It’s a well-known hair health fact: heat styling damages your hair. But what would summer be without trying cool, chic hairstyles you’ve been waiting to rock poolside, or for a fun night out? Well, you don’t have to panic just yet. We have sought out the easiest and most effective styles that need no heat at all.

Headband curls

  • First part your hair – side or centre, whichever style you prefer
  • Put on a full headband, and wrap sections of hair around it
  • Thick sections will give you big, bouncy curls while smaller sections give tighter curls
  • Pin each section with a bobby pin while you sleep
  • Shake your hair out in the morning for an effortless look

Finger twist curls

  • Section slightly damp hair into sections of four or six – the more sections, the tighter the curls
  • Start twisting each section with your finger and continue twisting until your hair dries
  • Shake your head to loosen the twists

Pin curls

  • Take thin or thick sections of your hair, twist the strands and start circling them around, flat onto your head
  • Take a bobby pin and pin each section down
  • Wrap your hair with a silk or satin scarf to prevent frizz and to keep the sections in place while you sleep
  • Remove the scarf in the morning and loosen the braids with your fingers

Use a serum to keep your curls tamed. We recommend Pantene Split End Mender Serum R74.99

Pantene Pro-V Slpit End Mender Serum 75ml - R69.95


  • Braids give you a wavy curl, but a better way to keep the curl in place is to braid your hair when damp
  • Choose your style of braiding – boxer braids, fish plait, Dutch braids or French braids
  • Undo the braid in the morning and flip your head over to loosen them

Use a spray to keep your waves intact. We recommend Pantene aqua light nourishing spray R74.99