Bangs are a great way to change up your look and add some oomph to your hair. But if you have curly hair, it can be hard to style them with heat. Here’s how to style curly bangs without heat!
Curly bangs are a great way to add volume and texture to straight hair. They can also help balance the shape of your face if yours tends toward roundness or squareness (just remember not everyone has the same face structure).
Get regular trims
The best way to keep your bangs curly is by getting regular trims from a good stylist. They will be able to tell you exactly how many weeks or months in between each trim you should get, depending on how quickly your hair grows and how thick it is. Trimming your bangs also prevents them from growing too long, which can cause them to curl less tightly when brushed out after being slept on for a night. Don’t let anyone tell you that curls are something that only straight-haired people should have; curly bangs are just as beautiful (if not more so) than their straight counterparts!
Use a leave-in conditioner
Another way to style curly bangs without heat is by using a leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioners work like moisturizers for your hair, so they contain high levels of proteins and oils that can be used to smooth down the cuticle layer of your hair, preventing frizz and flyaways. You can use this product on wet or dry hair; however, if you’re styling your bangs while they are still wet, it’s best to apply it before drying them off with a hairdryer.
In order to keep your curls fresh all day long (and prevent them from getting oily), we recommend using this product as much as possible when styling curly bangs without heat!
Invest in proper hair care products
If you want to know how to style curly bangs without heat, it’s not enough just to invest in the right products. You’ll need to get down with the basics—and there are plenty of them!
First and foremost, you should know your hair type. If your hair is fine, thin or delicate then you’ll want a lightweight moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. On the other hand, if your mane is coarse or thick then opt for a heavier formula that adds volume. In either case, make sure that all products are sulfate-free—this will ensure they don’t dry out or strip your tresses of moisture. Some good options include Dove Quench Absolute Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (for fine/thin hair) and Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo & Conditioner (for thick/coarse types).
When choosing shampoos remember: Sulfates are bad; parabens are worse; silicones are okay; alcohols can be drying so be careful which ones you’re using (if any at all). Check out this article on what’s in shampoo or this list of best drugstore shampoos for curly hair before hitting up Target for some new bottles!
Next up we have deep conditioners: these should only be used once weekly if possible since they leave behind residue that can weigh down curls over time.”
Don’t brush your bangs when wet
If you’re going to go for a curly bangs look, don’t brush your hair when it’s wet. When your hair is wet, it becomes more fragile and prone to breakage. Brushing can also cause tangles that are difficult to untangle once dry. Instead of brushing out your curls after getting out of the shower or bath, use a wide-toothed comb instead. If you do want to use a comb rather than let them air dry naturally (which would probably be best), at least try not to apply too much force while you’re styling each individual curl.
Another thing that helps with managing curly bangs is using leave-in conditioner in place of other products like mousse or gel—especially on the ends where they’re often dry after being exposed all day long due to gravity pulling down against gravity pulls up! Apply some product before bedtime so they have time soak into each strand during sleep; even better if this step happens before going out somewhere fancy where people might see how nasty looking messes we’ve made ourselves look like lately (I’m talking about myself here…).
Avoid brushing in general
Avoid brushing your hair in general. Combing or brushing curly hair can cause breakage and damage, especially when it’s wet. Brushing or combing wet hair is especially bad for the health of your curls because it breaks apart the strands and weakens them, making them more fragile and prone to snapping off during styling.
To separate tangled strands without damaging them, use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair as you wash it (or after you’ve towel dried). Be gentle—don’t tug too hard! After using the comb, style with a regular brush if necessary but avoid using a brush on wet curls unless absolutely necessary (like if your bangs are sticking straight up).
Air dry your bangs
Grab a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt and gently scrunch your hair with it. This will absorb excess water, leaving the curls less weighed down, which means they’ll have more volume and bounce.
If you want to use heat, wait until your bangs are totally dry and then use a blow dryer on the lowest setting (or air dry them) to create smoothness in the hair. If you’re going for waves, let your bangs air-dry without touching them for about an hour after getting out of the shower—this gives them time to set their shape before styling with heat tools such as curling irons or flat irons so that they don’t clump up together because they’re still wet when you try styling them.
Style your bangs curly with heatless methods
- Use a sock to give your bangs a natural curl.
- If you want more of an impact, use a hairband to create subtle curls (make sure it’s not too tight).
Twist the roots of your bangs with a sock
To style naturally curly bangs, you need two things: a sock and some bobby pins. For the first step, you’ll place your hair inside the sock and secure it in place with bobby pins. You can use this method on dry or damp hair. If your bangs are wet, they’ll curl more easily than if they’re dry. The second step is to remove the sock from your head and lightly brush out any loose curls before you pin them into place with bobby pins.*
- Note: If you don’t want to buy new socks for this project, simply cut up an old pair of clean white ones into strips that are large enough to fit around your head.*
Style naturally curly bangs without heat at home
Your first step is to moisturize. Use a leave-in conditioner or oil to protect your hair from heat damage and the elements. The next step is not to brush your bangs when they’re wet, because this will make them frizzy and unmanageable.
Avoid brushing, in general; it breaks up curls and makes them more prone to tangling—which leads us neatly into our next point: air drying! This can take anywhere from 30 minutes (if you’re in a rush) to several hours (if you’re low on time), but it’s worth it for healthy results. You can speed up the process by using an old sock or a T-shirt as a scrunchy; just apply product, scrunch away with the towel/T-shirt securely wrapped around your head until dry, then fluff any flyaways with fingers as needed before styling with a curling iron or other heat styling tool of choice!
To get curly bangs, you’ll have to make some adjustments to your hair care routine.
To get the best curly bangs, you’ll have to make some adjustments to your hair care routine. You’ll need a curl-enhancing leave-in conditioner, a non-alcoholic gel, and a diffuser. For an extra boost of volume, use a curl enhancing serum after styling to help define your curls.
Another important factor when styling curly bangs is weather protection. It’s important that you protect your hair from wind and rain as often as possible by using products like hairspray or gel if the weather is humid or cold. Remember: when it comes to styling curly bangs without heat, less is more!
You now know how to style your curly bangs without heat. The key is a little bit of patience and care, so don’t be afraid to let your hair air dry, use leave-in conditioner and curl enhancing products, and avoid brushing them when wet. You won’t regret it!