We don't know about you, but we love a good life hack! When it comes to taking care of curls, we'll take all the help we can get. Therefore, we've gathered some great hacks for curly haired girls. Give these tips and tricks a try, and get back to us with your results! We'd love to know what worked, or didn't work for you. Additionally, let us know if there are any tips you try that you'd like to share!
Hacks For Curly Haired Girls
Don't be afraid to use tools:
While we don't recommend ongoing use of heat or styling tools, we also don't want you to be afraid of using tools periodically. If you've completely transitioned to natural curl care styles, you can safely use heat tools on occasion. Before plugging in that curling iron, make sure you've protected your curls with a heat spray, and a light spritz of hair spray. You can use your curling iron to enhance your curl shape or help add structure to fallen or flat curls. Use different sizes of curling iron barrels to achieve different sizes of curls. After you've added curls in, use a bit of styling product to help give texture, fluff your curls, and enjoy!
Have a go-to style:
We're all going to have days when our curls, for whatever reason, just won't work. That's totally ok, but to help minimize frustration it helps to have a go-to style in your back pocket. If you haven't already picked one, consider an easy to style waterfall braid, which will keep your curls out of your face, provide some volume, and is a good base for other styles.
Be ready to utilize second day curls:
One of the best things about curls is that you don't need to wash them every day. Therefore, you'll need to embrace your second, third, or even fourth day curls. This means you should consider investing in a good quality dry shampoo, leave in conditioner, and curl refreshing spray. Additionally, be prepared to throw your curls up into a versatile braid, bun, or pony tail to keep curls under control, while also buying you some days between styling.