6 Heatless Hair Ideas for the Winter Season

Alyssa François | 17 February 2018
heatless hairstyles you've got to try

Give the hot tools and your hair a rest. 

It’s hard to think about attempting to air-dry your hair during the winter season. It’s cold and no one has time to catch the flu. On the flipside, heatless hairstyles can be beneficial to the overall health of your hair. Just think: No heat, no heat damage. Sounds like a plan to us! Read on to check out some easy and doable heatless hair ideas for the winter season:

6 Heatless Hairstyles for Winter

young woman wearing Dutch braids on long hair
Braids are still one of the best heatless hair ideas to try. Photo credit: Dvora

Heatless Hair Idea #1: Dutch Braids

Braids will always have a place in our hair styling arsenal whether it’s used for a gym hairstyle, to save a bad hair day or worn as a heatless hairstyle. After washing your hair, apply a bit of Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your hair for shine, then create a pair of Dutch braids.

SUAVE MOROCCAN INFUSION STYLING OIL
young woman posing with short textured bob hairstyle
No blowdryer, no problem. Achieve your favorite heatless hairstyles with volumizing products. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Heatless Hair Idea #2: Big & Textured Hair

We love big hairstyles that don’t involve using heat. To get this big and textured look, wash hair with Nexxus Volume Shampoo and follow up with Nexxus Diametress Volume Conditioner. After rinsing out conditioner, blot your hair with a microfiber towel to speed up the drying process, then apply a couple spritzes of Nexxus Diametress Volume Body Gel Spray. Scrunch hair to create texture, air-dry and you’re set.  

NEXXUS DIAMETRESS REBALANCING SHAMPOO
NEXXUS DIAMETRESS RESTORING CONDITIONER
NEXXUS DIAMETRESS VOLUME LAVISH BODY GEL SPRAY
young woman with sleek low bun hairstyle
Looks wet, but it’s not. Try out the wet hair trend on dry hair with the use of shine oils and gels. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Heatless Hair Idea #3 Dry, Wet Bun

Think of the no makeup-makeup trend, but  for hair. After washing your hair, air-dry then apply a generous amount of Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel. Smooth with a boar bristle brush and secure with an elastic. To add shine, apply a few drops of Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your hands, warm it up then smooth onto your hair.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
SUAVE MOROCCAN INFUSION STYLING OIL

Heatless Hairstyles That Give You Two Style Options

how to get wavy hair overnight with twists
Twist it for seriously defined waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Wavy Hair From Twists

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 the ends of your hair with some oil like Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil. Apply a pump to your hair to help prevent frizz and flyaways.

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL

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. Tie off your hair and get to sleep! Wake up and shake out your hair! Easy heatless hairstyles without sweat! Enjoy your perfectly sculpted wavy hair overnight.

how to get wavy hair overnight with a braid
The looser the braid the looser the wave.

2. Wavy Hair From Braids

We’re sure you know all about getting wavy hair overnight with braids.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. This is key for many overnight hairstyles, since many can come out looking flat. Pump up your roots with a golf-ball sized amount of Catwalk by TIGI Strong Hold Mousse. Then, loosely braid your hair all the way down and secure with a hair tie. Shake out your braid in the morning to wear your waves.

CATWALK by TIGI STRONG HOLD MOUSSE
how to get wavy hair overnight with buns
The bigger the buns, the bigger the waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages,com

3. Wavy Hair From Buns

For a curlier wavy look, go for buns. You could do several mini buns all over like bantu knots 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 TRESemmé Make Waves Defining Cream. It helps to hold the shape of your waves after you take them out. It’s also infused with jojoba oil and sunflower seed oil to make sure you get soft hair too. 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.

Which of these heatless hair ideas are you going to try this winter? Want more ways to save your hair during the cold weather season? Check out how you can try hair dusting at home

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