Heatless hairstyles have shifted from “hair hack” to the norm, and for good reason. They’re often faster, easier and cause less damage than using your hot tools daily, and are a stepping stone on your journey to healthy-looking hair.
Heatless hairstyles are designed to work with your natural hair texture rather than against it, and adding the right products to the mix will help you nail these heatless techniques. Whether you’re looking for shine, hold, definition or volume, styling products can elevate your heatless hairstyles, helping them look better for longer.
Whether you’re new to heatless styles or just looking for some inspo, here are some of our favorite looks.
1.TikTok’s Fave: Bathrobe Curls
Best for: Straight to wavy hair that is past shoulder length
Finished look: Medium to loose curls
Products we recommend: Coconut Curls Styling Milk & Argan Shine Dry Oil Shine Mist
This heatless curls technique took the internet by storm last year. All you need is a bathrobe (or any other long, flexible fabric – more on that in a moment) to create loose, voluminous curls overnight.
While the trend took off with a bathrobe tie, we would suggest a satin or silk curling ribbon if this becomes a staple in your hair routine – they are easier to work with, more gentle on the hair strands, and more comfortable to sleep in.
Here’s how to get mermaid waves with a heatless hair curling ribbon:
1. Start with damp hair, and apply the Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz Defying Curl Styling Milk. This hydrating leave-in contains coconut oil and sweet honey to quench your hair, preventing your heatless curls from looking frizzy.
2. Secure the curling ribbon to the center front of your hair with a claw clip.
3. Starting on one side, take a piece of hair from the front of your hairline and wrap it around the ribbon, away from the face. Collect more loose hair on every rotation until you get to the nape of the neck, and then wrap the lengths to the end. Secure.
4. Repeat on the other side, and tie the two ends together with a silk scrunchie. You want to make sure it’s comfortable enough to sleep with, and secure enough that the ends of your hair don’t escape overnight!
5. Go to sleep, and in the morning gently unwrap your hair from the ribbon. Finger comb your curls through to add separation, and finish the look with our Extra Strength Revitalize + Argan Shine Dry Oil Shine Mist. This lightweight spray will condition, soften and add shine to your curls. Who knew your hair could look this good without heat?!
2.Sleek Style: Slicked Back Bun
Best for: Any hair texture, medium to long hair lengths
Finished look: Smooth bun
Products we recommend: Frizz-Free + Keratin Smoothing Oil Miracle Gloss Spray & Argan Oil of Morocco Multi-Benefit Hairspray
While the sleek bun is a forever classic, it’s really having a moment this year. The ultimate failsafe hairstyle, this is the perfect solution for when you’re dealing with day four hair, sticky summer humidity, or are too busy to even think about your hair all day.
To get the look:
1. Choose whether you want a middle part, side part, or no part.
2. Apply the Frizz-Free + Keratin Smoothing Oil Miracle Gloss Spray from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair, and brush it through. This gloss spray will work like a treatment while your hair is slicked back to add strength, improve flexibility, protect against humidity, fight frizz and add shine.
3. Use a dense brush, start to slick your hair back. Take your time here – the more passes you make, the smoother each section will be in the final look.
4. Twist the lengths into a bun, and secure it with a hair elastic or scrunchie.
5. To finish the look, tame any flyaways with our Shine & Revitalize + Argan Oil of Morocco Multi-Benefit Hairspray. This argan oil infused blend will deliver light hold, while keeping those wispy hairs soft and moisturized.
3.Old School Cool – Velcro Hair Rollers
Best for: Wavy to curly hair
Finished look: Voluminous, vintage waves
Products we recommend: Coconut Curls Creamy Mousse & Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo
Did you know that just the heat from your head can be enough to get voluminous, bouncy waves from velcro curlers? This style will be easier if your hair already has a wave or loose curl to it – super silky or textured hair may not respond as well.
For when you want a little extra volume or bounce:
1. Apply our Locking + Coconut Curls Creamy Mousse to damp hair. This styling mousse will add subtle hold, define, and quench hair with a coconut oil infused blend.
2. When the hair is 90% dry, start adding the rollers. Split the hair into sections, and start rolling the hair onto velcro rollers away from your face. The size of the roller will determine how tight or loose the final waves are.
3. Wait for the hair to dry completely. This could take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours!
4. When it’s dry, carefully unwind the rollers to reveal your voluminous, bouncy curls. Brush it through for extra volume – very 70s!
5. To extend this fabulous style and keep your roots pumped up, use the Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo when you start to notice your hair needing a refresh. This charcoal infused blend will absorb excess oil at the root, adding fullness and helping this heatless style last.
Rather than spending hours on your hair, heatless styles are a great way to reclaim your time and hair health. Heatless hairstyles are more an art than a science, and finding the techniques that work for you is half the fun. Get creative with how you use these heatless hairstyles and products, and you may even find yourself ditching those hot tools altogether!
Products We Think You'll Love
Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz Defying Curl Styling Milk 6 fl oz
Tame frizz & enhance definition with this nourishing curly hair styling milk. Blended with coconut oil, this leave-in hair treatment detangles & hydrates for tumbling waves full of bounce & shine.
Extra Strength Revitalize + Argan Shine Dry Oil Shine Mist 5 fl oz
Give second-day hair its groove back with OGX Extra Strength Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Oil Shine Mist, which conditions, softens, and enhances hair with luminous shine.
Frizz-Free + Keratin Smoothing Oil Miracle Gloss Spray 6.8 fl oz
Strengthen, smooth and shine strands in one easy step with OGX Frizz-Free + Keratin Smoothing Oil Miracle Gloss Spray. This 5-in-1 product gives your hair a fresh look while saving time and money.
Extra Strength Revitalize + Argan Shine Multi-Benefit Hairspray 8 fl oz
OGX Extra Strength Argan Oil of Morocco Multi-Benefit Hairspray keeps curls & waves in place + gently holds down fly-aways. This argan oil spray blend gives light texture, body, & shine while protecting from heat.
Locking + Coconut Curls Decadent Creamy Mousse 7.9 fl oz
This hair mousse features a lightweight and great-smelling aroma and is infused with hydrating coconut oil to help fight frizz, maintain moisture and leaves you with big, sexy hair that fits your style.
Purifying + Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo 5 fl oz
Keep your locks looking fresh with OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo. This charcoal dry shampoo boosts body and adds fullness for fresher looking hair without having to suds up with traditional shampoo and conditioner.