Hair Care Hacks: How to Get Perfect Curls Without a Curling Iron

Don’t you just feel great whenever you get dolled up and style your hair in curls? But as much as you love the process of getting glammed up, your hair is feeling the opposite when it’s exposed to heat styling.

Achieving curls through heat styling can damage your hair and cause split ends, hair loss, and dullness. When hair goes through chemical treatments and colorants, the protective layers of each strand break down--making hair more vulnerable to damage when styled with heat.

But achieving bouncy curls without heat styling tools is not impossible. In fact, there are many easy ways to curl your hair without heat. From DIY hair curl hacks to using affordable store-bought hair products, frizz-free healthy and lively curls can be achieved by using the right conditioner and dry hair treatments.

Here are some hair care hacks that you can easily do for curls that require no heat and products that won’t stress your strands.

DIY Hair Hacks


Sleeping in Braids


Sleeping in braids haircare hack


Braiding your hair before going to bed is perhaps the most effortless way to achieve curls without applying heat to your hair. Not only does it require the least energy, but you can also do different braids and wake up to unique curls. Most are familiar with the French and Dutch braid that produces consistent types of curls. For bolder curls, you can do braids like the Fishtail, rope twist, and infinity braid.

It’s best to avoid pulling your hair too tightly for the knots as this might cause breakage. Keep your braids intact by putting a nightcap before you sleep. To further protect your hair, only braid when your hair is dry, and use a fabric hair tie. And don’t forget to use the Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner for smoother hair when braiding!

Hair Rollers


Hair rollers


Unlike sleeping with braids, your hair needs to be damp when curled with hair rollers. Start off with towel-blotted clean and conditioned hair for fewer tangles when rolling your hair. Section your hair and roll it from the tips to your desired length and secure the curl. For bigger, voluminous curls you can opt for big rollers. If you prefer tightly coiled curls you can use small rollers. Let your hair dry for 4-5 hours and gently remove the hair rollers to unravel your gorgeous waves.

Create a Sock Bun


sock bun


For another creative hack for heatless curls, cut off the toe area of an old sock and roll it up to form a donut shape. Put your hair up in a ponytail and pull the sock to the tips of your hair. Slowly roll your hair into the sock and rotate it as you roll down to the scalp. Finish your bun off with a hair tie under the bun to secure it in place. Let the sock bun sit overnight, then the next morning, slowly unwrap the sock while revealing your gorgeous curls.

Best Hair Products to Treat Curls

To achieve flawless curls without the need of heat, your hair has to be silky smooth to effortlessly pull off all of the hair hacks mentioned. Wrapping your hair in longer periods of time can result in breakage and split ends. Give your hair with moisture and protection it needs for those no-heat curls.

Pantene collagen miracle conditioner


Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner effectively moisturizes and nourishes dry hair with its Pro-Vitamin Blends and Collagen formula that’s suitable for all hair types, especially those with dry, damaged, and frizzy hair. It instantly seals in nutrients and locks in moisture for revived smoother strands.

For an easy daily dry hair treatment, just apply the conditioner to damp shampooed hair, leave it for at least 3 minutes, and rinse off. It’s so easy to use that you can strut your moisturized curls right after every wash.

Maintain smooth, moisturized hair, when you use the Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner daily, and pair it with other Pantene Collagen Miracle products.

Pantene Collagen Miracle Hair Treatment Shots



Pantene Collagen Miracle Hair Treatment shots

If your hair needs an intense moisture boost, then the Pantene Collagen Miracle Shots is your best bet. It contains smart-targeting technology and Pro-Vitamin Blends that are loaded with Collagen to quench dry hair at its core, repair every single damaged strand, and replenish all lost nutrients. It’s also safe to use for all hair types, especially dehydrated hair. This powerful dry hair treatment has smoothness effects that can last for up to 72 hours after every use, so your hair won’t suffer whenever you leave it in braids or in a bun to achieve those perfect curls.

Keeping healthy curls without overly damaging your hair can definitely be done without the use of heat styling tools. Damaged, frizzy, unruly hair won’t be a problem when you use the Pantene New Miracle Conditioner Product Line that treats dry hair by locking moisture in through its extensive range of conditioners that manage different conditions of hair.

Here’s to perfect curls without the need for a curling iron!