Have you been struggling to find a way to curl your very short hair?
If you've just had a dramatic chop or are looking to try your hand at curling your short bob, you may find it intimidating!
Curling hair can be difficult when you have less hair to work with. There’s just not enough length to hold onto when using heat-styling tools like curling irons and hot rollers.
But it doesn't have to be a struggle.
With the right hairstyle, tools, and styling products, you can have sultry curls — without all the heat.
This article will give you some tips and tricks about how to curl really short hair without heat!
They're great for creating volume and bounce in short hairstyles since you don't have to worry about getting too close to the scalp with heated styling tools.
To make it easier for you to follow through, we’ve rounded up these video tutorials that will teach you how, step by step. Great if you need a little hand-holding.
Here are four easy tutorials that show you how to achieve heatless curls.
Vlogger Megan Santa Cruz runs us through her overnight braids for short hair.
You want to start with wet hair. You can either wet your hair or take a shower and start with clean hair.
For prep, wrap your hair in a towel and let it soak out the excess moisture. Do this for approximately 15 minutes or until your hair is damp.
Once damp, remove the towel from your hair. Apply an oil treatment such as L'Oreal Paris Elvive to help soften hair and reduce frizz.
Then we’re ready to get started.
Once your hair is dry, remove your hair tie and unravel your braids. You can keep the center part or part hair to the side for a different look. To finish the look, scrunch your curls for a bit of volume.
CHECK OUT: Our Ultimate Guide on How To Curl Short Hair
Curlformers is a type of curler that gives you waves without any heat. It's actually a good heatless curler to sleep in!
They have different-sized curlers that can help you achieve a range of curls, from smaller tight ringlets to looser voluminous curls.
For tighter curls, you can use either the green and blue curler. While for loose waves, I recommend using the red and orange Curlformer.
Vlogger Milabu shows us how she uses Culformers to curl her short hair. You’ll need both the Curlformers and the Curlformer hook to achieve this look.
You want to start with wet hair or slightly damp hair. Section off your hair before you start curling.
You're on holiday, sitting in your hotel room thinking, I wish I could curl my hair, but I have no tools.
Little did you know that the bathrobe hanging behind the door is your ultimate styling tool.
Bathrobe curls are similar to rag curls in a way; it's just easier than using rags or old cotton shirts.
We follow Vlogger Jocelyn Mcclellan to see how she does it. She starts by applying a styling lotion, some moose, and sea salt spray.
For this look, you want your hair to be almost dry before starting but not completely dry.
You can either blow dry hair or let your hair air dry before curling. Blow-drying without the wand reduces the amount of heat when compared to using two heating tools.
Let’s get started!
Finish off the look by parting it to the side and scrunch your curls to finish the look. You can also use this for curling short layered hair.
If you want to take bathrobe curls a little further, you can use Heatless Hair Curling Ribbon. They're even better for your hair since the curl ribbons are made with silk, instead of cotton that bathrobes are usually made off.
Vlogger Jaleesa Moses shows us how she achieves tight, spiral curls with a simple twist.
It’s best to do this on damp or towel-dried hair. If you start with dry hair, apply a leave-in or styling cream.
In the morning, remove the twists and slowly begin to separate your curls.
You can add a bit of edge control for texture as you style. Use a fine-toothed comb at the top of your hair to style the curl in place.
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Super short hair is sometimes hard to deal with, but these easy styling tricks can help you get the perfect curl without using heat.
Hopefully, this article has given you some inspiration and great tips for how to curl really short hair without heat!
Whether your locks are super-short or cropped, there's an ideal way to get the perfect curly look.
You can also use these techniques with longer lengths that need a boost of volume or bounce; it'll help keep things looking natural and soft instead of stiff like they would if you use curling irons or hot rollers on them.
Try out one of these styling tricks next time your hair needs a little pick me up!