Bandana Curls | No-Heat Curl Hairstyles

Our No-Heat Curl tutorial series has been very popular, because a lot of teens and moms are trying to avoid using too much heat on their hair but still want voluminous curls.

It’s about time that we posted another no-heat tutorial!No-Heat Bandana Curls{The styles are also popular for single or involved daddies who are intimidated by using heat tools anywhere near their daughters!}

Today we are going to teach you how to create beautiful No-Heat Bandana Curls using just a few bandanas/handkerchiefs, a few rubber bands, and a water spray bottle.Young girl with red and white bandanas wrapped in her hair | No-Heat Curl Hairstyles

Young girl outside modeling No-Heat Bandana CurlsTag your own photos of this hairstyle with: #CGHBandanaCurls

This curling technique gives you more of a wave than a full curl, and it dries fairly well because the fabric breathes and allows moisture to evaporate as you sleep. This is what helps set the curl.Young girl outside modeling No-Heat Bandana Curls

Young girl outside modeling No-Heat Bandana CurlsWe have used the curls as is, and we have also incorporated them as a base for several hairstyle combos. In this tutorial, my daughter Brooklyn simply added a simple daisy accented headband as an accessory.

This No-Heat Bandana Curls tutorial is so easy, we know that you all can do it!


Items Needed: Brush, spray bottle, 3-5 small hair elastics, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by brushing the hair, and parting it where you  normally would…
  2. Now, divide hair into halves side to side…
  3. Then, divide each half into half once again, but top to bottom this time {you should have four total sections each creating essentially a square shape}…
  4. Using a water bottle, take your first top section and spray it down until slightly damp {not soaking}…
  5. Now take a diagonally-folded bandana and wrap it in half around the base of that hair section, next to the head…
  6. Then tightly braid the hair around the bandana, using the bandana ends ad your two other strands…
  7. When you run out of hair, secure the ends with an elastic {the bandana will help pull some of the moisture off the hair, and also add thickness to prevent the hair from getting too kinky or wavy}…
  8. Sleep on hair overnight, or let it dry all day.
  9. The next morning, take the bandanas out, tip the head upside down and gently shake the curls loose with fingers {this separates the curls enough to give them a nice voluminous look}.
  10. Tip the head back up and finger comb the hair until the curls are to your liking.
  11. Add a cute accent braid, accessory, or hairspray {as desired}.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of these No-Heat Banana Curls! As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

This past week, my twins BrooklyAndBailey uploaded a 2-in-1 Valentine’s Day Nail Tutorial video!!

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Note from Mindy: We are holding our very 1st international “Meet & Greet” in Singapore on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, from 5-7pm at the Atrium at *SCAPE! We hope to see as many of you from Singapore as possible, so please bring your friends… and meet some new ones! We will be giving away an autographed CGH t-shirt to the first 20 people there!

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  1. Thanks for posting this! My dance teacher wanted loose curls and half pulled up, and we came straight here, cuz curls from an iron with me don’t stay in too long, but these did the trick!

  2. Hey! I love the Nail tutorial!
    i’ll do it tomorrow!
    You should do more videos! it seems as if your always relaxed, Sweet and funny! We would be great friends!
    -Julia 🙂 Happy Valentines Day!
    oh, and with the crush….Andrew or hayden…

  3. Hi I love your videos and I have something new to do to my hair every morning. But I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to do Rosalie (from Twilight) hair from the fighting scene in eclipse?

  4. hi mindy! i just wanted to let you know that when you posted the back- to- school photo you said that you would be posting some hairstyles that you can do with bangs. so i realized that two of the hairstyles had a link, and the other 2 didn’t. i tried to look them up on the website but nothing showed up.i remember that one of the hairstyles was called subtle fishtail tieback. so please put that hairstyle up because i’m dying to see it! xoxo! (p.s. the back2school post was back in 2012:-) )

  5. I love this do! I can never get my sister’s hair to curl because it’s so straight, and I haven’t tried this out yet, and can’t until I get the bandannas, but I hope it works!

    1. Hi Joleen! We had to change the meet up date to Thursday, Jan 23rd instead of Friday. Same place and time. Will we see you there? Will you also let your friends know who are unaware of the change? Thx! xoxo

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