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No Heat, No Problem! 10 Heatless Hairstyles You Need For This Summer

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Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: tanning by the pool and hitting the beach. Similarly to how you protect your skin from the sun when you’re outdoors, your hair needs some time away from heat too. Using hot styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers can make your hair look and feel dry and cause some major hair damage. I’ve definitely had my fair share of hair breakage from overuse of hot styling tools—and it’s not fun. If you’re looking for ways to keep your hair healthy and nourished this summer, you should try no heat hairstyles.

No heat hairstyles are perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time and want to keep their hair looking and feeling healthy. Not to mention, they require much less time and commitment than your typical straightening routine. Who doesn’t want that when the weather is so nice? From a braided top knot to a twisted bun, these 10 no heat hairstyles will have you ready for summer in no time!

No Heat Hairstyles For Summer To Try In 2020

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Braided Top Knot

Braided top knots are a cute and easy way to style your hair without using heat. This hairstyle is perfect for all hair types, whether curly or straight. If you’re looking to keep it sleek and simple, use an anti-frizz spray like Kerastase’s Discipline Fluidissime Anti Frizz Spray, which works to control frizz for up to 72 hours, while also providing movement and smoothness.

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Halo Braid

The last thing you want when relaxing in the sun is to have hair blowing in your face. Halo braids are a great way to keep you cool, while also looking trendy and chic. Before creating your halo braid, use Biolage’s All-In-One Multi-Benefit Spray to prime your hair for styling and add smoothness.

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Bubble Ponytail

This bubble pony sends off major princess vibes with its volume and length. A bubble pony is a fun and easy way to take the classic ponytail to the next level. All you need to create this look is a brush and small clear hair ties. Once you have your main ponytail ready, slide your hand down about an inch and place an elastic. Then, gently pull at the section to add volume, which will give it that bubble shape. Continue adding elastics every inch or so and slightly tugging on each section until you achieve your final look.

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Braided Bun

You can’t really go wrong with a bun. Buns are casual, quick, and functional, making them ideal for many occasions. However, a braided bun takes this style to the next level and is perfect for those Instagram photoshoots on the beach. Use Biolage’s Smoothing Shine Milk to achieve a glossy finish while controlling frizz and flyaways.

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Ponytail Braid

This whimsical ponytail braid is great for going to the beach or hanging by the pool. Braids have the power to give any hairstyle a fresh and clean look. Use Pureology’s Style + Wind Tossed Texture Finishing Spray to hold textured styles with a soft, touchable feel that looks effortless.

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Space Buns

Raise your hand if you want out-of-this-world hairstyles with minimal effort. Space buns are the perfect hairstyle for attending the hottest music festivals or going to the boardwalk with some friends. You can make space buns work for you by wearing them high, low, or uneven, depending on what you're feeling!

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High Ponytail

This is my go-to no heat hairstyle because it is simple, classy, and effortless. A high ponytail can make you look professional and polished without even trying while also keeping you cool. You can even dress up your ponytail by using scrunchies and headbands to let your personality shine through.

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Messy Bun

Messy buns are ideal for running to the store or hopping on a Zoom call. The great part about messy buns is that they require little to no heat to achieve. Adding volume to a messy bun can instantly elevate the look. Use Redken’s Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse to add volume that’s full out fabulous while also maintaining control.

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Loose Dutch Braid

Mermaid hair is a summer trend that is here to stay, and one way to showcase those beautiful locks is with braids. Loose Dutch braids not only look gorgeous but also require little effort and zero heat. Want to achieve the perfect Dutch braid? Check out our Dutch braid style guide.

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