Friday, March 23, 2012

How to: Heatless Curls Part 4- Sock Curls

So my quest to test out as many heatless curling techniques as possible continues. So far I've had some success with the french twist technique, no success with the sock bun method and great success with the headband method. Will sock curls be a hit or miss for me?

Reminder: My hair is about to my collarbone, with some natural wave and is pretty thick.

I used this video for this technique. I've heard of using socks as rollers before, but I'm really glad I watched this video because Yaya only used three socks for her entire head. I would have done a lot more and probably would have looked like a poodle!

Can you tell I have a thing for argyle?


LOOOOOOVE! This gave me full, voluminous waves. Kind of like if I set my hair with hot rollers. These babies held pretty well too, but started to frizz up quite badly. I think that had more to do with the weather though and my lack of product. I will definitely be using this technique again.

O, does anyone have a recommendation as to what styling product is best to use with these heat free techniques? I've been using a curling mousse on my damp hair and then a hairspray afterwards, but I'm not happy with the hold or the feel. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to: Heatless Curls Part 3-Headband Curls

So my quest to find the perfect technique for heat free curls continued after so-so results with the french twist and total fail results with the sock bun, I have finally found success!!

How to curl your hair with a headband!!!

This is the original video I watched for this method, but after watching a few videos I ended up using a larger headband than what this video showed. I was so happy with the results of this! I ended up re-curling one or two of the back pieces because I got sloppy at the back. Also, I definitely recommend using a product in your hair prior to curling. I put a curling mousse in my damp hair, but wished I had used something on my hair right before curling it.



Now I used a headband that was over an inch wide which gave me loser curls, but I also think that lead to some of the flatness towards the top. I'm definitely going to play around with this method, because I really like it. However, there are still a ton more heatless curl methods I want to try!

Monday, February 27, 2012

How to: Heatless Curls Part 2- Sock Bun Fail

So my quest to find the perfect heatless curls method for my thick medium length textured hair continues. After seeing the sock bun mentioned so frequently on Pinterest, I looked up a video on Youtube and decided to give it a whirl!

This is the video I watched:

Here is my sock bun the next morning:

Pretty good staying power!!

Sock bun curl results:

Holy crap did this look terrible!! It was all pouf and no curl. All crimp and no wave. BLAH! I read quite a few blog posts on it and it seems that if you don't get all of your hair in the sock, it turns out crimped more than curled. I think I'm going to let my hair grow a bit longer and then try this method again. HOWEVER, I am definitely going to be using a sock to make my buns from now on. It looks fantastic and stays amazingly!

Friday, February 17, 2012

How to: Heatless Curls Part 1

After watching so many videos on heatless curls on Youtube, I've decided to begin a quest to find the best technique for my hair. My hair is super thick, no volume on top, a bit on the dry side with a natural wave. My hair is a bit on the short side for my liking right now, so I feel like I need to dress it up a bit more to keep from absolutely hating it!

Yaya has a lot of great heatless curl videos, and the first one I decided to try on a very lazy night. I just didn't feel like doing a damn thing, so this is a great heatless curl technique to do in a hurry or when you are feeling like a complete bum like me.

I put these french twist pigtails into my hair when it was about 90% dry. If you plan on sleeping in these, you need it to be at least that dry so it won't feel damp and gross when you wake up the next day.

Morning shot:

First of all, I can't wait for my hair to get longer so I can wear this out. It's such an easy and quick look and very cute. The problem with this method for my length hair, was that the bottom hairs or hairs from the back weren't included really in the twist, so those pieces ended up very straight.


You can see that the little curls are very cute, but the book of my head was a hot mess. Again, like I said because of my hair's length (about my collar bone) the hair in the back and bottom weren't twisted enough into the french twist. The back part of my head was pretty much completely straight! I had to use my curling wand to kind of balance the back out with the sides.

So, overall the results of this method weren't great for me. HOWEVER! I would totally recommend this to girls with longer hair and can't wait to try this again when my hair grows out a bit more.

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