Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: How can I get tight curls without heat?

  1. #1
    Elven Princess Arien ArienEllariel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Winterfell
    Age
    25
    Posts
    3,012
    Length
    17.5"/bsl/knee?
    Type
    2a/2b/F/ii

    Default How can I get tight curls without heat?

    Ok so I know this is a bit crazy but I just realized how good my hair looks with tight looking wavy to curly hair. I did the whole double french braids to dry thing for Easter and it worked out really well. The only thing is well.. I want more curl now, less wave. Can I accomplish that without heat and chemicals? How?

    I once did pin curls and ended up looking like shirley temple. I was going more for something like 3b/3c. Examples: GRU, Sofoulee, Quixii (I know she's a 3a but whatever, I love her hair!!).

    Any advice?

    Edit: I've also tried sock curls. Didn't work for me plus the result if it had worked would have been big soft waves...
    Last edited by ArienEllariel; April 24th, 2011 at 08:31 PM.
    Is hair like this impossible to have? I think not!

  2. #2
    Member soni92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    25
    Type
    1a/1b/F/M/ii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?


  3. #3
    Member dulce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,426
    Length
    pixie/42 in/45 in
    Type
    2c/3a/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    try adding some[not a lot] setting gel or the likes while wet, then air dry and if you have naturally curly hair you should get very defined curls..do not touch or blow dry during air drying or after..if you aren't really naturally curly do the above but put gelled hair up in a top bun or for even tighter curls use a bun on top of head and one lower down-when dry let down..this has worked for me-

  4. #4
    Member rogue_psyche's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    622
    Length
    shldr/waist/hip
    Type
    1c/F/M/ii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    Depending on how long your hair goal is, Curformers may work of you. The extra long and wide is optimal for waist length and shorter, but I make do with my hip length hair (I twist the roots and the curlformers start at my ears).

    I have very curl resistant hair, and these work better than a hot iron for me.
    01/07/2010, now at waist length (30").
    I'm a work in progress.

  5. #5
    Member Joribear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Kansas
    Age
    39
    Posts
    155
    Type
    2a/2b/M/iii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by soni92 View Post
    That is awesome! Now I have something to do with all those mismatched socks from the wash!

  6. #6
    Little Witch MonaLisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1,189
    Length
    MBL/TBL/CL
    Type
    1c/2a/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    If you want them to last, instead of heat or hair spray, you can use a bit of beer. It's confirmed...make curls last and gives shine + I think it's really healthy/good for hair! So cheers

  7. #7
    Member QMacrocarpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    In the stacks
    Posts
    704

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?


  8. #8
    Member apynip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    221
    Length
    bob/neck/BSL
    Type
    1b/1c/M/ii/iii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    I have heard of people using straws to curl hair with but that will give you the tight kinky curls.

    Just wrap the hair around a straw and slip a bobby pin on the side of the straw and make sure the end of the end of the hair is secure. best results come from damp but not dripping hair and left in all day/ night.

    or careful rag curls work great.

  9. #9
    Member Siaraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Age
    24
    Posts
    41
    Length
    15/21/30
    Type
    2b/2c/M/C/iii

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    You can also cut a pillow case in long fabric strips and do rags, they stay in for ages with this method so its good for especially hard to curl hair.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxgwbWc5Yiw

    The video is a little dark but still gets the method across.

    Loved the sock video by the way! I wonder if primark sell blondey coloured socks...? Hehe.

  10. #10

    Default Re: How can I get tight curls without heat?

    I tried to sock bun curls last night. I really wanted them to stay so I even put some gel in my hair when I wet my hair. This morning I had some curls. Not as dramatic as the video, but pretty good for me. An hour later they were gone, now my hair just has more body. I'm not quite sure where I went wrong. maybe my hair is just not meant to be curly

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •