18 Easy Heatless Hairstyles !
Hello my beauties !
Cassy here again from Kus Culture, and I want to inspire you today with some stunning heatless hairstyles for your day-to-day life. Regardless of your hair type, or whether you have short, medium or long hair, these hairstyles are super easy to do! All you'll need is some hair ties and bobby pins that match your hair colour. That's right... NO straighteners, NO curlers, and NO hairdryers !
Before I start styling my hair, I always brush out any tangles and knots with Kus Culture's tangler tamer brush, and pop some hair care serum in my ends to help nourish while it's styled.
Heatless Hairstyle One: Tiara Rope Braid
Take two working sections from the front of your head and twist them around themselves outwards away form your face. Once they are completely twisted, twist them around each other, making sure that the singular twists don't undo. Tie up the rope braid at the end and pull on alternating sections up the twists to create some texture. Then do the same steps but on the opposite side of your head/face. Bring both rope braids from either side of your face to the middle back of your head and bobby pin in place.
This is perfect for anyone who isn't confident in French or Dutch braiding.
Heatless Hairstyle Two: Pancake Plait
Split your all of your hair into three working sections. The middle working section should have the lease amount of hair, and the working sections on either side of this one should be equally thick. Then from the nape of your neck start the plait. You can choose either a French plait or Dutch plait, I chose the French plait in my video. To French plait simply pick up one working section from the outside and cross over to the middle, which leaves the two thick pieces next to each other and the thinner piece on the outside. Then take the opposite outside section and cross it over to the middle. Keep repeating until you have no more hair to plait. Once you have tied up your plait go through and gently pull out only the thicker working sections of hair. This leaves the thinner section creating a beautiful 3D effect.
Heatless Hairstyle Three: Half Plait Crown
Start with a working section from the top of your head on one side of your part. Not close to your forehead, more in the middle. From here split it into three working sections. Start plaiting the three strands of hair, for this style I did the Dutch plait which is the same as the French plait (explained in hair style two) but instead of crossing over you cross under. Once you have plaited enough to reach around the back of your hair, almost to your opposite ear, tie off the plait and gently pull it out to create texture. Once you're happy pin it to the back of your head, and cover the tie with some hair.
Heatless Hairstyle Four: Stacked Braids
This style is one of my favourites ! Start by dividing your hair into three sections, two on either side of your face, and one thick section down the middle to your back.
Tie or clip the two sections on the sides on top of your head and out of the way while we work with the middle section. Start my making three small working sections at the top of the middle section.
We are going to Dutch braid this whole middle section until there is no more hair to put into the braid. A braid is like a plait however you just start from a small section and add more hair to the working section, that you are pulling under, as you go.
Pull the braid gently to create texture. We want this braid to look thick and full as it's the bottom braid. Next we undo the two side working sections and split them into four sections, two on each side of your head. The front two pieces, (closest to your face) will be joined at the back of your head to form one strand.
This leaves you with three working pieces, each much thinner than the pieces we worked with for the bottom Dutch braid. Now French plait these sections until you have no more hair to plait. French plaiting goes over, so the outside section to the right will cross over to the middle then the outside section to the left will cross over to the middle. Keep repeating.
Once you are happy with both the Dutch braid and the French plait, create an opening just above the French plait, and pull it through the hole. This creates the perfect cherry on top finish with some twists on either side of your head.
Here we have the perfect heatless hairstyle that really goes that extra mile, keeps your hair off your face, and looks stunning for all occasions.
Heatless Hairstyle Five: Fishtail Bun
Making a fishtail plait can be tricky, however I'm here to explain. Create two working pieces from a small section on the top of your head. It can come from anywhere, I chose middle top of my head. Once they are separated into two, take a small section from the outside of one piece and join it to the opposite working section. Then take a small piece from the outside of that section and join it to the first working section. Repeat this until you have no more hair to braid. Tie it up at the end and gently pull random sections out to create more texture. Tie all of your hair up into a ponytail or bun, and add this beautiful fishtail plait to it.
Heatless Hairstyle Six: The Half Plait
For this heatless hairstyle, start by taking two pieces from either side of your face, and tie them up with a hair tie at the back of your head (like a tiara). Make it a bit looser because we want to loop the hair through the hole, like in this photo below:
This creates a beautiful twist on both sides. Now take the little pony tail as your centre working piece, and create the same side working section on either side of it from the rest of your hair. French plait down until you have no more hair to plait. This is the perfect twist on a regular plait.
Heatless Hairstyle Seven: All In Plait
Start off my putting half of your hair up in a half up pony tail, and create an opening to loop the ponytail through, creating the twist. This just adds a bit extra to the actual hair style. Split the hair not in the ponytail, in half, and use these as your outer working pieces for your plait, and the ponytail for your inner working section. Plait the three working pieces down, until you have no more hair left to plait.
Heatless Hairstyle Eight: Loop-De-loop
This heatless hairstyle is super quick, super easy and super pretty for a day-to-day style. Tie up half of your hair in a ponytail, make an opening in the middle and loop the ponytail through it to create a twist. Pull some extra hair from each side of the first ponytail, and tie it up about 2cm below the first tie. Include the first ponytail in the second one. Make the same opening and loop the new ponytail through it to create a twist. You can continue to do this until there is no hair left to loop, or stop where I did for a half down, half up look.
Heatless Hairstyle Nine: Side Waterfall
This heatless hairstyles carries on with the same concept of style number eight, just on a smaller scale. Start by taking a small section of hair from the front of your hair line, and a small section of hair from the back of your head. Tie them up together, create a gap and loop the small ponytail through it. Take another small section from the front of your hair line, and another small section from the back of your head and tie them up together, including the first ponytail, about 2 cm below the first tie. Create a gap and loop the ponytail through. Continue on for as long as desired. This is another quick an easy heatless hairstyle than can be styled up for a night out.
Heatless Hairstyle Ten: Side Dutch Braid
Pull over most of your hair to one side to create a heavy side part. Starting from the top of your head, make three working sections with smaller pieces of hair. Cross the right outer piece under the middle piece, then take the opposite (left) outer piece and cross it under to the middle. Starting the first weave with a plait makes it easier (in my opinion) to get in the groove for a braid. Now take the outer right piece, add some hair from under and next to it, and pull it all under to the middle. Do the same to the left outer section, and continue until you get to the nape of your neck, and dutch plait the rest. Tie up at the bottom, and gently pull out random parts of the plait and braid to make more texture.
Heatless Hairstyle Eleven: Bubble Pony
Done in 2 minutes ! Tie your hair up into a ponytail in the centre of your head. Put another hair tie in about 2cm below the first tie and pull out gently to create a bubble effect. Continue until you have no more hair left to bubble ! So simple, and so effective.
Heatless Hairstyle Twelve: Bubble Crown
Following on from the same concept of the previous hairstyle, take a small section from the front of your hairline and tie it up. 2cm below put another hair tie in and pull out gently to create a bubble. Continue this on either side of your face, until both sides can reach and join up at the back of your head. Tie these up together, and you have a simple bubble crown.
Heatless Hairstyle Thirteen: Half French Braid
Start this hairstyle by creating three working sections in the middle back of your head. Cross the far right side over the middle, then cross the far left side over to the middle. Take the far right side, add some extra hair to it from the surrounding strands, and cross it all over to the middle, then do the same on the left. Continue for a couple of weaves, then finish it off with a normal plait.
Heatless Hairstyle Fourteen: Pony Plait
This heatless hairstyle just adds something a little extra to your normal ponytail. Tie your hair up in the centre of the back of your head, and split your hair into three working sections. You can either Dutch or French plait, it won't make much of a difference. Plait it until you have no more hair to work with, and once tied up, go through and loosen it up to create some texture to it.
Heatless Hairstyle Fifteen: Baddie Braids
Traditionally 'baddie braids' are done with Dutch braiding, however in this tutorial I have done them with the classic French braid. Split your hair in half, either down the centre, or how I like to do it in a cool zig-zag. Start with a working section on the top of your head from your hairline and split it into three. Same as my other braids, I like to start them off with a plait and continue with the braid.
Cross the far right side over the middle, then cross the far left side over to the middle. Take the far right side, add some extra hair to it from the surrounding strands, and cross it all over to the middle, then do the same on the left. Continue until you have added all the hair from this side of your head, and you should be at the nape of your neck. Finish off the braid with a plait, tie up and then gently go through and loosen to create some texture. Do the same to the other side of your head, and shazammm you have your baddie braids !
Heatless Hairstyle Sixteen: Plaits in a plait
Divide your hair into three working sections. Each section will be plaited separately then combines together in one big plait at the back of your head. With this style, if you want it to look a bit more relaxed, make sure to pull out each individual plait to make them look thicker and have more texture. Do this before you combine them together in the mega plait. This is a super cute and simple stacked braids type of look, without having to actually braid !
Heatless Hairstyle Seventeen: Half Piggy Tails
Oink ! Oink ! Only because full piggy tails has been done a million times, let's bring back the half piggies. So for this hair style you just need to take the two front sections of your hair and put them into little ties.
Heatless Hairstyle Eighteen: Spice Up Your Life !
Last but definitely not least, we have a continuation from the above half piggy tails, that turns into scary spice's signature look ! Wrap each individual piggy tail in a bun and pin it into place with some bobby pins until secure. Let's bring the 90's back !
I hope you enjoyed all of these stunning heatless hairstyles, and if you have any of your own I'd love to see them... comment below! Let us know which one's your fave out of these! Find us on Instagram @kusculture or subscribe to our website for some more simple tips and tricks !
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What wonderful ideas. My current favourite is the half plait crown, works well with my hair and easy to do. Thanks for ideas :)
These hairstyles are GOLD girl !!! I’ve been doing some of them all week. Thanks so much… 14 is my go-to, but I’m working on the rest ! Keep it up :)
Spice up your life is definitely amazing!!! Love this video!
This is amazing!! I always struggle with styling my long hair and don’t want to damage it with heat everyday. Definitely going to be trying each of these, especially styles 3, 4, and 10 which are my favs!!!