March 3, 2015
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!