Sponge Curls: An Easy Tutorial for Men with Short Hair

Taking curls for men to a new level.

Ever looked at a guy with a low fade cut with mini curls and wondered if we woke up like that? There’s a chance he did and then there’s a slight chance that he didn’t. What most people with perfectly curled haircuts won’t tell you is how they actually got it. This is where we come in; we have your back! We’re here to let you in on sponge curls—a hair styling technique using a sponge brush which is extremely popular in the African-American community.

Want to learn how you can get this look? Read on to learn the easiest way to achieve sponge curls on your hair:

1

Start with clean hair.

To start your sponge curls routine, the first thing you want to do is start with clean hair. Wash hair with Dove Men+Care Complete Care Fortifying 2-In-1 Shampoo + Conditioner to cleanse and condition your curly texture in one shot. 

2

Apply water to hair.

Make your hair more pliable by spraying it with water. Don’t spray too much because you don’t want your hair to be sopping wet. 

3

Apply a curling cream.

Apply a curl defining cream to help add softness and define your curls. Pump Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Contour Cream into your hand and rub throughout your hair. 

4

Brush with sponge brush.

Take your sponge brush and brush your hair in circular motions. Repeat this all over your head. 

5

Define your curls.

If there are any areas that need a little more love, you can twirl it between your fingers to create a defined curl. If needed, you can apply more cream to the section before using your fingers to define. 

6

Final look.

We told you we had your back! How are you loving your finished product?