5 Heatless Curl Hacks That Work SO Well


heatless curlsSource: negin_mirsalehi / Instagram

Crown care and hair health are set to be one of 2023’s biggest beauty trends. That means we’re giving our tresses a much-needed break from over-styling and heat damage. Instead, we’re masking around the clock and using heatless styling hacks…

You’re probably familiar with the heatless curl hack that went viral on TikTok, and now other TikTokers have been sharing different variants, as well as other heatless curling options. From Bantu knots to twists, stocking curls, and more, these five heatless curl hacks are literally genius and will help keep split ends at bay and prevent damage caused by heat styling.

Heatless Curl Hacks We Love:

1. Stocking Curls

Curl type: Loose waves

Celebrity hairstylist, Justine Marjan, whose clientele includes the Kardashians and our girl crush, Olivia Culpo, shows how you can easily create loose waves using a pair of stockings. Unlike many of the other TikTok curling hacks, Justine braids her hair around the tights for a more voluminous wave.

2. Bantu Knot Curls

@realashleyrogersI love Bantu knot curls ✨ #hair #hairstyle♬ original sound – Mighty Baby

Curl type: Tight curls

If you have textured hair, Bantu knots are a great styling option that’ll keep you looking cute from one wash to the next. After washing your hair, style them in Bantu knots (be extra generous with styling creams), then leave them to dry (or if leaving overnight, wear a bonnet – check out our fave bonnets here). When you take them out, you’ll have tight, bouncy curls.

3. Sock Curls

Curl type: Beach waves

Negin Mirsalehi’s locks are literally hair goals. She typically uses a curling wand, however, for this heatless hack she opted for socks instead and the result is insane.

4. ‘Bathrobe’ Curls

@lillyvanbrooklynHighly suggest trying these omg 🤩 #hairtok #heatlesscurls♬ follow tj_yeslad – TJ

Curl type: Voluminous, bouncy curls

This is the hack that went viral using a bathrobe belt (a long scarf works too), and we totally understand the obsession. Just be sure to twist the hair away from your face for big, bouncy curls. This hack is also fairly quick to do (less than 10 mins) and the results really last. Our tip? Make sure your hair is just damp – if the hair is too wet, it will take forever to dry!

5. Twist Outs

@unique.divinityidk how i feel about twist outs #fyp #hair #tutorial #foryoupage♬ Sweater Weather and Toxic Remix – Harry Morelli

Curl type: Bouncy coils

If you’re looking to add definition to your curls, doing a twist out is an oldie but a goodie. They’re super easy to do and will give a more defined coil. Check out some of our fave brands for coily and kinky hair here.

Have you tried heatless curls? Let us know in the comments below.