Wearing your hair loose is great when you’ve got plenty of curls. But curly hairstyles require that you manage and control them so they stay in shape and don’t turn into a frizz!
Keeping your curly hairstyles in perfect condition is easy. Just go for regular haircuts, use conditioner twice a week and shampoo your hair every other day – as washing every day can tear away your hair’s natural oils.
Updo Curly hairstyles
The easy solution to creating an updo for wavy hair is to go for the “messy” look.
If you’re looking for more elegant and sophisticated curly hairstyles, you’ll need to put in some planning and time to ensure that your hair is in good condition, ready to be styled.
Curly hairstyles are usually the simplest because having your hair curly is the best part of the style, so you needn’t do more than pop the rest up in a messy bun or ponytail. Another way of putting up curly hair is experimenting with grips and clips in different positions.
If you want something rather more formal however ask your hairstylist next time you go to have your haircut or have a good play with your hair the next time you have your friends round.
Short Curly Hairstyles
No matter whether you’ve got short curls or long layered curls if you want to accentuate them try asking your stylist for a very layered look, as this will leave your hair with more bounce.
If you want to tame your curly locks, ask your hairdresser to cut it with about one inch of layering and some framing around the face, this will add to the soft look that you naturally have with your curls.
I would not recommend a fringe if your hair is very curly as this is one of the most difficult curly hairstyles to keep in check.
How to Use Curlers on Hair
Tongs are one of the longest standing inventions for use on your curly hairstyles, and they have changed very little over the past one hundred years.
This is because they are very simple to use and the effects can last a long time. Remember that the more money you spend on curlers the longer your ‘look’ should last.
Before you start curling your hair, make sure that your hair is divided into two sections, with about ¾ of your hair up and the rest loose ad ready to tong.
You may want to use some heat protection spray on your hair here to protect it from the heat damage from the tongs.
Then start by taking sections of your hair, combing it, and then winding it round the tong, securing with the grip.
You might try changing the size of the sections to adjust how tight the curls end up being, and you could also try twisting the sections before putting them in the tongs.
As you can tell, much of this is trial and error because everybody’s hair will react somewhat differently to the treatment.