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Heatless Curls – Hairspiration Saturday

Hey Guys! So a couple of days ago I received a comment on my ‘Hair Essentials’ post. Now this comment was by Hanneledesma and it was a request on some heatless curls as I mentioned there are so many options. So without further a do, here are some of the many ways to create curls without the use of heat:

1) Foam Hair Roller Sticks

Now this is my personal favourite method and I use it all the time. They’re similar to traditional hair rollers but they’re made of foam and you can control how tight you want the curl to be without having to purchase different sized ones. To use them all you have to do is section off a piece of hair and wrap it around the roller. Then twist it at the scalp to stay in place. Use 1 for a tight curl or 2-3 for a looser curl or a beachy wave. I tend to leave them in over night as they do take a couple hours but be prepared to look like Medusa. They’re super easy to do yourself and really cheap to purchase!

2) Clips or Bobby Pins

Now this is a tedious method. It takes a lot of time to create but it is in turn free. All you have to do it simply twist a section of hair until it reaches your scalp and the bobby pin it in place. The main reason this takes long it due to the pinning in place. You will mostly need about 2 or 3 bobby pins or a clip and they do sometimes fall out. This one again takes a while however and isn’t ideal for overnight as the curls will get squashed. It is also a little confusing to do on your own.

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3) Bananas, Water and Leave in Conditioner

Now this may sound odd but I threw this in as it’s a quick method. I think it’s cool and creative but it does give slightly looser waves. I saw this in one of Rclbeauty101 videos and thought it was genius. Basically what you do is you start by dampening your hair. You then apply the leave in conditioner to the hair you just dampened. Then wrap your hair around a banana the size of your choice (the smaller the banana the tighter the curl) and pin you hair in place. Wait about 1 minute or so until your hair is dry and then release the hair. Then move on to the rest of your head. Super simple!

Make sure to let me know how these methods go for you if you try them and what you found most successful. Also make sure to tag me on instagram ( my username is _makeup_lover_forever_ ) if you post any pics of you trying these methods!

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Hair Essentials

Hey guys! So today I thought I’d post about something that’s very important to me. Hair! I love my hair and I love the things I can do with it but to make it look and feel good it has to be healthy. So here are my hair essentials if you’re trying to get your hair into better condition!

1) Anti-dandruf Shampoo

These shampoos are super effective at get your scalp healthy. This also helps to make your hair a lot healthier as your scalp is where your hair grows out of. They also help to heal split ends. I really recommend this one by a german brand called Linola which you will have also seen in my ‘Empties’ post.

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2) A Good Detangling Hairbrush

This is super important as a lot of hair brushes will simply rip out the knotted or weak hair whereas brushes like this ‘Tangle Teezer’ don’t. I love this brush by the way! It’s incredible!

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3) Bobby Pins

I personally find it really important to have a mix of firm and loose bobby pins. The loose bobby pins are perfect for buns but useless when it comes to otherwise securing hair, which is why firm bobby pins are also a staple.

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4) Small, Clear Hair Elastics

These are so important for when you’re doing updos or braids where you just don’t want your hair elastics to be seen.

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5) Scrunchies

Now even though you may not opt for these for your everyday look, they’re super important if you want to maintain healthy hair. When you tie up your hair in the evening always use a scrunchie as they are loose on your hair and give it space to breathe making it less fragile or breakable.

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6) Normal Hair Ties

Just your standard hairband for everyday use. I like to have some different colours as well as black to brighten up a look.

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7) A hair Donut

This for me is SUCH a staple. I love doing buns and these things are so versatile especially if you have them in different sizes.

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8) Dry Shampoo

This again is a real staple. You shouldn’t wash your hair more than every two day as it damages your hair and creates split ends. That’s why incase your hair naturally gets greasy rather fast then you need to own this!

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9) A Heat Protectant and Detangling Spray

Again, a MUST HAVE! If you use any kind of heat whether you’re curling, straightening or just blow drying your hair, you have to protect it!

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10) Hairspray

Pretty self explanatory. To help you keep your hairstyles locked in place throughout the day.

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11) Blow Dryer

Now I was debating whether or not I should put this on the list just because regularly blow drying your hair can again damage your hair and make it more brittle. But I realised that sometimes you may be in a rush and have to dry your hair fast. I would just recommend to limit how often you use a blow dryer. Try and let your hair air dry as often as possible. I mostly just let my hair air dry!

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You may now be wondering why I didn’t add any styling tools such as a curling wand but I did this because styling tools are the main offenders for damaging your hair and nowadays there are just so many heat-less choices available.

Let me now in the comment section down below what some of your hair staples are and what you would have added or taken off of my list!

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