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News flash: Heating up your hair too frequently is a big no-no. Hot temperatures from blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons can cause some serious damage to your hair’s cuticles and proteins. While your hair may look nice at first from the heated treatments, over time, you may realize that the only solution to repair your fried locks is to chop them off. Fortunately, there’s a better, safer option to achieve bouncy, voluminous curls without the heat, and it’s been all the rage on TikTok.
Hair gurus and influencers alike have been showing off their best recommendations for getting beautiful curls without any heat. From viral satin curling rods from Kitsch to the Lululemon leggings hack, some are even posting how to get an “airplane blowout” so you arrive at your destination looking your best.
There are so many products out there to choose from, and we know it can be pretty overwhelming to determine which ones will work best for your hair. Fortunately for you, we’ve scoured the Internet to figure out which products are most highly rated so you can shop with ease. Trust us—your hair will thank you.
Kitsch’s Satin Heatless Curling Set
One of the most popular options out there, Kitsch’s Satin Heatless Curling Set went viral on TikTok for crafting some of the most perfect waves we’ve seen. Since it’s made of silk, you won’t see any frizz lingering when you take it out in the morning. It’s under $20, so it makes for a great gift too.
RobeCurls Satin Heatless Hair Curler Set
RobeCurls’ Satin Heatless Hair Curler
is unlike the other headband curlers on the market; it features an adjustable wire to shape and secure hair. The curler creates 1–1 1/2-inch ringlets across most hair types. It works so effectively, one reviewer even felt confident enough to use it on her wedding day. The brand is also women-owned, environmentally conscious and Climate Neutral Certified.
HRYYDS Upgraded Heatless Hair Curler
Amazon shoppers love this heatless hair curler from HRYYDS
. Rated 4.6 stars, shoppers have said the curler is “so easy, it’s life changing!.” For only $20, you’ll receive the 100 percent cotton headband, two scrunchies and two duck clips for easy installation. While this pink set is adorable, if you’re more inclined to buy the purple or black options, you’ll just have to pay a few bucks more.
Ivyu Heatless Curling Rod Headband
This heatless curling headband
has over 5,000 five-star Amazon ratings from shoppers and comes in over a dozen colors like pink velvet, pink tie dye, black, champagne smile and beige. Each set comes with two hairdresser clips, two scrunchies, the headband and a claw clip to make nighttime routines easier. For under $10, the price can hardly be beat. One of many Amazon shoppers left a glowing review, writing “It doesn’t take long, it’s fast to put your hair into, it’s heatless, painless, easy to sleep in, and worth a shot.”
Kitsch Satin Pillow Rollers
Kitsch’s Satin Pillow Rollers
are a good alternative to the headband. All you need to do is roll your damp hair into the six rollers and link each of them up before you snap them into place. Once the sun rises, take them out and you’ll see gorgeous curls and waves without losing an ounce of beauty sleep.
Willbond 30 Piece Hair Wave Styling Kit
These wave curlers
bring me back to my cheerleading days—and I can assure you, they really work. They’re certainly not as comfortable to sleep in as the silk headbands on this list, but they are tried and true. Your hair will look cute and crimped in the morning, ready to face the day with you frizz-free.
Yeelen Heatless Hair Curling Rod Headband for Long Hair
Amazon reviewers say the Yeelen Heatless Hair Curling
Rod Headband is “seriously the best $10 I’ve spent in a long time.” You get the headband, claw clip, and two scrunchies, along with a choice of several color options. This headband, unlike some of the others on this list, is compact and travel-friendly, meaning it can be packed away and stored in your toiletry bag without ruining the integrity of the product. If you’re a frequent flyer, this may be the best option for you.
Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer
If you hate sleeping on wet hair, this tool is our best recommendation. While this option isn’t totally heatless, the Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer uses minimal heat through infrared light to mimic the way water would naturally evaporate in the sun and wind. As a result, your hair won’t see much damage and will be healthier, shinier, and 109 percent more hydrated, according to the brand. Reviewers love it too, with one writing, “I’ve been using the Tuvi for about a month and it drys hair just as quickly without the extra heat. My hair is much softer and breakage is way less.”
Lilysilk Heatless Silk Curling Headband & Scrunchie Set
Lilysilk offers another great heatless tool that’s similar to the popular Kitsch headband. They recommend letting your hair air-dry 80 percent of the way, clipping in the headband and securing it with the mulberry silk scrunchies. Much like the other options on this list, your hair will look luxurious and frizz-free without the hassle or the damage. Win-win!
Mermade Hair Heatless Curls Kit
Mermade’s Heatless Curls Kit is designed with mulberry silk, which is naturally hypoallergenic for sensitive skin and washable, so you can reuse this headband again and again. It’s lightweight and soft, making it the ideal sleeping companion. After a few hours wrapped up, your hair will fall out smoother, silkier, and shiner than before.
Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers
Drybar is known for its amazing in-person blowout bars, and now they’re offering a way for you to get the same results at home. These self-grip rollers roll
easily into your hair to build volume overnight or after a day of wearing. Since there are no clips, you won’t see creases, and you’ll avoid pulling and damaging your hair. Plus, if you have longer or shorter hair, Drybar offers two different sizes so you can achieve the perfect curl no matter the length. They’re also rated over 4 stars on Amazon, and reviewers love the volume. One reviewer writes, “These rollers are the best I’ve ever had. They roll up and are incredibly easy to remove. They produce so much volume and shine.”
Kim Kimble Silky Twist Hair Rollers
A bit different than the silk headbands, these silky twist hair rollers help create manageable curls and waves overnight while preventing hair breakage. After you section your hair, wet or dry, you twist the hair around the twister roller, and twist the ends together to keep the hair in place – no clips needed. For bigger curls and waves, the brand recommends you use larger sections.