Styles to try

  • Posted on December 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm

As curly hair can range from mildly wavy, to very tight and frizzy, it’s important to recognize, and work with what can and can’t be done with your hair naturally.

If you have loose waves: It’s best to style wavy hair while wet (so that it falls into its naturally curly shape), and then leave it to dry and set into that style. A great way to add texture and definition to waves is to spritz it with some texturiser or sea salt spray. We love Matrix Curl Life Spiraling Spray as it constructs curls that stay in perfect shape to reveal a more dishevelled type of ‘holiday’ look.
Top trick: spritz some hairspray into your palms and work it through your waves to help prevent frizziness and fly aways.

If you have medium curls: It’s often more advisable to wash curly hair at night, plaiting or braiding it while it’s still wet, and then sleeping with that style – it’s guaranteed to produce beautiful waves in the morning. Alternatively, you can also keep your braid from the night before for a mussed-up, boho look, or construct a new one and tuck the end up at the nape of your neck for a more romantic look.

If you have tighter ringlets: The messy bun look, mimicked by many straight-locked lasses, was made for those with very curly hair. Simply scoop up your ringlets into a high ponytail, and secure with a hair elastic, before twising into a bun and tucking the ends back through the elastic. If pieces fall out or go astray – you’ve done a good job.

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