If you have a lion’s mane, otherwise known as naturally curly hair, then you most likely often struggle with styling your hair in a way that is both manageable and looks amazing. Often, we struggle so much with maintaining our curly hair we turn to our best friend but mostly enemy, the flat iron.
Well, while flat ironing your hair can be fun, you’ve probably found that if you use it too often on naturally curly hair, your hair has perhaps become brittle, damaged, dry or maybe even lost its curl pattern. And why not embrace those gorgeous natural curls if you’re lucky enough to have them?
It’s an ongoing battle of course, but fret not! We’ve got five amazing hairstyles for naturally curly hair that will hopefully encourage you to swap the flat iron for some curl cream!
1. Two Small Braids
Who says you have to work with flat straight hair in order to pull off the gorgeous two little braids at the top of your head? These tiny little braids have a certain romantic element about them, they are cute, effortless and work wonderfully with naturally curly hair, especially if you have longer tresses.
To simply recreate this look, you could use the twisting method. Simply split one of the two sections into two, and twist your hair toward the back of your head. Cute!
2. High Bun with Scarf
If you want to add some flair and effort to the classic bun look, then this high bun with a hair scarf added could be your next option. Often with naturally curly hair and buns, it is difficult to manage frizzies that pop up in unwanted places.
With this high bun look, you can embrace your frizz and concentrate some curly hair products to ensure they stay put. Take out some of your bangs to frame your face and give this look that extra oomph it deserves! This look is giving us very beachy and boho vibes, and is wonderful paired with an off-the-shoulder top and some hoop earrings. So stylish!
3. Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
This is an extremely stylish hairstyle that is extremely easy to recreate! This hairstyle is perfect for those days you can’t really bothered managing your frizzy or curly hair, and perhaps want something fast and easy to do before you get out of the house.
At the same time, you can add some curly haircare product to your hair to make it more stylish and sleek. Add some texturising spray or if you need, using a curling iron to tame tame those little frizzies that perhaps became stubborn while styling.
4. Space Buns
Did someone say 90s? Well, with this space buns look you’ll be reminding yourself of the 90s in no time. These space buns are so cute and are not limited to those with straight hair, it looks absolutely mesmerising on naturally curly hair as well!
Depending on your preference, you can choose to either place the top half of your in space buns, or place all of your hair in these buns! Similarly, this look is amazing on both short curly hair and longer curly hair! You’ll look out of this world! See what we did there?
5. Two Half Dutch Braids
The double dutch braids came back into style a few years back, but it seems that the half double dutch braids are becoming a trend this year. And luckily for us curly haired folk, this look can be created with our lion manes!
This look is perfect for the hot summer days where you just want your hair out of your face and away from your neck, and is perfect for a much needed beach day!
What is your go to hairstyle for naturally curly hair? Let us know in the comments down below!
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