My friend Susan told me about this easy way to curl your hair without heat. She described it as French braiding your hair around a circular headband and she had seen the video on youtube. Of course I had to try it! I choose a thick band that would create big curls and be comfortable to sleep in. It took less than five minutes to tuck my hair around the band and be done. Please watch the video for the proper tutorial.
UPDATE: Oh no, she made the video private!
Okay, I will try my best to explain this…
Brush through lightly damp hair and place headband near crown of the head.
Start at the front, grab a small section of hair and loop through the band so that part of that piece will tuck out the bottom.
Then take that bit that is leftover and another small section and loop again (this is why Susan described it like French braiding).
Do this until you reach the back of you hair and then do the other side working front to back.
As you tuck and loop you will also want to push the hair forward on the band so you have more room to work in the back. Your result should look something like this with all your hair looped around the band.
In the morning I simply pulled the headband backwards out of my hair to reveal bouncy, loose waves!
This is with just a light comb through, no brushing or product yet. I can see this being a part of my regular routine, as a girl with 99.9% straight hair it is a nice change to have all this body. If your hair is longer it may be harder to get your hair out of the band so I recommend first using a headband you aren’t attached to in case you need to cut it out of your hair.
Will you try the headband curls?