7.12.2011

No Heat Curls


I am so excited to share this with you guys!  I came across this video through Pinterest and just HAD to try it out!  A while back I tried the "sock bun" method for no heat curls, it did not work well for me.  It did curl, but the curls were not smooth and the ends were kinked... possibly my technique could use some work.... but this method worked the FIRST time!  I am so going to be doing this on a regular basis!!!

So here is my photo montage...  The video at the end of the post, from the original source, shows how to wrap your hair around the elastic headband.....


So the top photo is after I've slept on the style for the night.    It slept comfortably.  I thought I would wake up with a headache from having the elastic around my head, but I didn't.  If you don't have one of these elastics you can improvise with some sewing elastic or a strip of t-shirt tied around your head.  In the video she used some anti frizz spray to prepare her hair.   I used a detangling spray, you could also use water but I found the detangler to work really well (plus mine smells amazing and leaves my hair really soft).

So... taking the band out.... 


The band came out easily.  Loosen it up a bit as you go.  The only part that didn't work beautifully was a small section of the ends in the bottom of the very back.  This of course was a wrapping issue by me, but for a first try I say it was a success!  I then took my paddle brush and gave it a good brushing to relax.  My hair holds a curl well to begin with, but this curling method produced extra resilient curls like I have never seen!  I imagine it's what people with naturally curly hair deal with! I also got dressed at this point so don't let the wardrobe change fool you, it's only moments later!



Then I played with it.....





I will also mention that my makeup in all these photos is from Temptu using their airbrush system which I will be telling you all about later this week!

So now that it's been a few hours.... my curl has not dropped at all!  By now a curling iron curl would have really drooped and lost a lot of shape, these curls have an amazing shape, big open ringlets.  If your going to be wearing an updo I highly recommend doing this the night before!  I am going to dry wrapping the front a bit looser next time so my bangs don't get so curled.  Here's the video!

36 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted this! I've been trying to rock the "sock bun" curls for a few weeks...but I didn't like how it turned out!!! I'm going to need to try this!

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  2. How awesome is this?! I can cut 30 minutes off of my morning routine. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Holy cow! That is so awesome! My hair is so thin and stick straight it doesn't even do pin curls well, but I'm totally going to try this. Plus I love her idea of using a cute elastic and going out with it all rolled up like that!

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  4. Ver cute! Care to share where you got the hairband? I've never seen any like that.

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  5. The hairband was from walmart, target, walgreens they all have them. It comes in a pack of like 5

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  6. unless you mean the one I'm wearing with the rolled flowers :) Made that one

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  7. I just posted this same tutorial on my blog! Seems this idea is catching on fast. I love it.

    http://mommara.blogspot.com/2011/07/you-must-try-this-hair-idea.html

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  8. I'm so loving this!
    MJ&G- your eyebrows looking flawless reminds me that I need to go get mine done. lol :)

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  9. Amazing! Sooo pretty. My hair does not hold curl well at all so I'm really curious to try this out!

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  10. LOVE this!!! I have an event coming up that I'm gonna need to have a vintage-y hairdo for...this is perfect!! And how cute is her accent in that video...thanks for sharing. Oh and I love that headband you made. Super cute!

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  11. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    I am glad this is catching on, my mom would do this with my hair when I was little and I still do it today. My mom said thats how all the young ladies in her day did their hair and she is now 75.

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  12. This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I JUST tried this method on my daughter last night (before seeing your post!) It worked beautifully! And yours looks terrific too!

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  14. Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing. I'm doing this TONIGHT! My hair needs something new. I wear it the same way every day because I don't have time. But with THIS method there is hope. I have shorter, thin hair, so we'll see how well it works. I have dreams of it being fabulous. *wink*

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I tried this once, but my hair came out scary. I have a natural wave but very fine hair. But seeing so many of my fellow bloggers getting in on the action makes me want to try to figure this one out. Maybe I did it too tight. I think I'll try making it looser next time. Your hair looks awesome!

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  16. This is adorable! Thanks for posting. Just came over from Tatertots and Jello...love your blog!

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  17. I tried this last night, with high hopes. It took the better part of the morning to release myself from the elastic band (one big tangle at the back), and the curls wilted in about 10 minutes. Maybe I wrapped the hair too tight? More likely, it's because of my stupid hair that won't do anything. Bah!

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  18. awe...Heidi... that's no fun! I did it again last night and wrapped it a bit looser, leaving my bangs out, hoping for more of a relaxed curl. It worked alright... the elastic slipped during the night so it was a bit looser than I had hoped, but still curls.

    For you I would suggest wrapping it in the morning (on a day your staying home) and see if it works by evening. Maybe not sleeping on it would help your tangle issue. Then hose it with a good hairspray and allow that to set before taking it out? Although that may make it harder to detangle..... play around with it.

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  19. Your turned out much better than when I tried. I think I toss and turn to much in my sleep. Looks great.

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  20. Loved the post! I actually have the natural curls you spoke of and i straightened my hair for the better part of the last decade.... then i had the babies and i've embraced my au natural. I silently yelled "oh no!" When i read that you brushed your curls to "relax" them... a brush near my curls just royally pisses them off and i end up looking more like an angora rabbit. Glad my premature freak out on your behalf ended up going well for you =)

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  21. you are beautiful! and your hair look amazing!

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  22. Well heck, now it's working. :) Thank you!

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  23. Trying this tonight!! My hair is a bit shorter than I would like, so my wrap job doesn't look nearly as perfect as yours!

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  24. I've been trying the sock bun method for a while with really crap results and have been loving this method.....takes some practice but overall love the results

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  25. I have been looking for a way to curl my hair like this for months! I am def going to be picking up an elastic to try this with soon! Thank you for posting this!!

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  26. Yes thank you! This is awesome~~~much appreciated! (and happy I found your blog!)
    Kelsey in Japan

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  27. Trying this tonight i'll post tomorrow how it works hopefully it works great :)

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  28. Video says it is a "private video" :( Any ideas where I can watch this because I am dying to try it!

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  29. How did you get your curls so much looser than hers?! I love it.

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  30. brush brush brush! LOL. I may have wrapped mine slightly looser as well but I definitely took a heavy brushing to it as my hair holds a cur really well.

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  31. Thank you for posting this. Now me and the wife don't have to be rushing so much in the morning.

    airbrush classes

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  32. Ah we have the same problem here. I also can't get the best curl on the very back part. Perhaps because it is quite hard to find a space on the headband for the back part. Next time I'll try to wrap the very back first up to the side. Let's see how it'll work :)
    But it does work really well. I have tried the shock bun but I found difficulties to tuck the layered hair. So this headband is my savior for sure :)

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  33. I just tried this last night/this morning with a friend of mine who has the most stubborn of hair. We've tried easily a dozen ways of trying to get her hair to hold a curl (small barrel curling iron, large barrel curling iron, curling spray, moose, braiding, etc.) and none of them have ever held for more than a few minutes at most. She really wants curly hair for her upcoming graduation, so we spent last night experimenting and gave this a go as a last-ditch effort. Her hair isn't super curly, but compared to where we've gotten, it's so much curlier than usual. We're going to repeat it tonight and let it set a bit longer. But thank you for putting this up. You are a life saver for us.

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  34. I did this and when it was just ever so slightly damp, I used the dryer on low to help it set. It worked beautifully. I'm trying other things too. Love, love, love it.

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  35. I did this and when it was just ever so slightly damp, I used the dryer on low to help it set. It worked beautifully. I'm trying other things too. Love, love, love it.

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  36. This did nit work at all! I know I wraped it rigb but the curls look ed horrible and wayyy to poofy. Boo

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