How to style curly hair neatly

All Things Hair Team | 04 January 2019
How to style curly hair: Asian woman with brown curly hair in a top bun wearing a white blouse
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Say goodbye to unruly and messy hair. Here’s how to style curly hair in eight easy steps. 

Curly hair can be difficult to deal with. It seems to have a life of its own, especially when it’s extra humid. You constantly have to fight frizz and dryness. On a extremely bad hair day, the best way to deal with your curly hair is to put it up. A high bun seems like a good idea, especially if you don’t want to restyle your hair in the middle of the day. So read on to learn how to style curly hair and keep it neat and polished.



8 Easy steps on how to style curly hair



How to style curly hair: Asia woman with long brown wet curly hair wearing a white blouse
1

Wash your hair

When you have curly hair, you have to exert extra effort in making sure it is healthy. Use TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner to help bring back lost nutrients in your hair. These products will keep your clean and nourished without drying it out. 

How to style curly hair: Asian woman drying her long brown curly hair with a white shirt
2

Dry your hair

Squeeze out excess water from your hair using a t-shirt instead of a towel. The smooth fabric of the shirt will help minimize frizz and breakage, so your curly hair won’t get damaged. 

How to style curly hair: Asian woman with long brown curly hair putting hair serum on her palm
3

Time to shine

Apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to your curly hair to make it looked polished. The extra shine will also add glam. Put a drop of serum on your palms, rub them together, and apply the product evenly on your hair from mid-length up to the tips. Apply little by little to all sections of your hair. 

 

How to style curly hair: Asian woman using a diffuser on her long brown curly hair
4

Use a hair diffuser

Unlike blow dryers, a hair diffuser can help dry curly hair without making it frizzy. It can also help boost curls so they fall beautifully.

To use a diffuser, hang your head sideways and place the tips of a section of your curly hair into the bowl of the diffuser. Then, slowly move the diffuser up to make the heat reach your roots. Diffuse at a low to medium setting to minimize heat damage. Repeat until you’re done with all sections of your hair.

How to style curly hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman tying her long brown curly hair into a ponytail
5

Tie your hair

Gather your hair on your crown and put it in a high ponytail using an elastic or hair tie. Make sure that your ponytail is tight enough so your hairstyle won’t unravel later on.

How to style curly hair: Back shot of an Asian woman braiding her long brown curly hair
6

Braid your hair

After putting your hair in a ponytail, create a three-strand braid and secure it with another elastic. Don’t worry if your braid is not perfect. You can make your braid a bit loose so your hair looks full when put into a bun.

 

How to style curly hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman putting her long brown curly hair into a top bun
7

Create a bun

Wrap your braid around the base of your ponytail to create a bun. Then, secure with bobby pins. Move your head sideways to check if the pins are enough. If the bun feels loose, add more bobby pins until the bun sits tightly on your crown. 

 

How to style curly hair: Asian woman with brown hair in a top bun wearing a white shirt sitting on sofa with lights in the background
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You're done

Now, no more rebellious curly hair! This hairstyle is perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to redo your hair. You can also wear this ‘do when attending special events like weddings or brunches with your family on a Sunday morning.

If you want to add a touch of boho to this hairstyle, complement it with a bandanna or headband and wear a long flowy dress. You can jazz up this hairstyle and experiment with different looks. Enjoy! 

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using these links:
TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo
TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner
TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

By learning how to style curly hair, you take control over your hair, instead of it controlling you. Come back to this page for more ideas and tricks on how to style different hair types.

Next read: Make your curly hair more exciting by dyeing it. Don’t know what color to pick? Check out these hair color ideas for curly hair, and soon, you’ll be able to choose the hue that suits you.