Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

5 Ways to Style Your Hair Without Electricity

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii wants you to go “au natural” in honor of Earth Day. He’s given us five different looks/ways to achieve natural hair as easy how-tos!

How to Get Curls and Texture Without Styling Tools

For long hair, follow these steps:

  • After shampooing spray your entire head with the David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray scrunch and/or twist sections then allow to air dry.
  • Once dry, if added texture or volume is desired flip your head over and back, give it a quick shake.
  • To set it all in place, lightly spray your hair with hair spray.

For short hair, follow these steps:

  • Towel dry freshly washed hair thoroughly to begin the foundation.
  • Spray your entire head with a Beach Spray and allow to air dry.
  • When hair is dry apply some David Babaii for WildAid Molding Paste and arrange texture until you are happy with the look.

How To Keep You Hair Fresh Without Shampoo

In order to avoid excess oil or buildup (and save on water use), use a bit of baby powder throughout the hair acting as a dry shampoo, which helps eliminate oil and leaves a fresh scent throughout the day. Alternatively, you can use a cosmetic damp cotton pad and dab it around the hairline and roots to eliminate any excess oil. If you wish, mist the pad with a light oil free fragrance or squeeze a few drops from a fresh lemon to give hair that fresh smell

Find out how you can wash your hair the night before and wake up with a great hairstyle, style for stick-straight hair, and what household products you can incorporate into your beautifying process.

How To Wash Your Hair the Night Before and Wake Up With Style

  • Wash your hair the night before to save time and electricity
  • When hair is slightly damp, create multiple sections and braid your hair tying the ends with an elastic band (depending on how much texture you want, make the braids loose (less texture) or tight (more texture)) *the braids do not need to be very precise
  • Next, spray the braids with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray and go to sleep
  • When you wake up, undo the braids, give your head a little shake, and add in some additional Bohemian Beach Spray to achieve desired texture and volume – this creates a great Bohemian Look.


  • Place all of your hair in a messy ponytail – be creative and twist sections tight or loose to achieve various textures
  • When your pony tail is secured, spray with a Beach Spray and sweet dreams
  • When you awake, undo the pony tail for an effortless but eco-chic look

How To Create Style for Stick Straight Hair

For super straight hair, it’s is all about using fun accessories. Play around with different head bands, hair pins, and clips to achieve a fun and playful look. Alternatively, you can tie your hair in a sleek low pony tail.

  • After tying it up, take small strands of hair and pin them on top of and underneath the pony tail to achieve the illusion of having volume for those with super straight hair.
  • You can also try my favorite half up style:
  • Section off the sides and top while leaving the back of your hair down.
  • Secure the top and sides with an accessory or simple bobby pins.
  • Allow a few pieces of hair to fall naturally to give you a soft natural look.

How To Use Items Around the House to Achieve Glam

A new and un-used toothbrush is a great household product; it can be used to back brush close to the scalp area for volume or even sweep away those fly-a-ways. Going back in time, an old soda pop can still do the trick of setting hair and achieving large lopped curls.

Other ideas are to use household rubber bands for your messy ponytails or braids. And, don’t discard those dryer sheets. There is usually some fragrance left over to wipe your combs and brushes to not only freshen them but help with static as well.

Finally, use ribbons, scarves and other items you have lying around (or even ones that wrapped a gift!) to add some jazz to your ‘do. A ribbon can make a regular ponytail flirty and a scarf can make just about any look more eco-chic. This all helps to reduce the amount of household waste and makes for a great environmentally friendly choice for DIY hair.

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8 thoughts on “5 Ways to Style Your Hair Without Electricity

  1. Anal

    Great Tips!
    Thanks Christine! :)

  2. Tanya

    I have used my LUSH dusting powder in a pinch to eliminate oily hair that I didn’t have time to shampoo :) Smells super, has some glitter in it and works really well to suck up the hair oils. FYI…LOL…just be careful not to get too much in the hair, it hard to get out a big white spot.

    Great tips :) Yipppeeee Earth Day!!

  3. hi

    OH, wow Christine! I just went to yoga class for the first time! I feel AWESOME – It’s ironic my mom had my sister and I start today because 1) its Earth Day 2) I got my – surprise!! – period in school. It’s all good, though, because the weather is springy and I’m feelin’ good in fleece sweatpants, LOL! :)
    For all you curly-haired gals, what I like to do when I don’t feel like shampooing is I fill my sink basin with water and plug the drain, wrap a towel over my clothes and dunk my head in so my mane is soaked. Then I take my hair out, disperse some Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream and brush my hair out with a large paddle brush. Once my hair is detangled, I wrap my hair in a towel and after ten minutes take it out and put it in a bun! When I get to school, I take the bun out – and the result is beachy curls! It’s SO pretty.

  4. one of my most prized hair tools is this kids Mr Man toothbrush (mr bump, cause you know youre wondering) that i use to smooth (ok, force) in my tigi extra straight spray, esp around my hairline! couldnt do without it.