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How to Get Wavy Hair Overnight

How to Get Curly Hair Without Heated Tools

Here's an excerpt of a tip-heavy post on getting no-heat waves from OnSugar blogger lesleykat:

Achieving no-heat waves is super simple:

  1. After you shampoo and condition your hair, use a towel to wring out as much of the excess water as you can.
  2. Apply a frizz serum or styling cream to seal the moisture into the hair. I like to use Neutrogena Triple Moisture Serum (available at most drugstores), but any styling product you like will do.
  3. Comb it through with a medium-wide tooth comb.
  4. Braid your hair and secure with an elastic hair band. If you can French braid, even better!
  5. Slap a clean towel on your pillow and go to bed. Be sure to use a clean towel. You don't want your face to be all over a dirty towel as you sleep.
  6. When you wake up: Undo the braid and separate hair pieces with your fingers. Do not use a brush or comb.
  7. Work a little pomade or texturizing styling product from about halfway down the length through the ends. I like Devachan Set Me Up! (I think they've changed the formula and renamed it Set Up and Above. Available at Ricky's/Ulta/Devachan.)
  8. Spritz a little medium-hold hairspray just to keep everything in place.
  9. If you're prone to major frizz, you can add a little bit of a smoothing product, but I think a little frizz with waves looks natural. Unless you're going to a photo shoot, who cares about a touch of frizz?

To find out the inspiration behind this particular style, be sure to check out the intro of this post. And don't forget, you can start a blog of your own, too. Just create your own site and share your own beauty tips. You could be featured right here on Bella.

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lesleykat lesleykat 4 years
Only one braid is needed to do this. If you do more than that you can get part lines that you may not want.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
Thanks, LesleyKat! This makes me wish I had long hair!!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I do this with a bunch of tiny braids, my hair is too thick and wouldn't dry in time. Works great!
lesleykat lesleykat 5 years
thanks all! glad you like the post!
adrian44 adrian44 5 years
Also like the comments about frizz looking natural. Like the positive and realistic perspective!!
adrian44 adrian44 5 years
Appreciate the tips for curly hair!
Rachel-C Rachel-C 5 years
This is great for second day hair too - mine is very curly, and if I wear it in braids at night, i wake up with perfect waves!
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