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17 No-Heat Hairstyling Tricks That'll Make You Throw Away Your Curling Iron

Who says a curling iron was the end-all and be-all for cool looks? Absolutely no one!

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1. Spray Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion Spray onto your hair for no-fuss beach waves.

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Promising Review: "I love this surf infusion. I have stick-straight hair, but If I spritz this in, I end up with beautiful beach waves. It holds all day! It also smells so fabulously beachy. I wish they would bottle the scent as a perfume." –mchap

Get it from Sephora for $29.

2. Braid your hair into a super easy Ariel-like fishtail braid by pulling your hair all onto one side, separating it into sections, and then pulling a small piece of hair from the back of your head (instead of front ways, like a traditional braid).

More fishtail braid tips on Hairspray and High Heels here.
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More fishtail braid tips on Hairspray and High Heels here.

3. And secure the ends with clear elastic bands to keep your braid from unraveling!

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Promising Review: "I have very smooth blonde hair. The regular bands slip out of my hair. These do not. They stay put all day long. In fact, some care has to be taken to remove them and it is easy to pull hair out with them. Instead of just pulling them out, I unwrap them (so if I wrap them twice around a braid, I unwind so it is not doubled) and remove them. Each one lasts several uses if you don't yank on them." –JLee

Get them from Amazon for $3.50.

4. Refresh your day-old curls without using a curler by using dry shampoo to get back some volume so your hair can look brand-spanking new!

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Promising Review: "I have tried a variety of dry shampoos and this is by far the best. I have tried lower-priced dry shampoos, but I have to use twice as much to get the same affect. I have fine hair, so this gives it extra volume and is great to freshen up my hair at the end of the day before going out." –Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $3.94.

5. Apply special French twist pins onto the ends of your hair to keep your fancy-ass style in place all day.

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Promising Review: "These are incredible for holding fine hair despite not being tight like a bobby pin. And because they are not tight, they don't pull the hair or cause headaches." –Duff

Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $13.95. Also available in black, blonde, or red.

6. Shape your hair into a perfect circle with doughnut buns while getting it out of your face because sometimes updos are super cute!

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Promising Review: "Love it! I use the large size because I have a lot of hair. It gives me a large, voluminous bun! I'm in nursing school and they require that we wear our hair up – mine has to go up in a bun to keep it out of the way because it's so long. I always get compliments and people asking how I do my hair." –Mincey

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.90.

7. And if you're feeling fucking fancy, put these sparkly hair pins around your bun to add a bit of uniqueness, especially for a formal event.

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Promising Review: "I ordered these as I was trying to figure out how to 'dress up' a hairstyle for my 9-year-old without using decorated combs which tend to feel heavy to her and falls out easily, as well as look to 'grown up' for her. These were quick to place, made a simple hairstyle look more elegant, and my daughter loved it." –LEF80

Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

8. Tie a scarf around the crown of your head after placing it a low messy bun for lazy days when doing hair seems like way too much.

More styling tips on Advice From a Twenty Something here.Get a similar scarf from Amazon for $9.99. Available in a variety of patterns.
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More styling tips on Advice From a Twenty Something here.

Get a similar scarf from Amazon for $9.99. Available in a variety of patterns.

9. And if you have super curly or natural hair, lightly finger comb your strands upward and place a handband to achieve that carefree look you'd want.

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Promising Review: "I am SUPER picky about headbands and have the hardest time finding ones that work for my head and for what I need. I wear them for running, and it's super windy where I run, so sometimes I need them to cover my ears so I can hear my music or keep my ears warm, and sometimes I don't want them to cover my ears. I also need sweat absorption, comfort, and for them to keep hair out of my eyes. These do ALL of those things perfectly! They're wide enough to cover my ears if I need them to, and if not I can fold them so they're less wide. They don't hurt my head, even after a few hours of running. They absorb all of my sweat and keep it out of my eyes, and keep my hair from flying in my face. I have a ton of headbands I've bought that never worked, but now that I've found these, they're the only ones I'm buying from now on!" –Morgan

Get it from Amazon for $14.95. Available in red, tan, blue, and other colors.

10. If you're a natural, try out a twist out by spraying a bit of water onto your hair and then applying Qhemet Biologics Twist Butter for well-defined curls.

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Promising Review: "I have natural curly hair. Washing my hair daily makes it dry, but using this stuff gives my curls a lift and smells great, plus my hair is not nearly as dry. I have been out of it for a few days and notice the difference already." –Annie0923

Get it from Sephora for $18.

The end result is a really voluminous and even look throughout her head!

11. Wash your hair and go with Kinky-Curly Curl Custard Gel. It'll keep your curls soft to the touch while holding your coils for hours.

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Promising Review: "My crazy curls are soft and glossy, not frizzy and weighed down. I didn't use too much, like I usually have to with products, and my thick curly hair is so pretty." –TheOperator

Get it from Amazon for $15.68.

12. Style your hair into something new with a half-up, half-down do by lightly twisting the front part of your hair into a bun.

More styling tips on Advice From a Twenty Something here.
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More styling tips on Advice From a Twenty Something here.

13. Don't let factors like the air outside ruin your new 'do! Finish off the half-up, half-down look with Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream to protect your hair from humidity!

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Promising Review: "I have combination hair that tends to frizz in the heat. I put this in after I shower, and comb it through my hair. After using it, my hair is soft, silky and manageable, I Can't live without it." – abe14

Get it from Sephora for $27.

14. Tease your hair with a tangle teezer for more volume if you have thin or fine hair.

Promising Review: "This has changed my life (kind of dramatic, I know). I have long fine hair that I tease daily for volume. Brushing out my used to be torture and I felt like I was damaging my hairdo badly. Because of this brush, I can get through all my hair in half the time with ZERO pain/tugging. I don't know how I went so long without this godsend...." –x3laceyGet it from Amazon for $12.10. Also available in nine other colors.
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Promising Review: "This has changed my life (kind of dramatic, I know). I have long fine hair that I tease daily for volume. Brushing out my used to be torture and I felt like I was damaging my hairdo badly. Because of this brush, I can get through all my hair in half the time with ZERO pain/tugging. I don't know how I went so long without this godsend...." –x3lacey

Get it from Amazon for $12.10. Also available in nine other colors.

15. Or use a volumizing hair spray to give your hair an extra lift, while also giving it grand staying power.

Promising Review: "This is great hairspray. I have naturally curly hair, and this spray holds the curls without making them stiff or sticky – even in the summer humidity." –Sharon ElliotGet it from Amazon for $13.19.
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Promising Review: "This is great hairspray. I have naturally curly hair, and this spray holds the curls without making them stiff or sticky – even in the summer humidity." –Sharon Elliot

Get it from Amazon for $13.19.

16. Tie your hair with hair elastics so it will stay put when you decide to put your hair into a messy bun.

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Promising Review: "Great hair ties. Thickness of the hair ties is greater than expected. The larger diameter of the hair ties is really nice and doesn't dig into your wrist if you wear an extra one." –Superlagomorph

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $5.26. Also available in black.

17. Use Burlybands – special hair ties that won't break when stretched too far and, most importantly, won't break off the ends of your hair if it's super thick!

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Promising Review: "I have curly hair and am very active, and not only do these stay in place while I run, they don't hurt my head or give me a headache. And as an extra bonus, my hair never gets caught – I can pull it right out. These are amazing." –Stephanie

Get them from Amazon for $10.99. Also available in brown.

New 'do, new you!

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