Curly Hair Pictures and Tips

Pictures of curly hair styles can help your stylist create the exact style that you want when it is time for a new haircut. Be sure to try to find someone that specializes in curly hair because the structure of curly hair is completely different that straight hair and it can be harder to work with.

Curly hair is generally drier and more brittle that straight hair and it has a tendency to break more easily, especially as you get older. Because there is a tendency to use more hair products and appliances on curly hair to get it into a particular style there can be a lot of damage over time. Find someone that understands the special needs of curly hair and then develop a working relationship with them. Your hair will look great all the time and your stylist will be able to advise you on different looks you are interested in because he knows what your hair can and can't do.

Curly hair requires both a good cut and good care. By finding pictures of curly hair styles that you like and a good stylist you are halfway there.

Curly hair needs a gentle shampoo and good conditioning. Don't brush your hair but gently comb through it with a wide tooth comb when it is wet. Apply a leave in conditioner and then style as usual. Using a curl activator spray or gel can help keep curls defined.

If at all possible get a cut that allows your hair to dry naturally rather than using heat.

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Short curly hair is daring and exciting; confident and bold. Images:Courtesy Curly Hair Styles Magazine.
Short curly hair is daring and exciting; confident and bold. Images:Courtesy Curly Hair Styles Magazine.
Short curly hair is daring and exciting; confident and bold. Images:Courtesy Curly Hair Styles Magazine.

Short Curly Hair Styles

Short curly hair styles are seen as being carefree....by the people that don't have curly hair! With the wrong cut you end up looking like you stuck your finger in a light socket in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Choose a style that works with the natural curl and direction of your hair. It is much easiest to coax it into a style that it does naturally than to create something that will take hours to accomplish and a ton of hair spray to maintain.

Make sure that the cut works well with both your face shape and your body type. Many women with curly hair have rounded lines in their face and body as well.

Allow your hair to air dry for ten minutes or so, and then use a scrunching gel to define your curls. Scrunch with your fingers to get the shape that you want.

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Elizabeth Shue

Medium Curly Hair Styles

Much of the time curly hair does not get longer it gets wider. Cut is important!

Medium length curly hair generally falls to the shoulder. That can be deceptive because when it is wet it may be well below the shoulder. A stylist that is not familiar with the spring of curly hair can easily create a style that falls below the shoulder when wet but barely hits the bottom of the earlobe when dry.

Depending on the texture of the hair, when curly hair gets to be a medum length it can become weighed down and the curls turned into waves. Layered cuts are normally best for any length of curly hair, but especially medium and long hair.

Allow your hair to air dry for about twenty minutes and the, with your head upside down, run some curl activator gel, or styling balm through your hair, depending on the look you desire. Scrunch gently and turn rightside up, allowing your curls to fll into place.Use a frizz controlling product because once your hair gets to the medium stage it will begin to take on a life of its own.

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Long, curly hair is romantic and sexy...and hard to take care of. Image:Curly Hair Styles MagazineKyra Sedwick has long curly hair that is very classic.Halle Berry has long curls that add to her romantic look.This is more controlled curly hair, which looks demure and yet professional.
Long, curly hair is romantic and sexy...and hard to take care of. Image:Curly Hair Styles Magazine
Long, curly hair is romantic and sexy...and hard to take care of. Image:Curly Hair Styles Magazine
Kyra Sedwick has long curly hair that is very classic.
Kyra Sedwick has long curly hair that is very classic.
Halle Berry has long curls that add to her romantic look.
Halle Berry has long curls that add to her romantic look.
This is more controlled curly hair, which looks demure and yet professional.
This is more controlled curly hair, which looks demure and yet professional.

Long Hair Styles and Tips

Curly hair is sexy whether it is short, medium, or long but when it is long, and well taken care of it can be incredible.

Be sure to comb it from the bottom up when it is wet, very gently to keep it from breaking off. If it needs to be put back in place then finger comb it as needed when it is dry. Use a deep conditioning treatment often to keep it moisturized and at its best.

Long curly hair is very versatile. You can put it up and allow tendrils to hang down, or leave it long and loose. It will take well to a french braid or any other style you might want to try as long as you allow the curl to do it's own thing.

Long curly hair is more susceptable to damage and it is very important to have it trimmed regularly, deep condition, and us a comb gently. Allow it to air dry for twenty to thrity minutes before styling. Use products that are formulated for curly hair. The one that I recommend the most is the LUSH Trichomania for dry, curly hair. It gives new life to the curls and is very gentle. Besides...it's LUSH.

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Comments 26 comments

Anil K 6 years ago

Wow! Great Tips and Pictures. I hope you get a chance to add few more styles and pictures.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States

This is a really great hub. I have curly hair, and I never can get a good haircut.


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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

great hub, I have curly hair and I just cut it shoulder length, and now I am straiting it. wish I had the good kind of curly hair instead of the fizz!


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rebu 6 years ago from Coorg,India

hi. Nice n very informative tips..thnxxxxxxx


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nikki1 6 years ago

hi.. great hub..

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Happy New Year to all.


Camaro 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for the nice advice and video ^^


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Ruby J Jones 7 years ago

Great advice. I am a hairdresser with curly hair. The older I get the more curl I get......I have serached and searched for the perfect product to withstand this Texas humidity we have. The perfect combo I have found is Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum and Paul Mitchell Round Trip. I Shampoo and conditon then apply the super skinny then the round trip and let my hair air dry. Never touch a blower to my curls. I just fluff it out once it has dried. In our real world our curls will never look like most pictures you see. 1. We do our own hair, don't have some stylist doing it for the picture. 2. Those girls have not stepped foot outside, once you step outside the elements take over!!! 3. We don't walk around with a nice shiny light over our heads to make our hair ahimmer and ahine. But with the right time and care we can get pretty close.


sulumits retsambew 7 years ago

Wow.. wonderful pics and I'm already obsesed with curly long hair.. Great :)


Sierra hobson 7 years ago

my hair is natural curl hair i hate it


EMO PRINCESS  7 years ago

Idont like curly hair its so normal; Id just like EMO HAIR STYLES...... its the best.. and so pretty..


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Hub Love 7 years ago from United States

Great tips and information! I'm glad you found such great pictures to use as examples.


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Mama Maria 8 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the great advice and video. And LOVE the wider comment. How true is that! Now to implement the things I'm not doing...


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

My hair is naturally curly as well. As a young child I endured "curliest" strength permanents from my mother every end of August before school started in hair that was only 2-3 inches long anyway. From Septmber to January until the 9th grade, no brush or comb could penetrate it. lol


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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

I've got naturally curly hair, but have spent decades trying to keep in smooth and straight. Must have mutated genes though because both daughters born with straight straight hair. And, of course, they wish their hair had curl! But Shirley is right...curly hair seems to get wider and wider!


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dineane 8 years ago from North Carolina

very good advice! My biggest sin is neglecting that first commandment in the video.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

An excellent hub. My niece has curly hair but is always trying to straighten it. Her hair is beautiful curly.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

My profile pic shows my hair just after I came back from having it straightened, normally it is curly. "Curly hair does not get longer, it gets wider" No truer words have ever been spoken! Sometimes I feel the Cathy comicstrip character.

Thx for the help here!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Fantastic hair tips. My hair does whatever the weather wants it to. Nice hair pics!


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kerryg 8 years ago from USA

Great tips! I have curly hair and probably don't take nearly good enough care of it, though I don't abuse it either. Mostly, I like it a lot - just wish it weren't so prone to wispies.


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Anna Marie Bowman 8 years ago from Florida

Love the styles you have shown!! I have straight hair, myself, but wishes I had been born with curly hair! Great job!!


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LouiseKnittel 8 years ago from Ohio

Very interesting Hub,, as I have curly hair!


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Ryan Hupfer 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Who knew that there was so much to know...amazing, really. Glad to be a guy at this point.


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allshookup 8 years ago from The South, United States

Great hub! I just got my a whole lot of my hair cut off. It's about shoulder length now. Love the styles you have on your hub. Inspires me to try new things! Thanks!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

Yes - on Avery Brooks and Christopher Judge! :) On Persis Kambhatta as well as gamer girl, but not on me.

But I've seen ad displays from 1960s in which French models wore shaved heads with a wide headband-like strip of fur or feathers. It was actually attractive on some and I think French women did it. But not me. I'll use the tips in this Hub!

My hair is like a Tasmanian devil twirling. lol


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Marye Audet 8 years ago from Lancaster, Texas Author

Dunno Patty, shaved heads can be pretty hot.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

Wonderful! Now I won't be forced to shave my head and start over. Great tips and photos.

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