Curling your hair with a heatless curling rod is an easy way to achieve voluminous curls without using damaging heat tools. Don’t have the time to let your curls set in the morning? No problem – put the curling rod into your hair before bed and let your curls set overnight to wake up with bouncy curls!Heatless hair curling techniques are my absolute favourite ways to style my hair. I have fine hair and lots of it which means it is quite fragile and breaks easily under stress or heat. That’s why, for years, I’ve looked for heatless ways to style my hair. In my 20s, I often used curling rods and other heatless techniques to curl my hair but recently (well, like a year ago) I learned about a new heatless hair styling technique using a heatless curling rod that is so simple and easy and it creates such voluminous bombshell curls.
How to Curl Your Hair with a Heatless Curling RodTo do these heatless curls you’ll need a curling rod. This curling rod is covered in a silky material so that your hair will not stick, cling, tangle, or become damaged from being wrapped around it. Many other curlers are either rubbery, are covered in velcro, or are made from a rougher material and those often snag on the hair and can cause damage and hair breakage. This curling rod comes with a hair clip as well as two silk hair ties that you will use to secure the brand in place once you’ve put it in your hair.
How long do you need to keep the heatless curling rod in your hair?You’ll want to put the curling rod into your hair when it is slightly damp so that your hair will dry and be set in place. My hair is quite porous so it dries very slowly, but I find if I lightly spritz my hair with water and then put in the curling rod, my hair will be set/dry in about 1-2 hours. In general, I find the longer you can keep it in your hair, the better the curls will set. If you can wear this overnight while you sleep, your curls will have lots of time to dry and set in place.
How to do heatless curls with a curling rod:
- First, you’ll need to dampen your hair. You don’t want your hair to be too wet, instead, you’ll want your hair to be just slightly damp so that it can dry and set your curls in place.
- Then you’ll want to split your hair into two sections (right and left) and then take the curling rod and secure it onto your hair with the hair clip.
- Now it’s time to start wrapping your hair around the curling rod. Start with the front top pieces of your hair (which frame your face) and wrap that piece of hair around the rod, pulling it backward and away from your face. Wrap a piece from the back around the rod, crossing over the original piece of hair you wrapped. Continue to add more hair to each piece as you cross-wrap your hair around the rod. (See video for more clarity)
- Secure your hair to the rod with the silk hair tie and then repeat the same steps on the other side.
- Let your hair fully dry (this usually takes a few hours) and then remove the curling rod from your hair. Enjoy your super soft, fluffy, and voluminous curls!