Here’s How To Do Easy Overnight Heatless Curls

Katie Dunlavy, Lularoe boutique owner, of The Pearl Pages in a black and white polka dot Lularoe Iris tunic top smiling and tucking long curly auburn hair behind her ear after using the overnight heatless curls technique.

You know how you open up a how-to tutorial and all of a sudden you’re scrolling through the LONGEST STORY EVER, just looking for your dang tutorial?? Don’t worry, I’m not going to do that to you!

You guys loved my “How to Actually Shampoo Your Hair the *Right* Way” post and asked for more hair how-to’s. So when I saw this heatless curl technique, I couldn’t wait to try it out. (And if you’re part of my Facebook community, you might have already seen how AMAZING the results were!) Hot styling tools wreak havoc on our hair, but “wash-and-go” isn’t always an option when you still want to look cute and put-together. These heatless curls are SO EASY, use things you already have, and give your hair a break from damaging hot tools.

What you’ll need:

How to do heatless curls:

Step One: Starting with damp hair, spray in your curl primer and comb through curl cream. Concentrate on the midshaft and ends of your hair, avoiding the roots.

Step Two: Blow-dry the roots of your hair only, lifting with your fingers if you want a little extra volume.

Step Three: Part your hair into two sections. Now middle parts aren’t for everyone, so these sections don’t have to be even. Go with where you usually part your hair.

Step Four: Next, grab your leggings. Twist the waist to make them into one long rope and place the leggings across the top on your head.

Clip the leggings to one side and keep the first side you’ll work on free.

Step Five: Start with a small section of hair and wrap around the leggings. Grab a little more hair and keep wrapping. If you know how to French or Dutch braid, it’s a similar technique.

Keep going, adding slices of hair and wrapping over top of the leggings until you’ve got your entire section wrapped.

When you get to the ends, you can either wrap your hair and leggings close together for tighter curls or gently pull apart for looser curls.

Step Six: When you get about 1-2 inches from the ends of your hair, tie a knot with the leggings and pull your hair through.

Step Seven: Twist towards your head and wrap up the whole thing into a knot.

Step Eight: Take your clip out and do the whole thing again on the other side.

Now you’ve got a super cute and not at all silly-looking ‘do.

If you want, add a splash of hair spray and finish getting ready for bed.

When you wake up, let down your hair, comb through gently with your fingers and BOOM! There you have it: beautiful, heatless curls!! (And one less thing to worry about in the morning.)

So what do you think? I was seriously impressed by how well my curls came out. The Davines Curl Primer & Curl Cream really helped set my hair- contact me if you’d like to give either product a try.

Have you tried this technique before? If you haven’t, why not tonight? Let me know how it works out for you in the comments and tag me on Facebook or Instagram if you share a pic! On Instagram, use hashtag #thepearlpages and I’ll pick a few lucky ladies to send some hair love to. Can’t wait to see your curls!




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