The tiff between straight hair and curly hair is everlasting. People with curly hair want to blow dry their hair to make them straight, whereas people with straight hair are whining over how they want curly hair. While people with curly hair have the major problem that their hair gets messy and become very frizzy and unmanageable, we believe with the right care, your curly hair can look completely perfect.
Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, Justin Timberlake, Bradley Cooper, etc., all have proved to be great examples of how to rock curly hair well. Gentle drying and combing, good protection, and the right curling products can make your curly hair go from an untamed mess to a perfect collection.
Well, we are here for all those men who’ve got straight hair but are absolutely drooling over curls. If you want to get curly hair, the right care and caution, and styling products can be your perfect solution. You just need to learn how and when to use them, and we are here to help you with that.
How to get curly hair?
Here we have listed out for you some ways that can help make hair curly. Go through them and see your hair gradually become what you wanted to. Let’s go, then!
1. Hair wash:
Start by washing your hair well. Use your shampoo accompanied by a conditioner that will minimize the frizz in your hair. Your curls will be perfect when your hair is a little damp, which is why to use a towel to just gently dry your hair, while still keeping them moist.
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2. Hair protectant spray:
Apply a generous amount of hair protectant spray on your hair, since this will help greatly throughout the curling process, and prevent your hair from frizzing.
3. Salt Spray:
Applying sea salt spray in your hair can help you hold your hair, which will help create the right curls. Sea salt spray has a medium hold on your hair, and works really great for creating beachy curls and waves, or enhancing any natural waves in your hair. for best results, apply it with your fingers while your hair is still damp from the shower.
Blow-dry your hair, while also lifting your hair with some amount of pressure. You can put on a diffuser attachment if your hairdryer has one. If, while blow-drying, your hair starts to feel dryer, keep adding more salt spray. You can add salt spray only to those areas where your hair feels quite dry or where your curls do not form well.
You can also wrap some of your hair into strands and blast with a little amount of heat. This will help create individual curls, and enhance your curly hair look.
Try to aim the dryer on the roots of your hair strands, and then gently move upwards, while holding your hair in place. Keep scrunching and lifting your hair till you reach your desired shape of curls.
5. Curl-enhancing products:
With the rise in the popularity of hairstyling among people, a lot of curl-enhancing products are now available in the market. These products essentially help in creating a good hold on your hair and reducing frizz. A little amount of these products on either damp or dry hair, work just perfectly and help in maintaining the perfect shape of your curls for a longer time.
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6. Styling your curls:
Styling your curls is also one very crucial step in the entire curling your hair process. While you are blow-drying your hair, you can try to create waves by diving your hair into small sections and blasting it with heat. This will help you give more refined, as well as defined curls.
When you’re done styling and curling your hair and now that your hair is dry, use a pomade to finish the process. You can also use hair mousse instead. Spread it across your palms and gently work it through your hair strands. Using pomade will help in getting a better hold on your hair so that the curls you’ve just formed stay in place for a longer amount of time.
This is it. Following this procedure will help you get great looking curls that sit well in your face.
Also, while we’re on this, there are a few things that you should know about curly hair.
- Apply Moroccan oil on your hair:
Curly hair requires more moisture than other hair types, which is why Moroccan oil or Argan oil are perfectly suited for such hair types. These hydrating natural oils will keep the messy frizz away, which is the worst enemy of curls and can make your hair look untamed and shabby. You can also use it before blow-drying your hair, or after finishing the entire process.
- Go for the right haircut:
Curly hair mostly works well for men with faded cuts or undercut hairstyles, with longer hair on the top of the head and shorter hair on the sides. If your hair is straight, you’ll be needed to have at least medium length hair, since creating curls will eventually make the hair look shorter automatically.
A pompadour with a high fade, or a forward fringe paired with an undercut, are some hairstyles that are known to look best on curly hair.
If you’re looking for permanent or long-lasting curls or waves, you can go for a perm for permanent waving. Since it’s a chemical process, we would suggest you talk to a professional stylist first, because the process might also carry with it some risks of damage to the hair. generally, the curls and waves created by perming last for around 6 months, and then, they will grow out naturally.
Want to make hair curly? Well, go for it! We hope our little guide on how to get curly hair helps you, and you be successful in adding the perfect curls to your hair.
Also, once you’ve got curls, make sure that you take proper care of your hair and find a suitable haircut for yourself, and rock your complete look.