You’re probably guilty of reaching for your straightener or curling iron to style your hair more than just a few times a week. No-heat hairstyles do exist, but gravitating towards your most trusted tool is basically instinct by now. Unfortunately, applying too much heat to your hair can cause damage—especially if you too-often forget to apply a heat-protecting styler.
According to Pinterest, more people have abandoned heat in favor of healthier hair. No-heat hairstyles are up 40 percent more in search, while braided top knots, half up buns, and head scarves are especially popular ways to get this look. We dug through our Pinterest feed to find a few stunning ways to style your hair without relying on heat:
Braided Top Knot
Curly-haired girls, it’s time to stop straightening your locks. While curls can be harder to style into an updo, this update on the popular top knot gets a laid-back, messy vibe from your waves.
Half Up Bun
If you’re a fan of second or even third-day hair, the half up bun is about to become your new best friend. Just spray in [dry shampoo](http://www.allure.com/gallery/ten-dry-shampoos-under-20? for volume—with the added bonus of hiding greasy roots—and you’ll be ready to walk out the door in minutes. Since only half of your hair is pulled into a bun, your loose hair will still frame your face flawlessly.
We all have those days where our hair looks like we’ve walked through an intense wind tunnel, which is why it’s necessary to keep a good hair accessory nearby. Pinterest users have been going crazy for colorful head scarves to disguise second day hair.
This pretty hairstyle takes the classic bun and makes it fresh and cool again. Plus, it just requires a few minutes of your time and a hand full of bobby pins—a concept any girl who is constantly running late for the office can get behind.
You’ve definitely seen this hairstyle all over Pinterest and Instagram before. And you’ve definitely lusted over the look, wondering how you could possibly recreate it yourself. Turns out, it’s way easier than you might think—if you can master the art of braiding with your eyes closed, that is.
Taking your hair from straight to curly doesn’t actually require heat at all. This method involves wrapping your hair around a headband to get major waves.
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There’s an art to getting your messy bun just right. And once you master this look, you’ll want to wear it everywhere—out to dinner, shopping with your friends, casual parties—the list is endless.
Let’s be real—looking effortlessly chic is almost always your goal. This simple knotted hairstyle is easy to achieve, but leaves a big impact, whether you wear it somewhere formal like a wedding or just to hang out at the mall with your girls.
Perhaps the easiest way to go heat-free? Let your hair air dry, releasing your natural texture to the world.
Now try this pretty crown braid: