Post # 1
I hate my hair! I have 1c hair that’s not neatly straight but not uniformly wavy either – it’s in between and looks like rolled-out-of-bed-unbrushed hair. I remember being younger and combing my hair and my dad would tell me “go comb your hair” because it still looked messy.
I gave up heat after frying the back, even with a heat protectant. To get it all the same texture, I have to wash it mid afternoon, wait for it to dry, then braid or bun it overnight, and then spray it. If it’s even slightly damp, it won’t dry when set and then it won’t hold a style. I spent $50 on steam rollers that are supposed to create long-lasting curls in an hour or less without damage and those curls fall within 15 minutes of unrolling them even with curl-enhancing spray gel or hairspray.
I mourn my flat iron every day and sometimes I just want to shave it all off and be done with it. What do you do to make hair beautiful with no heat?
This topic was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by harleyq.
Post # 2
I have long hair that isn’t dead straight or wavey. Got bored of straifhtening it and curling would just take too long. So….my decision was to stop giving a damn and just rock it!
Post # 3
I have the same hair type! I don’t do anything but brush my hair. I know. Lazy. 😛
Post # 4
Excuse the weird face and wonky photo! I have NO idea how to get them the right way up!
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
I have frizzy 2b hair, sometimes 2c, that I’ve battled with all my life. It’s never looked remotely smooth unless instraighten the hell out of it and the tiniest bit of moisture ruins it. Since March I’ve changed all my products to no silicon and no sulphates, and I’ve limited heat to a once a week blow dry. I just let it dry naturally or use a curl cream to get more defined bouncy curls . The change is slow, but in a few months it’s made a massive difference to me. i know your hair is far straighter than mine, but maybe look into using products that are more natural and it might have some effect?
Post # 6
I have wavy (2a), very fine hair and I very rarely heat style it. I shower, brush it, and just let it dry. Sometimes I put a little curl cream in and twist it into a loose bun to dry if I want a sleeker look, but otherwise I just let it do it’s thing. If it dries weird I just braid it, or put it in a bun. I think you just need to get over the idea of having “perfect” hair if you want to go without heat styling.
Post # 7
I have a very similar hair type as you described. Mine is thick, (though fine) and not straight and not curly. My DH calls me “honeycomb” when I wake up in the morning. The only way I can go no-heat is to put Graham Webb Defining Gel in my wet hair before bed. I scrunch it with my towel until it’s no longer soaking wet. Then, I sleep (on my back) with the curls scrunched against the pillow. Then adjust in the morning, sometimes refining the curls, etc. This method gave me springy, spiral-type curls.
I hate my hair completely curly, though, and don’t have the guts to go heat-free… So, I admittedly only did this for a few months while my hair could recover from heat styling.
Post # 8
I have wavy/curly hair that I usually let air dry and wear natural. Sometimes it dries awesome and my fiance says I look like a Greek goddess, other days it dries weird and I look…dumb, for lack of better word. What helps me most is a good haircut with layers, though sometimes pinning back half of it really improves its appearance.
I think mostly you just have to learn to be at peace with your natural hair. You (and your dad I guess) might perceive it as not being pretty, but other people probably don’t think that. Besides, natural hair is in style right now, so it’s a good time to embrace it. 🙂
Post # 9
I have super duper fine dead straight hair. I just brush it and go. It spends most of its time in a ponytail.
Post # 10
You name and profile pic are cute, by the way… I am of mixed ethnicity and my hair is also a mix of wavy and curly. I only flat-iron once every one or two months. It is a bit of a hassle because I have to worry about sweating it out at the gym. I fried my hair off years ago, and then I began to love and accept my hair. There are some nice textured styles that I can get from braids, twists, etc but my hair can hold a curl with no problem. If all else fails, put it up in a bun, pony, or put a wig on it?! I like wigs occassionally because my hair can get a rest from manipulation and I can have a fun new look without any extra headaches.
One weird thing that happens to me is that one side of my hair will act up, while the other side looks lovely, haha! So I slick the naughty side back and pin it, which leaves me looking better. You can dress up a bun or pony with some cute headbands, pins, and what not! Try to have fun with it and work with your hair and not against it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2015 - On the Beach in Negril, Jamaica
You could always shampoo your hair the night before, put some leave in, smoothing serum and some gel in it and have your hairdresser roll it with some sponge curlers (med/large sizes of course) just like she would with hot rollers. Put a little cap on and go to bed. That’s how they did it before we had all of the tools that we have these days. Just make sure you do it early enough in the night to ensure your hair fully dries. Curls won’t fall flat, because it dries that way. Take them out and style it with some pins and hairspray.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
To change up hairstyles I wet scrunch my hair. Shampoo ( herbal essences makes a great wavy hair one for these kinds of days)-no conditioner- then scrunch with mouse.
For my wedding hairstyle I’m looking into curl formers. Amazon has knock off varieties that work great on my coworkers hair. No heat spiral curls that lasted till her next shampoo.
Post # 13
I am super lazy when it comes to my hair and never blow dry it. I wash it every other day in the morning and let it air dry. The 2 biggest tips for airdrying sucess for me are a good haircut and a good frizz product. My hairdresser knows that I’m only willing to put in 5 minutes of effort but she also knows exactly where to cut so that my wave lays nicely and doesn’t stick out. I’m currently rocking a midlength cut with side bangs and layers. The layers add some movement and dimension without requiring a lot of effort and the bangs frame my face to draw the eye to my face instead of my hair. Finding a good frizz product can be just as tricky as finding a good hairdresser. Not all products are compatible with air drying or with my hair type. I’m currently using Frizz Ease serum and have found it makes a huge difference. Try a few different products until you find one you like.
Post # 14
I have mid back curly, past fingertips straight curls. No heat ever!
I conditioner wash only. Shampoo is evil and gives me Magenta from RHPS hair.
Worship oil! My hair likes argan and certified monoi oil over all the length. I use those daily, monoi on scalp to nape, argan on the rest. Argan on my scalp makes it hyper sun sensitive. For night braid, I use grape seed as it absorbs well no matter how much I use and it doesn’t give me break outs. On wash days, night before, I’ll put at least a cup of whatever oil smells best then, then wrap an old long sleeve from a tshirt around the braid. Wash in am, apply normal oils and usually some cocoa butter, then apply a single drop of mineral oil to the bottom six inches of pulled straight length.
My hair also loves flaxseed gel and will suck up all I apply.
For taming the curl pattern – har har, never fully happens – I use a parandi to braid all my hair or a fully rolled sock bun.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I also have curly wavy hair around 2b and 2c. I stopped straightening it last year, but I used to hear style it near every day for a couple of years as long as dye it pretty frequently. I used to hate my hair but now I kinda like my curls! So I just wash my hair 2-3x a week, gently towel dry it as much as I can, put a bit of frizz ease on, let it completely air dry then just put a bit of hair wax concentrating on the ends.