Relaxed or natural, most women retain the most length when we stop using so much heat on our hair. It's just the simple truth. That's why I was happy to see the Essence.com post on how to curl your hair without heat. The author shows pictures of curly styles and follows up with the best products to use to achieve each style. Great and informative article!
My tip: Make sure you have alot of time to perform any heat-free hair curling method. If you have thick hair the style won't set right and you'll end up with a frizzy shrunken mess.