FIVE STYLES FOR WET CURLS
Life is funny. We always want what we can’t have or wish for things we weren’t born with. In sixth grade, I got my very first hair straightener for Christmas. I was over the moon excited. I didn’t know how to wear my curls at the time. I usually brushed them out after the shower and rocked the frizzy pony tail or had my mom braid my hair everyday.
Straightening my hair became a routine. My hair used to be MUCH thicker and curlier when I was younger. The night before school, I’d shower, let my hair dry, and then my mom and I would sit in the living room while she spent almost two hours straightening every piece of my hair. When I woke up in the morning, she’d get the little pieces that made their way back to the curly side overnight.
That was a lot of of time spent doing hair, a lot of damage done to my hair, and if I would have only known how to style my curls or to just embrace them, I would have been better off.
Now, You’ll rarely see me with straight hair.
You’ll see me rock the curly or wavy hair. I know it’s not as manicured as the perfectly blow dried hair or the curling iron curled hair, but I love it and it’s so much healthier.
Last January, I promised myself that I was going to nurse my hair back to health. I had over seven inches taken off and have been getting an inch off every month since then. I promised that I would lay off the straightening, the blow drying, and the dyeing. My hair was damaged becuase I wanted something unnatural. Since then, I can count the number of times I’ve used a blow dryer, a hair straightener, and have had it dyed.
There are so many ways you can rock the curls, plus it’s so much faster!
Dove Hair and I are teaming up to encourage all of you to embrace the curls! Love those waves, and let the natural look shine. There are so many people who spend tons of nights braiding their hair to get curls, spending money on perms, and using crimpers to get your look! As I said, “we all want what we can’t have.”
To celebrate the Love for our curls, Dove Hair has created some adorable and fun curly haired emojis that you can get for your phone!
All curls are different. You may have light and wavy curls, kinky curls, or out of this world spirals. I have more of the wavy curls on top and spiral curls underneath. My hair gets curlier every time I get it cut and more and more curlier as it gets healthier. My hair is 10x better looking then what it looked like last year.
I don’t necessarily like wearing my hair down without doing something to it. I like my hair away from my face and pinned back, so I put together five of my favorite go-to quick fix styles. I usually don’t enjoy doing my hair, or makeup. Anything quick is the way to go for me.
These looks will take less than five minutes to do!
After showering, I spray some hair gel in my hair and then scrunch dry it with a towel to define my curls even more.
I wear my hair in a bun almost every single day. You’ll find me in a bun at the gym, in the morning, and before I go to bed. I always leave a couple pieces of hair down by the ear to show off the curls. I think it makes it look more feminine and whimsical. I always start from the top first and grab the bottom half last. I also pull some pieces of the top out to make it less tight and more poofy. You could also top off this look with a twist headband.
A look you can’t go wrong with, half up and half down.
I actually find this look the most frustrating to do. I’m very picky about what pieces go up and what pieces go down. Sometimes I like to make a part and sometimes I like to slick it all back. I love this look for showing off curls becuase my underneath is so much more curlier than the top.
The Pony Tail!
Some people find the ponytail frustrating for curls. They get overwhelmed with all the bumps on top, but I love the bumpy look. It makes your hair look thick and gives character to your ponytail. I love the top pony tail with a headband and I love the low ponytail with a ribbon. I usually wear my curls in a low pony tail when I’m on a run, becuase it’s less stress on the top strands. It won’t pull or bounce.
The side french braid is one of my favorites too. Sometimes you can’t even tell when it’s in becuase it blends with the curls. It keeps the front hair under control and away from my face. You can rock the side braid with a half up/half down look, the messy bun, or a pony tail. Just section off the piece you’d like to braid and then add a couple pieces of hair as you go.
I have rocked the Dorthy braid for years. When I was a kid, I’d do the braids on both sides, but now I stick to one. All you have to do is a loose side french braid. Plus one braid means less time.
Questions for you guys! (For curly hair & straight hair)
- What is your quick go-to hair style?
- Do you love your curls?/ Do you love your straight hair?
- Tell me about your biggest hair regret!
Post a photo on your Instagram showing of your curls with the hashtag #loveyourcurls