If you are looking for ways to style your naturally curly hair then this article is for you!
Raise your hand if you have curly hair! Now raise your hand if you have curly hair that you brush, blow dry and straighten until it literally obeys what you want it to do. I have naturally curly hair which also happens to be naturally frizzy as well and have been in denial about this for many years. I have spent more hours then I can count searching Pinterest and Google for how to make my hair look good without the use of torture devices, I mean heat and styling tools, since we all know heat is terrible for your hair. Yet I continue to blow dry and straighten my hair into submission more days then not. I guess you can say I have not embraced my curls yet and on the days I do embrace them it feels like it is a bad hair day.
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The key to letting your curls dry naturally is really good product that works for your hair type.
I can’t stress that enough, it needs to be products that work for your hair type. I have yet to find the perfect combination of products to make my hair look fabulous au naturale but I have found hundreds of products that don’t work for my hair at all. Curly haired girls know this dilemma all too well; you see or read about how wonderful a product is to enhance your curls and reduce frizz only to discover that the product does not agree with your hair one bit. The product then gets thrown among the others in what I like to call the hair product graveyard (or a basket in my linen closest).
There are two products that I have found time and time again to make my hair look semi decent when allowed to air dry naturally as well as a good silicone free shampoo and conditioner. I also don’t wash my hair everyday but have found that for my hair, I absolutely need to condition it everyday. I have found that the Nexxus brand has a lightweight hydrating shampoo and conditioner line that works for my hair when I want to leave it curly. Lately I have also been using the Biolage Hydrasoure Shampoo and conditioner as well.
The two styling products that work for my hair are the John Frieda leave in conditioner spray, used first, and then the Garnier Fructis curl construct mousse which I scrunch into my wet hair. After the products are in, I absolutely cannot touch my hair until it is about 90 % dry. Sometimes at the end I will spray more leave in conditioner in or the It’s a 10.
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These are the only ones I have found that slightly enhance my hair. Maybe someday I will fully embrace my own natural curl since I generally the only time I leave it curly is when I’m either too lazy to style it in the morning or it’s summer time and too hot to use heat. For now, I will invest in a really good heat protector to potentially reduce the damage I am doing to my hair by constantly styling it.
Let me know all your curly girl tips! I love trying out new products and seeing if they can tame this mane.
Jana Goodlife says
I think your curly hair looks amazing!!! These products must really be working well! I had naturally straight hair and when I try to curl it is a disaster. I think you should embrace your curls, they look fabulous!
I don’t have curly hair but my daughter does! The longer it gets the curlier it gets so we will definitely be trying these products!
I always cherished curly hair. Nice post
I have no tips but I wish I could get my hair to curl! 🙂 My hair is always straight, even when I try to curl it with an iron. haha
I’m in the same boat…thin curly hair! I didn’t even know I had curls until a perm in 5th grade never went away. My mom always brushed it and put it in a ponytail. The perm made me take care of it differently so I discovered the curls were natural. Now I’m finding out the oily scalp is from shampooing too much, and water is actually the best thing for curls…I’m 40! Will I ever get it figured out?
I have straight hair.but I like curly hair.your hair look amazing
My wife loved this post. Quite useful info!
Megan Kerry says
I love the curly hair look! It’s so much easier to just go with it instead of fighting nature;)
I have wavy hair and it’s a pain!
Amber Solis says
I love biolage. Looks like you really put some time int finding what works. Thanks for sharing.
I consider my hair “Stwirly” straight and curly – Lol. It’s not really curly but it definitely is more than just a little wave. I love Frizz Ease and Biolage products!! I also use a bit of coconut oil to combat dryness!
Haha! It looks you had fun. Sharing simple experiences are nice. Great job.
Im jealous. I wish I had curly hair! But i guess we always wants the opposite haha
Your tips sound great. My hair are super straight and I have always wanted curls like my sister, the curlier the better!
Our hair is as unique as our DNA. Curls are so much fun, but agree that conventional products are not well designed for curly hair. Good insights into your hair journey!
Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women says
I guess I must be lucky in that my hair has always been straight and I have never had the problem you are talking about her – although I have girlfriends that certainly have. These products are something I will mention to them so they can give it a go. I think you have great hair by the way.
Kathleen Cregg says
I want your curls! Literally, I’m sitting here with my hair in a tight bun so that it gives a wave when I release it! Have you ever used Deva-Curl? I use that to hold beach wave curls!
Genny Gall says
Actually, I use Garnier as well. It works perfectly for me, but lately, I am keeping my hair straight since I have my keratin treatment
Madhurima Maiti says
I have straight hair but some of my friends do have curly hair and I am going to recommend this post to them. I loved the way you styled your curly hair and thanks for the product suggestions.
Sarah Stockley says
I love curly hair. Mine is quite straight but has a little natural wave to it. Sometimes I get my daughter to curl mine for me.
Sincerely Miss J says
I love your curly hair. You style it really well and the work well for you. I am still trying to figure out what products my hair loves.
These sound like good products, my hair is naturally wavy and I find it looks best when I dont brush it!!
I have wavy hair like there are some curls (thanks for my mom) but not a lot. If I need it straight, I just use some products and a straightener.
Monidipa Dutta says
This is great. Unlike a T-shirt, towels will absorb too much water and moisture out of the hair, which causes frizz, instead of just the excess water. The smoothness of a T-shirt will also help smooth your curls and prevent them from getting matted together.
Janine Ella says
I am actually planning to have my hair curled since I have really thin hair so I would love to have some volume. If I push through with that plan, I’ll take note of these tips! 🙂
Czjai Reyes-Ocampo says
I had my hair permed several years ago. Back then, I had all the time in the world to comb and style my hair. 🙂
I have the absolutely straightest hair imaginable but I do love the brands of the products you use!
My sissy had super curly hair, she needs to know able these products! PS curly hair suit you so much.
Alexandra Cook says
I have this natural curly hair and I admit that was really hard to manage. Thank you for sharing this. I have new style that I could try.
Elizabeth O says
Sounds like an interesting product for the curly hairs. I don’t have curly hairs but thanks for posting your review. Your hairs looks nice in the pictures.