There are few braid types out there that are as simple and pretty as a rope braid. We are big fans of rope braids at our house! One of my favorite ways to use a rope braid is in a half up hairstyle. This is especially the case with curly hair. I love letting the gorgeous curls be able to have a moment of their own, next to the beautiful rope braid!
One of our favorite hairstyles at our house is this simple ponytail twist hairstyle. It takes a simple ponytail and elevates it just enough to feel a little extra fancy. I love it because it is something that can be done quickly, so it works well on toddlers, kids, and busy adults!
I am going to address this upfront. Straightening curly hair is a bit controversial. There are different beliefs when it comes to straightening curly hair. Some people don’t believe in straightening curls for many different reasons. Straightening out curls can obviously damage the hair and it can also relax the curls over time.
When it comes to straightening curly hair, I am a believer in doing your hair how you feel most comfortable. If you absolutely love how your curls look and don’t ever want to wear it straight, that is great! I find that having my hair straightened is easier to keep healthy and it’s easier to manage. For my daughters, straightening their hair is kind of an annual tradition. We treat it as a special occasion and it is always fun to see just how long their hair is.
Wherever you stand on straightening curly hair, the most important thing to know is how to straighten them out, while keeping the curls the healthiest. That is what I want to focus on!
This hairstyle I am sharing is actually a really fun one because it is mature enough looking that girls (or women) of any age could really wear this hairstyle as well! The hairstyle is a gorgeous braided flower hairstyle! It works beautifully in curly hair and can even translate to straight hair as well.
This hairstyle is a favorite at our house because it makes my daughter feel fancy, but it is easy enough to do on a wiggly child. It is also one that makes an adult feel a little extra put together!
No, you shouldn’t go chasing waterfalls, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put one in your hair! Waterfall braids are so incredibly beautiful on all types of hair, but my favorite is definitely on curly hair. I get asked A LOT about my daughter’s hair when I do it with a waterfall braid, so I decided to make a video with step by step instructions on how to recreate a waterfall braid for curly hair!
This tutorial and hairstyle will totally work for straight hair too, you probably will just want to do the braid when the hair is dry. If the hair is straight, but it tends to fall out of braids easily, try braiding it while it is wet and see if that helps!…
A basic ponytail might not seem that difficult, but things get a little harder when you are dealing with curly hair. When I was putting together the Girl Loves Curl course, I had asked my husband what things he wished he knew about curly hair that I could include with the course. His first response was how to do a ponytail, without having tons of frizz. I realized that just because doing a ponytail might be second nature for me, it isn’t going to be the case for people who haven’t worked with curly hair before. That is why I decided to include this tutorial for a basic curly hair ponytail!
Getting haircuts when you have naturally curly hair can be pretty anxiety inducing! Not everyone knows how to handle curly hair. I know this firsthand, as I have received many bad haircuts in my lifetime! Thankfully with years of doing my own curly hair and training myself how to cut it as a cosmetologist, I have learned a lot. I hope these tips will help guide you in knowing what to ask for when you get your curly hair cut!
I am a firm believer in not frequently washing hair. This is for all hair types. After over a decade of training my own hair, I have been able to see the benefits of extending the time between wash days. This isn’t really new information for a lot of people with curly hair. It is something people have practiced for decades! The trick to extending washes for curly hair is knowing how to restyle those curls in between.
Curly hair really shouldn’t be washed everyday, unless it is absolutely necessary. The natural oils from the scalp are the best source of nutrition for curls. If the scalp is washed everyday, it isn’t able to produce those oils. …
Every head of curly hair is different! That is one of the most beautiful parts about curly hair. While not all curly hair is going to be able to be styled in the same way, there are a few basic styling principles that can be used for all curly hair types. Using these fundamentals when trying new styles will give you the best base to work from, while discovering what styles work best for your particular curls.
Curls are delicate! It’s really important that curls are treated delicately to keep curls intact and prevent damage or breakage. Knowing how to properly brush and comb curly hair can make a huge difference. Using the right tools for brushing curly hair is really important too!