Tutorial: How To Style Long Curly Hair

Alyssa François | 11 June 2016
a picture of a long curly brown hair of a woman standing outside
15min Style Easy

A no-fuss wash and go method to try all summer long!

With the hot summer days swiftly approaching, it’s time to nail the go-to hairstyle favored amongst just about all curly girls during this time of year: The wash and go! There’s nothing like a carefree curly hairstyle like this one on a humid day, where you can allow your curls to be free and do whatever it wants. And get this: You don’t have to hide inside until your hair is dry, let Mother Nature help you out! Especially if you have long curly hair, which often takes a long time to dry. But while this hairstyle seems simple, and drying your hair on the go seems convenient, there’s a few steps, and products to integrate into your styling routine for a defined curl pattern and frizz control. Here’s how to do a wash and go style on long curly hair.

Easy Wash And Go Tutorial for Long Curly Hair

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Begin with soaking wet hair.

The key to a defined curly hairstyle begins in the shower. Wash and condition your hair with a hair care system that delivers a weightless moisture like Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo and Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner. After washing, part your hair in the direction you want your curls to fall then proceed to the next step.

 

 

 

 

 

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Create sections.

Section off your hair from ear-to-ear. Then, clip the top section away and begin with the bottom portion of hair.

 

 

 

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Apply gel or mousse.

Smooth gel or mousse onto your hair then finger comb through your curls from root-to-tip to ensure an even distribution. We like the Suave Professionals Flexible Curls Control Mousse, which helps create and define curls, holding them in place all day with light conditioners for a touchably soft, non-crunchy finish.

 

 

 

 

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Define your curls.

If needed, continue to work product through the section by taking subsections, about an inch in size, and smooth to help define your curls.

 

 

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Enhance your curl pattern.

If you have any stubborn strands that are giving you a hard time to curl, simply wrap that section of hair around your finger and hold it in place for about 10 seconds then release.

 

 

 

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Scrunch and dry.

Crunch hair upwards using a paper towel or an old t-shirt to help dry and define curls.

Editor’s note: Use an old cotton t-shirt to help dry your curls. Cotton is great for drying wet hair as opposed to most towels which have fibers that snag the hair.

 

 

 

 

 

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Repeat all over.

If you decide to complete drying while you’re on the go. Continue this step throughout your hair, scrunching upwards to enhance curl definition and allowing excess water and product to be absorbed. No one wants to be outside with water marks on their clothing!

 

 

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Allow hair to dry.

Air dry hair for about 45 minutes or until completely dry without touching it. Messing with the hair during the drying process may cause frizz. If you’re in a hurry ou can also opt for using a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment to speed up the drying process.

 

 

 

 

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All done!

Now you’re ready to take on the day! Smooth a hair styling oil like Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling onto hair for added shine. Gently fluff your hair at the roots for volume or leave it as is.

 

 

 

 

Have you tried this wash and go tutorial on your long curly hair?

 

 

 

 

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