Post # 1
I’ve been obsessing over my hair lately. Sadly, it’s super thin and breaks easy. 🙁 I’ve been letting it grow out from my last hair cut and it’s growing fast as usual. But, like I said it’s thinned and breaks easy. I’ve been taking vitamins and going to start taking biotin for it.
I normally curl or straighten my hair, mostly curl. But the last three days I’ve scrunched it. I like my hair scrunched because I use enough product to scrunch it but not enough to make it look wet. My hair has natural scrunch waves (but doesn’t always look nice without a little help) so scrunching it is.
Do you have any no heat hair styles (other than brands, doughnut buns, or pony tails) that are easy and look nice? I’d like to avoid heat for a while. Pictures and step by step explanations are welcome and wanted!
Post # 3
Do you mind using hair grips? I have very fine hair and use them a lot to do soft knot buns (can explain if you like!)
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Post # 5
Ok, this is going to sound weird but for me it’s very effective! I’m not sure what you guys call kirby grips but they’re the sort that are thin metal and slide into the hair. I part my hair in two down the back as if to Make pigtails (again, I don’t know if the US term is different!) and tie them in a double knot. Then pin in place. That sounds massively counter-intuitive I know, but I swear it never actually knots my hair! And it’s easy one you get used to it. I’ll see if I can find a pic.
Post # 6
Here’s a tutorial but they make the end result look a bit rubbish! I do it a bit higher up my head and pin the ends in loosely.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@Stormchild: we call them bobby pins. 🙂
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: when my hair was about shoulder length, I had a way of doing a hair twist that would stay in place all day:
1. put hair in a really loose low ponytail
2. twist the ponytail until it covers up the elastic (but let the ends of the hair stick up).
3. pin it in place with bobby pins or a chopstick, and if you want, add another stick pointing in the other direction.
because of the hair elastic holding it together inside, it would seriously stay put all day. sometimes I would do two twists side by side, like pigtails. (I had some really short chopsticks for that.)
or here is a similar french twist variation of this: http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/08/a-fine-frenchy/
also, when my hair was long, I loved to do a bun held with these plastic pins (below). it would hold the bun loosely which looked nice, and was a million times easier than the donut thing.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
OOOOOH! I just found this website: http://thebeautydepartment.com/hair/
I really wish I knew about this when I had long hair!
Post # 9
google no-heat curl techniques. There are a bunch! You can do the headband curls and sleep on it…there are some long foam worm things that you wrap your hair in and sleep on it.
Post # 10
Sometimes after I wash my hair I put it in 2 french braids, then sleep on it that night and take it out in the morning and put some gel in. No heat and it gives it nice waves!
Post # 11
So I know you said other than ponies, but my favorite no-heat hairstyle is a little pouf on the top of my head and then a really high pony. I call it the party pony!
Like this, only not with the pretty curls in the pony because that would probably require a curling iron!
Post # 12
I feel your pain! i’ve got really fine hair that breaks easily although apparently i have a suprising amount of it!!
I tend to try and avoid heat, even using a hairdryer regularly damages my hair with heat protectant etc. For years i’ve been going to bed with it wet then just tying it up in the morning but my hairdresser recently pointed out that she could see where i usually tie it thanks to a load of broken hairs 🙁
My hair tends to be frizzy and a mixture of wavy/loose curls depending where on my head it is, mostly i can’t really get away with not styling in some form unless i’m tying up….which kind of takes me back to paragraph 2…
Anyway, i’ve been experimenting recently in a bit of a quest for healthy hair that doesn’t need tying up and i’ve tried using curlformers which work really well as they’re no heat, i tend to use them from my ears down and although they don’t help me with my flyaways higher than that, they give me a layed back wavy/curly look with minimum effort in the morning. Sock curls also work pretty well in my hair although sometimes i have to blast them with the hairdryer to make the curls drop a little before leaving the house!
I’ve also invested in a silk pillowcase and i’ve been using argan oil as a treatment once a week and as a kind of serum after washing, my frizzies seem to have calmed some although i couldn’t tell you as a result of which!