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6 Fun Heatless Natural Hair Styles for the Summer

Avatar • May 13, 2014

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Who says you have to use heat to achieve styles like those listed here?  If you want to learn the heatless alternatives, continue reading.  Hurry up and try them before it gets too humid out there!

1. Heatless Roller Set Curls

Toni, from MyNaturalSistas, demonstrates how to achieve a beautiful heatless roller set in the above tutorial.  She starts from freshly washed, damp (but not too wet) hair.  Though it can be a challenge to maintain the style past a day, it may still be worth it for some of you.

2. Edgy Updo with Curls

For this look, Kim’s hair is initially stretched via her heatless method, which you can view here. This method helps the eventual curls she creates (with rollers) to come out smooth and sleek.  Other than rollers, you will need bobby pins and a donut bun to achieve the final look.  (Though she uses a dryer to speed up the process she also states that you can let your roller set air-dry on its own.)

3. Sleek Chunky Twist Updo

This tutorial is one half of the collaboration between Simplycre8eve and Naturalmetra for bridal hair styles.  However, this style does not have to be limited to just bridal events; it can be worn for many other occasions too.  NaturalMetra starts from a heatless blow-out, which you can find here, to create this look.

4. Sassy Summer Updo with Bantu Knot Out

Many of NaturallyNellzy’s styles are fun, including this one. Her hair is previously stretched via a “cool” blow-out, which is pretty ingenious. This method is an alternative to using heat, whether low or high, to blow dry.  Afterwards, she does an overnight air-dried bantu knot set and forms this beautiful creation.

5. Dressed Up High Bun

For this style, Pure Estrogen starts from hair that is stretched via her threading method, which you can find here.  She then creates this elegant spin on the traditional high bun.  Watch her tutorial above for details.

6. Classic Jumbo Twist Updo

Last, but not least, is the other half of the collaboration between Simplycre8eve and Naturalmetra.  For this look, Simplycre8eve starts from a heatless blow-out (via banding), which you can view here. This video actually features two styles, so you can one or both.

Ladies, what do you think about these heatless styles?  Would you try any?

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Queen
Queen
6 years ago

Just as a tip, the way I maintain roller sets up to three days is to pin curl each curl (scrunch it up to my head like an accordion and then pin down) cover with scarf, sleep, remove pins in the morning, fluff and go. The set gets bigger as the days go on 😀

Dananana
Dananana
6 years ago
Reply to  Queen

That’s a great tip! Thank you!

LadyShawann
LadyShawann
6 years ago
Reply to  Queen

I do that too, works well & it’s easy to sleep on.

Asia
Asia
6 years ago

I clicked on the heatless stretched method but saw that she has a flat iron listed as one of the tools she used

Dallas
6 years ago

Love all the heat less styles! You can find more at

http://www.SalonWeb.com

Kayce
Kayce
6 years ago

Maybe it is just me but my hair refuses to hold any heatless stretch for more than an hour or two. I have curlformers, flex rods, tried twist outs and braid outs it will never last me through an entire day especially in the summer when it is humid and I sweat more. Any suggestions for some serious 4c hair?

Xae
Xae
6 years ago
Reply to  Kayce

Have you tried a holding gel like Eco Style or homemade Flaxseed gel? I would also suggest a type of spray that combats humidity and frizz if you don’t already

Mary
6 years ago

Love the videos. Thanks for posting them. Very helpful post indeed! Enjoy your day! 🙂

niesha
6 years ago

I agree about using gel. I tried setting lotion and mousse and my hair only works well with gel-for roller sets and such. Thicker hair just needs a bit “more”.

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