May 12, 2011

How To: Textured Hair Without Heat

I'm sorry if you have already read this post, but due to Blogger maintenance, it seems it was published but then removed?!

As the warmer days are approaching, I tend to get lazy with my hair and makeup. In the summer, I prefer to avoid using heat on my hair as much as I can, but the good news is that you can still get nice textured hair without the damage!

You can do this on wet or dry hair. The results on wet hair will be more structured and defined curls, and on dry hair, the curls will be more natural and loose. I personally prefer to do it on wet hair as I have naturally super straight hair without the slightlest curve in it.

You can also prep your hair with a curl enhancing mousse or spray.

  1. Put your head upside down, and gather all your hair in a ponytail at the very top of your hair (it will prevent "hat hair"). Gently twist your hair around your finger.
  2. Take the twisted ponytail and wrap it on itself to form a bun, on the very top of your head. The more tightly you wrap it, the more defined your curls will be.
  3. Secure the bun with a loose hair elastic (do not use a too tight elastic as it can cause breakage to your hair).

And now, you are ready to go to sleep!

In the morning, gently remove the hair elastic and tadaaah!

The results: lots of volume and texture!

I like to define the waves even more with a texturizing spray or a volumizing mousse.

L-R: Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Texturizing Spray and Garnier Fructis Style Volumizing Mousse

You can also use hairspray if you have naturally super straight hair, like me. It will help the waves stay through the day (which I didn't do, and you can see the waves have almost completely disappeared at the end of the day, but my hair is still nicely textured and voluminous).

Thanks everyone for your comments, but due to Blogger maintenance, I lost them all ):


  1. LOVE! I french braid my hair after a shower and I'll sleep with it in. Or if I shower in the morning, I french braid it when it's damp, apply a little spray gel, and leave it for two hours. That's how I give it some waves. I'm super lazy with my hair all year round. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Bonne idée!! Au fait je ne t'ai pas dit il me semble mais tes yeux sont superbes ^^

  3. This is really helpful, I'll have to try it.

  4. Wow ça a l'air super simple et ça donne un beau résultat! Je vais essayer aussi! Moi je les frisais en mettant du gel et en les séchant tout en les froissant dans mes mains. Ça fonctionne, mais si ta technique fonctionne sur mes cheveux ça irait encore plus vite!

  5. Cool, j'fais ca aussi des fois!

  6. Awesome tut, I think I'll try this tonight. I like to do stuff at night to my hair, because I'm usually too lazy in the morning. :P

  7. Yes blogger was having some issues the other day and I could not log into my dashboard at all. So I guess that's how your post got deleted as well as your comments? :(
    I like this post! I've done this before but it was at least over a year ago - it's a good reminder for me to give this style a try (maybe tonight!). I love the loose waves look and I also have the Garnier Surf texturizing spray like you do. I love the scent of Garnier products :) You look so pretty in your pictures and your hair is lovely with the waves in it. Thanks for sharing Gaby!

  8. @:) : Let me know if you try it, it's great if you're lazy like me in the morning (=

    @Karen Law : I didn't know Blogger could be this sucky, I'm glad it wasn't an important post that got deleted at least! Yes, Garnier products are great and so inexpensive (=

  9. Super great tip Gaby!! It's nice to know that you don't always have to use heated tools to create a nice look