Heatless Hairstyle Hacks: 6 Ways to Get Wavy Hair Overnight

No heat and a cute style!

We’re all for heatless hairstyle hacks here at All Things Hair. Not only do these styles allow you to rock some gorgeous look, but you’ll also be minimizing damage to your hair! One style that you can create before you catch your zzz’s is to create a slight wave to your hair.

The process to create wavy hair overnight is one of our favorite ways to add more body and texture to your straight or wavy hair without having to do all that much. To break down heatless hairstyle processes, we are sharing 6 favorites to help you score wavy hair overnight. Read on:

1. Wavy Hair From Twists

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Twist it for seriously defined waves.

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 Emerge Glow Off Oil Serum. Apply a pump to your hair to help prevent frizz and flyaways.

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 a sweat! Enjoy your perfectly sculpted wavy hair overnight.

2. 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 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 Dove Curls Defining Mousse. Then, loosely braid your hair all the way down and secure it with a hair tie. Shake out your braid in the morning to wear your waves.

3. Wavy Hair From Buns

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The bigger the buns, the bigger the waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages,com

For a curlier wavy look, go for buns. For a wavy look, go for two space 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 the Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Tousled Texture Sea Salt Spray. 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.

4. Bubble Waves

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Grab your hair ties and go to town!

Take a cue from hair queen Justine Marjan and create these overnight bubble waves! Grab a bunch of hair ties and create a series of bubbles down the length of your ponytail. Head to sleep and when you wake up, carefully remove the hair ties and gently comb through your strands.

5. Low Bun

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Loose subtle waves.

Create loose subtle waves that start at your chin and extend with volume from there by sleeping in this low bun. Ideal if you are hoping to create a softer look, this low bun is the secret to the loose waves of your dreams.

6. Preserve!

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The best solution is prevention!

Milk your heatless style for all its worth and sleep in a preservation hairstyle! Carefully wrap your hair up into a bun while you sleep and make sure to secure it with a silk scrunchie in order to make it last without impacting the waves.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these heatless hairstyle hacks? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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