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I Found The Perfect Way To Get No-Heat Waves And It's So Easy

It’s the perfect way to care for your hair this summer without having to sacrifice style.

As someone with bleached, fine hair, I try to keep heat styling to a minimum. The only problem is my naturally frizzy, straight texture isn't always what I'm in the mood for, ya know? To solve my dilemma, I wanted to try out some popular no-heat styling techniques.

After trying a bunch, the majority I tested didn't give me the ~perfectly tousled~ look I was going for.

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The Conair Spiral Curlers left me with one side full of waves and the other made a sad womp womp sound as the limp hair fell off the roller. Conair Self-Grip 31-Piece Volume & Lift Rollers did not give me any volume or lift. And the old-school braiding of wet hair only accentuated my unwanted frizziness.

However, there was one cheap and easy tool that gave me seriously impressive results – SoCal Curls Hair Curling Ties.

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They take the whole idea of curling using a headband to a new level. You microwave the fabric for 30 seconds, tie around your head and wrap your hair in sections around it. Watch this tutorial to get the full picture.

Okay fine, technically this isn't considered NO heat, but it's pretty damn close and not nearly as damaging as a flat iron. The wrapping technique was a lot easier than I thought it'd be. I expected to struggle getting the hair cleanly around the band, but nope! The whole process took me all of a minute or two.
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Okay fine, technically this isn't considered NO heat, but it's pretty damn close and not nearly as damaging as a flat iron. The wrapping technique was a lot easier than I thought it'd be. I expected to struggle getting the hair cleanly around the band, but nope! The whole process took me all of a minute or two.

After leaving it in my damp hair for double the amount of time recommended (an hour instead of 30 minutes), I took it out, and WOW did I love the way my hair looked!

I just shook my hair out, sprayed a little light-hold hairspray and went out for the night.
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I just shook my hair out, sprayed a little light-hold hairspray and went out for the night.

The best part? The style lasted for hours and my hair felt natural and light.

I'm hooked on this headband, friends!

Results aside, I also loved keeping my hair tied up nice and secure while I did my makeup. It kept my hair out of my face without me having to worry about it feeling loose and out of wack. All about that double duty action.

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There's nothing I love more than time efficient beauty.

You can get a tie on socalcurls.com for $18.99.

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