Overexposing your hair to heat styling takes a big toll on the health of your hair. It dries out the hair cuticle and exacerbates breakage. Hot tools are great for quick-drying and quick-styling. If you are a hot tools addict, try taking one/two days-off per week to let hair air-dry naturally and/or try this heatless styling technique. Your hair will thank you later.
❖ Duckbill Clips
❖ Spray Bottle for water
Optional: Sea Salt Spray
❖ Start with 2nd day hair.
❖ Grab a section of your hair. The larger the section the looser the wave.
❖ Wrap section of hair around two to three fingers and roll towards the scalp. Pin hair with small duckbill clips (bobby pins will leave a crease).
❖ Wrap the hair in the direction you want the curl to fall. Inward curls, outward curls or ‘S’ -shaped curls – alternating between both.
❖ When you have pin-curled the entire head. Spray water to dampen the curls – do not soak.
Fun Fact: In the 20’s pin-curls were also called “spit curls” because they used to spit on them instead of spraying water.
❖ Let your hair completely dry. If you want to do this at night and sleep on your curls, wrap a scarf around your head to prevent fall-out and frizz.
❖ Take out all the clips – carefully.
❖ Finger brush the curls and adjust.
❖ Spray with hairspray.
◆ Focus on where you pin the curls. I like to pin them just above the ear, leaving 2-3 inches from the top of my head.
◆ Try different methods of wrapping your hair to create a variety looks. For a simple wavy look – take extra big sections. For a more bohemian look – twist the hair and then pin-curl. For more texture – use a combination of water and sea salt spray.