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5 steps to style your hair without using heat

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5 steps to style your hair without using heat

Ever thought of styling your hair without heat? Leaving your hair to dry naturally can result in flat and wavy or completely out of control locks.

"Shaking hair up and down can help remove excess water within seconds"

But with the summer sun finally making an appearance, curling or straightening your hair can make you overheat before you've even left the house.

Wouldn't it be great if we could get effortlessly flawless hair from the moment we wake up?

Well, thanks to the founder and creative director of Hare and Bone Salon, Sam Burnet, you can have exactly that. 

Sam's shared his expert advice on the right way to air-dry hair.

Less is more

Sam said: "A common mistake people make when trying to achieve an un-done look at home is going overboard on hair styling products. Hair is designed to move so invest in quality products that compliment its natural texture and shape without making it look too structured. 

Products which help to tame frizz include Curl Cream, or John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray.

Shake it off

Sam said: "Shaking hair up and down can help remove excess water within seconds. Lift and gently tousle the roots with your fingertips to help aid drying time and reduce flatness.”

Say no to the hairbrush

Sam said: “Bristle brushes on wet hair disturb the placement and structure of the hair, resulting in excess frizz. Work through the hair with your fingertips or a wide tooth comb for the most natural finish and to ensure curls and waves stay in place.”

Making waves


Sam said: “Braid, plait or twist your hair around a bun before you go to bed when it's 50% dry. You can play around with sizes and placement of the plaits or bun to determine the type of wave or curl."

Tie it up

Sam said: "For 80s inspired curls, using strips of cloth, split damp hair into two sections. Grasp the ends of the hair with the cloth folded over it, curling the hair around the cloth towards the scalp. Tie the cloth in a knot and repeat this around the entire head. Once the hair is dry take out the cloths.”

Feeling inspired to unleash your natural hair? Make sure you stock up on all the products at Asda or pop into your local store