Sorry if this seem like a stupid question but I cannot figure this out. When you braid your hair overnight to make waves, what do you do about the straight bits on the ends from where the hair tie was? I braid down as far as I can while also keeping enough hair in the tie to keep it tight but still end up with straight bits sticking out! I could get a crimper and fix the ends that way but that would kind of defeat the purpose of no-heat styling.
What about ending the braid sooner and put the end in a pincurl? It would at least give it a little bend
I think that this is an excellent solution to your question. They are called hair pin curls and they give a similar look to the braided waves.
In the youtube video she does them with actual pins designed for this but I imagine with a wire coat hanger, pliers and some arm strength you could fashion pins the size you wanted/needed.
For a heatless option don't use the flat iron to set the curls.
I'm also looking for the solution of same problem, pin curls seems to be the good idea. Thanks for sharing the video.
P.S: I'm doing with normal pins.
For No heat curls, overnight braids are a great way though but the tips of hair which can not be braided anymore definitely poses a problem but what you can do is simply roll them over and fix them in the rubber somehow,by doing so it will get a small little curl in the end.
I think you can use a hot rod to make these straight parts roll up. But this seems to make the braiding hair overnight lose its meaning. If I want wavy hair, I will use some no heat tools to get rid of that problem. as to how to do with it, you can check it out. https://www.cuou.net/heatless-curls.html