Whether it's to give your hair a break or because your blow-dryer is on the fritz, having to style your locks without the help of a heat styler can be done. Just try one of these hairdo ideas:
Great for naturally straight hair textures.
Katy Perry looks radiant in this neon blue and purple high ponytail. Get the look by slicking down the hair on your head and pulling the lengths into a ponytail. Unless your hair is really wavy, you should be able to get the slick appearance using hair products alone and without having to break out the blow-dryer or straightening iron to mimic straight strands throughout the look.
If your hair isn't long, no worries, you can still rock a sleek ponytail but at the nape of the neck instead of at the crown. And, as Charlize Theron shows us here, it can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. To get this look just part the hair on the side and tie it in a low ponytail.
For a more girlie look, Taylor Swift's low side ponytail is a great option. To get this look, sweep the hair to one side and tie it behind the ear.
For a cool twist on the sleek ponytail, add elastics to create bubbles in the hair like Kendall Jenner has done here. This works for both a low and high ponytails.
Great for naturally curly and wavy hair textures.
When you have a natural curl or wave in your locks then it's easy to get a curly look without having to heat up the curling wand. Use curl enhancing styling products and your own hands to twist, curl or scrunch your strands into curls and waves. You can even try braiding your hair and sleeping in it overnight if your locks need more curl encouragement.
Natural curls on short and medium hair lengths looks great too! Check out Kat Graham's adorable bob here where her corkscrew curls are the main feature.
Have straight hair? Not a problem! You can create this wavy look heat-free by dampening your hair then sectioning it around the head and braiding it. Leave it to air dry (preferably overnight) and you'll have these gorgeous waves in the morning.
With the right haircut, curly hair will never require heat styling to perfect it. Jackie Cruz shows off a gorgeous shag cut that works with her curly hair texture flawlessly. This wash-and-go look is chic and easy to do.
Pretty Side Plait
Great for all hair textures.
This look works for any hair texture and all it requires is knowing how to plait or braid your locks. To keep the look fun and modern, side style the plait so it drapes over your shoulder (use hair pins to keep it in place if need be) and keep the finish loose and casual.
Great for all hair textures.
This is another heat free style that can be achieved on naturally curly, straight or wavy hair. Just take your locks in their natural state and pin them into a loose bun at the back of your head. Up high, in the middle or at the nape are fabulous choices and will each create a different finish. You'll also get a different finish based on the texture of your hair. If your locks have a curl or wave to them then the finished look will be soft and romantic. If your strands are straight, you'll have a more structured and professional-looking finish.
For another variation, try a low side bun like Jessica Alba. This is especially good for shorter hair that can't be pulled into a high bun.
Katie Holmes shows us another variation of the undone bun. Take a leaf from her book and pull the hair out to 'bubble' it up at the crown for some gorgeous height. This 'do looks great with and without bangs.
As you can see, heat-free hairstyles look amazing without adding damage to your tresses. For even more heat free hairstyle ideas, check out these videos: