Curly hairstyles show off a special look that can be altered to go with any occasion. Lots of people who have naturally curly hair would rather have straight hair, and people with straight hair would prefer curly hair. It’s human nature to want what we don’t have.
Curly hairstyles may be worn by anyone, even if you have curly hair that tends to get frizzy. In cases like that, a curly hair care product like a heavier gel or a more relaxing balm will be beneficial, and to you can follow that by allowing your hair to dry naturally.
There are many hairstyles that utilize curls since they add that extra touch. But curly hair styles may become frizzy or stressed, or even develop split ends. If you have medium length curly hair, take extra care of it since that is where damaged hair and poofy strands often start. Short and medium hairstyles look great when you add curls, since it is so fundamentally different than straight hair. The structure of curly hair is different, and so are its needs.
The best-looking curly hairstyles look wonderful because they result from combining the proper cut and curly hair care products. Longer curly hair can be easily styled into sassy ringlets. Tight curls are also very attractive and shorter curly hairstyles may be cut in a casual way, so that they lend style to the appearance.
There are many different ways to create curls. You can use a diffuser to give the look of loose and bouncy curls, and a curling iron will let you choose what size you desire your ringlets to be. The newer hair styling triple-barrel curling iron may also give you unique looking curls. When you style your wavy or curly hair, use a pick or a comb. Hair brushes may cause your hair to become more frizzy. To create tighter curls, you may wish to wrap your hair around a pen or pencil and dry it with a diffuser. To achieve the same curly hairstyle look, you can use small hot rollers or a curling iron with a smaller barrel.
Colour looks great on curly hair. Using a darker or lighter colour may give your curls more dimension. It doesn’t reflect light as much as a straight hairstyle, so using hair colouring can show off a healthy shine. You can even arrange your curly hair in an updo, leaving some tendrils loose on the side, to make it look soft and romantic.
If you have curly hair of a medium length, it may be described as soft and natural hair that has plenty of body that falls into the proper place on its own. These medium curly hairstyles are the kind you might wear to many everyday, casual outings or occasions. These types of curly hairstyles may vary from graduated shoulder-length layers, to heavier hairstyles of one length, and even the casual uniform layer cuts.
When your curls are of a natural type or if you have permed hair, medium casual hairstyles for curly hair are easy to create, since your curls and your cut will determine the shape of the hairstyle. Hairstyling will still normally require some type of styling product, usually a liquid gel, in various strengths and forms, to keep your curly hair settled into its style.
Curls are soft-looking, since they have a curved nature, and they have a pleasing look to the eye. The medium lengths of curly hairstyles will allow you to tie or pull them back, which will get it out of the way. You can also dress up curly hairstyles in a more formal way.
If your hair is naturally curly, you have probably spent years in trying to perfect your curly hairstyles. You’ve no doubt tried many various hairstyling products and searched through magazines for looks you can achieve. If you air dry curly hair, you may find that unless you live in a certain climate or have a certain type of curl that it doesn’t work well. If you visit one area of the country, your curly hair may behave differently than it does where you live.
Many women with curly hair stick to a routine that ends with the use of a diffuser. Begin by washing your hair and adding restorative hair products. Use one that is light and moisturizing, so it doesn’t weigh your curls down. You may wish to scrunch your curls in your hands and then a bit with a towel. You also may want to apply a serum to the hair tips and a small amount of mousse. Finish off with a diffuser. When you lift your head up, your curly hair should fall into place, and then it’s best to let it dry for fifteen minutes or so. This process will help many types of curly hair to look their best. These hair care products also work best with a full head of curly hair, rather than thin or damaged hair.
Anyone who has curly hair knows that it’s not like anything else. It curls if you look at it cross-eyed, straightens out in the most unusual and unfortunate places, and is generally unruly. That being said, there are a few things you can do to help tame the curly beast.
Perhaps the most important thing to do for curly hair is to moisturize it. The shafts of curly hair break easily when they get too dry, leading to the ever-dreaded frizz. Many experts recommend only washing curly hair every other day or even every third day, if you can stand it. When you do wash your hair, be sure it’s with a good moisturizing shampoo (Nexxus Therappe is a good one to try) and always follow-up with moisturizing conditioner. It’s also a good idea to use a deep conditioning hair mask once a week or so. You can buy one, like Garnier Fructis Fortifying Deep Conditioner, or just use plain old mayonnaise. Work a small amount through damp hair, leave it on for five minutes or so, then rinse it out and shampoo and condition as usual.
Styling methods like blow-drying, straightening and curling can dry out and damage hair, so try to avoid them as much as possible. If you can’t wait for your hair to dry, dry it with a diffuser so the impact of the heat is lessened.
Possibly equally important to taming curly hair is getting the right cut. When you’re checking out stylists, be sure that they have experience with and understand how curly hair works. The right cut gives you lift in the right places, while at the same time avoiding all possible poodle-like effects.
Once you’ve moisturized your hair and gotten a good cut, it’s time to look for hair products. There are about a zillion on the market; sprays, mousses, gels, all aimed at getting curly hair to de-frizz and curl beautifully. Some give different textures to your hair once they’ve dried; it’s a good idea to experiment with a few to find out what works best for you.
Finally, embrace your curly hair. It’s natural to occasionally look at stick straight hair longingly and think, “If only…” and of course it’s fun and different to straighten your hair occasionally. But you may as well come to terms with this fact now: fighting your curl is a battle you’re not going to win. It will always be there, and it’s a lot easier to go with the flow than against it.
Work with what you’ve got, enjoy it, keep it moisturized, and you’ll be good to go!