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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Belle's Beauty How-to: Heatless Curls

I am about to commit a cardinal sin in the world of beauty bloggers. A whole blog post sans make-up. I know, I know but in my defence I had just got out of the shower, it was really really late and I was ready for bed.

We all know that continually using heat on our hair destroys it...but we all still seem to do. I will admit I am terrible for it. I have sort of fluff, wavy hair and if I want to wear it out I have to run the straightening iron through it quickly so that I don't look like a fluff-ball when I go out. In addition to this where I live "GHD curls" are all the rage. I see girls with their hair freshly curled everyday and I cringe at the thought of all the damage that they are doing to their hair every morning.

So I am going to show you how to create Heatless Curls or Pin curls...

For this style you are going to need a comb, a hair grip to hold up the hair that you won't working with, hair treatment (this isn't necessary but I love this product so much that I use it every time I wash my hair) and last but not least you will need bobby pins.

The first thing that I did was wash my hair. You will need wet hair for this to work properly.

After I wash my hair I alway put some Moroccanoil through it. Two pumps because I have longer hair.

Distribute your treatment evenly through your hair, making sure to focus on the ends.

Next you are going to want to section the top half of you hair and clip it up out of the way so that we can deal with later.

Now that you have the top half of your hair out of the way you will need to take a section of your hair about 1 inch wide. Don't worry if it's not exactly 1 inch because you will want to change the size of the sections so that you get a more natural outcome at the end.

Now place your index and middle finger at the root of your hair and twist the hair around your fingers until all of your hair has been twisted around your fingers. 

Next slide you hair off your fingers making sure that you keep a tight hold of the curl so that it doesn't unravel. Now pin the hair to your head with a bobby pin.

Do this to all of your hair so that you head is covered with pin curls. It should look something like this...

I sleep with my hair like this so that it has ample time to dry out. The next step is optional but because I will be sleeping on mine I want to make sure that none of the bobby pins come out during the night. So I place a head scarf over my hair.

The next morning when you wake up your hair should be totally dry. Take out the pins and you should have a curl that looks like this.

Just like you have done it with a curling iron or straightener but not damaging heat!!! Take out all of the pins and you will have something that looks like this...

From here simply style it to suit your own style or you could just spritz it with a little hairspray and leave it as is.

Hope so of you found this useful



  1. Cute Curls :) Also I nominated you for an Awards(s) :) XOXO

  2. WOW! This is such an amazing post. I've never seen anyone do it the way you have. I really like it! Looks cute, and it's so simple to do! The steps are super easy to follow. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

  3. Thank you!!! I was a little worried that people wouldn't be able to follow what I was talking about because I am terrible at giving directions :) It really is the simplest thing to do it took me about 10 minutes to put the curls in which is about a fifth of the time it takes me to do it with my iron!!! I'm really glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading :)