7 Heat-Free Hairstyles You Can Do in a Flash

May 12, 2021
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
7 Heat-Free Hairstyles to Save Your Hair

While we can’t deny the power of a fresh blowout, there’s something to be said about embracing your natural hair texture too. Air-drying is a whole lot quicker and easier, plus it saves you from potential heat damage. If you’re tired of running the flat iron over your bangs or touching up with a curling wand every day, look no further than these easy heat-free hairstyles


Rinse It and Forget It

The more moisture you add to your hair when it’s damp, the less frizz you may end up with once it dries. That’s why all hair types can benefit from a nourishing leave-in product, such as the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Leave In Conditioner. If you have curls, consider adding something a little more heavy-duty, such as the Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Curl Shaping Cream Gel. It contains coconut oil and mango and murumuru butters to keep curls shiny and hydrated.


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Ballerina Babe

For a super sleek look, comb down any flyaways or edges using a toothbrush coated with hairspray or gel, depending on the thickness of your hair. Mist the bun with hairspray to lock it in place.


Braided Chignon

This style looks like you put in a lot of time and effort, but all you really need are some basic braiding skills. Bonus: it adds beachy waves to straight hair and loosens tighter curls when you take it down, so it’s like two hairstyles in one.

French Braid

Another great option: a tried-and-true French braid. To up the volume, add a little texturizing powder or spray, like the Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease, to your hair prior to braiding. After you finish your braid, pull at the crown of your hair to loosen the style and remove a few strands in the front to give it a messy yet chic look.

garnier fructis deconctructed texture tease

Fishtail Braid

If you’re tired of the classic French braid, a fishtail braid might suit you better. It’s easy to do — it only takes about five steps to complete — and looks great on air-dried hair.

Plush Pony

This simple take on a ’90s bubble pony adds flair to your standard ponytail. Simply pull hair back into an elastic and fasten a second elastic at the bottom of the tail. Pull out two face-framing pieces to complete the look.


Half-Up, Half-Down

This style looks great on any texture and is easy to achieve with just a couple bobby pins or one fun hair clip. Simply twist or braid two face-framing strands and join them in the back of your head.


Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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