Many curly-haired women find themselves struggling to embrace their wavy locks. Looking at straight-haired women, it’s easy to think that the grass is greener; that there’s so much more you can do with straight hair.
Of course, this isn’t true. There are plenty of hairstyles the curly-headed among us can utilize. You just need to embrace your curly locks and the asymmetrical follicles that produce them.
5 Easy Hairstyles For Curly Hair
Below, we’ve compiled a brief list of easy hairstyles for curly hair that doesn’t require a ton of maintenance or product. Check ’em out.
1. Messy Half-bun
This hairstyle lets your curly-haired freak flag fly, throwing caution (and neatness) to the wind. This hairstyle works for nearly every hair length and type, but it looks especially luxurious for those with curly hair.
To capture this look you first need to collect the hair above your ears and wrap it in a high ponytail on the crown of your head. Then, twist the ponytail around itself, towards the base until you have your bun.
Lastly, use a few bobby pins to secure the bun to your head and then draw the rest of your hair over your shoulders, letting it flow elegantly in the breeze.
2. Romantic Updo
This gorgeous, sexy hairstyle looks tough to execute but it’s really very simple.
For this style, though you first want to wash your hair, let it air-dry and then add some curl-defining cream.
Then, gather all of your hair into a ponytail halfway between the crown of your head and the nape of your neck.
After that, just like with the half-bun, wrap the ponytail around itself towards the base. Once, the bun is formed, secure it with some bobby pins.
3. Side Braid
This hairstyle requires a touch more technical ability, but if you know how to do a simple braid, you should be fine.
Once again, with this style, you’ll want to wash your hair and use a curl-enhancing wave spray and let it air dry.
Then, part your hair naturally and grabbing just one side, braid your hair back towards the crown of your head. Once you’ve gotten all the way to the back of your head, pin the end of the braid to your head with a bobby pin, and pull the rest of your hair over it to hide the pin.
4. French Twist
This gorgeous, classic hairstyle will have you looking like an elegant 1960s heiress.
This style works best on unwashed hair, and it’s a bit more complicated than the others on this list but is still very doable. You can watch here to see how it’s done. For curly hair, we recommend a messier look, so feel free to deconstruct the hairstyle a bit once you’ve completed it.
5. Elegant Slick-Back
Perhaps the simplest and sultriest look of all the hairstyles on this list, a wet slick-backed look is absolutely gorgeous.
All that’s required for this look is a bristle brush and a styling gel. All you have to do is brush your hair back tight behind your ears and applying a styling gel to every hair. Your curls will give this hairstyle a beautiful texture.
Ready To Try A New Look?
Hopefully one of these easy hairstyles for curly hair has encouraged you to embrace your natural hair and reinvent your look.
If you need more style advice check out our article on how to find the best hairstyle for your face shape. Our blog has tons of great information styling tips and tricks.