5 Safe Ways to Curl Your Hair

November 7, 2018
Healthy, natural curls are just a few tricks away. Check out these great natural ways to curl your hair without harming it.

There’s no end to the number of possible hairstyles out there today. From coloring to straightening and everything in between, there are more ways to wear your hair than ever before.

Stylists have developed some new interesting techniques and products. All of these give your mane the nutrition it needs while changing its style, length, and volume.

While straight hair continues to be in style, many people are trying their luck with wavy, curly, or flowing locks. These styles give them a fresh, attractive appearance and also highlight their facial features.

However, some of the curling methods are too aggressive. Even though you might not notice it at the beginning, these treatments can cause permanent damage as time goes on.

Fortunately, there are many alternatives that you can try at home to curl your hair without damaging it.

In this article, we want to show you the best 5 ways to curl your hair without damaging it.

1. Pineapple skin treatment


The enzymes in pineapples help curl your hair without causing dryness. Its active ingredients stimulate natural hair growth. It also makes your hair shinier and stronger. Here’s how to use it:

What you need

  • Pineapple skins
  • 1 liter of water
  • A spray bottle

What to do

  • Put the pineapple skins and the water in a pot. Put the pot on medium heat until it starts to boil.
  • When the water boils, turn the heat down. Cook for another five minutes.
  • Let the water sit until it reaches room temperature. Filter the water into the spray bottle.
  • Rinse your hair like normal. While it’s still wet, spray on the solution. Start at the roots and work towards the tips.
  • Repeat this every day or at least four times a week.

2. Pepper and egg treatment

This treatment doesn’t make curl your hair, but it’s a good complement to help get defined, hydrated, and frizz-free locks.

Discover: How to Use Egg for Hair Care

Apply this before using your curling iron or any other curling method.

What you need

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) of coconut oil

What to do

  • Beat the egg and put it in a blender with the pepper and coconut oil.
  • Blend to get a thick, smooth paste.
  • Dampen your hair and apply the paste from the middle down to the tips.
  • A good idea is to use a brush to spread the paste evenly.
  • Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Repeat this every time you want great, healthy-looking curls.

3. Lemon and beer treatment

Woman applying beer on her hair.

For this treatment, you’ll need beer and lemon. Combined, they make a hydrating hair repair treatment. This is ideal for fighting both the loss of volume and dandruff.

Its ingredients increase hair’s texture. They also allow you to get well defined, fresh, and long-lasting waves.

However, it can give off a disagreeable odor. Because of this, it’s necessary to rinse well after applying.

What you need

  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 can of beer
  • A lemon, juiced
  • 1 spray bottle

What to do

  • Put the water in a pot and put it on medium-high heat.
  • When it starts to boil, add the beer and lemon juice.
  • Leave on the heat for two more minutes.
  • Then, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • When it cools, put the liquid in a spray bottle.
  • Then, spray it all over your hair.
  • Let it work for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse.
  • Don’t expose your head to direct sunlight after applying.
  • This treatment should be used two or three times per week.

4. Traditional rollers to curl your hair

Rollers are a modern, natural way to get beautiful, well-defined curls.

Read on: Caring for Curly Or Wavy Hair

This is a technique that can be used with dry or wet hair. You can even choose the size of the curls you want.

What you need

  • Traditional rollers
  • Hair spray

What to do:

  • Separate your hair into several locks. Roll each one in its own roller.
  • Spray your hair with hair spray.
  • Leave on for at least 3 hours.
  • If you want longer lasting curls, leave the rollers on all night.

5. Curl your hair with a t-shirt

Woman curling her hair with a tee shirt.

An old t-shirt can be turned into one of your new best hair style allies. It can give you full and wavy locks.

What you need

  • 1 t-shirt
  • Hair lotion or spray

What to do:

  • Cut the tee-shirt into inch wide strips.
  • Then, use these strips to roll up your hair.
  • Spray with hairspray or apply lotion.
  • Tie the strips if you think it’s necessary. You can even secure the strips with pins.
  • Leave the strips on for 3 hours.

Ready to curl your hair without damaging it? Try one of these methods. You can refresh your look without using harmful chemicals.

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