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What if we told you that it was possible to get curly hair without heat (no matter the texture)? You may be rolling your eyes in disbelief because you’ve spent a lifetime trying to create the perfect coil to no avail. After you’ve absorbed our awesome heatless-curls method, you too will be a believer that all things are possible in the hair styling world (with the help of a pro, of course). Thanks to the au naturel movement that’s spreading like wildfire, more ladies are ditching their hair straighteners and embracing curly hair. It’s a well-known fact that daily styling can take a toll on your locks, it’s time to unplug. Whether you’re after romantic beach waves or you just want to mix up your natural texture, we got your cute self covered! And don’t worry if your hair won’t hold a curl to save your life, we serve you all the curly hair products you need to get those locks b-b-bouncy and beautiful! Scroll through and get ready for some good hair days.
Defying Science: From Poker Straight To Curly Hair
We always want what we can’t have, we’re just human. So those born with straight hair are - naturally - craving curly hair… and not curls that hold for 10 hours, not 10 seconds. We’re leaving behind limp, nothingness and harnessing our inner-coiled queen! Before we begin, let’s suss out some simple hair science. Hair is either curly or straight depending on the shape of the hair follicle; if the follicle is round, hair is straight. If the follicle is oval, hair will be on the wavy side. If you’ve got a mane of wild curls, then your follicle is hook-shaped. The struggle was all too real when going against Mother Nature, until now. No - it’s not magic, it’s just the best pro-approved products in the biz that will help you achieve the texture change you lust after. Whilst you can’t rewrite your DNA to get dazzling ringlets, you can use these brilliant tricks that’ll keep curls and waves going strong all day long.
The Curly Hair Without Heat Menu
Today’s ‘do du jour? Curls, baby! We’re serving up siren waves, beach waves, curls with volume, and the best ways to define natural curls. These looks may be served cold, but they’re hot. We’ve taken the liberty of categorising the types of curls and achieving curly hair without heat approach to achieving them, because healthy hair is pretty hair. Before you begin, if you’re stuck on the straight side and want to enhance your curly hair without heat, or you just want to embrace your natural curl, L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Contourshampoo and conditioner sets the stage for the moisturised, defined coils of your dreams.
Beach Babe Waves
We have all attempted (with or without success) the California cool-girl look - AKA beach waves. At this point, we consider it to be a classic hairstyle that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The messy, undone effect of beach waves are fun, flirty, and more importantly, foolproof to achieve.
How to get this beachy curly hair without heat look: If you’re after beach waves and there’s not a beach in sight, you only need one product - L'Oréal Professionnel Techni.ART Beach Wavestyling spray is a texturising spray that gives you flawless beachy waves sans heat. Spray a bit of this product onto dry or damp hair and work throughout lengths. Brush curls out with fingers for a messy, sultry look.
Bouncy Natural Curls
Perhaps you’ve been blessed with a mane of natural curls, we envy you. But we know all too well that disciplining ringlets is easier said than done… especially curly hair without heat. Allow us to introduce you to your new favourite styling technique: the twist-out. This method has been perfected over the years and with the aid of salon products, your curly hair will never look better.
How to get this bouncy curly hair without heat look: you should start with pre-washed, detangled hair. Let your locks air-dry partially and starting at the nape of your neck, grab two sections and coat with a curl-defining product - we’re crazy about L'Oréal Professionnel Techni.ART Bouncy & Tenderstyling cream. This product kicks humidity to the curb whilst leaving your curly hair soft. After coating your sections with this product, create a simple twist, continue this until your entire head is coated. After you wake, smooth a hair oil over you strands and gently untwist each section. Boom - fierce and frizz-free!
Name a hairstyle more timeless than Old Hollywood waves, we’ll wait. This look has been trending long before we were born and we want to keep it very much alive. Contrary to what you may believe, you can get this curly hair without heat. Our hair prayers have been answered.
How to get this siren curly hair without heat look: surprisingly, most of your curl potential lies in how you prep your damp hair. For this ‘do, you will need two products: L'Oréal Professionnel Techni.ART Plistyling spray to prep hair before styling and L'Oréal Professionnel Siren Wavesstyling cream to set the style. This duo will give even the straightest hair IG-worthy curls. Start by spraying the Pli product onto towel-dried hair for shape memory, grip and hold. Next, apply a bit of the Siren Waves product throughout lengths of hair, gently crimping hair with the cup of your hand into soft waves. Air dry for siren made simple.
With this guide at your side, never again will your strands fall flat as a pancake and you will be able to achieve curly hair without heat.
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Everyone with curly tresses has undoubtedly been called lucky for having such beautiful hair at least once. Although you may not always agree given the trying nature of curly hair, if you look after it right, your locks will reward you with glorious curls that many envy.
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