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Curly Women Hairstyles

Curly hair as an amazing texture and there are many hairstyles that allow you to take advantage of your natural curls and volume. The downside of curly hair is that it requires more maintenance.

Learn how to properly take care of your curls and choose the perfect hairstyle for your hair type and texture!

Last March 4, 2014, Lena Headey wore a curly updo oozing with elegance and charm at the premiere of her movie '300: Rise of an Empire'.

Last March 4, 2014, Lena Headey wore a curly updo oozing with elegance and charm at the premiere of her movie '300: Rise of an Empire'.

Lena Headey went a bit carefree with her loose curls and side-bangs. The photo was taken at the 'An Evening with The Game of Thrones' event held last March 19, 2013.

Lena Headey went a bit carefree with her loose curls and side-bangs. The photo was taken at the 'An Evening with The Game of Thrones' event held last March 19, 2013.

Lena Headey's side-swept curls are styled in an edgy way, with all the thick side bangs and volume. This look was worn last March 18, 2013 at the LA premiere of 'Game Of Thrones Season 3'.

Lena Headey's side-swept curls are styled in an edgy way, with all the thick side bangs and volume. This look was worn last March 18, 2013 at the LA premiere of 'Game Of Thrones Season 3'.

Thick and curly hair in medium length, arranged into a gorgeous high bun where the silver highlights are highly emphasized.

Short, curly hair dyed in a cool-toned platinum shade. This hairstyle looks unique and unexpected since natural hair is usually in a dark or black shade.

Day 4 calls for the puff! ➰

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Thick and curly black hair gathered together in a nicely-done, neat puff. The finish exhibits a fancy and formal aura that can be worn during formal events or elegant night gatherings.

Short, natural hair styled into a gorgeous twist out. One side is pinned tightly for added detail and a neat finish.

#twistout #flattwist #textureshot

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Medium-length, natural hair with red highlights styled with tight braids on the side for that creative finish.

Give your kinky hair a vintage touch with this pinned-up style, secured with a polka dot bandana.

If your naturally thick and curly hair bothers you and your daily activities, try securing it with a colored bandana. This one does not only give you comfort, it also provide a stylish finish.

Thick, voluminous curls generously moisturized for that soft, shiny and fluffy finish. This type of hair may often times become dull and dry so the use of hair creams, moisturisers and natural oils will be of great help.

Thick, voluminous curls dyed with copper red tones and cut in a short, cropped style.

Thick hair with small, tight curls cut into a frsh-looking finish. The top part is dyed with a contrasting tone while the faded part has a creative partition.

Thick curls parted to one side for that classic, fancy finish. This one is recommended for those with naturally curly hair who want to go effortless on formal events.

An updo consisting of detailed rope braids starting from the bottom part, up to the tousled and curly top. This hairstyle is creatively donw with lots of details and texture.

Thick and coily hair in an undercut, dyed with two contrasting tones. These colors can brighten up your complexion while exhibiting a gorgeous, textured look.

Less defined curls combed to perfection to produce this nicely-done, fluffy Afro, This one could go from simple to stylish depending on what enhancements and details you would go for. Plus, it is really easy to maintain.

Naturally thick and curly hair, cut into a taper faded style. The hair is dyed with layered colors to show creativity and uniqueness.

Natural curls styled as fauxhawk for added interest. This visually-appealing style is made possible by pinning the side of the hair with some metallic clips.

Tousled curls styled into a side updo. This style is somehow ordinary but the way it looks elegant despite being messy is what made this an extravagant one.

A extravagant upstyle for long and thick, curly hair. An elegant pin and some curly outliers are added for a fancier finish. This one needs a massive volume to achieve properly.

The singer showed her youthful side with her thick and playful curls. She attended the Nickelodeon 2017 Kids' Choice Awards with this carefree hairstyle that exhibited a positive aura.

The singer showed her youthful side with her thick and playful curls. She attended the Nickelodeon 2017 Kids' Choice Awards with this carefree hairstyle that exhibited a positive aura.

Mariah Carey in an elegant dress, with a pair of sunglasses and an effortless, loose hairstyle might not be the best thing to hear but believe it or not, she nailed this look. This was taken last August 5, 2015 at the Hollywood Boulevard where she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mariah Carey in an elegant dress, with a pair of sunglasses and an effortless, loose hairstyle might not be the best thing to hear but believe it or not, she nailed this look. This was taken last August 5, 2015 at the Hollywood Boulevard where she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

One of the singer's most iconic look is this center-parted hairstyle where her curls are freely flaunted down her shoulder blades. This is also the look she wore for the Hallmark 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour Party.

One of the singer's most iconic look is this center-parted hairstyle where her curls are freely flaunted down her shoulder blades. This is also the look she wore for the Hallmark 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour Party.

How to Properly Care for Curly Hair

Start by determining what your hair type is and what your curl pattern is. You can then shop for hair care products adapted to your needs. Try using smaller quantities of hair care products and invest in a good detangler that won’t damage your hair. You should also use a diffuser when blow drying your hair to avoid frizz and always start from the bottom when you comb your hair.

Learn to Shape Your Curls

Your curls will look even better if you shape them after washing your hair. The easiest way to shape your curls is to divide your hair into small segments. Wind the hair up to create flat circles and attach the circles to your head with some bobby pins. Keep your hair up overnight and you should have perfect curls the next day!

Adopt A Teased-Out Style

Take advantage of your hair’s natural volume by creating a teased-out style. Divide your hair into sections and use a comb to tease the underneath layers first. Keep in mind that this look will stay until you wash your hair again. This is a great way to add more volume if you feel that your curls make the top of your hair look flat. Try piling your curls to one side once you have mastered the teasing technique!

Think About a Cropped Hairstyle

Working with long curls can be difficult. A cropped hairstyle is going to frame your face and make your curls the stars of the show. A shorter hairstyle also means less maintenance, and you can easily pull off the perfect curly bedhead look. A curly pixie can be chic, but you can opt for a girly wavy bob if you would like a little more length.

Try Different Topknots

Topknots are a versatile way to style curly hair. You can easily pair them with hair accessories or even create a professional style. Start with a high ponytail and try different ways of attaching your hair on top. You can create a braid and wrap it, or simply create a messy bun.

Tame Your Curls with Braids

If you have naturally curly hair, you absolutely need to learn a few braiding techniques. You can create many different curly women hairstyles once you know how to properly braid your hair type, and this is a great way to tame your curls. You can braid only a section of your hair to reduce the volume and let some of your curls loose or choose to wear your curls in one large braid. If you have shorter hair, you can get the same effect with a twist.