5 no-heat hairstyles to try since you're in a long-distance relationship with the salon
Messy bun, fun braids, beach waves – welcome to no-heat hairstyle paradise
For everyone who hasn’t realised it yet, this lockdown is probably the only time you get to try outlandish trends without being scrutinised. It’s also the only time that tights can be accepted as substitutes for pants.
Pull out those orange cargo pants you bought after you deemed Shah Rukh Khan from Kal Ho Na Ho your style guru, let the greys grow in and try all the hairstyle tutorials you’ve watched in the cab to work.
This is the time to enjoy your brief separation from blowdrying and curling irons because let’s be honest, your mountain of nachos really doesn’t care about the frizz. Here are the braids, buns and beach waves you can attempt even if you’re a styling noob.
No-heat hairstyles that you can try at home
When it comes to fuss-free no-heat hairstyles, braids win hands down. And going by your love for all things French (think fries, bulldogs, and Timothée Chalamet’s jawline), this seems like a fitting start.
- Hair ties
- Pick up a section of hair from the top of the head.
- Split it into three equal sections.
- Just like you do with a regular braid, cross the rightmost strand over the middle strand, leftmost over the middle, and so on. Repeat until you’ve made a few rows of a traditional braid.
- Keep going, but start bringing in other sections of hair. Before crossing a section over the centre, grab some hair from that side of your head and include it in the cross-over.
- Now, every time you cross-over keep adding new sections.
- When there is no more loose hair left to add, continue braiding the traditional way.
- Secure with a hair tie at the end.
Every girl has at least once in her life fantasised about trading her legs in for a tail (No, not for the prince, but to get away from land demons like work, humans, etc). This hairstyle will get you one step closer to your fantasy.
- Hair ties
- Divide hair into two sections.
- Grab a strand of hair from under the right side, pull it across the right section and towards the left.
- Now, tuck the strand under the left section, and repeat the step with a strand from the left side.
- Repeat the steps till you’ve braided all your hair, and secure with a tie.
No-heat beach waves
Not being able to go to the beach does not mean you can’t get yourself a sun-kissed, wavy hair moment. After rummaging through our trunk full of no-heat hairstyles, we decided to bless you with this overnight wonder that works well for hair of all lengths.
- The belt from your bathrobe or any ribbon or scarf that is equally thick (twice as long as your hair)
- Hair ties
- Part your hair in the middle, and centre the rope belt on top of your head (where you’d normally wear a hairband), so that equal sections hang on either side of your head.
- Tie one of the two sections of your hair to the rope belt to secure it in place.
- From the other section, grab a thin section of hair from the top of your head, and twist it around the rope belt.
- Now, grab a section of the same thickness from below it, and combine it with the previous section and continue twisting.
- Repeat these steps till you’ve reached the end of your hair. Secure it with a hair tie.
- Twist the entire section, one last time, so ensure it’s tight, and roll it into a bun, and secure with a hair tie.
- Repeat the same with the other section, and go to bed.
- In the morning, take the rope belt off, and you’re good to go.
Missing parlour didi, and her perfectly crafted bouncy curls? Well, here’s a DIY solution for morphing your poker-straight hair into beautiful ringlets.
- 6 long socks
- Coconut oil (optional)
- Comb your hair, wet it slightly, and you can put a drop or two of coconut oil on it to control the frizz.
- Split it down the middle into two sections, and tie one side away for the time being.
- Divide one side into three sections.
- Align the top of the sock with the top of the first section.
- Wrap or twist the strand around the sock until the end of the strand.
- Lift the end of the strand to the top and tie the ends of the sock together in a knot.
- Repeat this for each section, and for both sides.
- Leave it in overnight, and take it apart the next morning.
Cleaning up your messy drawer, wardrobe or entire room might be on your lockdown to-do list. But here’s a version of no-heat hairstyles that makes the slob within seem like a style icon – a messy bun.
- Hair ties
- Bobby pins
- Hairspray (optional)
- Get your hair up into a high ponytail. Tease the ends with your fingers.
- Take another hair tie, loop it around your ponytail once and on the second loop, don’t take the ponytail all the way through – it should make a small loop bun.
- Take the ends of the ponytail, split them into two, wrap around the bun (if long hair).
- Secure the bun with bobby pins and hairspray.
- Tug at the strands to give your bun more texture and a messy appearance.
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