3C Hair: 4 Foolproof Hairstyles for Your Curl Type

Alyssa François | 13 October 2017
wash and go 3c hair curls

How to get the most of your gorgeous curl pattern.

3C hair curl types are characterized as having lots of small spirals resembling corkscrew curls. To get the most of this curl pattern, products that enhance curl definition and minimize frizz, along with hairstyles that allow you to show off your popping texture, are key.

There are numerous ways to style 3c hair that are all extremely foolproof and fashionable. You can do many curly hairstyles like updos or wash and go styles with your eyes closed, or even in as quick as under 10 minutes. So if you’re looking for new and easy ways to style your gorgeous curl pattern, scroll down and try out these four simple ways to style 3c hair.

3C Hair: Quick and Easy Hairstyles

3c hair half-up top knot
Show off your hair texture in this stylish updo.

1. Half-Up Top Knot

We are loving this chic top knot hairstyle that you can master on your natural hair. Apply a bit of Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Créme Serum to your hair then gather your top section into a bun. Fluff the back of your hair for volume and set your look with Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray.

DOVE QUENCH ABSOLUTE SUPREME CRÈME SERUM
BED HEAD BY TIGI HEADRUSH SHINE HAIRSPRAY
3c hair updo with a scarf
Accessorize your simple pony with a hair scarf.

2. Curly Updo

No matter your hair type or curl pattern, we all have those days when we just need a simple accessory to turn a hairstyle from drab to fab. Pull your curls up into a ponytail at the center of your crown. Use a hair gel like TRESemmé Make Waves Shaping Gel to define any flyaway curls, then wait about five minutes for the product to dry. Take a headwrap of your choice and tie it around your hairline to accessorize your basic curly ponytail.

TRESemmé MAKE WAVES SHAPING GEL CREAM
wash and go 3c hair curls
A light serum helps maintain the bounce of your curls.

3. Big, Bouncy Curls

For this hairstyle, maximum volume is the name of the game. To obtain the look, apply a hair serum on dry hair, like Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum, to add shine and moisture before styling. Wait about five minutes for the product to dry to prevent frizz. Use an afro pick to give your roots a bit lift then give your hair a shake, allowing your curls to fall in place.

3c hair with trendy space buns
Curly space buns are a cute and quirky way to wear the double-bun look.

4. Space Buns

When styling your curl type, keep in mind that your curl pattern helps create the overall look. For a hairstyle like space buns, steer away from packing your curls in and smoothing out your strands for a neat bun. Instead, wrap your curls into a loose bun and pull out pieces of hair to add more texture to the look. Finish off your look with a hairspray like Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray to give your hairstyle a nice sheen.

Want more 3c hair inspiration? Check out an easy way to create a curly braided updo.

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