Hairstyles for curly hair can be hard to find especially if you want to leave your hair in its naturally curly state. I have notice that a lot of those beautiful hairstyles that are done on curly hair require the use of hot tools such as flat irons, blow dryers, and curling irons.
All of these types of heat styling are things that curly hair does not necessary like. Constant use of these heating tools can cause your hair to dry out, become brittle, and evenly break. So what hairstyles can you do with your curly hair?
Now when I say wear it curly, that might seem obvious but it’s more detailed then you think. There is the wash and go method were you basically wash your hair in the shower, shake all the water out of your hair, and then apply your leave in conditioner, and let hair air dry. It’s important to know that you do not use a towel to dry hair in this method. This will let your hair stay in is naturally curly state. Just do not touch it as it dries and you will have beautiful curls
Another way to wear it natural curly hair styles is called the tightly curly method. This method is once where you enhance your curls by sliding and twirling conditioner down your strands to help enhance the curl. So your fizzy hair is no more!
The last way is called defining your curls. This is when you use a gel of your choice and rake, smooth, or comb it into your hair. This leaves your hair a little firm but the curls can last up to a week without having to go through the process all over again. I find that a lot of women who practice natural black hair care utilize this method.
Now it’s time for the braid out and twist out portion! I love using twist outs and braid outs in my natural black hair care routine. A twist out is simply when you put twists all thought out your hair while it is wet and then letting the twist air dry (typically over night). Once your hair is completely dry you then untwist the hair. This will leave your with loose waves to crinkly hair.
It really depends on your hair type, the size of your twists, products you use for hold, and the length of your hair. This is a great natural curly hairstyles that really gives your curls a new look and feel. A braid out is basically the same thing, you just use braid instead of twists. Now if you need short hairstyles for curly hair, braids will elongate your hair and they will give you more texture and definition then that of twists.
There are hairstyles for curly hair where you want to make your curls pop! You can enhance your curls and redefined them by using curlformers, rod sets, roller sets, or Bantu knots. These heatless curly methods will leave your hair with different forms of curls that are so beautiful to wear. The hairstyle look will vary depending on if it is a short hair style for curly hair or a long hairstyle for curly hair.
I find that it is best to use some sort of holding lotion when setting these curl so that the style will lasts longer. These methods have also been used to stretch curly hair and natural black hair without the use of heat to do another style later on.
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