7 Heatless Hairstyles to Try this Summer + 2 Overnight Hair Hacks

Beat the heat with these fun heatless hairstyles. 

The heat is on this summer, and for some refuge we try to avoid our blowdryer and flat iron, opting for easy get-up-and-go styles. While you might think ponytail hairstyles and buns are your best options, there are actually tons of heatless hairstyles that’ll leave you looking put-together and on-point. Plus,  these styles won’t make you sweat while you get ready. These styles are quick, easy, and super versatile for everything from work to your weekend adventures.

Heatless Hairstyles You Need to Try

We ran a survey among our readers and asked them if they change or experiment with new hairstyles during the summer and most of them replied yes. Below are some cool styles to try this hot season.

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1. Natural Curls Heatless Hairstyles

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Embrace your natural waves this summer. Photo credit: Dvora

Embrace your natural curls this summer without using a diffuser. Simply wash and condition as you normally would and then air-dry your hair. When it is at least 95% dry, use Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse Cream. This formula is lightweight and helps enhance your natural curls without leaving your hair crunchy or stiff.

2. Space Buns

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Add a french braid for extra flair.

This double bun look can get your long hair out of your face as you leave your neck cool. Plus, you can get this style ready in less than five minutes! If you want to make this style a little fancier, add French braids before putting your hair into buns.

3. Braided Bun

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An elegant look, perfect for many occasions.

Step outside of your typical bun box as you create a new take on this donut bun look with a braid. Instead of rolling your ponytail over the donut, place the donut at the base of your ponytail, then braid your hair around it, pinning the ends once you’ve covered the donut. Secure your style in place with a spritz of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Extend Hold Level 4 Hair Spray.

4. Heatless Hairstyles With Headbands

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Create your own fake headband from your hair with this cool hairstyle. Great on all hair types, focus on the crown as you tightly twist and wrap your hair right above your ear. Hold the look together with a bobby pin.

5. Side-Swept

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Not sure what to do with your long, curly hair? Why not take things to the side for this dramatic side-swept look. Simply brush all of your hair towards one side of your face and hold it together with a large clip or multiple bobby pins. If you want extra volume, use Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Dry Shampoo before brushing your hair to one side.

6. Cinnamon Swirl Buns

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Have fun playing around with your styles!

This bun style looks complicated, but it’s actually a pretty simple heatless hairstyle. Divide your hair into four equal sections. Then, twist each section, wrapping it around itself to create a bun. Next, pin each bun in place then you’re ready to go! Hold your style in place with Suave Max Hold Hold Aerosol Hair Spray. This spray is great because it will lock your style in place without making your hair feel stiff.

7. Pigtail Braids

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Go for pigtail braids this summer. Don’t forget your hat! Photo credit: Dvora

Another braided hairstyle that we love is casual pigtail braids. This modern look is a take on the beloved childhood style with a modern update that we’ve seen on street-style stars and celebs. Pair it with a hat and you’ll be looking chic as you keep your head protected this summer.

We also asked our readers if they adjust their hair care routine during the summer months and most of them said yes.

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3 Easy Overnight Heatless Hairstyles

1. Wavy Hair from Twists

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Twist it for seriously defined waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re looking for perfectly defined waves, twists are the way to go. This style is super easy to do after washing your hair. To make sure you get the sleek and defined look prep your hair by applying Love Beauty and Planet Sandalwood & Grapeseed Natural Oils Infusion from the midshaft to the ends. This oil will help keep hair moisturized and nourished while it’s drying in the twist. A little goes a long way with this product so you only need a pump at most.

Then, pull your hair into a high ponytail. We suggest securing the ponytail with a scrunchie to avoid any hard lines and then split the tail portion of your hair into two sections. Twist the two sections around each other until you get an inch or two from the ends. Then, tie off your hair and get to sleep. Wake up and shake out your hair. Easy heatless hairstyles without the sweat! Enjoy your perfectly sculpted wavy hair overnight.

2. Heatless Hairstyles Wavy Hair from Braids

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The looser the braid the looser the wave.

We’re sure you know all about getting wavy hair overnight with this heatless hairstyle braid trick. Braids turn into seriously cute heatless hairstyles. We suggest just doing one braid to get a loose beachy texture. The more braids you do, the tighter your waves will be. If you want to go all out, you can do a whole bunch of braids to create a wavy crimped look.

For looser styles, start with your freshly washed hair and add a little volume to the roots with TRESemmé Volume Thickening Spray. This is key for many overnight hairstyles since the look can come out looking flat. Then, braid your hair all the way down and secure it with a hair tie. When you wake up, shake out your braid and you’ll be left with gorgeous waves.

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How cute are these space buns?

3. Wavy Hair from Buns

For wavy heatless hairstyles, go for buns. You could also do several mini buns all over for a much curlier look. But for a wavy look, go for one or two buns. The bigger the bun is, the more likely it will look wavy instead of curly.

To encourage an even wavier look, prep your hair with Dove Amplified Textures Twist In Moisture Shaping Butter Cream. This cream helps give hold and shape your waves after you take them out. Roll your hair into a bun (or two) and let your hair set while you sleep. When you wake up, gently unfurl your hair to rock those waves. Now you’ve got two super cute easy heatless hairstyles with one hack!

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