If you’re someone who has naturally wavy hair, then you know it can be difficult to style without heat. In this guide, we’ll show you how to style your wavy hair without heat and keep a smooth, frizz-free look. Wavy hair is characterized by loose curls that resemble the waves of the ocean or beach. It’s also common for those with wavy hair to have thick strands of hair, which means they may need more styling products than someone with thin or fine locks.
Wavy hairstyles can be achieved through a variety of techniques, but some require more work than others (and some might even require heat!). In this article we’ll cover how to achieve different types of wavy hairstyles without having to put in any extra effort—all while keeping your locks healthy and full!
Use A Hair Oil
Hair oils are a great way to fight frizz and nourish hair. Not only that, but they can protect the hair from damage, tame flyaways, improve manageability, enhance shine and even promote hair growth!
Cleanse With A Natural Shampoo
- So how do you use a shampoo? It’s as easy as applying it to your scalp and massaging it in thoroughly, then rinsing. The important thing is that you don’t use too much—you want only a small amount of sudsy lather on your hair.
- What are the benefits of using a natural shampoo? First off, they’re free from harmful chemicals like parabens or sulfates, both of which can be irritating and cause breakouts on sensitive skin. More importantly though: they keep frizz at bay by hydrating each strand so that it retains moisture throughout the day instead of drying out in harsh climates (like New York City).
- Are there drawbacks to using natural shampoos? Some people aren’t fans because they claim they aren’t strong enough for oily roots; others complain that they leave behind residue after washing with them over time. If this happens to you too often then consider switching up brands until you find one that works well with your hair type.* Should everyone wash their hair every day? For most people who have healthy scalps this isn’t necessary; however some individuals might feel better having freshly-cleansed strands every morning before heading out into the world!
Use A Good Conditioner
The best way to fight frizz is with a hydrating conditioner. For best results, use a conditioner that is made for your hair type. Conditioners for curly hair should contain ingredients that help to define curl and reduce frizz, while those for straight hair should be formulated to smooth and soften strands. If you have wavy hair, look for a formula that contains ingredients like keratin proteins or panthenol (a form of vitamin B5), both of which help increase moisture levels in the hair shaft.
Use Leave-In Conditioner
One of the easiest ways to style your hair without heat is by using a leave-in conditioner. The purpose of a leave-in conditioner is to add shine to your hair and make it more manageable, which helps with frizziness. There are many different types of leave-in conditioner available on the market today, so you’ll want to find one that works best for your specific needs and type of hair.
If you have wavy or curly hair, I would recommend looking for a product labeled “detangling” or “detangler” since these types of formulas will help manage any knots or tangles in your strands so they can be styled more easily. If you have straight locks then look for something like “moisturizing” or “hydrating shampoo/conditioner” as well because frizzy curls need hydration just as much as straight locks do!
Make sure whatever brand you choose doesn’t contain alcohol because this ingredient can dry out delicate strands too quickly which will lead them prematurely breaking off (especially if they’re colored). You also want look at how often these products’ main ingredients list mentions silicones like dimethicone – this means there’s an excessive amount present which may cause buildup over time causing residue build up on scalp surfaces not allowing moisture absorption into roots properly thus resulting in frizzier tresses instead!
Long Layer & Side Bangs
A long layer and side bangs are a great hairstyle for those who want to style their wavy hair without heat. This look is ideal for medium length hair, but can be done on short or long lengths as well.
First, you’ll want to go into your salon with a pic of the type of cut you would like. The cut involves removing most of the frizz from your strands by cutting them at an angle (instead of straight), creating shorter layers in front that peak out from behind the longer pieces in back. To achieve this look, ask your stylist for a chin-length bob with tapered ends that fall just below your cheekbones. Then add some soft waves using a large barrel curling iron on damp hair wrapped around itself then pinned up loosely until dry before styling again with more curl definition product.
Skip The Comb/Brush
The main culprit of frizzy hair is combing or brushing your locks while they’re wet. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, it’s safe to say that most of the time you’re going to want to leave a little bit of product in your strands before drying them out completely (particularly if they’re prone to tangles).
If you’ve got thick wavy hair, it may be worth investing in a wide tooth comb for this purpose. The wider spacing between the teeth will help prevent breakage and damage from pulling on individual strands as much as possible when detangling wet locks.
Alternatively, if your waves are less defined but still present enough to warrant some kind of special care during washing sessions, try using more manageable instruments like plastic combs instead—these should glide straight through without any snags or hang-ups!
Dry Your Hair Naturally
Dry your hair naturally
- Use a cotton T-shirt to blot the hair. This is one of the best ways to dry your hair without heat and will help keep frizz at bay. Just wrap up the T-shirt, press on it, and let your hair soak up some of that moisture! You can also use a microfiber towel or even just paper towels if you don’t have any cotton material nearby.
- Use a diffuser if you’ve got one. If you want to speed up this process (and get rid of some excess water), then try using a diffuser instead! They’re super helpful for keeping curls intact while still allowing them to dry thoroughly without any damage from heat styling tools like straighteners or curling irons—just make sure they’re cooled down before using them otherwise they’ll fry off those precious waves right away!
Avoid Brushing Wet Hair
When wet, your hair is more vulnerable to breakage. A wide-toothed comb is a better option than a brush for styling curly or wavy hair that’s wet. You can also use a wet brush, but make sure you comb through the conditioner thoroughly so it doesn’t build up on your scalp or near the roots of your hair.
Wet brushes have bristles that are much softer than regular brushes and don’t absorb water, which makes them ideal for detangling even thick curls without pulling out strands of hair or causing unnecessary damage. These brushes are available at drugstores like Walgreens and CVS for less than $10 USD per brush—a small price to pay if it means less breakage!
Use A Comb At Night
A lot of people who have wavy hair use a brush at night and then wake up with big, frizzy curls. This is because the brush works against your hair’s natural wave pattern, pushing the waves back into tight corkscrews instead of allowing them to fall into place. A comb will help spread out those waves and make them look much more natural when you come out of bed in the morning.
Use a wide-tooth comb: it won’t break any hairs or pull on your scalp like a brush can do! You can also try using an old t-shirt (or even panty hose if you’re feeling adventurous) instead of a regular towel after showering. This will encourage your hair to dry naturally without any extra heat applied while also keeping it from getting tangled as easily as it would if you were just rubbing it dry with terry cloth towels
Because hair is more vulnerable when wet, avoid brushing it.
Because hair is more vulnerable when wet, avoid brushing it. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair. You can also try using a brush with boar bristles or a soft bristle brush on the ends of your hair. Use the comb or brush while it’s damp and then wait until it’s completely dry before styling. This will help keep frizz at bay and make your waves look sleek instead of messy!
Do not towel-dry your hair after washing! Towel-drying can cause breakage and split ends by pulling too strongly on strands of wet follicles that haven’t had time to fully absorb water yet (and thus are still fragile). Instead, wear a satin cap or scarf around your head while drying—this helps keep moisture trapped in so that it can be absorbed into each strand before styling begins—or use a cotton t-shirt instead of paper towels/towels made from synthetic fabrics like rayon/polyester blends which won’t absorb as much moisture from your locks either way but are better at expelling excess water outwards rather than inwardly towards where those fragile follicles could get harmed by overzealous scrubbing motions during rinsing processes.”