On days when your hair is unmanageable, you can always rely on your good old flat-iron or curling wand to turn a bad hair day around. Heat styling tames hair frizz and gives you gorgeous, sleek, and shiny hair. Even though the results are amazing, heat styling often causes hair damage. Plus, in the scorching summer the last thing you want is another 2000 watts of hot air adding hair damage. Since heat-styling tools aren’t an option in such situations, air-drying your tresses is the next best thing. Does this mean your hair styling days are over? No! There are some amazing ways to get those gorgeous beachy waves WITHOUT heat. We’ll tell you how.
But before we move on to the best techniques on how to get beach waves without heat, let’s look at how heat-styling affects your hair.
Problems caused by heat-styling
You cannot deny how gorgeous styled hair looks. You get the power to ‘bend’ your hair at your will, as the cuticles lie flat, release natural curls and moisture, and hold a different shape. But too many hair straightening sessions can damage the structure of your hair proteins. Here are the tell-tale signs of heat hair damage:
- Extremely dry hair
- Split ends or weak hair ends/strands that break off easily
- Appearance of white nodules at the end of your hair shaft
- Difficulty in brushing or styling your hair
- Rough hair texture
- Hair that tangles and knots easily
- Hair breakage
Ways to style your hair without heat
Now that you are aware of the ill-effects of applying heat to your delicate tresses, you need to get creative with styling your hair. These easy tips will teach you how to style hair without heat, without letting your hair take the brunt.
• Heatless beach waves
How to get beach waves without heat? This question is bound to create confusion because the only way you know to get beach hair is with the help of your styling tools. So, here’s what you have to do: Add serum or oil to your towel-dried hair and twist your hair into sections. Pin each of these sections up into a loose, twisty bun. Let this sit for an hour and then unpin it. This gives you beach waves WITHOUT using a curling or flat iron!
• Condition, condition, and condition your hair
You cannot always rely on styling tools to tame your frizzy hair. The best way is to prevent hair frizz from occurring in the first place. And how do you do this? By keeping your hair moisturised. This is where your conditioner steps in. Did you know that moisturised hair repels hair frizz? Hair frizz is caused when your hair loses moisture and a conditioner ensures that your hair is nourished and the moisture is locked in. This is a lifesaver especially if you have curly hair. No more “mushroom head” for you.
• Sleep well (with braids)
When you are looking for tips on how to get beach waves without heat, this might prove to be your favourite method. All you have to do is secure/tie your hair in rope braids, which are suitable for all hair types. Rope braids involve separating your hair into three sections, and twisting each section as you braid. If you have thick, straight hair, you can braid your hair in four sections. However, if you have fine hair, you can still get the desired hairstyle/look with two sections. And then go to sleep. When you wake up, your hair will have an attractive bend, rather than those weird waves that you get from a regular braid.
• Use a texturising spray
Texturising sprays are quite popular these days, since they give you the power to style your hair in whichever way you want. The good old sea salt spray is the most sought-after option to get that ideal beach hair. Texturising sprays are incredible and prevent your hair from getting frizzy and dry. However, it is not advisable to rely on sea salt sprays for everyday use. Instead, you can try Pantene Sweet Mess Texturising Sugar Hair Spray. This hair spray from Pantene gives you effortless beach waves without heat. The light floral notes of fresh berries and amber, makes your hair smell (and look) like a sweet beachy mess!
• Hair cream for curly hair
For those with naturally curly hair, the challenge is to get defined, bouncy curls and maintain it throughout the day. You can use Pantene Curl Affair Curl (Re) Shaping Cream that does a wonderful job in blocking out the humidity and allows your curls to stay smooth all day long. The active conditioning ingredients in this hair cream wrap themselves around each hair strand and make them appear softer and more defined to give you those gorgeous ringlets without the crunch.
• The Pineapple technique
If you are looking for the best ways on how to style hair without heat, then you should check out the Pineapple technique. Use a scrunchie to loosely secure your wet curly hair into a high ponytail. Now pull your hair through the scrunchie once or twice. Overdoing it can give your hair awkward creases. Wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf to lock in moisture, and prevent dryness and flyaways. The hard work is over, so, it’s now time for your beauty sleep. Remove the scrunchie in the morning and flaunt well-defined, healthy curls for the rest of the day.
How to repair hair damage?
• You don’t have to chop off your hair, each time you experience heat hair damage. There are some effective ways to salvage your hair and revive it to its former glory. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner Repair & Protect is your answer to the most dreaded question - how to fix heat damaged hair? Formulated with a unique Pro-V formula, this nourishing conditioner is readily absorbed into your hair’s core and moisturises and repairs your hair from root to tip! Infused with micro-nourishers, this miracle conditioner moisturises and seals your cuticles to repair hair damage.
• Deep conditioning is another way to fix heat damaged hair. A strong conditioner that seeps into the core of your hair and repairs and nourishes it from within is what you need. This is where the Pantene Repair Deep Conditioner Hair Mask comes in. Created with Pro-V blends, antioxidants, and lipids, this hair mask repairs dry, damaged hair in minutes.
Heat-styling is an attractive option as the results are quite impressive. However, to avoid hair damage caused by heat-styling, it’s a good idea to embrace your hair’s natural texture. Go gentle on your tresses with these styling tips sans heat for healthy, strong hair.