Curly hair is a magical gift to this world and what’s better than embracing those curls in every way possible? Our natural texture makes it incredibly easy for us to braid or style our hair any number of ways, and that texture is uniquely our own and should be loved.
Need some fresh ideas on what to do with that beautiful head of curls? With these go-to easy hairstyles, you’ll be sure to look your curly best every day of the week.
Sidenote: Some of these styles work best on longer curly hair. If you rock shorter curls, don’t worry! We’ve also written about the best hairstyles for short curly hair.
One of the most freeing hairstyles is just to let your natural curls hang loose. Depending on your hair type, it requires minimal to a decent amount of effort, and the best way to go about this look is to really learn about your hair.
Discover what type or types of curl patterns you have. Do research on different products and try ones that you think might work for your hair. A lot of drugstores carry samples of high-end products and LUSH is always handing out free samples. It may take some trial and error, but you will find the perfect products for your curls.
A lot of the time, curls do require more effort and maintenance than other hair types, but believe me. The results are worth it.
On the contrary, sometimes all I want to do is throw my hair up in a bun and forget about it for the rest of the day. I personally try to go for a messy bun--where some of the curls come out of the bun--but sometimes it does take me a few times to get the exact look I want.
For this hairstyle, I recommend working with looser hair ties if you’re looking for a “messy” bun and tighter ones for a cleaner look.
Sleek Low Ponytail
For an effortlessly cool look, try this sleek ponytail by Curl Queen Jasmine Brown. The trick to this look, like many others? Tons of hair product.
Take a cream, gel, serum, or combination of these products to smooth down your curls, brushing the product down your hair to get the sleek look. Brush the product through to the back of your hair, making sure to create a side part, then tie your hair into a low ponytail. Finish the look with more product as needed.
I love space buns. You love space buns. We all love this beautiful galactic look. Space buns with a half up look have an amazing way of bringing out your curls. It’s a cute way to keep some hair out of your face but still let your natural texture show through.
For a super-polished look, try creating two sleek buns using a gel or pomade of your choice. Remember: a little goes a long way! If you’re going for a more loose, fun, look, then forget the product and just pull the front of your hair into two sections, twist, and form two small buns at the top of your head. If you’re feeling extra bold, then rock the space buns with your full set of hair.
Which of these hairstyles is your favorite?
For more on naturally curly hair, be sure to see our post on one writer’s natural hair experience and how she learned to love her natural texture.
These looks will keep you and your curls happy and healthy for days. Remember, your curls love you, so love them back!