Turns out TikTok is more than funny videos and dance tutorials — it’s also great for hair and beauty tips!
I don’t know about you, but I always feel my best when my hair is perfectly curled or wavy. Unfortunately, curling irons aren’t the best for our hair, so it’s handy to know a few no-heat methods if you want to keep your hair healthy and curled. Here are five methods that are going viral on TikTok.
Prepping Your Hair
All of these hairstyles work better on damp hair. I like to do styles like these after air drying my hair for a bit after showering at night, but misting it with a spray bottle does the trick too.
Apply a priming and detangling spray like the Drybar Prep Rally Prime and Detangler Spray, as well as a curl activating product like the Not Your Mothers Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream to give your hair a little extra assistance.
Hair Curling Ribbon
These ribbons may be a little pricey, but they last a long time and give you the most beautiful curls. Place the middle of the ribbon on the top of your head and secure it with a hair clip. Wrap your hair around the ribbon in small sections and secure with a scrunchie at the end of the ribbon. Leave it overnight or for 6-8 hours for Serena van der Woodsen-like waves.
Take an elastic infinity headband (the thicker, the better) and wrap it around the top of your head like a halo. Wrap your hair around the headband and secure with bobby pins. Leave it overnight, and wake up to beautiful loose waves.
I found two cute ways to use this method. One is much simpler than the other and they both have similar outcomes, but they’re both worth trying.
The first is to part your hair into two sections like you’re making pigtails and clip a sock (toes at the top) to each side of your head. On each side, divide the hair into two sections and twist them around the sock in opposite directions, securing it with the end of the sock or an elastic. Sleep on it, and wake up with gorgeous loose waves.
The second method is a little more complicated, but it makes tighter, neater curls. Divide your hair into four sections, and clip a long sock to the top of each section. Braid each section with the sock as the third strand, and secure each braid with an elastic. Leave it overnight or for a few hours for more precise curls.
Cordina Flower Curl
Similar to the curling ribbon, satin flower curlers are pricey but worth the investment. Put your hair in a ponytail and place the middle part of the flower over the ponytail, and divide hair into four sections. Wrap each section around a petal and secure with bobby pins. Leave it overnight for beautiful curls in the morning.
Similar to the curling ribbon, place the middle of the belt on the top of your head and secure it with a clip. Divide your hair into two sections and wrap them around the belt, securing them with an elastic. Pin up into buns for more security, and sleep on it for beautiful waves in the morning.
Hair tools like curling irons can be damaging to our hair, so it’s important to know which no-heat hair styling methods work best on your hair. Lucky for us, TikTok has plenty of hair and beauty tips that you can try.