Easy ways to curl your hair without an iron

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When it comes to hair, it’s easy to fall into a monotonous routine and fall back on your same old go-to style every single morning. For many ladies, that routine involves cranking up the heat on their curling iron to transform their stick-straight hair. While the end result is lovely, the long-term result is damage from direct contact with intense heat. If you love curling your hair but are feeling a little guilty about the abuse you’re putting your locks through, try switching to either of the following options:

For full-on curls: soft professional hair rollers

If you’re looking for a “set it and forget it” approach to curling your hair, try using professional hair rollers made of soft foam. These are especially hassle-free because you can roll up pieces of your hair; then bend and twist the hair rollers to keep them in place. Since the rollers are soft, you can sleep in them and let the curls set in overnight, which makes them a great alternative to uncomfortable plastic rollers. Try applying some leave-in conditioner and curl-defining creme before putting rollers in to keep your hair frizz-free. When you remove the rollers, all you’ll need is a little reinforcement: Lightly go over your locks with some holding spray to extend the longevity of your curls.

To curl the ends: boar bristle round brushes

If you’re accustomed to using a curling iron to curl your ends, try using a boar bristle round brush and a blow dryer instead. While you’ll still be using heat to achieve the look, the heat from a blow dryer will have less direct contact with your hair. Make sure to minimize damage by applying a dime-sized drop of thermal protection serum from mid-shaft to the ends. You’ll want to avoid using any more than this amount, and you’ll definitely want to avoid applying serum any higher, which would result in greasy-looking hair. Look for a boar bristle round brush with a ceramic barrel for even distribution of heat and your natural oils.

Once you’ve achieved the look, all you have to do is accessorize! What are your favorite hair accessories to wear with curls?

Written by Lizzy Jude

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