease my hair. I hope that makes sense!

Annelise Rowe said...

I'm so happy to hear this! Yay! That's why I started doing it too... all the heat damage. And thank you!

Jocie said...

This is a really brilliant tutorial. I am always looking for easy, attractive ways to curl hair without too much heat. I have straight hair of which there is quite a lot but the individual hairs are very fine and hate to stay in place. It is also just at shoulder length so I struggled at first trying this, but then divided my hair into a top section and a bottom section and used a separate band for each. It also looks quite pretty as a 'double roll' and would be wearable if I hadn't made the bands out of old tights... hope this helps anyone who was struggling to fit it all in.

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Jocie! That's wonderful... I also loved this style when my hair was more around your length, and doing the double band method is the only way that I can do it to my hair now that it's longer. I should try doing it with tights... I bet that works wonders. So glad I could help you out!

lizlemonglasses said...

That is magical.

Annelise Rowe said...

Hey thanks, Liz! You'll have to let me know if it works for you :)

Olivia Q said...

First time I tried this, I was almost done but then I had to take out the headband and start all over and I found that even after like ten min of my hair being in this friar tuck it was already starting to curl wonderfully!!!! But I have a question, have u had any discomfort the next day from the elasticity of the headband? I'm worried my headbands are too tight and will cause discomfort the next day.

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Olivia! I love how it starts curling right away, isn't that crazy? My headbands are usually old ones and pretty loose, so I've never had a problem with them being too tight, but if yours is--maybe try grabbing an older & more broken-in one. :)

Alondra said...

Are you even wearing makeup in the pictures? You look so pretty, and i love no heat alternatives i was amazed with this video=)

Annelise Rowe said...

You're so sweet, thanks! I'm wearing a little bit of blush, eyeliner and mascara.. so yes!

Claire said...

This was pretty cool. My friend showed it to me and we had a sleepover and tried it out. It's awesome!

Annelise Rowe said...

How fun! Did you guys feel like Friar Tucks when you finished? I think the final product is such an interesting look :)

Aunie said...

I have EXACTLY your length/texture hair, straight as a pin, and I've never been able to keep curls in with heat. Giving this a go tonight! Fantastic tutorial!

Aunie said...

Oh I'm so glad!! Good luck--remember make sure it's all the way dry. You'll have to let me know if it works!

Aunie said...

I have a question. Do you have to use sea-salt spray at the beginning, or just air-dried hair with no product put into it?

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