10 Quick & Easy Heatless Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Curly Tay
by Curly Tay
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Today, I wanted to show you 10 different heatless hairstyles for curly hair that are super quick and easy.

We try to make our wash days last as long as possible, so these easy hairstyles for naturally curly hair are great for when our curls don't look good enough to wear down.

Tools and materials:

  • Zazzyband
  • Scrunchie
  • Invisibobble
  • Barrette
  • Claw clip
What to do with dirty curly hair

I'm going to be showing you guys these hairstyles on day 5 hair that is due for wash the next day. My curls are stretched out, flat on top, and kind of frizzy, so this is when I tend to want to do some hairstyles.  

Zazzyband headband

1. Headband

This headband is super interesting. It's flat on the top and replicates what your hair looks like with sunglasses on top of your head, because we all know, for whatever reason, our hair looks amazing with sunglasses. 

Wearing the Zazzyband on curly hair

This works wonders for curly hair. It's called the Zazzyband


Half-bun hairstyle for curly hair

2. Half bun

Next up is the half bun. For this one, you're going to want to use a scrunchie. I try to use scrunchies that match my hair color. It looks really cute too if you use scrunchies that match whatever you're wearing.

Take the top half of your hair, separate it from the rest, and smooth it out. Then, take the scrunchie, loop it around once, and then loop it around again.

Stop halfway down instead of pulling the hair all the way through. Finally, loosen the top so it's not super slick on your scalp.  

Half-up hairstyle with a little barrette

3. Half-up

For this, I like to use either a little claw clip or barrette. You want to start the same way you did with the half-bun. Take that top section of hair, smooth it out, and separate it from the rest of the hair.  

Take the barrette, put it in the middle, and then just adjust and loosen it up a little bit.

Invisibobble for curly hair

4. Side pony

Next is the side pony. You will need either a scrunchie or an invisibobble. The invisibobble holds hair in place but doesn't disturb your hair pattern. 

Side ponytail hairstyle for curly hair

Pull all your hair to one side, loop the invisibobble or scrunchie twice, and then start loosening. Pinch the top layer of hair to add more volume. 

Easy hairstyles for naturally curly hair

5. Side bun

Take a scrunchie or invisibobble, put all your hair to one side, then take whatever you're using and loop it around once. Do it again but stop halfway down as we did with the half bun. 


You can either leave that length out, depending on the length of your hair and adjust it to how you like it. 

Hairstyles for long curly hair

Or, you can take all of that length, twist it, and tuck it in the top of the bun.


Side bun hairstyle for curly hair

 Here's the finished look.

Low ponytail hairstyle on curly hair

6. Low pony

Use an Invisibobble or scrunchie. I like to part my hair for a low pony because I like the look better when it is parted.

Take all of your hair to the back, then loop the hair tie around a couple of times, and loosen to add more volume.

How to do heatless hairstyles for curly hair

7. Low bun

Start with your hair parted. I find that the invisibobble works best for this one. 

Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and then start twisting. I just twist it all around my thumb. 

Wearing a low bun with statement earrings

Loop the invisibobble around twice and adjust for volume. It will give it a softer, more casual look. I also like to pull out those little sideburn short pieces.

I think this hairstyle looks super cute with bigger statement earrings.

Smoothing flyaways down with product

If you have any flyaways you can take a little bit of oil or gel, rub it between your hands, then smooth it over those frizzier, flyaway pieces. 

Twisting hair at the nape of the neck

8. Claw clip

Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and start twisting

Twisting the hair up

Twist it in half if you have long hair, then grab the claw clip and clip that in. 

Claw clip hairstyle for curly hair

I fold mine in half because my hair is so long. But if you have shorter hair, you could just twist all the way up and let those curly pieces stick out the top. 


High ponytail for curly hair

9. High pony

A high ponytail is always a classic. For this one, the Invisibobble works best because it holds that pony up at the top of your head all day long without pulling on the hair.

I like my high ponies to be kind of messy, so I don’t even use a hairbrush when I’m making one. I just use my fingers to brush it all back and loop the invisibobble around a few times.

Pull it tight and then pull the top loose to add more volume.

How to do a high bun

10. High bun

Start with a high pony with an invisibobble already in. Then, you're going to spread all of your hair out around that ponytail and then grab it. It will look like your hair looks like a little donut bun. 

Wrapping hair around the bun

Loop a second invisibobble around once, pull the length of your hair to one side, then wrap it around the bun. 

Heatless hairstyles for curly hair

Tuck the ends in and loop the invisibobble around the length of your hair. Loosened the hair in the bun to get it to look how you want.

Heatless hairstyles for curly hair tutorial

Those are 10 heatless hairstyles for curly hair. I hope you found these helpful. I like to keep it simple and easy, but I also like my hair to look cute between washes.

Let me know which was your favorite look in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Zazzyband
  • Scrunchie
  • Invisibobble
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