Naturally Curly Hair Tips

naturally curly hair tips

Hi, I’m Angela and I have naturally curly hair.

You’re probably reading this article because you have given up on your curls and need some help. Or maybe you just came across it to help your curly-haired friend out.

I am going to share some of my curly haired tips and tell you how to control curly hair and create beautiful manageable curls. First you should know that curly hair naturally tends to be dehydrated and this leads to frizzy and unmanageable hair.

Lucky for you, I’m spilling all my secrets to help you have the flawless hair you’ve always dreamed of.


 

Naturally Curly Hair Tips

 

◊ Conditioner is your best friend. Curly hair craves moisture. The hair cuticle raises in search for moisture and causes your hair to frizz. By keeping your hair moisturized, you can greatly reduce the amount of frizz. Aside from conditioning often, be sure to also do a deep conditioner treatment weekly. Such as a coconut oil treatment.

 

Keep shampooing to a bare minimum. Once a week to every two weeks is recommended. Some people can get away with the no-poo routine but I still recommend an occasional wash. If you’re someone who uses shampoo often, breathe. Your hair will adjust to your new routine. I promise.

 

◊ After showering, rub a dime sized amount of conditioner throughout your hair and gently comb it through with a wide tooth comb. This will allow your hair to separate into more curls when dry. I personally tip my head upside down to do this, followed by wrapping my hair in a microfiber towel.

 

◊ Get some Microfiber towels. You’re welcome. Using terry cloth towels will destroy your curly hair by causing breakage and unwanted frizz. These specific ones are nice and large, and come in the cutest colors ever.

 

◊ Only allow your hair to sit in your microfiber towel for 5-10 minutes. Then for best results, allow your hair to airdry.

 

Use a curl cream to help maintain frizz and shape. One thing I learned throughout the years of searching for the perfect cream, is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on products. You can purchase Paul Mitchell’s Twirl Around Crunch-Free Curl Definer and it will last you months. It’s a little over $20 so it may seem like a lot but the benefits outweigh the cost.

 

Toss the straightener, blow dryer, etc. Your hair will thank you. If you’re one of those people who can’t go a day without straightening your hair, you need to learn how to love your hair. I know because I used to think straightening my hair was the only presentable way to wear it. Now I love my natural curls. Try to switch up your morning routine and see what works for you. It can take a while but it’s better than destroying your potential beautiful curls.

 

Use satin pillowcases. They reduce breakage and static that is caused by regular pillowcases. Also, by using a satin pillowcase, you have a better chance at second day curls or maintaining the hairstyle you recently got. I know of a place to get good quality ones for $10. They come in several different colors. Check out these Betty Dain ones.

 

H2O! Be sure that your are drinking enough water on a daily basis.

 

◊ The last and final tip to beautiful curls is to be sure to get your hair trimmed every 3 months. You will notice a difference in how your curls curl and bounce. I can’t stress how important getting a regular hair trim is. Prolonging this will only make your hair look worse.

 

If you follow my curly hair tips, you will not be let down. I have tried many things over the years and these tips are what helped me fall in love with my curly hair.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

 

Written By: Angela Smith

 

15 thoughts on “Naturally Curly Hair Tips

  1. Hi there! Thanks for the article, it was a great read!

    I have learned a lot about curly hair and how to maintain it. That coconut oil treatment sounds great and I might check it out. I didn’t know that you can shampoo your curly once a week or every two weeks.. thanks for that new info! And thanks for the tip for using microfiber towels to dry your hair. I never knew about those.

    • Hi Aisha!

      Glad you learned a few things from my post! If you give my tips a try, feel free to come back and let me know how they worked for you 🙂

  2. Hello Angela

    As a kid and in my teens l had curly hair which I really hated. Now that I’m all grown up, my hair is thinning and I’m always looking for ways to make it look better.

    Some time back, l realized that having curly hair hid the fact that my hair is thinning. Since then I’m always looking for ways to get more curls.

    Over the years l do find that conditioning then toweling when still wet works well for me.

    l liked your tips, but I’m not going to have my hair trimmed every 3 months since l dont have much and I’m always worried they will over trim it.

    Thanks for the tips Angela

    • Hi Roamy!

      Try following a few of these tips and see what ones help with your hair. Because your hair is thinning, I would recommend you skip brushing your hair. Running your fingers through your hair while there’s conditioner in it should be enough. Thank you for reading, I hope my tips work for you!

  3. Hi Angela.

    This is a great article. My hair is too short and is naturally straight and fine but I’ve got a friend with curly hair who complains of frizziness. I will send her to this site, I know she will find it very helpful.

    Curly hair looks amazing when it is well looked after and natural. Hair straighteners ruin all hair types, so I agree with you 100% about not using hair straighteners, they make hair very dry.

    Thanks for this post.

    Hannah.

    • Hello Hannah,

      Thank you for recommending your friend to the site. Being that she has frizzy hair, I think she will love these tips. Many people don’t realize that all it takes is to make a few changes to the everyday morning routine! I am happy to help 🙂

  4. Great comments on curly hair. My hair stylist just recently told me that I need to buy satin pillow cases to prevent hair breakage during the night. I haven’t been able to get to the store yet but have found that a satin scaf tied around my head works just as well. Thank you for reminding us that natural is not a bad thing, it’s actually a good thing.

    • Karla,

      Wearing a satin scarf sounds like a really good way to hold hair nicely for second day curls also! Thank you for sharing that 🙂

  5. Hi Angela, I really enjoyed reading your post about naturally curly hair tips!
    When I first clicked onto your article I had a bit of a chuckle to myself remembering when I had curly hair in my youth that has long since fallen out 😉
    Seriously though, after reading this post I showed it to my wife so she could implement your tips and she is very happy that I did!
    She particularly likes the tip of using satin pillow cases and she has already ordered a set!
    Thanks for this article, I think you have put together a very helpful website!
    ~John

    • John,

      Wow! I am so happy to hear that you both enjoyed my post. She is going to love the satin pillow cases. They’re good for your skin as well 🙂

  6. Great tips on maintaining your curls. Yes hair definitely needs tons of moisture curly or not. What do you think of sulfate free shampoos, are they good for your hair. I know that there is the move towards washing with just conditioners, but then sometimes my hair feels like it could use de-clarifying. I found a post on using organic apple cider vinegar to wash my hair. Loved it, but I prefer to use products created for hair. I also like the tip on trimming your hair once every 3 months. Will definitely add this to my hair-care routine. Awesome website by the way, will definitely stick around.

    • Mimi-CU,

      One of my writers, Angela, created this article but I wanted to respond to this for you.

      Personally I’m not for washing with just conditioners; I love when my hair is clean feeling after a clarifying session once in a while. Something I’m very fond of is this sulfate free clarifying shampoo. Be sure to check it out and try it. It is the better version of using apple cider vinegar and it is safe for color treated hair.

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  8. Hey Angela,

    OMG thank you for this article. You have no idea how long I’ve been looking for good information like this.

    I have long curly and very very dry hair! I had no idea that shampooing too often could be bad?

    Especially thank you for your recommendation for Paul Mitchell’s curl definer. Everything I buy either makes my hair greasy, crunchy or over time it makes my hair fall out (and no one wants that!)

    Many thanks,
    Martina

    • Martina,

      Over shampooing can make your hair so dry. I’m glad you know it now! If you try Paul Mitchell’s curl definer, you won’t be disappointed.

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