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Here’s how to style your hair with less heat damage

It’s no secret that hot styling tools are harmful to your hair. The heat can wreak havoc, causing damage to the hair’s follicle. Damaged hair means dullness and split-ends which lead to frizziness and breakage. No one wants that for their hair, but what’s a person to do?
Luckily, there are many ways to style your hair that don’t involve heat. So put the straightener, curling iron, and blow dryer down and get to styling your hair naturally and healthily.
Go wavy.
Depending on your natural hair, how you go about this style look will differ. If you’ve got naturally straight hair, you’ll need to add some product to give texture and dimension to your hair. Try some mousse, styling cream, or texturizing spray. There’s no rules here, just make sure it won’t weigh down your hair.
If you’ve got wavy or curly hair, you’ll just need to focus on the few way-ward pieces that have a mind of their own. You can do this by physically manipulating the hair with twists or bobby-pins. Add texturizing or hair spray so your look will last all day long.
Try your hand at a braid or braids.
Braids can be used as a style tool or by themselves. If you want to use them to as a tool, simply towel dry hair, detangle with a comb, and separate into sections braiding from the mid-shaft down to the ends.
If you want to use them as your look for the day, get creative! Our favorite (and easiest!) is a piece-y braid with one braid down the back started at either the top or middle. You can finish the hair down towards the end or wrap it in a bun for a different look. Pull pieces down around the face to give it a natural boho-look.
The most important thing to remember is there’s no limit or rules when it comes to styling your hair without heat. Don’t be afraid to try something different.