{How To} Get Beachy Waves with No Heat!

Posted on March 8, 2013


Hello Lovelies!

My first No Heat Waves Tutorial got SO much love from my readers (thank you!), I thought I’d share another easy way to get beautiful beachy waves without using any heat! What’s the difference between my first no heat tutorial and this one? With today’s technique, you can sleep while it works it’s magic!

I’ve tried other overnight wave/curl techniques and always been disappointed. Here’s my beef with the other techniques:

  • Sleeping with rollers and buns in your hair is uncomfortable!
  • Even after enduring an uncomfortable night of sleep, you wake up with random dents and out of control curls!
  • There’s been so many times where I’ve had to (re)wash my hair because the curls are not uniform. Maybe you get lucky and the right side of your hair turned out great… well, what about the other half? I’m never lucky enough to get both sides looking equally good. An uncomfortable night of sleep for nothing.

If you know what I’m talking about… I think you’ll be happy with this overnight, no heat wave technique. ;) So, enough with the talk! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Here’s a photo I recently shared on Instagram showing off my no heat waves.

Impressed? Curious how I got these beachy waves without heat, a blow dryer, or a curling iron? Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to get gorgeous {no heat} waves!

Overnight {No Heat} Waves Tutorial:

Before bed…

  1. Wash your hair and let it air dry a bit. When your hair is slightly damp, split into 2 sections (right and left). Use a little curling cream if you like. Take a section and start twisting at the roots/base, all the way to the ends. Here’s the key: Twist well and make sure you’re combing your hair with your fingers as you’re twisting. You want to make sure even the ‘center’ of your twists are twisting too (think funnel of a tornado).
  2. Once you’ve twisted to the ends, bring the ends to the crown of your head and clip (buy here and  here). Then use 1-2 more to help keep the twist in place.
  3. Twist the other side in the same direction (twist both sides away from face, or towards face). Bring the ends to the crown of your head right along the first twist. Use the same 2-3 clips to hold both twists in place. Re-position clips as needed, making sure both ends of the twists have a clip securing them.

In the morning…

  • Remove the clips and piece the curls. Or just flip your hair over and back. Viola! You should be quite happy with your “Oh, I just rolled out of bed looking this good” waves!
  • I didn’t use any hairspray in any of my photos, but spraying a little will help hold the curls even longer.

Additional tips:

  1. Clips with the “no slip grip” are helpful. You can get them here and here.
  2. Take a look at the 1st photo below. I used 2 smaller clips on the ends of my hair and used a bigger clip right in the middle to further secure the hold. Pay close attention to securing the ends properly so that the ends dry in the twists. This will help create uniform waves throughout the lengthen of your hair.
  3. If you have super straight hair and are super picky about the ends curling just right… in the morning, unclip and while your hair is still in the twists, take a curling iron and lightly curl the two ends of the twists. Then flip your hair over to see your beautiful waves!
  4. Don’t worry if your long hair is creating a long “u” shape in step 2 (see 2nd photo below). You may feel like you have floppy ears.
  5. Since the twists are at the sides of your face, you can sleep comfortably on your back. Are you a side sleeper?! Sorry…  well at least you can take this opportunity to change your sleeping position. Dermatologists recommend sleeping on your back over any other position anyway because it helps prevent premature wrinkles and aging on your face and neck! :) Just sayin.

Go to bed looking like this…

… and wake up looking like this! Now that’s some good beauty sleep!

I hope this tutorial has been helpful! If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments below. Want more tutorials like this?!… Check them out here!~

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