How to Style Curly Hair: Breaking Down the Basics

Tania Jen | 28 April 2016

We see stylish ringlets in your future.

Curly hair has its own set of issues that are distinctively unique from all of the other hair types. There’s texture and its reaction to certain weather conditions, water, product and much more that can make it particular when it comes maintenance. That’s why learning how to style curly hair is so important. Having patience with your ringlets and giving them lots of love and care is extremely crucial to create bounce and movement, not to mention the element of frizz and having to keep your locks moisturized. Whether want to wear your hair down or are seeking a beautiful curly updo, these simple principles can save you time and have you loving your hair more than ever. Read on to discover some easy ways to style your curly locks:

How to Style Curly Hair

how to style curly hair natural looking curls
Gorgeous natural-looking curls.

1. Shampoo and condition your hair for your hair type.

Using the right shampoo and conditioner for your curly hair is key to getting the nourishment and moisture that your hair needs. Try TRESemmé Flawless Curls Shampoo and TRESemmé Flawless Curls Conditioner whose formulas can provide your curly hair with hydration as they target your dry areas.

TRESemmé FLAWLESS CURLS SHAMPOO
TRESemmé FLAWLESS CURLS CONDITIONER

2. Hair masks are the new normal.

Hair masks are another amazing way to nourish your curls from the crown all the way down to the shaft. Try Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque, whose creamy formula can nourish your curly hair without weighting it down.

NEXXUS HUMECTRESS MOISTURE RESTORING MASQUE

3. Don’t let your locks get weighted down.

Using a lot of products on curls can weigh it down and make curls look drab. Use key products like a some hair oil on the ends of your strands and a dollop of mousse like the Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse to help you create some bouncy hair waves.

DOVE STYLE+CARE CURLS DEFINING MOUSSE

4. Diffuse the situation.

If possible, allow your hair to partly air-dry and then finish with a dryer that has a diffuser attachment. This will help enhance the appearance of your natural curls while giving your hair volume and body.

5. Let those curls fall.

Looking to wear curls in a sexy updo? Use bobby pins to keep extreme flyaways in place, but allow a few wild pieces fall naturally around the face. It will give the style a soft finished look.

6. Shake what your Mama gave you.

After hair is dried (air-dried is the best for less damage) and styled, throw hair around (you know like you’re in a lame romcom movie) to give hair a little bounce and to give it a nice “undone wild” look that you always see on the fashion runways. After all of that hard work, you owe it to yourself!

What’s your go-to look for your curly hair?