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Hi all! Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and ate non stop for Noche Buena.
Although Christmas might be over, the parties aren’t. We’ve still got New Year’s, as well as the festivities with family and friends in between, so we want to make sure you’re always party ready, and for today’s post, it’s all about the holiday hairstyles.
But it’s not about those fancy hairdos that require specific hair tools and skills of a professional stylist. No. With how crazy humid it is in Manila, we wanted to create a list of hairstyles that were accessible, meaning you don’t have to be great at styling or need a lot of accessories. Plus, every single one of these can be executed WITHOUT a hairdryer, flat iron and curling iron! Your hair has suffered enough from heat damage.
Easy Heatless Holiday Hairstyles
1. Half-up High Ponytail
If you don’t quite have long luscious locks like Ariana Grande, there’s always the half-up high pony. It’s just as cute, and it’s a fun hairstyle for family events.
First things first, make sure your hair is properly brushed so that your tresses are free from tangles. Spray a comb with hairspray and comb half of your hair to the top of your head, then secure the hair with an elastic if you have thin hair or a fabric hair band if you have thicker hair. If you have any flyaways or bangs that don’t reach, you can use hairspray, pomade or hair gel to make sure the hairs stay in place, then secure with bobby pins.
Feel free to make adjustments as you please, whether they be the use of a scrunchie for a 90’s vibe, or going full pony. Tip: do your hair upside down to make the full ponytail ‘do to avoid aching shoulders, and finish with hairspray.
2. Effortless Waves
Regardless if you’ve got a bob, lob or long longs, there’s a heatless hair curling method for you. The key to making the curls last is by having damp hair before applying the curling technique, and then letting it dry overnight.
For long hair, there are several options. For beach waves, French, Dutch, and simple plait will work. For bigger, slightly more defined curls, use rollers or curl formers in your hair. Ladies with medium length hair can also use these methods.
Women with short hair won’t be able to braid their tresses, but they can use rollers and curl formers. There’s also pin curling and the headband method, so there’s no need to fret if your hair isn’t long enough for overnight plaits.
3. Slicked Back Hair
Here’s one that’s great for straight hair of all hair lengths. Either spritz hairspray or evenly apply hair gel on your comb, and then start combing your roots away from your face to create some volume, then finish with hairspray to hold the look together. This hairstyle is pretty sleek and a great look to ring in 2019.
4. Classic Topknot
The topknot is useful in any and every situation, whether you want a simple way to clean up your look or just need to get your hair out of your face. Obviously, the messy topknot isn’t really suited for this season’s festivities, so make sure that you brush your hair thoroughly to avoid any knots when putting your hair up into a bun. Clean up your topknot with hairspray and bobby pins.
5. Braided Hairstyle
For anybody that loves braids, there are tons of styles you can experiment with this holiday season. There’s the French braid or the slightly more complex Dutch braid (which is pretty much a reverse French braid), and you could do a single plait or two. If you do two, you can either leave it down or pin it to make it into a braided updo.
If you prefer a side braid, you can try the fishtail braid, or go with the classic and style it with accessories or flowers.
Remember to secure any loose hairs with bobby pins.
In case you aren’t quite sure how to do any of these braids, you can always check out hair braiding tutorials on YouTube.
Other than using no-heat hairstyles to repair your hair, we also recommend using hair care products that contain Argan Oil, as shampoos like our Dexe Argan Oil Shampoo nourish, revitalize and strengthen those locks so that they’re stronger and healthier for the new year.
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.