4 No-Heat Hairstyles That Are Good for Your Hair


Your hair will say thank you

Heat styling is great for many occasions. But we don't want to spend our entire lives waiting for our hair to dry every time we wash it. And let's be honest, most of us have better things to do with our time than blow drying and curling our hair all the time.

Another thing that we should take caution about is adding heat into our daily styling routine. It’s honestly one of the major culprits in damaging your hair. It can cause split ends and breakage, leaving your strands looking anything but healthy. But if you’re ready to put the flat irons down and make the switch to some no-heat hairstyles, we’ve got something special for you in this article.

 We’ve found some seriously amazing no-heat hairstyles that will save you tons of time getting ready while still keeping your locks healthy and shiny in between treatments. Check out these fab looks and start saving yourself some time!

Braids and no-heat waves

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Braids are a great way to keep your hair out of the way, especially from your face. They can also be used as a base for other styles, like twists and buns. You can even pull them back into a ponytail whenever you don't feel like dealing with your hair at all! 

Divide your hair into sections that are about an inch thick, depending on how tight you want the braid to be and how much volume you want in the final look. For tighter braids, use more sections; for looser ones, use fewer sections.

Now that your hair is braided, sleep on it! That's right—sleep on it. In the morning, unravel each individual braid and spray them with a little hairspray. You'll have amazing waves that will last all day that didn't require any heat tools whatsoever.

Get those effortless waves from your braids with the Clever Curl Curl Cream Leave In and Nak Aromas Curl Cream.

French twist

This classic style has been around forever because it's so easy to do and always looks great. The trick is to have a lot of hair on the sides, but not too much—you want it to look like you've put in some effort without actually having to work that hard. This style works best with medium or long hair.

First, take your section of hair on one side of your head and divide it into three pieces. Twist each piece around itself, then pin it into place with bobby pins or barrettes. Now, take the other side of your head and repeat this process—but only twist two strands together instead of three! It should look symmetrical!

Now comes the fun part: pulling out some hairspray! Spray all over your head in small bursts so that it doesn't get too sticky. This will make sure everything stays in place through the whole day.

A classic hairstyle can last all day with the Keune Style Fix Brush Out Lacquer and Nak Fixation Finishing Spray.

Half-down half-up bun

To create this effortless look, start by pulling your hair back into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Then separate out two strands of hair from each side of the ponytail and twist them around each other until they meet in the middle of your head—similar to how they would if they were braided into one strand—and secure them with bobby pins or an elastic.

All you have to do is twist your hair into a bun of any size or shape you like, and then pull it up into a loose ponytail that hangs down just past your shoulders. You can adjust the height of your ponytail depending on how much volume you want in your hair. Then, let down pieces of your hair to frame your face and give it some texture, then tuck them behind one ear.

Finally, tie off the end of your ponytail with an elastic band and shake out any remaining loose strands with your fingers. And voila! You're ready for anything from a night out on the town with friends to an important business meeting—and look like it took all of five minutes to do so! 

For quick hairstyles, the Nak Fixation Finishing Spray and Milk_Shake Lifestyling Dry Shampoo can do wonders.

Low pony

It's a classic for a reason: it's always going to look good. It's simple to do, but it still looks polished and sophisticated—and that's what we're all about. Low ponytails have been the go-to hairstyle for decades—and they've got staying power.

Make sure your hair is clean, freshly washed, and brushed through so that there aren't any knots or stray strands sticking out. Start with a section of hair that's just below your ears and pull the rest of your hair over to one side. Then, tie it up into a little ponytail with a hair tie.

Once the ponytail is secure, use bobby pins or barrettes to secure it in place along the back of your head (we recommend using two or three bobby pins per side). This will help keep everything in place so that you don't end up looking like a fuzzy caterpillar!


Make your no-heat hairstyle last longer with the Muk Filthy Styling PasteKeune Care Lumi Coat Supreme, and Alfaparf Cristalli Liquidi

Do your hair a solid and try your mighty best to skip the blow dry, curling or straightening iron. If and when you do need these heat styling tools, remember to protect your strands and don’t crank up the temperature. Go for lower heat and watch how long you hold your strands in it—that'll make all the difference.

Jillian O.

Jillian is a marketing pro of 10+ years learning to live slowly and consciously in a small surfing town with her smol hooman. Her self-care must-haves are: Allan Watts mixtape, iced coffee, and a good end-of-day face cleanse.