We wash it, condition it, add products to it, use heat to blow dry it then use more heat to style it. Yes, I’m talking about our hair. Paraphrasing the words Fred Sanford used to describe his hair, ‘we fry, dye it and lay it to the side’. We abuse our hair with heat then go outside in the sun for even more heated abuse, then spend big bucks trying to repair the damage. Giving your hair a break by using these no heat hair styles and hair care tips will keep you and your hair looking good.
Less frequent washing and fewer uses of heated hair styling implements will benefit your hair by helping to prevent breakage and dried out, lifeless hair. These no heat hair styles and hair care tips will keep you looking good in between hair washes and styling.
When you do wash your hair, set your hair on large rollers and allow to air dry for volume and body, or gently lift up small strands of hair around your face at the roots and use hair pins to pin them away from your face, allow hair to air dry. This will create hair volume and body. Hair is at it’s weakest point when wet, use a wide-toothed comb and style gently to prevent breakage.
Sprinkle a little baby powder or loose translucent face powder on the roots of your hair to absorb scalp oil between washing. Allow the powder to sit on your scalp for a minute, then bend over and hold your head upside down and brush the powder through your hair. This will give the illusion of freshly washed hair and prevent your hair from being flat and oily looking.
If you have short hair and awaken in the mornings with bed head and cowlicks that weren’t there the night before, try this hair care trick before you reach for the heated hair styling implement: Rub your hands together to create warmth and friction, then rub your hands through your hair, massaging your scalp as rub. Doing this a couple of times should tame your unruly locks, get your hair styled and ready to go.
If your hair is long enough to pull up with a hair scrunchie, try this overnight trick to add volume to your hair: Pull your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a scrunchie for sleeping. Remove the scrunchie in the morning, shake your hair out, finger style and go.
Skipping a couple of hair washings and heated hair styling per week will improve the your hair’s texture and save you time.