Non-Damaging Ways to Do Your Hair

Since many of us are working from home, the daily routine of curling, straightening, and blow-drying our hair has died out along with our split-ends. It’s no secret that using heat on your hair was detrimental to its health and, to be frank, the perfect “do” is possible sans-heat. Since the hot tools are put away, opt for one of these non-damaging methods!

Bobby Pins

There are countless ways in which you can create the perfect hairdo with bobby pins. The beauty of this product is that it can be used to dress your look up or down, so you can feel as fancy or casual as you’d like.

For a subtle change to your everyday look, simply pin back a few strands on either side of your head. For something a little more business-professional, opt for a classic half-up half-down style, utilizing bobby pins to hold the look rather than a ponytail. Finally, you can even incorporate braids or curls into your style by pinning back some accent pieces that feature different treatment than the rest of your hair.

Regardless of how you use them, bobby pins are an inexpensive, no-fuss way to elevate your hair day.

Sock Buns

While they may have been a larger fad a few years back, there’s something to be said for the simplicity of the sock bun.

It’s the perfect way to handle hair that you want out of your face without taking up a large chunk of your morning routine. This is a look that you can wear regardless of your plans for the day, as it can work with just about any dress code.

To style a sock bun, start with you hair in a ponytail at the place you want your bun to be. Take a sock with the toe cut off and roll it into a donut shape (or use a sock bun product designed specifically for the look). Pull the ponytail through the sock and, starting at the ends of your hair, wrap your hair around the sock ring and roll the whole thing down to the base of the ponytail. Fluff out the bun to desired fullness and secure it and any flyaways with bobby pins. Voila! A full, fluffy, ballerina bun, minimal effort required.

Leave-In Curlers

Looking for an all-around curl without the heat? Ditch the hot iron, because there are numerous leave-in curlers that you give you the desired look without relying on damaging heat.

Leave-in curlers come in a variety of fashions, such as foam-covered rods, sponge and wire spirals or even memory foam sleep curlers. There are numerous options available, so you can shop for the product that makes the most sense for your desired look. For instance, some curlers result in tight ringlets, while others are more suited for large, beachy waves.

If you’re not a morning person, you can even shop for options that curl your hair overnight, leaving you plenty of time to sleep in and complete your morning routine without the risk of running late.

So whether curls are your everyday look or you simply want to breathe some new style into your appearance, heat-free options are available to you.


Lastly, braids don’t require any heat and offer a classic look that women have turned to in every fashion era.

Whether you’re a fan of French braids, braided ponytails, fishtails, Dutch braids, or twists, you can endlessly change your look without relying on a single tool.

The caveat to this look is that it’s a little more challenging, though there are numerous tutorials out there that, with a little practice, can help you transform your everyday style. All you need to do is select the look that speaks to you and learn the steps!

While occasionally hitting your strands with some heat is perfectly acceptable, everyday heat treatments have lasting effects that you’re not going to like. So instead, opt for these heat-free looks and keep your hair healthy.


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