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How to Heatless Curl

How to Heatless Curl

  • Robert Rose

How to Heatless Roller Set Curls on Natural Hair :

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to style your natural hair without damaging them, as you will be able to have beautiful curl without using any smoothing iron. To follow this tutorial on heatless curl, you will need a Leave-In Conditioner, an Enhancing Styling Mousse, Rods and finally a bonnet.


My Natural Sistas - Heatless Curls

To realize this Heatless Roller Set Curls Style on Natural Hair, the first thing you need to do is to separate your hair in different areas, depending on your own preference, then wash your hair only with a leave-in conditioner. Put about one to two ounces of setting lotion for an 8 ounces spray bottle and then smooth it in. Black Hair Care recommend using Design Essentials Bamboo & Silk HCO Leave-In Conditioner which is good for every styling.


Mousse Heatless Curls

Add a generous amount of curl enhancing mousse, and when we meant generous amount, it’s for real, the final heatless curls result will depend on the good application of the mousse over your hair. We recommend using the Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Enhancing Mousse, coat your hair from the roots to the tip using your fingers or detangling brush. Then from the ends, all the way up to your roots you can apply a styling gel if your hair tends to a frizzy condition. We suggest using the Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Defining Crème Gel 16oz for its frizz control and enhancing curl purpose.


Rods Heatless Curls

It’s now time to roll your hair onto the rods for heatless curls. If you want more definition, you can use various rods size. Wrap the rollers with end papers (the end paper purpose is to have more control on frizz, if you don’t have end paper, you can use impermeable paper). Next, roll your hair from the end around the snap on rollers from up under in an upward motion. Before snapping the other part of the roller, double check that your hair is smooth. Also verify that your hair is well detangled.


Heatless Curls

Roll the shorter sections of your hair with the small rollers. You don’t want those rods to be too lose, make sure to keep them snug and secure as possible. Let your hair dry overnight, use a bonnet to insure yourself that the rolls stay in place. Before taking them out, verify that your hair is dry, wait at least 12 to 14 hours before taking them out.


Hang in there! You have almost finished, you will soon discover your wonderful heatless curls!

As you do not want to ruin all your efforts, carefully unwind the rollers in a circular motion to respect “natural” shape of your curls. Afterwards, separate the curls where they naturally fall apart, doing it this way will make your style last longer and avoid the frizz. Also bare in mind that the more you fluff, the less your style will last.


To preserve your heatless curl style overnight, wrap it, put a big satin cap or ideally sleep on a satin pillow case.

Heatless Curls
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