I've been on a journey the past couple weeks to find a no-heat method for getting my 3B curly (and unruly) hair to relax into a wavy hairstyle like Selena Gomez
possesses. I've got it to work with a curling iron, but I'm curious to see if I can achieve it overnight without heat.
Any suggestions? I cannot tell you how many tutorials I've watched of girls with pin straight, long, unlayered hair showing you how to get beach wavy hair with no heat...of course it's going to work great for them--their hair is easier to work with!! LOL. It may not be possible for me to achieve this, so if nothing else, I'll provide links to what I've tried so you all can try them to if you want.
What I've learned so far...
- I cannot twist sections of my hair and pin it up or bun it up; The twisting makes it go crazy directions.
- I've tried simply winding it in circles, and pinning it to the top of my head
, but this technique only curled the bottom half of my hair and left the top of my hair flat and straight. (Keep in mind I can't do too many sections--I want it to be big waves.)
- I haven't tried it yet, but the headband method
will surely make the top of my head flat, and create a dent. My hair dents easily.
- Bantu knots
are out because just looking at them makes me think 'uncomfortable.' If I have time during the day I would give them a shot.
- Sponge rollers with rags
technique. It says they're comfy, but it looks like you have to create a lot of sections. And they only curled the bottom hair of this girl's hair.
- Anyone try Curformers
? They look like they could work.
- This twist method
looks like it would work great for girls with thick hair. It's similar to my bandana method below.
The best luck I've had so far is with Bandana no heat curls
and No heat bandana waves
, but they are bulky to sleep on and again, only curls the bottom hair of my hair.
Maybe my solution lies in a french braid? I have layered hair, so I'm not sure how this would work.