28 August 2012

Simple Style: No-Heat Curls

This post is written by contributing author Paige Ronchetti.
This is the coolest thing I've tried in a while. We all know that heat damages our hair, so we try to avoid it. But what if we want curly hair for a special occasion? Foam rollers don't work that well (for me, anyway) and pin curls are the most time-consuming thing in the known universe. So what's a gal to do?

Curl your hair with a headband!

no-heat curls

I heard about this idea last week and was blown away by how easy it is. Three steps, that's all!

I left my headband on for a few hours, and then gently tugged it free. I used a regular brush to comb it out (because it will look really weird when you first unwrap it) and spritzed a bit of hairspray to keep things in place. That's it! Think about how much work pin curls and foam rollers are in comparison. Headbands for the win!

Bonus fourth step: enjoying your easy new trick.

How do you curl your hair? Have you tried this headband method?

Paige Ronchetti lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband. They have no kids and no pets, which gives them a lot of time for eating spicy food and looking for bargains. Paige's blog is Little Nostalgia is a collection of projects and pretty things. There you can find DIY tutorials, home decor inspiration, and affordable fashion ideas. When she is not blogging, Paige is working on her vintage-inspired jewelry lines, Little White Chapel and Oh Nostalgia. Connect to Paige via twitter or pinterest.


  1. This is great! I have naturally wavy hair but its nice to have extra "oomph" too!

  2. Very cool!! Would never have thought to try that. I usually use the curling iron, but over exposure to heat can be tough on your hair...must give this a try!

  3. too bad this would only last on my hair for like 5 minutes. :D but looks great on you!

  4. Oh my....that seems amazingly easy and kind of fun! Great tip!

  5. I can share my curly whirly hair with you :)

    1. Your hair looks lovely! I've always wanted to have one like yours but I know you have always wanted the opposite :)

  6. Thanks for the tip! I am going to have to try this - I have wavy hair that always needs a little help. I usually use a hot curling iron, I've slept with rag rollers, and recently bought a new set of hot rollers.
    Thanks again!

  7. wow, i would have never thought! i have naturally curly hair, but to get them super springy i need the diffuser. sometimes next day curls work after i've slept ;)