Quick and Easy Heatless Hairstyles to Give Your Hair a Break

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Blow dry, straighten, curl, repeat. In the winter, we tend to style our hair with heating tools every day. Who doesn’t want to take advantage of the low-humidity and cooler temps?! While your hair may look sleek, flowing and frizz-free in the winter, you could be causing some serious damage by using heating tools every day. The solution? Quick and easy heatless hairstyles.

Each of these heatless hairstyles are wonderful for work, school, hitting the gym or going out. More importantly, they only take a few minutes to re-create and they’re gentle on your precious locks. Try these heatless hairstyles to give your hair a break this winter.

Faux Braided Ponytail

This faux braided ponytail is so dreamy! It’s perfect for a day at the office or a night out. Don’t let the word “braid” scare you. Anyone can easily achieve the faux braided ponytail heatless hairstyles, whether you’re a braiding pro or not. This look mimics the look of an extravagant braid without any actual braiding.

Step 1: Take a small section of hair from each side of your head and pull it back in a ponytail. Secure the tiny ponytail with a clear elastic.

Step 2: With your fingers, create a hole in your hair right above the clear elastic. Grab your ponytail and loop it through the hole, and pull down. This will result in a tiny twisted pony.

Step 3: Repeat these steps as many times as you’d like so your hair begins to resemble a braided ponytail.

Step 4: Gently tug on each twisted pony and slightly pull on each side to give the ponytail volume. This will enhance the braided effect. The best part about these heatless hairstyles is the messier it looks, the more you look like a boho beauty queen!

Hair Tip: Add some extra volume to this look by spraying Volumizing Tonic to the roots of your hair after washing.

Photo from www.ashleybrookenicholas.com.

Faux Fishtail Braid

If you’re loving the way the faux braided ponytail looks, you’ll really love this look! Take your heatless hairstyles to the next level, and continue the same twisted ponytail look described above to create this fun faux fishtail braid. Once again – no actual braiding required! Isn’t this fun?!

Step 1: Complete all the steps from the faux braided ponytail listed above.

Step 2: Continue twisting and adding to the faux braid down the entire length of your hair.

Step 3: Secure the faux fishtail braid with a clear elastic. Gently pull on each section of the faux fishtail braid until it’s voluminous and messy.

Hair Tip: If your hair is fine or naturally straight, add some texture to your hair by adding some Thickening Balm to your hair after washing it. This will plump and add shine to each strand, making your faux braid even more stunning.

Photo from www.ashleybrookenicholas.com.

Braided Messy Bun

You know we love our messy buns, so of course, we had to include this adorable look on our heatless hairstyles blog! This look can be easily achieved in a few minutes or less. If you’re running low on time and want to extend the life of your faux fishtail braid, this heatless hairstyle is perfect for you.

Step 1: Finish all the steps to the faux fishtail braid listed above. Or if you’re starting fresh, create a quick braid and gently pull on the pieces.

Step 2: Wrap the braid around its base, creating a bun and secure it with bobby pins (try using bobby pins that match your hair color).

Step 3: Gently pull on pieces of the messy bun to add volume and extra style. Voila! The look is complete.

Hair Tip: If your hair is on the frizzier side, use Smoothing Elixir to calm and control frizzy strands into submission.

Photo from www.ashleybrookenicholas.com.

Want to try one of these heatless hairstyles but not ready to pull it off by yourself? Come see one of our amazing House of Dear stylists to show you how to perfect the look of your dreams!

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