4c heatless

One thing I like about this time of year is that humid­i­ty — and thus rever­sion and shrink­age — is less of a con­sid­er­a­tion when it comes to styling 4C hair.  As a result, heat­less styles that take time to achieve can last for more than five min­utes!

1. Coily Corkscrew Curls Set

This beau­ti­ful style does not require heat at all because you have the option of air dry­ing. Two impor­tant steps to cre­at­ing the lev­el of smooth­ness and def­i­n­i­tion seen in the video are to:

1) use a pro­duct that imparts ade­quate smooth­ness and shine and

2) coil each sec­tion from the ends to the root onto the perm rod.


Prod­ucts used: Nat­u­ral Oasis (Setting/Cleansing Lotion Tea Bags, Hon­ey Cre­me Liq­uid Balm, and Hon­ey Gloss & Shine Liq­uid Balm)
Tools required: rat­tail comb, clip, perm rods (white), wide-tooth comb

2. Heat­less Wand Curls

For this gor­geous heat­less style, flexi rods are used in com­bi­na­tion with a spe­cial curling tech­nique to cre­ate wand-like curls.  It is key to start on dry, stretched hair to make the smooth­ing process eas­ier.


Prod­ucts used: water, Jane Carter Wrap & Roll Foam­ing Mousse, SHEATERRA Hair Repair Herbal But­ter, Tgin Twist & Define Cream, Alikay Nat­u­rals Aloe-Berry Styling Gel
Tools required: flexi rods (gray and pur­ple), elas­tic hair tie, clips

3. Fluffy Curl Set

To achieve this fluffy curl set, start on hair that has been stretched via African thread­ing.  Then fol­low up with any but­ters or oils, if nec­es­sary, pri­or to set­ting on perm rods.  Just like for the first style above, coil­ing the hair as you go is key.

Praise ONaturals

Prod­ucts used: whipped shea but­ter
Tools required: perm rods (green), wide-tooth comb, clips

4. Twist and Curl

This gor­geous style is also start­ed on dry, stretched hair.  The back hair is braid­ed upwards while the front is curled with flexi rods.

Charnel Grey

Prod­ucts used: Can­tu Shea But­ter Curling Cream, Kinky Curly Curling Cus­tard
Tools required: rat­tail comb, flexi rods (yel­low), bob­by pins

5. Heat­less Huge Afro

Last, but not least, is the beau­ti­ful heat­less stretched afro.  For this look, you won’t need a blow dry­er at all.  Rather, start off from an old twist out or braid out, then fin­ger detan­gle, and then brush and pick gen­tly.  View the fun video tuto­ri­al for step-by-step instruc­tions.

leazz way 2

Tools required: pad­dle brush, pick

Have you tried any of the­se heat­less styles?


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4 Comments on "5 Gorgeous Heatless Styles for 4C Natural Hair"

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Sabrina black

Good hair every­where? It’s beau­ti­ful.


All of the­se wom­en look great!

Ms. Vee

Pret­ty hair every­where :)

Elle P.

Gor­geous selec­tion of styles! I may try the num­ber 4 for a hol­i­day par­ty this weekend…only, I don’t think I am apt at braid­ing the back up…