Unique Heatless Curling Ideas

I have tried all of these unique heatless curling ideas and they all worked on my thick straight hair.

Use what you have

Whether you are trying to use less heat on your hair, never use heat on your hair or are trying to save money there are plenty of ways and items that can be used in your home to make beautiful curls.

Look around, get creative and start curling!


Paper Products

Use paper towels, brown paper bags, newspaper or magazine paper to curl your hair.


Take your choice of paper product and fold it to form a triangle and then roll it to form a long curler. Take about 1 inch sections, spray with some water and then roll your hair up on the paper curler. Either tie the paper towel in a knot to hold the curler in place or use a hair tie to keep the hair from unraveling. Sleep on rolled up hair and take out in the morning.

Dollar store items

Baby wipes, straws or anything else that hair can be wrapped around can be used to curl your hair.

Baby wipes are used the same way as you would use a paper towel, wrapping hair around and rolling it up and then trying the baby wipe in a knot. Sleep in it and take out in the morning.

Straws can be used in a few different ways.

1. Roll hair up as if on a normal curler and tie off with an elastic

2. Holding the straw parallel to your hair wrap hair around starting at the top and going down to the ends, tie off with an elastic

3. Fold the straw in half and zig zag your hair in a figure eight shape around the strap and then tie off with an elastic

Old Clothes

Old stockings, t-shirts, jeans or socks can all be used as curlers.

Old or ripped stockings, t-shirts or jeans can be cut up to use as curlers.

Socks can be used to wrap hair around and then tied off in a knot to hold in place or a sock can be used to make a sock bun on top of the head and sleep in.

Some tips and tricks

What ever you find to use to curl your hair, be creative, think outside the box and try something unexpected.

Tips to remember:

1. If you will be sleeping with your homemade curlers in make sure they are soft

2. Make sure the curlers are secure since you will be sleeping in them

3. If you toss and turn a lot you might want to put a bandana over the curls to keep them from getting undone or too messy

4. Don’t get discouraged fi your fist try or even your second does not turn out. Every one has different hair types and different methods work different on different hair.

5. Make sure hair is not too wet but not completely dry either.

6. Have fun!

Dye your hair with peroxide- Crazy or Genius?

Although I no longer dye my hair this way it does work. Keep reading to see the advantages and disadvantages.

Does it really work?

Yes. Both peroxide and baking soda will lighten your hair.

Dark hair will be harder to get to a color you like. It will take more than one or two applications.

Light brown or dark blond hair will lighten much easier.

Advantages of using Peroxide and baking soda

The advantages of using Peroxide and baking soda to dye your hair:

1. It is way cheaper than going to the salon or buying hair dye from the store.

Baking soda costs about $1.50 and Peroxide less than $1

2. You know exactly what you are putting on your hair.

3. If you use the no poo method to wash your hair you already have the baking soda on your hair and you just have to wash it out and your hair is squeaky clean.

4. You can choose how light you want the color by the amount of time you leave it on.


1. It is drying

Suggestions to help:

Maintain healthy hair by doing hot oil treatments, mayonnaise treatments or egg yolk treatments.

Use only on roots to or don’t leave on the ends for as long as rest of hair.

Use Apple Cider Vinegar after dying to restore the PH level of your hair.

2. You can not choose a certain shade.

3. May turn out slightly different each time depending on length left on hair.

How to dye hair with Peroxide and baking soda

1. Mix Peroxide and baking soda in a container. It should be a gooey paste.

2. Section hair

3. Apply all over starting at the roots if dying whole head or for touch ups just the roots and about 1/2 inch below root growth to make sure it blends well.

4. Put a shower cap over hair or use a plastic shopping bag and secure over hair.

5. Wait 10-25 minutes depending on starting hair color and how light you want it. Check often to mack sure it is not getting too light. Your head will feel warm, this is okay,

6. Rinse the peroxide and baking soda out of hair.

7. Condition with Apple Cider Vinegar on the ends only

8. No need to shampoo just rinse and condition if you need/want to.

9. Comb hair ( it will be a little harder than normal)


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