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No Heat Crimped Hair Tutorial

March 3, 2015

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Look at me filming an entire video on an iPhone! No fancy pants microphones or lighting for me, just good old fashion bad overhead light casting zombie like panda shadows! Yay! So today’s video is all about no heat required hair crimping. I don’t usually wash my hair at night time because no matter how long I dry it for it always always ends up bent and scrunched up at weird angles from sleep. Then I have to use a hair straightener to iron out all the creases and it causes so much hair damage. That’s why I love the t-shirt curl or braid method. Even though it is a bit time consuming before bed, it gives me almost a week worth of interesting hairstyles. I keep the braids in for an entire day and then remove them the next morning revealing giant puffy lovely unicorn fairy hair.

So here are my tips for getting an awesome crimpy hairstyle with no heat required and keeping them for 2-3 days!

1) If your hair is unable to hold a curl or shape using heat, you’ll want to rub a light amount of gel in your wet hair before you start braiding. Make sure you divide your hair up into two sections before you add the gel or it will stick together.

2) If a lot of hair gel in your hair makes your hair feel heavy or greasy, you can apply a light rub of gel onto your braids after you finished braiding them. You can do this 10 minutes before you unbraid them or even before you go to sleep.

3) Once you remove the braids you can maintain the crimp in your hair for a couple of days by braiding your hair before you go to sleep or before you take a shower. If you put your hair into a shower cap without braiding it, the steam from the shower will undue your crimps super fast.

4) If your hair gets greasy fast, you might want to try dry shampoo since it doesn’t affect your crimps. If you don’t have dry shampoo you can use a little bit of baby powder near your scalp but be aware it might tint your hair white if you have dark hair.

5) By day 3 I start to go into up-do mode. I like doing high pigtails, high ponytails, or buns since the crimp gives my hair more volume than usual. It helps to hold a crazy up-do hairstyle better than my normally straight hair. If you’re not an up-do kindof person you can go for a chunky braid. I’m always jealous of people with thick and curly hair when I see their epic fairly tail princess braids that look all whimsical and bohemiam.

So that’s it for my no-heat braid tutorial. I hope you enjoyed this weird video with my random bursts of Bollywood singing. I realized after I filmed it that I was looking at the mirror but not looking at the camera on my phone so it looks like I’m looking off into no where land. Let me know if you already use this no-heat method or if you try it out, I’d love to see the end results!

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  1. Thank you :D this was helpful!!

    2 years ago
  2. actually curly hair is typically thinner than other hair types. the appearance of curls make it seem otherwise! and curly hair is very dry since the oils from the scalp have a harder time traveling down the hairs.

    2 years ago
  3. That’s my favorite way to curl hair. Because it’s so easy :)

    2 years ago
  4. I just finished doing this to my hair and love it!! Martina you can really rock any look!!

    2 years ago
  5. You’re so adorable! And I love your shirt/sweater! Where did you get it?? O^.^O

    2 years ago
  6. I do this with my hair all the time! I don’t like brushing it out afterwards because it gets frizzy. I never thought of put gel on the braids, though. I should try it out next time!

    2 years ago
  7. Great tutorial. I need to try crimping my hair again. Usually, the most effort I do with my hair is to blow dry it. My hair gets greasy by 36hrs. I can maybe stretch it out to a full two days if I use dry shampoo.

    2 years ago
  8. Hey I am from Britain so is it the the same or different For what info do you have to put on the animal carrier when we were moving and also you guys are amazing and cool thanks for all the tips

    2 years ago
  9. heyyy. looks like Hermoine’s hair in the 1st movie

    2 years ago
  10. Ayyyy, I do the same. And then if I want wavy/curly hair I twist them into two buns and pin them with bobby pins.

    2 years ago
  11. I don’t do this now but during college when I did shower at night I sometimes did this. Now to be fair for me I did three big sections with my main and if needed 1-2 small bang section in attempts to control my wavy curly hair in that it would be even on both sides and to try and keep my curls intact for that morning so in the morning I would take the braids out and let them finish drying that way. Any braid with me doesn’t have a straight end it has a little curl at the end that depends on what my hair is doing. I don’t know exactly how long this lasts on me but I do tend to shower every other day because of the waves/curls so I’m guessing around that time or on the non-shower day when I brush it out since my hair likes to tangle as well.

    2 years ago
  12. I’ve naturally curled haire, but I tried to do that few times to try to have more regular and symetric curls that I usually have.
    It was nice for the first hour and then my hair went bacl to their original random curly shape.

    But that’s also happens with everything I try to do with my hair. Sometimes I feel like my hair a made in some kind of metal that bends but always goes back to his original position that you can’t control.

    2 years ago
  13. Oh lord, have you tried straw curls? Poodle hair extreme.

    2 years ago
  14. Love this! I might give it a shot sometime with gel like you suggested, since my hair doesn’t like to hold a curl/wave for very long. I’d also love to see you try straw curls. I haven’t tried it, and it seems time consuming, but the volume and curls you get are just unreal. I think it’d look really cool!

    2 years ago
  15. I’ve done this plenty of times because my hair will absolutely not hold a curl of any kind with heat. It generally lasts a couple of days. I’ve also done a hairband method that gives more of a curl rather than a wave. The hairband method was how I got my hair to curl for my prom.

    2 years ago
  16. Hi guys! No hate here, but I really miss your videos about kpop! It’s the kpop music mondays that made me discover and love you. But now, it seems to me, most of your videos are about your private life: diet, hairstyle, manucure, pets…which are not that interesting to me…sorry! Bring back kpop! Haters are gonna hate any kind of videos anyway!

    2 years ago
    • They tweeted that they have stopped doing kpop music mondays, I don’t think they will get back to it since everytime they made one they got flooded with haters on social media. Which sucks for us but I totally get them.

      2 years ago
  17. Great technique and nice hair. And omg! I love the black cat shirt? Where from?!

    2 years ago
  18. Well I’ve knew braiding hair crimped it though I never bothered adding gel. It’s too hard to braid my own hair so for the most part I do the braiding for my niece and for a good day or two she’s got great voluminous wavy hair. She just loves it.

    2 years ago
  19. I am going to try it. I don’t think it will last long cuz my hair gets greasy over night and my hair is in the process of grosing out.

    2 years ago
  20. I do the same sometimes =) It can last 2 to 3 days.
    Once I tried with A LOT of braids and brushed it, it was sooo puffy and really funny ^^

    2 years ago
  21. I’m kinda jealous of your hair. Mine is rly thin, I have a super high hairline (can’t wear my hair on the side for it looks like I am going bald) and not much hair in general. Also it gets greasy in 2 days…
    But I’ve tried this thing you just suggested/ it lasted more or less 2 days (till I had to wash it again), but I prefer just washing my hair in the morning and letting it dry naturally (for I have naturally curly hair). or if I want more volume and less (defined) curls I do some headbanging and then let the hair dry on its own.

    So usually instrad of braiding my hair to get this effect I just head-bang to some heavier music XD

    2 years ago
    • My hair is almost exactly like yours xP except by the end of the day it is totally greasy! I also have big forehead that makes me look like I’m going bald…I feel your pain !

      2 years ago
  22. Well now I want my long hair back! No fair! I cut it to shoulder lenght about a month ago because my ends were kinda damaged and I wanted to change my look a bit too. But now I really want to try doing this with long hair. I’ve had two french braids over night when I had longer hair but doing it with multiple braid would be cool to try out. Maybe I’ll try how it looks with my shorter hair. Who knows, I might like it! Thanks for the tips on how to maintain the crimps longer! I have too try those since my hair doesn’t hold curls and such for very long.

    2 years ago
  23. I used to do this quite often, though the problem with my hair is that the waves don’t hold very well. After a couple hours they just become limp and by the end of the day my hair is straight again :/ But hey, at least I have perfectly wavy hair for a couple hours haha xD Also, the extra volume makes me look weird sometimes because my hair has a lot of volume naturally already, so with the extra volume it’s just a little too much.

    When I was a little younger I actually used to have really wavy hair, but for some reason it’s not wavy anymore. It’s like perfectly straight with a couple awkward waves lol.

    2 years ago
  24. AAAH nostalgia, all of me and my friends used to do that in grade school ^^ we all loved it but at least my mother wasn’t all that happy about it I think. Anyway, I do a similar thing with my hair in the morning, I just put it into a sloppy bun, and when you take it out in the evening I get these really big waves/curls.

    Btw, “edge of tomorrow” was super overpromoted in the Netherlands.
    Did you guys see the movie “The great Budapest Hotel”? It got like 9 oscar nominations and 4 actual oscars. I thought it was great and wondered what you would think of it. It has a sort of theater feel to it and is quite hilarious at times.

    Cheers

    2 years ago
    • Grand Budapest Hotel was AMAZING!!! We saw it in the movie theatre in Korea and just loved it.

      2 years ago
      • i know right. I loved it so much. You should also see the fault in our star (I loved the book and the movie was such a good adaptation).
        AI also really the knick, it’s a new serie (new from 2014 :D ) My mom and I love it. Maybe you will too

        2 years ago
        • Sorry for the mistakes. I meant to say ” I also really like The Knick”

          ps : you should also try to watch “Peaky Blinders”
          Ok, I promise I will stop now :)

          2 years ago
      • haha I actually just finished watching it when I saw this post :)

        2 years ago
  25. I wish my hair was longer so I could do more with it. Growing it out sucks. Especially when more than 50% is completely fried like mine :(

    (Also, does anymobody else have that thing where the hair grows a lot more on the side than at the crown of ur head? That shit is annoying.)

    2 years ago
  26. You look like a forest fairy~ :D I’ve got short hair now, kinda miss my long hair after I’ve donated it.

    p/s: I love Simon’s comments in the description box. Hahah!

    2 years ago
  27. This hairstyle looks so nice on you, Martina! Whenever I try to braid my hair overnight it becomes super frizzy D: I wish my hair was a little thicker

    2 years ago
  28. Wow, it’s just soooo poofy! *pets Martina’s head* ^_^ I love this hairstyle! Maybe I can do this someday..I have issues with my hair, it gets greasy very easily and it’s also thick with fine hairs so it’s hard for me to actually do anything with it.

    2 years ago
  29. I’ve tried this before, but since I don’t have wonderful side-swept bangs like you, Martina, it just makes me look like Weird Al Yankovic. And as much as I love him… yeah.

    I love that shade of candy floss pink! Why can’t I have beautiful light dye-able hair like you Martina? UGH jealousss

    2 years ago
  30. my god you are lucky to have such tame and manageable hair!~ ;3; mine just goes POOF and has insane frizzy curls, it takes 15 minutes to just brush it after i wash it.

    but those braids and waves both look so unicornly-pretty on you! <3 (also you have the patience of a monk)

    2 years ago
  31. I like to put my hair in one big french braid, starting right at the front of my hair going back. Then I keep it like that over night and next day I have some nice curls. Unfortunately it only lasts me one day because my hair is so heavy it just straightens itself out :( I’ve tried hairspray and mousse but my hair just does not want to keep a curl.

    2 years ago