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51 Messy Hairstyles That Don’t Require Heat
If I have a few minutes before I run out the front door, I typically do three things to polish up my look: I put on a bright lipstick, swipe on mascara, and do a quick hair fix. If you’re a wash-your-hair-at-night type of gal, or are just sick of your go-to ponytail, you’re going to love this list. As a bonus, these hairstyles let you give your flat iron and curling iron a rest. If the season has ravaged your hair and left it brittle, get creative with bobby pins or even try a new braid out—who says you need a heat appliance to have fabulous hair!
Check out my go-to messy hairstyles that don’t require heat in the slideshow.
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51 No Heat Hairstyles
Be Creative with Bobby Pins
Create cute designs out of your bobby pins for some added personality!
Loose Side Dutch Braid
I love this look for a mom that only has a little time in the morning for herself!
Inspired by This
Braid your bangs in a way that creates a headband. It's quick, easy, and stylish.
Wrap your hair into a Celtic knot and leave the rest down. It's a better way to half-up, half-down your hair.
Twist Me Pretty
The chignon bun is a classic look for a cocktail party.
Chinese Staircase Braid
This braid sort of wraps around and through your ponytail with an amazing end result!
For this you put your hair into a ponytail and braid it---quick and adorable!
Fashion for Philanthropy
This bun is so elegant and perfect for a romantic night!
Double Dutch Ponytail
Double-dutch braid the two sides of your hair, and as they meet in the middle, throw a hair tie in and call it a day!
Fake a Fishtail Braid
This braid looks like you're an advanced hairdresser when in reality it's just imitating a fishtail braid!
Adding a floral headband to your "no heat" hair is always a great solution!
This braid is so unique and makes your hair look like a fishtail. Literally!
Half Up Half Down
It's a simple solution to a great hairstyle with no heat needed.
This braid looks amazing and is seriously a piece of cake to learn!
Braid + Add Hat
Adding your favorite hat is perfect for every season, especially fall!
Gal Meets Glam
Overlapping Half Up Half Down
This is the half-up, half-down hairstyle with a twist!
Love My Hairstyle
High Pony with a Twist
This definitely adds some flavor to your ponytail!
Many Many Braids
Two twist braids, two regular braids, and one fishtail! So many braids and so so gorgeous!
The classic quick, messy bun look is totally in!
You can't mess up the messy ponytail! It's cute and quick, perfect for every outfit!
Messy Side Braid
Everyone loves a messy side braid. Too perfect!
Pin One Side
Pinning up one side of your hair is quick but still looks like you put thought into it.
Play with Fashion
Give your no heat hair some extra style with a cute bow of your choice!
Pin back your bangs for an easy-going hairstyle.
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This sleek ponytail gives off the perfect retro vibe.
Get creative and add ribbon throughout your braid!.
Adding a scarf and wrapping it in a knot is all the craze right now; it is adorable!
Pull your hair into a stunning side ponytail, perfect for any occasion!
ASOS & how-to by Glitter Guide
This bun gets all your hair out of your face and still looks gorgeous!
Make Life Easier
Sleek Low Ponytail
For the perfect city-sleek look, try this ponytail.
The Bow Bun
Tie your hair in a bow on top of your head. So pretty!
A New Ponytail
Thread together three ponytails for this very unique look!
All Day Chic
The Rose Bun
This style is gorgeous! I absolutely love the rose bun.
Add tiny braids to your hair to give it some volume.
The top knot is a cute way to be messy yet put together and ready for the day!
Ma Nouvelle Mode
Run your fingers through your hair, scrunch the ends of your hair, and head out the door.
Add a headband and twist and tuck your hair into it.
Fake everyone with this quick braid! All you do is twist your hair, and you have a perfect hairstyle that lasts all day.
Upside Down Braided Bun
I love this upside down braided bun! It's my favorite updo look.
Turn your hair into a gorgeous waterfall with this braid.
When I'm Older
This relaxed style combines three buns together to form a rather unique hairstyle.
Anh Co Tran
It's always okay to add flowers. They're so pretty in everything!
Adding a headband brings your hairstyle up a notch and takes no more than a minute!
All natural beach waves are perfect as a go-to hairstyle. Just add sea salt!
Her Haute Mess
Beanies are perfect for the fall.
Boho Braided Bun
Give yourself a boho makeover for the day.
The Hippy Within
Braid & Bun
Try a little combo of braids and buns if you can't decide between the two.
Braided bangs are a good solution if you're growing your bangs out and want to keep them out of your face.
Braid your wet hair at night before bed and wake up with gorgeous waves!
Little Miss Momma
There's no shame in curlers! Leave them in and you'll have curly hair in no time.
Braided Fishtail Headband
Use your own hair to create a sweet fishtail headband.
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