How to Get Straight Hair Without Heat: The Silk Scarf Wrapping Method

4 Materials
6 Hours

We all know that adding constant heat to our hair is anything but good, so in this tutorial, I will show you how to get straight hair without heat! I have been doing this for quite a while, and it’s worked wonders on my hair. You’ll love how easy this is, and the results are impressive, too.

Tools and materials:

  • Silk scarf
  • Hairpins
  • Comb
  • Anti-frizz serum or hair oil
Hair before straightening without heat

This is my hair after it dries it. It always looks like this. My hair is naturally quite straight, but always frizzes out after I wash it and takes some time to calm down!

Applying anti-frizz hair serum

1. Apply a serum or oil

Start by combing your hair and applying an anti-frizz or any other oil-based serum to your hair. I'm using John Frieda Frizz Ease Anti-Frizz Serum.

Sectioning hair at the crown

2. Section and wrap your hair

Now, section your hair by first starting at the crown of your head, as shown. 

Twisting hair into a bun & combing the front

Twist that section in a bun and clip to secure. Then, start with the very front section of your hair. Comb it over and smooth it out with your comb. 

Pinning hair in place

Once it’s nice and flat, take one bobby pin and secure this section in place. 

Tip: Thicker hair types may need more pins.

Combing and wrapping hair around the head

Next, comb your hair around. The aim is to wrap all of the hair around your head, making sure it is flat as you go along. 

Wrapping and pinning hair

No heat straight hair tutorial

Add pins accordingly as you move around your head. 

Using bobby pins to secure hair in place

When you get to the front, use one bobby pin on top and another at the bottom. This is to ensure your hair is fastened. 

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Take it around again, as needed. 

Wrapping hair tightly around the head

Remember, the tighter you can keep it, the better it’s going to work. 

Unclipping the top section of hair

Now, unclip the top section of your hair, and brush it out. 

Splitting the hair into two sections

Split the section into two. 

Brushing and wrapping the back hair section

Brush it back and pin and bring the ends round to the front of your head. 

Wrapping the second section the opposite way

With the remaining loose section, do the same but wrap it on the opposite side of your head. 

Wrapped hair pinned in place

This is what it looks like at the back. 

Laying a silk scarf on top of the head

3. Wrap the silk scarf

This is the step for those who want to know how to wrap straight hair in a scarf overnight, this is the step! Now, fold your silk scarf into a triangle, and lay it carefully in front. 

Crossing the scarf ends at the back

Cross the fabric at the back and tighten it. 

How to tie a silk scarf around the head

Pull the back bit downward to make sure everything lies flat and tight. 

Tying the silk scarf at the front

Now, tie the front. 

Taking out the bobby pins

4. Take out the pins

So, if you leave in the pins, they may cause indentations. That’s why it’s a good idea to remove them while your scarf is still on. 

How to wrap straight hair in scarf overnight

Next, place two pins on the front and the back of each ear to ensure the scarf stays in place.

Now, you need to wear this for a good couple of hours, four hours at the least, but you could also do overnight.

Removing the silk scarf

5. Remove the scarf

This is what my hair looks like after. Gently undo your hair and run your fingers through it. 

How to straighten hair without heat overnight

Next, brush it through. See how smooth my hair is? 

Before and after straightening with a scarf

How to get straight hair without heat

How to get straight hair without heat tutorial

See how sleek and shiny it is compared to before? If you want to know how to get straight hair without heat, this is the way to go! I love the results, and I totally swear by this method. I hope you enjoyed this no-heat straight hair tutorial. See you next time! 

Suggested materials:
  • Silk scarf
  • Hairpins
  • Comb
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Join the conversation
  • Ariana Hilario Ariana Hilario on Nov 23, 2021

    This is just an old school doobie

  • Deanna Burr Deanna Burr on Nov 24, 2021

    Brilliant idea!! Straight hair without using a hot iron! Way better for your hair.

    I took clothing class about 50 years ago-when there were no hair irons. A girl in our class with tight curly hair wanted it straight so we took turns ironing sections of her hair with a clothes iron.

    This would’ve been much better.

    Thanks for sharing!