I know I talked hair last week BUT I just have to share this with you!

Being a straight and rather flat haired girl myself, I have tried every which way to bring a little bit of curl into my life with limited success. I've bought heated round brushes, velcro rollers, curling tongs in various shapes and sizes, those foam bendy things, rags (Victorian chic don't you know) and heated rollers. But none have given me the curls I crave and most of them have damaged my hair.

But, the other day, I was indulging in a little pinning on Pinterest. (Read more about my love affair with Pinterest here) when low and behold, I found an easy peasy tutorial on how to achieve Vintage curls in 10 minutes with no heat required! Genius.

Here is a before and after shot of a girl who tried it out and was so pleased with the results she blogged about it. You can read the post of her top tips here.

And click here for the original YouTube Tutorial by Maria from ‘The Lipstick Diaries'.

I'm not sure I'd describe these curls as Vintage, they seem more boho to me but nevertheless I just love them & will no doubt be sporting them in the very near future!

**UPDATE** Maria made the video private / pay per view so here is another fabulous tutorial I discovered that shows you exactly how to do this style (and very helpfully, how to take it out too). I also like using a thicker band for this style as I feel my curls have a bit more staying power.

For all of you who have tried this and find the curls don't come out very well I suggest trying it while your hair is damp and testing out different products. Mouse / hair spray ~ I like using beachy sea salt spray. My hair is so straight, I definitely need product in my hair to achieve curls. But please note, these curls don't stay tight ad curly for very long. I'm usually left with a loose wave by the end of the day (but that's ok with me).


And here's my results >>

curls with no heat using a headband before and after

Apologies for looking so sleepy! See my full post here.

I actually loved the ‘before' hairstyle so much I wrote a post about it with a bunch of tutorials and tips from my own personal experience ~ check out The Easy Boho Up Do. As a bonus, when you take it out at night/the next day you have pretty curls!

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