How to Create Super Easy Heatless Waves

by Unorthodoll
3 Materials
10 Minutes

I've got a really quick and easy tutorial today for natural-looking waves on medium to long hair.

My hair is naturally fairly straight, but it has a slight wave. Here, I’m going to be enhancing those waves with some heatless waves overnight.

That’s right - gorgeous curls with no heat involved. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hairbrush
  • Bobby pins
  • Scarf
Parting the hair

1. Part your hair

Start by brushing your hair, then part it down the middle so it's in two sections. 

Twisting hair

2. Twist top section on one side

Starting on one side at the top, grab a small section in the front and twist it upwards. Grab more hair farther back and add it to the twist.

Keep grabbing more hair and twisting until you have about half the hair on that side. 

Twisting hair

3. Twist bottom section on the same side

Then, while holding on to the top twist, start doing the same with the bottom section of your hair.

Grab a section, twist it upwards, grab more hair and add it to the twist. 

Making a spiralled bun

4. Make a spiraled bun

Once you have all the hair on that side, combine your two twists into one and start making a spiraled bun, all while twisting and trying to keep the hair as flat to your head as possible.

Once you have a bun, secure it with a couple of bobby pins. 

Adding bobby pins

5. Repeat

Then repeat on the other side.

Leaving the buns

6. Leave the buns in

You don't need to wear this overnight but give it at least a few hours.

If you will be keeping the buns in overnight, I recommend wrapping your hair in a silk scarf to sleep in.

Styling the hair

7. Style your hair

Hours later or the next day, remove your pins and start finger combing and separating the twists.

If you have bangs, you might want to straighten them a bit, I did. Then just shake your hair out a bit more.

Easy heatless waves

Easy heatless waves

And that's it - easy, natural-looking waves. This is a great way to enhance your natural curls when you don’t want to add heat to your hair. It’s very straightforward to do and I hope you’ll give it a try!

If you do, let me know in the comments down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Hairbrush
  • Bobby pins
  • Scarf

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    Very cute! I have pin straight hair, always looking for ways to keep a wavy or curl without heat to avoid the damage! Thanks!

    • Unorthodoll Unorthodoll on Dec 24, 2022

      Thanks! I've made a few different heatless hairstyle tutorials. I think my favourite is sock curls or t-shirt curls