Curly hair styles

Curly hair is always at its best when worn open. Those luscious curls looks all bouncy and voluminous. However, it is also good to style your curls occasionally, especially on non wash days. This would not only make your curls look gorgeous but there will be less frizz since the curls would be in protective hair styles.

There are so many hair styles for curly hair, over which I would like to share some of my personal favorites along with some other which are quite easy and quick to make.

  1. Worn Open to one side or either sides.

     

    2. Crown up.

Take few curl clumps from the crown area, pull it back and secure it with a thin elastic, bobby pins or a small clip.

 

3. Crown up with twisted hair.

The first part of this hairstyle is same as above. However, after securing the hair with an elastic we need to take few hair from below the secured hair clump and twist it around the elastic until the end of that hair section and pin it below using bobby pins in a way that the elastic is hidden under the hair twisted.

 

4. Messy half up hairstyle.

Again, this is similar to the above two hairstyles however while pulling the hair through the elastic or a band instead of pulling all out we secure them in half to look like a messy ball.

 

5. One side twist

Section your hair as per your convenience. Now, from the section which has less hair, take few curl clumps and twist them until middle and secure with bobby pins.img_20170817_1119071.jpg

 

6. Two sided twist

Same like above, twist hairs on both sides and secure with bobby pins.

 

7. Messy half up using clutch.

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8. Low pony tail.

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9. High pony tail

With hair elastic alone  With hair elastic and                                                 twisted hair around it.

 

10. Two sided ponytail.

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11. Lower Messy bun.

Secure all your hair in a low pony tail with the help of an elastic. Section them in two. Take the first section and twist it gently around the other section and pin it up. Now take the remaining hair and twist them around the first bun in the opposite direction and secure with bobby pins

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12. Higher messy bun.

This is similar to a low messy bun, just that the pony should be high and the remaining steps are same as lower bun 🙂 You can set the baby hair at the back of your head and near the forehead using a toothbrush and gel.

 

13.Lower two sided bun

This is again similar to lower messy bun but on both the sides 🙂

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14. Up and down pony aka illusionist ponytail

Over here we divide the hair in two equal sections, the upper part and lower part. Then we need to tie a medium level ponytail with the lower part hair and then another ponytail above that with the upper part which would literally cover the lower pony to illusionize a longer ponytail.

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15. Half up ponytail

This style is the perfect half of the above style. In this we leave the lower section of hair as it is and tie only the upper section.

 

16. Messy side braid

Partition your hair accordingly. Then bring all your hair to one side and section them in three equal parts. Start the braid by bringing over the right part of hair in between the middle and left part. Now bring the left section of hair in between the middle and right part. Continue this until you reach at the end of that braid and finally secure with a thin elastic.

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17. French braid

Start your braid from the center of your crown. Take three small sections and start braiding. When you are done with two sets of braid, get a small section of hair from either side one by one to add with the left and right sections of braid. Continue this until you are at the end of your braid when you can finish off with an elastic or band.

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18. The Pineapple

Well, a curly girl is incomplete without a pineapple hairstyle 😀 This style is mainly done at the time you go to bed to secure your curls from frizz and tangles. However, you can wear it outside as well. So, for doing this style grab all your hair and bring it near your crown, secure with an elastic and you are done.

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So, these are some of the hairstyles which i think is pretty easy and will not take a long time to do. And among these my favorite ones are Up and down pony aka illusionist ponytail, High ponytail, Messy half up hairstyle, Messy high bun and crown up style. I hope all of you like the post. Please do try them if you have not already and comment below if you too have your favourite in the list. Have a great weekend! 🙂

Products and curls – The Perfect Combo!

“Made for each other” is not a phrase for gender alone. Products and curls also fall under this category. Every curl needs it’s product and in turn products cannot exist without we curl heads. Products are life in the curl community. They give our curls shine, definition, moisture, volume, length and so on. However, does product brand has a role to play in this? Do we really need a particular brand value to survive? Is there a brand of holy grail products in this world? Read on to know….

There are numerous curl heads around the world and every curl is different from one another. And so is the product suitable to each one of them. What’s effective to others might not work for you. This is majorly due to the ingredients featured in a particular product. Not all curls will like similar ingredient. Some will like more protein in them and some others may prefer more of moisture based product. Similarly, there are various other factors which effect this such as the living environment, climatic condition, humidity level etc. All these directly or indirectly effect our hair and there by the products we use. Thus, a product which is being used in a particular country or region may not deliver a similar result at a place where you reside.

Therefore it is very important to understand your hair and analyse what is good and bad for your curls which will help you to choose product wisely and worthy. There are millions of products available in the market these days, among which there are many which are quite affordable and are easily available. And if you know your curls better you will be able to sort out what’s best for you, not by any particular brand value or just by recommendations instead by reading the ingredients and knowing what’s in it. Investing on something due to ignorance will only empty your pockets. A proper routine and consistency is what your curls need the most to grow and stand out. There are no magical products which will do wonders to your curls rather the wisdom in you is the real magician who can sparkle the magic in your curls. 😇

 

Refreshing my curls!

Refreshing your curls on a non wash day is as important as washing/styling your hair. However, it depends on your curls, amount of frizz and number of non wash days. I personally do not prefer to refresh my curls on all non wash days. I preserve them up in a pineapple or bun and mostly avoid refreshing on the first day succeeding wash. But if you are a working women you will need to refresh them depending on how your curl behaves on that particular day.

There are lot of ways to refresh your curls. You could use your hands to do it or you could use a spray bottle.

My Way:

I refresh my second day curls by spraying some fresh water on my hands and gently smoothing all over my curls and done 🙂

The third and fourth day curls usually needs a bit more moisture and definition. So we need the following things:

  • An empty spray bottle.
  • Your regular conditioner or leave in conditioner.
  • Hair gel.
  • Few drops of Essential oil or cold press oil.

The ingredients listed above are used in combination as per my hair need.

If my hair lacks moisture I mix water, conditioner and essential oil in a spray bottle and slightly spray over my hair and scrunch if required.

And in case my curls needs more definition I use water, essential oil and hair gel instead of conditioner and scrunch well again. And ensure not to spray too much as it will weigh down the hair.

My curls definitely looks different on a wash day vs refreshing days however I still love them to core. We must learn to embrace our curls. Have a lot of patience, follow a right routine and keep the hope alive 😉

Wash day vs Refreshing day

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The beginning!

Hey all my dear Curl friends! I am here to express my thoughts on managing curly, thick, frizzy hair as I myself have such a type which as far as I know is difficult to maintain and style like many others who have straight hair type.

I have inherited my natural curl from my mother. However, like many of my curly girls all over world I have also hated them like hell. Not knowing how to style them or take care of them combing my hair over and over again trying to straighten them. Unfortunately the results were a head full of phoof and texture like hay 😦 Trying different hair products expecting miracle to happen. Every other day both during my school and college days there were tantrums from my fellow students teasing me about my phoofy hair.

Finally after my graduation when I started earning I decided to get rid of all this mess and made up my mind to permanently straighten my hair. My hair was chemically treated for three continuous years. Those were magical days of my life. There was no difficulty in styling them. I thought it was finally an end to my struggle.

However NO. I had ruined my hair so bad with all the chemicals and heat styling. I did not know if I could ever get back my natural curls (well not really curls but a stack of hay) 😉

One day while surfing the Internet I randomly came across few blogs which were about curly hair care. It was like heaven for me. I learned about the actual way a curly hair should be treated. However, each one was quite different from one another. Each one had different products to showcase. It was a dilemma all over again. I was confused on where to begin. I had to start with something to save my natural hair. Hence I decided to start off by chopping my hair off and getting rid of the damaged ends. That was finally a way to go before I begin my curly hair journey..

Myself before I started my hair journey

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