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joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 01:59 PM
Hello everyone!

So, I had the hairdresser use a heated styling wand on my hair when I had it cut last, and I LOVED the results. However, I don't want to use heat on it to get the same results.

The results are what are shown in my avatar.

Can anyone tell me how to get similar results from something that is heat free? I've tried the headband curls but they always leave a huge mark on my forehead which isn't attractive and hurts my head!

I don't have much money to spend...any suggestions welcome!

Jo:o

lapushka
February 12th, 2014, 02:03 PM
I think buying the biggest velcro rollers you can find (especially velcro rollers come in big sizes) is key, then roll while your hair is 80%-90% dry, or spritz your dry hair with a spritz bottle. Let it fully dry, then tadaa. I think. :)

MissHoney
February 12th, 2014, 02:04 PM
I use curlformers or flexi-rods... but for curls that big you can use literally anything.

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:04 PM
I think buying the biggest velcro rollers you can find (especially velcro rollers come in big sizes) is key, then roll while your hair is 80% dry, or spritz your dry hair with a spritz bottle. Let it fully dry, then tadaa. I think. :)

Thanks Lapushka! Aren't velcro rollers damaging for hair? It sounds like a good plan if they aren't! :D

Aderyn
February 12th, 2014, 02:05 PM
Curlformers, Flexirods, pin curls, velcro rollers, bun waves, headband curls, etc. If you spritz your hair with water and then sleep on it, you can usually wake up with nice waves and/or curls.

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:05 PM
I use curlformers or flexi-rods... but for curls that big you can use literally anything.

I haven't heard of them before (or I forgot!), what are they? Are they expensive?

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:06 PM
Curlformers, Flexirods, pin curls, velcro rollers, bun waves, headband curls, etc. If you spritz your hair with water and then sleep on it, you can usually wake up with nice waves and/or curls.

My bun waves always end up frizzy and a velcro-ey mess. Headband curls hurt my forehead! :laugh: Pin curls never work for me, either.

The other two I'm not sure on how to use but I'll look it up.

lapushka
February 12th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Thanks Lapushka! Aren't velcro rollers damaging for hair? It sounds like a good plan if they aren't! :D

Well, if you don't do it too often, IMMHO it won't hurt. But the rollers do have velcrood parts and that may not be the best for the hair. I just don't know of any rollers that come in these big sizes:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hair-Tools-Velcro-Cling-Hair-Rollers-Large-Green-48-mm-x-12-/331123521544?pt=US_Hair_Care&var=&hash=item4d187ff808

MissHoney
February 12th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Yes they are expensive. There is a girl on youtube that uses all types of household things to curl her hair. Try some of those ideas. If you can wrap your hair around it, it can curl it.

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Well, if you don't do it too often, IMMHO it won't hurt. But the rollers do have velcrood parts and that may not be the best for the hair. I just don't know of any rollers that come in these big sizes:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hair-Tools-Velcro-Cling-Hair-Rollers-Large-Green-48-mm-x-12-/331123521544?pt=US_Hair_Care&var=&hash=item4d187ff808

Wowza, they ARE huge! Yeah, I wouldn't be bothered all the time. I just know I have DBFs birthday coming up and it'd be nice to do something different!

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Yes they are expensive. There is a girl on youtube that uses all types of household things to curl her hair. Try some of those ideas. If you can wrap your hair around it, it can curl it.

Okay, then they're probably out! Have you got a link to the YouTube channel or video? :flower:

MissHoney
February 12th, 2014, 02:10 PM
no heat foil curls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_hAhXNdYhY)

Also look into sock curls, 'cocoon' curls, rag curls, paper bag curls, t shirt curls... people literally use anything!

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:15 PM
no heat foil curls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_hAhXNdYhY)

Thanks :)

I watched it but the curls are too tight for what I'm after but looking at the rest of her videos I'm sure there'll be one that is suitable!

MissHoney
February 12th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Thanks :)

I watched it but the curls are too tight for what I'm after but looking at the rest of her videos I'm sure there'll be one that is suitable!

Oh yea, I should also mention bun curls.. really to change the size of the curl change the size of whatever you use. I can use as little as 3 fat flexi rods at the top of my head to get the type of curl you want.

joflakes
February 12th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Oh yea, I should also mention bun curls.. really to change the size of the curl change the size of whatever you use. I can use as little as 3 fat flexi rods at the top of my head to get the type of curl you want.

Wow, that sounds great!
I just watched another of her videos where she uses dish sponges to get bigger curls, looks like what I'm after!

SkyChild
February 12th, 2014, 02:23 PM
Try using rags to curl your hair when wet. Or bun waves?
I did see a video on youtube where the girl was making them with bananas! It's worth a try I suppose (and I can't imagine it would be hard to find)

Kiminath
February 12th, 2014, 02:59 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7_hAhXNdYhY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7_hAhXNdYhY

This one maybe?

RachelB
February 12th, 2014, 03:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4emVwiXxRY
I couldn't find a better video of the concept at the moment (disregard her teasing her hair/hairspray and all the stuff at the end), but I use this one all the time and I absolutely love the way it comes out. I clip it up on my head like that, but I have also seen it where people do the twist but tie it under their chin with a hair elastic for the same effect.

Rio040113
February 12th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Another vote for flexi rods, I love mine. I got mine from ebay, they cost me like 2 or something for a pack and for big loose curls 1 pack of the biggest size is probably all you'd need :)

alexis917
February 12th, 2014, 03:56 PM
I was going to suggest really loose pin curls, but the banana method sounds much funnier!

newmooncrafts
February 12th, 2014, 03:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5T6JyPzeqE
Baby wipes!
This is what I use to get curls in my hair. They last all day and I have terribly straight hair that usually would lose a curl in an hour or two!
And baby wipes are cheap! You can buy 80 packs at dollar stores! Woohoo!

stachelbeere
February 12th, 2014, 06:01 PM
pincurls! they are super cheap (you only pay for bobby pins or special clips) and the results are fantastic! you can control how you want then to look, how tight or loose. You only need to get the hang of it but it's definitely worth it. it's my go-to curling method nowadays. instead of a sleep braid I would do a few pin curls and have curls the next day.

BrendaLoan
February 12th, 2014, 06:24 PM
You could try this ones :o

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/3/12/17/enhanced-buzz-8085-1363124917-3.jpg
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr01/2013/3/12/15/enhanced-buzz-26044-1363116339-0.jpg

Weewah
February 12th, 2014, 11:31 PM
For rollers I'd suggest something around a 2 inch diameter, anything super jumbo will just have a straightening effect.

joflakes
February 13th, 2014, 02:40 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7_hAhXNdYhY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7_hAhXNdYhY

This one maybe?

That's the tin foil one, right? I've seen that but it is too small a curl.
Thank you anyways!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4emVwiXxRY
I couldn't find a better video of the concept at the moment (disregard her teasing her hair/hairspray and all the stuff at the end), but I use this one all the time and I absolutely love the way it comes out. I clip it up on my head like that, but I have also seen it where people do the twist but tie it under their chin with a hair elastic for the same effect.

That's not exactly what I'm after but I really want to try it anyway!


Another vote for flexi rods, I love mine. I got mine from ebay, they cost me like 2 or something for a pack and for big loose curls 1 pack of the biggest size is probably all you'd need :)
I'll check it out thanks!


I was going to suggest really loose pin curls, but the banana method sounds much funnier!

Haha, yes!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5T6JyPzeqE
Baby wipes!
This is what I use to get curls in my hair. They last all day and I have terribly straight hair that usually would lose a curl in an hour or two!
And baby wipes are cheap! You can buy 80 packs at dollar stores! Woohoo!

Whoah, her hair is super curly after that. I don't think it's what I am after but I kinda wanna try it anyway!


pincurls! they are super cheap (you only pay for bobby pins or special clips) and the results are fantastic! you can control how you want then to look, how tight or loose. You only need to get the hang of it but it's definitely worth it. it's my go-to curling method nowadays. instead of a sleep braid I would do a few pin curls and have curls the next day.

I really need to get the hang if pin curls!


You could try this ones :o

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/3/12/17/enhanced-buzz-8085-1363124917-3.jpg
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr01/2013/3/12/15/enhanced-buzz-26044-1363116339-0.jpg

Thanks, they're similar to ones I've see on YouTube. Worth a look for sure!


For rollers I'd suggest something around a 2 inch diameter, anything super jumbo will just have a straightening effect.

Thanks for the advice :flower:

emilia1992
February 14th, 2014, 05:12 AM
How about www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bjCSteybc for rag curls? They look really professional (oh, and if you don't want your curls too tight, use a wider strip of material) :)

jacqueline101
February 14th, 2014, 06:43 AM
Why not buy some sponge rollers? They have all kinds of sizes and you can get them at the dollar store.

kitcatsmeow
February 14th, 2014, 07:15 AM
Velcro rollers DO work. They were my go to when I first stopped using heat tools. I over used them but certainly once in a while should be ok. Use just how Lapushka explained! Although honestly, if your only doing it once a month, just go for the curling wand! Once a month shouldn't do anymore harm than velcro rollers especially if your careful. And IMO the wand is probably the least damaging styling tool out there.

YamaMaya
February 14th, 2014, 09:43 AM
Those roll up and snap shut bun former things make lovely waves, they look like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/WMA-Sponge-Styling-Donut-Former/dp/B00870PR5I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392392608&sr=8-1&keywords=bun+former

Jessleigh
March 2nd, 2014, 09:55 PM
I love my flexi rods/bendy rollers! I love the one inch and the 1 1/4 inch size.

Here are my curls using flexi rods.
http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad60/Connor1052009/hair2_zps5a6f541a.jpg (http://s921.photobucket.com/user/Connor1052009/media/hair2_zps5a6f541a.jpg.html)

joflakes
March 3rd, 2014, 03:30 AM
Just realised I missed a load of suggestions! I'll read properly later, but thankyou everyone!

Ambystoma
March 3rd, 2014, 03:39 AM
If you like the look of styles created with velcro rollers, just get some and cover them with satin - that's what I did with mine, I bought some cheap satin ribbon the same width as the rollers, wrapped it around the roller and then sewed it in place with a few large, quick hand stitches :)

browneyedsusan
March 3rd, 2014, 06:20 AM
I've slept in 3 Velcro rollers--only on the tippy-top of my head, so I don't lay on them. My current (Feb) siggy is from those, I think. I fingercombed my hair with wet hands to barely dampen it, used 1" rollers anchored with bobby pins, and tied a big scarf over the whole shebang. Next morning, fingercomb, and you're done! :)
You'll probably have to mess around with roller size and the dampness of your hair, but you'll find something that works!

grimsqueaker
March 4th, 2014, 12:05 AM
Maybe green or beige strawllers? I've used the pink ones and they work really well.