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How to get heatless curls in 20 minutes

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If you're like me and you're always on the go, you don't have time to do something fun with your hair or just simply hate the work it takes to spruce it up, bantu knots are a quick and easy option for a wavy/curly look.

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Flat irons and wands do the job, but while heat's not totally bad for your hair, it's not totally good either. Heatless bantu knots take the same amount of time (if not less) it takes to get curls with heat. So give your hair a break and try this one night:

1. Thoroughly wash and condition your hair. Towel dry, apply argan oil, then let hair air-dry.

2. Before bed, comb out your natural curls and part hair into six parts (8-12 for shorter hair). Evenly apply styling mousse to each section and twist hair clockwise like you'd you twist a screwdriver until the piece starts wrapping itself in a circle/knot. Continue twisting until you can't anymore, then tightly snug the last bit of the stand under the knot or secure with a pin.

3. When you're ready to unravel the bantu knots in the morning, rub a bit of argan oil in your hands to prevent frizz and add shine. Lightly pick the twisted hair apart.

For my results (pictured above), I used Agadir everything:

- Agadir Daily Moisturizing Shampoo ($20)
- Agadir Daily Moisturizing Condition ($21)
- Agadir Volumizing Styling Mousse ($22)
- Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment ($25)

All available at agadirint.com and Target.

I have thick, curly hair - partly colored - but Agadir is good for all hair types. The professional hair care products are 100 percent natural, and alcohol and cruelty-free. They contain argan oil and other ingredients that nourish the hair and scalp. It's super lightweight and non-greasy, so it doesn't leave a build-up either.

Some other Agadir products I use for wet styles include the Volumizing Hair Spray and the Volumizing Styling & Sculpting Gel. They provide a great hold without drying out the hair and smell amazing!

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