Curly hair can sometimes be a challenge. But it is also one of the most beautiful textures of hair to have. One of the main things you can do to keep your curly hair healthy is to give it plenty of moisture. A deep moisturizing treatment once a month at a salon or at home is essential for curly hair to control frizz and dryness. Use a moisturizing conditioner each time you shampoo and use frizz preventative products and styling products made for curly hair to give your curls definition and shine. You can wear your hair short, medium or long. Curly hair doesn’t mean you’re stuck in a rut; curly hair gives you many styling choices.
A very neat hairstyle for short curly hair is a pixie. Pixies were popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s and their appeal has never faded from fashion. You can have a closed cropped pixie or leave your hair a bit longer. Use a styling paste to define your curls or give you a smoother look. Bangs are a cute addition and your stylist can tailor your cut to your facial shape.
Bobs are some of the most classic hairstyles and have been popular since the 1920’s. Have your stylist cut your hair a bit longer than you want it since curly hair draws up as it dries. You can have a graduated bob with the back shorter than the front; a stacked bob gives you a slightly more defined lock than a graduated bob and is also a good choice for short curly hair. Bobs can be very short, above your jaw line, at your jaw line or below your jaw line depending on how long you want your hair to be.
You may also want to consider a layered look. Layered cuts bring out the natural curl and body of your hair. If you opt for a layered cut ask your stylist for professional products to define your curls. This is a great cut to bring out the natural beauty of curly hair and is practically maintenance free. With a layered cut you will be able to wash and go.
For a more polished look choose a medium length or long blunt cut. The longer you have your hair – the looser you curl will be. This is because the weight of your hair pulls your curls down and makes them looser. Use a large barrel curling iron to define your curls. Always use heat protective products before you use any high heat tools like curling irons and flat irons to protect your hair from breakage and damage. You can control the tightness of your curls with the diameter of the barrel of your curling iron.
For special occasions, pull your hair up in a messy bun and let your curls fall. Up-dos are great hairstyles. You can wear your hair half up and let your natural curls fall down your back. Add some pretty hair clips or pins for an extra bit of glam. Curly hair is beautiful. Embrace your natural curls and try out some of these neat hairstyles.