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With warmer weather quickly approaching, you may be interested in keeping the summer heat on your sunkissed skin and off of your hair. (Same, bestie.) From curls to ‘90s blowouts to curtain bangs, heatless hairstyles have been trending for a while, and after trying them out, it’s not hard to see why. While I definitely have one too many hot tools, heatless hairstyles are the way to go for long-lasting, luscious locks, especially when I style curtain bangs. This styling alternative helps reduce damage, creates less fallout, strengthens the hair, helps with elasticity, and reduces frizziness and roughness, just to name a few.

These improvements can noticeably happen so quickly, too! Countless influencers have posted their hair results after breaking up with their hot tools, and the results are jaw-dropping. If that doesn’t convince you to at least try these hairstyles out, then I don’t know what will. Not only are heatless hairstyles better for your hair, but they also have the cutest results. So, whether you are looking for a new haircut to spice up your look for summer, or a safe way to style your current curtain bangs, these four ways to style curtain bangs without heat are guaranteed to both protect your hair and give you the cutest bangs on the block.

Let your curtain bangs dry in a roller.

After showering and washing your hair, brush out your curtain bangs and let them dry in a roller. Make sure to roll the hair toward your face, and spray with hairspray once fully dry.

Wrap your curtain bangs in a T-shirt.

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For a more all-over way of styling, try sleeping with your hair wrapped in a cotton shirt or flexi rod. Do this by rolling the T-shirt and tying the ends together to create a donut shape. Place this on the top of your head and secure it with a clip. Begin to wrap small pieces of hair over the shirt. Each time you bring the hair around, add more hair to the twist until all your hair has been accounted for. Once you reach the back, secure the ends with bobby pins. Sleep with this ‘do overnight to let the heatless blowout set.

Pin your curtain bangs into place.

If you’re looking for a different way to style your curtain bangs but do not want to curl all your hair, this is the method for you. Simply roll your curtain bangs up as if there were a roller in them and bobby pin them in place. (Feel free to put an actual roller in your hair if that’s more comfortable.) After a few hours, or when you wake up in the morning, take it out for a beautiful heatless style. You can also pin your bangs to the sides of your face if you’d rather have a less voluminous look.

Set your curtain bangs with dry shampoo.

Has it been a minute since you last washed your hair? Then this method is for you. Brush your curtain bangs up and spray them with dry shampoo. Add in a roller, and let your hair sit while you finish getting ready. 

Mia McManus

South Carolina '23

Mia McManus is a National Writer for Her Campus Media under the style section of the site. She started with HCM in July 2022 as a Contributing Writer for College Fashionista before entering the writer’s program at Her Campus in May 2023. Beyond her work here, Mia is a Merchandise Planner for a Southern-based department store. She, also, recently launched her freelance career where she writes for different fashion publications and aids with different projects at various trend forecasting agencies. In May 2023, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Digital Innovation. If you are looking for her, she can be found out shopping, at an airport, drinking way too much coffee, or @miamcmanus on Instagram. Follow along with her as she navigates post-grad life and the world of being a fashion writer.