★ Incorporate air drying. This step alone will save strands from the drying, damaging effects of blowdryers. Search YouTube for air drying videos to find a method that works for you.
★ Dial it down: turn down the setting on flat irons and other heat tools to the lowest possible temperature. Increase in increments to find a low setting that gives results.
★ Master the updo: cute updos make the perfect protective style. A sleek top knot or low side bun are elegant and sophisticated with no heat required.
★ Try therapeutic heat styling. Have good-for-you, low heat styling tools on hand so that you can create those last-minute cute styles with zero damage. Hot water rollers, Caruso Steam Hairsetter, Topstyler, Microwaves Heat Cap and overhead dryers are all wonderfully safe styling solutions that are therapeutic for hair when teamed with a nutritious oil or leave-in.
★ Master the wrap or cross wrap: if straight is your thing bone up on wrapping hair to preserve your straight style without heat. Saran wraps, wet wraps, silk wraps and cross wraps are all well-represented on YouTube.
★ Bone up on your overnight sets: Flexirods, rag rollers, sock rollers, pillow rollers and other creative sets can be slept in. You awaken with a head full of curls with no heat applied.
★ Make braidouts, twistouts and pincurls your new BFF's. These methods give styling versatility - from ringlets to beach waves - all without heat. Practice makes perfect so experiment with products and methods to perfect the set for you.
★ Get scrunchy! Scrunching, plopping and plunking enhance hair's natural tendency to curl so search out tutorials on these heatless styling wonders.