What do you do with your curly hair?

12 May

It’s never been a better time to celebrate your natural hair. Whether it’s wavy, tightly coiled or with soft curls, hair right now is all about texture.

What’s important in today’s beauty world is to embrace your own natural look, and style accordingly. Is your hair frizzy, wavy? Is your afro long or short? Do you want hair extensions to make your waves fuller, or to add length to your ‘fro? The choice is always there.

Here’s the different hairstyles you can wear, depending on your hair’s natural texture.

If you’ve got long curls

If your curls are long one of the challenges you might have is keeping hair looking full. Hair extensions can help add volume. An up-do, piling the hair on top of your head, will add height and emphasise the texture. Make sure the ends are as healthy as possible by trimming them regularly.

If you’ve got frizzy waves

Taylor Swift’s sleek look belies the fact her natural hair is quite frizzy. She has managed it by keeping it shorter. But if you prefer length, and don’t want to use straighteners or tongs, then use plenty of conditioner to keep hair moisturised and scrunch to add further definition to the waves.

If you’ve got an afro

If your afro is thick, curly and frizzy you can embrace your natural texture. You’ll never be short on volume, so use it to your advantage. Either opt for tight curls, and you can use hair extensions to add either length or volume, or brush the curls out for maximum frizz. If you’re showing off your hair’s natural shape, work with your stylist so that it’s cut in a way to accentuate the texture.

If you want curls to be tighter and the hair to be bigger, cut layers into the style. Don’t feel that you can’t have a fringe as well. Anything goes!

If you’ve got mid length waves and curls

Whereas curly hair used to be big and bold, the focus is much more now on sleeker waves that add shape and flatter the face. A middle parting helps you regulate the messy look. Let the hair dry naturally and use products to condition the hair and define the texture.

 

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