Almost daily I’m bombarded by gorgeous natural hairstyles that have been molded into coils, curls, and twists. Not every style requires heat and everyone doesn't want to do a wash and go. We love options! Twists, braids, and roller sets are great styles that need great products for frizz-free hold and shine. The smoother the hair, the longer the style lasts. Products really give your tresses the perfect look, if mother nature doesn’t intervene. Check out the Top 20 Heat-Free Styling products below!

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As I Am Twist Defining Cream
Here is a perfect cream for twists and twist outs that will give you a double take. All you get are smooth, hydrated twists that are shiny, healthy, and well defined.

Darcy's Botanicals Avocado and Honey Twisting Cream
Your braids and twists need massive moisture throughout each strand. This thick, concentrated twisting cream is best on type 3-4 hair and will have your tresses moisturized and lightly scented by ylang ylang and lemon.


Darcy's Botancials Coconut Butter Styling Pomade
Our hair is versatile and we need a styling pomade that can take care of all the styles we can create. This is a light styling aid perfect for twists, locs, braids, and loose styles. The moisture will be sealed in and your hair will be conditioned to the max!



Design Essentials Natural Twist and Set Setting Lotion
Gotta love a ready-to-use setting lotion since most have to be used in addition to water. Enhanced with botanicals, vitamins, and proteins, this setting lotion is extremely moisturizing, full of conditioning potency, and dries quickly. It will bring all of your braids, twists, and roller sets to life.

Karen's Body Beautiful Butter Love
Amazing for twists and braids, this butter love is only made from thick butters and luxurious oils. Your tresses will be softer, shinier, and stronger.

Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme
Sometimes you need some baby love and so do your tresses! Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme is thick and rich enough to transform your dry hair to moisturized goodness, which is perfect for twists, braids, and loose hair.

Original Moxie Lux Locks Styling & Shine
With a blend of shea and ucuuba butters, your locs, twists, and braids will be encased in vitamins and omega fatty acids to give them superior moisture. The shine is incredible and will last for hours, so pamper your braids, locsm and twists with this rich wonder.

Texture My Way Keep it Curly
Your rod sets, roller sets, two-strand twists, and braids are dying to get this lightweight shea butter and olive oil foam on them. You’ll get moisture and shine with no build-up, flaking, or frizz.


Oyin Handmade Shine and Define
You want hold, but no frizz. You want softness, but no crunch. This serum can do both with its herbal infusions, pure aloe vera, flax seed extract, nutritive sea vegetables, and shea butter. Your style will be soft, moisturized, and long lasting!

Curly Kinks Twist Whip
Another 2014 Editor’s Choice, the honey and shea butter in this product come together to give your coils nourishment, shine, and a serious hold.

Eden BodyWorks All Natural Hair Balm
This glaze will preserve your edges for long lasting styles. The lightweight formula does not make your hairline greasy like many others.

Made for your twists but great for a wash and go, this twisting product has a superior botanical blend of oils and butters to leave your hair soft and smooth. Your twists will be softer and moisturized like never before.

Jane Carter Solution Wrap and Roll
This is a setting lotion that dries soft without any sticky residue. Your hair will be left smooth, moisturized, and shiny, and your drying time will be cut in half.

Paul Mitchel Flexible Sculpting Foam
This conditioning foam fights frizz while balancing your hair’s moisture. It's great for a superior wash and go that leaves your tresses crunch free.

KeraCare Foam Wrap-Set Lotion
Achieve superb long-lasting roller sets, wraps, and molds that have bounce, body and movement with this lotion. Your hair will harbor crazy sheen without stickiness.

ORS Olive Oil Wrap/Set Mousse
This wrap set mousse has a unique blend of ingredients to leave your style soft, moisturized, and full of volume. Experience brilliant shine and movement without flakes or sticky residue.

Mizani Setting Lotion
Get a sexy wet set that’s full of hold and shine. No flaking or build-up, only body and bounce with this product.

Bed Head Candy Fixation Glaze Haze
Here is a fierce weapon against humidity that adds shine and speeds up drying time. Your style holds longer and looks better with this lightweight serum.

Mizani Foam Wrap
Create superb long-lasting roller sets, wraps, and molds that have bounce, body, and movement with this setting lotion. This fast drying and non-flaking lotion will harbor crazy sheen without stickiness.

Design Essentials Compositions Wrap Lotion & Mousse
Your wraps are smooth and gorgeous with no flaking from this part wrap lotion, part mousse rejuvenating moisturizer. The wheat protein will strengthen and heal your hair while drying quickly and leaving an incredible shine.


CN Says:
My favorite twist-n-curl setters are (1) Oyin's Hair Dew (soft, moisturized waves with a little hold), (2)Trader Joe's Nourish Spa (slip, moisture and amazing definition), and (3) Curl Junkie's Coffee Coco Curl cream.  I only use on at a time.  I rarely layer products on this fine situation I've got here.  I've heard nothing but amazing things about that Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter... I think I'm going to have to check it out!  

I can use TJ and CJ for wash and gos as well.  I'm actually trying out something new for my W&G.  Stay tuned!  

What are your favorite products to mold and set your curls into waves and coils? 
#BigSisBoogie

Hola Chicas!

It's Monday and I'm on the roof!  If you've got hurr, life (or whatever and what have you) questions, ask below!

I'll do my best to get to them all!

Later Gators,
Nik


PAST PICS!

2-22-2016
the result of a chunky twist-out on dry hair (old roller set) using Jane Carter's Twist-Out Foam-- I was super impressed... great definition, shiny and not flaky or crunchy! I didn't add any water or any other product-- just one or two pumps per twist (I created 15 twists and rolled the ends on skinny flexi rods).  xoxo

2-29-2016
Curlformer set on the Boogie using a little coconut oil + JC's Twist-Out Foam and Set it Free on the ends.  #OnTheGrow 

3-7-2016
#RioAgain #Lapa

#RioAgainTho

3-21-2016

 that paragraph before 'bliss, joy and happiness', tho
*Silence of the Heart - Robert Adams* 


7-3-2016
My sister, Syl, is a married woman! #Summer16 #MorePicsToCome

7/25/2016 (4 mos pregnant!)


1st day of 1st grade! My little Boogie is 6 years old today!

8/29/2016


Thanks Houston for all the love! (hugs and kisses to Karisma Burton and Momma!)
9/12/2016

#Boogie 9/26/2016

Beards & Babies

An inspirational moodboard was posted a few weeks back entitled "Hot Dudes, Beaches, And Beards." This was solely meant to inspire ITG's male readership in any summer facial hair endeavors. Yet it seems that a few women out there had some feelings:

"I had something intelligent and informed to say on the omega oils piece, but then this slide show." —Nancy

"Can this be part of a series or something? More gratuitous beaches and beards every month until winter? I feel like we all deserve it after how long we've had to wait for summer." —Adrienne

"This is totally distracting me at work." —Stephanie 

"I can't even remember what I was doing." —Anonymous

So...in honor of Hot Dad Day (It's an oft-forgotten fact that the Friday before Father's Day is national Hot Dad Day. This is real, swear.), the dads-with-facial-hair slideshow above.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is simply stunning for the Violet Grey June cover story, Wet Hot Summer. The images are breathtaking, but it wasn’t her sultry red lips or blood red nails that caught my eye. Nope. It was the eye gloss, of course.

You know I love a good “wet” eye look, (remember the one at DVF?) and Rosie’s is pretty much perfect. Eye gloss is so easy to wear – if you know how to do it right. It all ties back to my skincare philosophy, that with beautiful clean skin, you don’t need much to look your best. Sporting an eye gloss is clean, sexy, bada** and cool all at the same time. Just make sure to skip the black liner and avoid it on a windy day. Also, a little goes a long way, so dab it on sparingly.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Violet GreyNow, when it comes to selecting your gloss, go for something that isn’t too sticky. If you want to know what the professionals use, the answer is clear – Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (used on Rosie, obvi).  This award winning formula most definitely wins the MVP on set and off, for its multi-purpose capabilities that include healing cuts, scraps and burns, nourishing dry hands and cuticles, adding face “dew,” moisturizing lips, keeping eyebrows in place, cuticles perfect manicured, and well, the list goes on and on. It’s the secret that makeup artists all over the world use for keeping legs, lips and eyelids shiny. There’s a reason why makeup artists such as runway regular Pat McGrath and red-carpet king Troy Surratt use this ultra-moisturizing balm (it’s not really a cream) to create a “dewy, light-reflective” quality on the eyelids, but it can be applied anywhere you need a little extra glow.

Now let’s get down to business. Want to know how to get Rosie’s glossy eye, lips and nails included?? Well, I’ve got you covered:

Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long Wear Lip Colour In La Malicieuse

Chanel Pinceau Levres Biseauté Angled Lip Brush #33 (try this version by Bare Minerals) 

Skin

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask (I am so obsessed with this one)

Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum (I used to be addicted to this stuff! I need to get myself back involved immediately)

Face

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush (Again, such an amazing product…I have been using it for years)

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Perfecting Makeup (sounds divine, need to try)

Beautyblender Double Beautyblender.Pro

Eyes

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara In Noir (Which comes in violet too and is gorgeousss)

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow In Hasard (so this was applied under under the gloss!)

Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Nails By Stephanie Stone

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer In Smoke Red

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Violet Grey