Heatless Hair Curlers: Love It Or Leave It?

Beachy Waves With Heatless Hair Curlers

Hey everyone!

So to preface, I apologize for the lack of quality in this week’s posts photos — I wasn’t intending this post for this week, and therefore had to prep photos for this super last minute. However, this means that next week you’ll be getting TWO posts on Sunday, so stay tuned for that! And, without further ado, lets get into it!

This weeks post is for everyone out there who LOVES curly hair, but can’t style their hair to save their life, or anyone trying to avoid heat damage to their hair at all costs.

One fact that I’ve found to be almost universally true is that almost everyone who’s outstanding at a certain aspect of beauty now, started with it young and went through all the terrible learning phases while in high school, meaning they came out into the adult world already having that skill down. Every makeup expert you know probably went through a number of TERRIBLE eyeshadow or brow phases back before the age of Instagram. Every fashion guru probably has an album stashed away of mildly embarrassing photoshoots of themselves in tacky 2000’s style outfits. And every girl who’s seemed to master casual, every day waves has probably owned a flat iron and curler since they were in middle school.

I, however, had short hair for most of my grade school days. After cutting off over twelve inches of hair to donate to cancer wigs when I was eleven years old, I was so taken with my newfound short hair after YEARS of being obsessed with having it as long as it would be that I kept it that way until the twelfth grade. Sometimes it looked cute, a lot of times it looked terrible, but most notably it was too short to do anything special with — much to my dismay every time a fancy event rolled around and I wanted to do my hair. It was uncurlable, and took every hack in a hair stylists book if I ever asked for an updo.

As such, I really never learned how to do my hair or thought to incorporate it into my daily routine — a fact that still haunts me to this day. OKAY, maybe that’s a little dramatic but not only do I always underestimate/forget how much time I’ll need if I want to make my hair look nice before leaving the house, but I also, for years, had NO IDEA how to do anything as basic as even curling my hair. Luckily, with years of trial and error and tips from my hair dresser I’ve gotten a lot better, but i’m still far from being excellent.

This is all exactly why I was so curious when I came across a review on Buzzfeed absolutely singing praises for these heatless hair curlers. People were absolutely raving about them and how simple they were. On top of that, anything I can do to reduce heat damage to my bleached-out ends sounds amazing.

Heatless Curlers

Still, I was pretty skeptical. I tried heatless curlers once before (but a very different style) and it was an absolute mess. Still, after reading enough reviews, I decided to just take the leap. Thank god I did — these curlers are AMAZING. Not only are they super easy to use, you can sleep with them in and it’s not even uncomfortable. They give the same look as using a curling wand, and only a little bit more effort. The only downside is that you do have to wait — it’s not as instantaneous as heat curlers. However, if you’re prepared to sleep with them in it’s no problem — plus, if you take the time to put them in before doing your makeup you can still get a great curl out of them.

As well, your hair should be at least a little damp first. You don’t want to have your hair totally wet either, and it’s a little hard to find a good medium, although freshly blow-dried hair should work just fine. I learned the hard way today that if you don’t dampen your hair first the curls don’t last nearly as well — a good learning lesson but a little unfortunate as I was using them to take photos for this post.

The final result of these curlers is stunning though — it looks just the same as if you spent all kinds of effort with a wand (just minus the burns). I tend to use the medium-large ones to get a more natural wave, but if you’re looking for a tighter, ringlet-style curl this pack includes curlers small enough to give you that exact look. These curls hold fantastically too — which I was incredibly surprised by. Maybe it’s just my lack of knowledge when it comes to hair styling, but I always thought heat was essential to a curl’s hold. Turns out that’s not the case at all — these work fantastic without frying your strands.

The Final Result!

If this sounds like the product you’ve been needing, be sure to check them out on Amazon here!

Be sure to stay tuned for a two-special post next week — my Tarte Custom Makeup Kit unboxing, as well as the first part of my surprise 3-piece holiday segment!

Hope you’re all having a lovely week,


25 thoughts on “Heatless Hair Curlers: Love It Or Leave It?

    • meredithdent says:

      I haven’t experienced that yet, but I don’t think to put them in before I sleep too often! When I was looking at these on Amazon I saw a similar style that looked more like ribbons, though. I’m not sure if they work at well or stay overnight but it might be worth a shot! ❤️


  1. Kayleigh Zara says:

    Your hair looks great but it does seem like an awful lot of effort for the look, which is a shame because the lack of heat is so much better for your hair! Thanks for sharing x

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    • meredithdent says:

      Awh it’s not all too bad, maybe I made it sound a little more challenging than it is. Putting these curlers in doesn’t take any longer than curling your hair with a wand, you just have to be prepared to put them in before makeup or bed so they’re in for long enough! If you’re looking for a heat free alternative to a curling wand, I’d definitely recommend these! ❤️


  2. dr.rasi gupta says:

    Your hair looks so pretty! I have tried these but get a headache if i sleep with them and also scalp pain for some reason. I twist my hair like a rope and sleep and that seems to do the trick in my case. Great free options are definitely always the way to go!

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    • meredithdent says:

      That’s awful to hear, that must have been really painful!! I don’t know that I have long enough hair to do that yet, but when it grows out a little more I’ll give it a shot! Thanks lovely ❤️


    • meredithdent says:

      Honestly same girl, I wish I could be better at doing my hair but it’s really such a mystery to me! All I ever do is blow dry it after showering before work, but I really do find that these curlers are easy enough to figure out even if you have no idea what you’re doing (like myself). Thank you so much for reading, it means a lot xx

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  3. Jaya Avendel says:

    😍 I love what you did with your hair back in eleventh grade with your long locks. What a sweet way to discover you love short hair.

    I have not given away my hair, since I have not much to give. It is has been about the length of yours in the photo all my life . . . love the waves the curlers produced.

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    • meredithdent says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! It’s been making my life a lot easier as my hair is still rather damaged at the ends from years of bleaching it out. I’ve been trying to avoid heat damage at all costs, so this has been fantastic!! ❤️


    • meredithdent says:

      Glad I’m not the only one — I only even learned how to use a curling wand a few years ago and it’s still pretty hit or miss if it even turns out looking alright for me. If you try them out, I hope you enjoy them! Thank you so much for taking the time to read love xx


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