How to Create Perfect Overnight Heatless Curls With the Wrap Method

by Laineymariebeauty
4 Materials
20 Minutes

Hey guys! So for today’s tutorial, we’re going to focus on how to do overnight heatless curls using the robe method. I did a previous video on robe curls, but this time we’re going to do things a bit differently.

If you want to learn how to perfect those no-heat overnight curls on your long or medium-length hair, then keep reading.

Does your hair need to be wet for heatless curls?

You can create heatless curls on clean hair or dirty hair, but you do not want your hair to be super wet. My hair is 95% dry - this is what I find gets the best results. I’ve learned from experience that wet hair does not hold heatless curls!

Tip: I prefer to let my hair air dry, but when I don’t have time, I blow dry on a cool setting, with a heat protectant.

Tools and materials:

  • Brush
  • Robe tie
  • Scrunchies
  • Mousse, styling cream, or Moroccan oil (optional)
Brushing and parting hair in the middle

1. Brush and part hair

When I do robe curls, I part my hair down the middle so that I have even distribution. This means that the heatless curls are going to be the same on both sides. You can part your hair how you usually do once the curls are out in the morning.

Placing the robe at the top of the head

2. Place the robe tie on your head and pin in place

Place the robe tie on the top of your head, then use a clip to keep it in place while you’re wrapping the hair.

Tip: If you don’t have a robe, you can use two long socks and tie them together.

Pinning the robe on top of the head

3. How to wrap the heatless curls

So, what you want to do is grab a small section of hair on each side of the robe tie. Starting with the front section, go over the robe, then back under the robe. Do the same thing with the back section: over the robe, then under the robe.

In my previous heatless curls tutorial, I twisted my hair around the robe. The effect was different (scroll down for comparison), but also the robe didn’t hold in place as well overnight. This wrapping method is definitely more secure.

Wrapping the hair around the robe

Repeat these steps, but this time add in some more hair, as if you’re braiding. Do this all the way down until you run out of hair. Keep the wrapping close to your head, otherwise it starts to droop.

How to create heatless curls

Once you get down to your ear, you should have run out of hair to add in, but keep going under and over the robe.

Comfortable overnight heatless curls

4. Leave overnight

Secure the end with a scrunchie, then repeat on the other side. Here, you can see what the braids look like up close. Now all you need to do is sleep in them.

Tip: If you tend to sleep on your side, try wrapping the braids around the back of your head for a more comfortable night’s sleep!

Unwrapping the heatless curls in the morning

5. Unwrap the heatless curls

Ok, it’s the morning after and it’s time to unwrap the curls and see our results.

Tip: If your hair does not hold curls well, try using a mousse or styling cream. I just used Moroccan oil because my hair holds curls well.

Running fingers through the heatless curls

6. Run fingers through the heatless curls

Run your fingers through your hair to separate them a little and add texture. I’m also adjusting the part on my head to how I usually wear it on the side

Comparing two different robe curling methods

For comparison, when I twisted my hair around the robe (picture on the left), this was what the curls looked like. With the wrapping technique, my curls are different: more compact and more defined. It depends on your preference; they’re both beautiful curls, but they’re different. Which do you prefer? Let me know what you think.

Overnight heatless curls from the front

Overnight heatless curls from the side

Overnight heatless curls from the back

Overnight heatless curls tutorial

Here’s a 360-degree view of how my heatless curls turned out. Let me know what you think of this tutorial. Have you tried any other methods of overnight heatless curls? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Brush
  • Robe tie
  • Scrunchies
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  • Gjk49259726 Gjk49259726 on Sep 22, 2023

    Me too, My Mother would cut old pillow cases into strips for my long hair and then next day, long curls.

  • Su Su on Nov 06, 2023

    Can you do something for shorter wavy hair for us