Don’t you just hate it when your curls don’t cooperate with you in the morning, but you have an important event or work meeting in less than an hour? We understand that managing curly hair can be a challenge, especially when you’re pressed for time. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow hairstyles that are not only time-saving but also cute and stylish.
From utilizing simple accessories to mastering quick styling techniques, you’ll discover how to transform your unruly curls into beautiful, manageable styles.
This helpful guide offers quick, stylish solutions to help you get your curly hair looking perfect during hectic mornings.
Classic Messy Top Bun
A classic messy top bun is a fantastic choice for curly hair as it works with the hair’s natural texture, creating a chic and effortless look. Additionally, it’s a great way to keep hair off the face and neck, providing comfort and convenience on busy days or in warmer weather.
Start by flipping your head upside down and gathering all your hair at the top of your head. This helps in creating more volume at the roots and gives the bun a fuller look. Then, secure your hair into a loose ponytail with a hair tie. The height of the ponytail will determine the position of the bun, so place it as high or as low as you prefer.
Twist the ponytail around the hair tie, forming a bun shape. Don’t worry about neatness; the charm of this style lies in its messiness. You can also use bobby pins to secure the bun in place. Allow some curls to fall loosely around your face for a softer, more relaxed look.
Finish the look with a light hairspray or a curl-defining product to hold the style in place and add extra definition to the curls.
Y2K is another trendy and bold hairstyle that can be flattering for curly hair. The combination of face-framing bangs, thin braids, and the use of vibrant hair accessories captures the essence of Y2K fashion, making it ideal for various occasions like parties, concerts, or casual outings.
To achieve the Y2K-inspired style, start by sectioning off the front part of your hair to create face-framing bangs. Leave these bangs out to softly frame your face.
Then small sections of hair from the crown area and braid them into thin, delicate braids. These braids add a unique texture and dimension to the style. Feel free to add tiny, colourful clips or beads to your braids.
You can also decide whether to tie your hair into a high ponytail or leave it open. If opting for a ponytail, ensure it’s super high to give a playful and edgy look. Don’t forget to use a curl-defining product to enhance your curls, adding volume and definition.
Styling with a Bandana or Silk Scarf
Styling curly hair with a bandana or silk scarf is an excellent way to add flair to curly hair. Bandanas and silk scarves are versatile accessories that can be styled in numerous ways to complement curly hair. Bandanas or silk scarves can pull back hair gently, control frizz, or just add a pop of colour and texture to your hairstyle.
First, choose a bandana or a silk scarf that compliments your outfit best. Use bright-coloured bandanas if you’re going for a fun vibe, or use simple solid colours if you want a classic look.
Spray some water and apply some curl-enhancing spray to give your hair some definition and shine. Fold your bandana or scarf into a triangle, then continue folding until it forms a long strip.
Place the middle of the strip at the nape of your neck, bringing the ends up to the crown of your head. Tie a knot or a bow at the top or side of your head. Adjust the scarf so that it sits comfortably and securely, allowing some curls to frame your face.
You can either leave your hair down, allowing the curls to flow naturally, or tie it up in a loose ponytail or bun, using the scarf as a headband.
For a classic yet easy hairstyle, a French braid works exceptionally well with curly hair, as the texture provides a better grip, making the braids more secure and voluminous. This style is perfect for both casual and formal occasions, keeping hair tidy and controlled while still looking stylish.
Apply curl cream or a leave-in conditioner to your hair to make the braiding easier, and detangle your curls gently with a wide-tooth comb.
On one side, take a small section of hair near the forehead and divide it into three strands. Start a traditional braid, gradually adding small sections of hair from each side as you work your way down.
Once you reach the nape of your neck, continue with a regular braid and secure the end with a hair tie. Repeat the same process on the other side.
For a more relaxed and voluminous look, slightly pull apart the braids, then use a light hairspray or a bit of serum to set the braids and add a glossy finish.
Half Top Bun
The half-top bun is a trendy and practical hairstyle for curly hair, offering a playful yet sophisticated look. This hairstyle combines the ease of a bun with the charm of loose curls, making it suitable for both casual and formal occasions. The texture of curly hair adds a natural volume and flair to the bun, enhancing the overall style.
Take the top section of your hair, starting from the temples and going back to the crown. This top section will form your bun. Then this section with a hair tie, creating a ponytail at the top of your head.
Twist the ponytail and wrap it around the base to form your bun. You can wrap it loosely for a more casual, messy look or tighter for a neater appearance. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place, ensuring it’s comfortable and stable.
Allow the rest of your curls to fall freely. Apply a curl-defining product to maintain the shape and reduce frizz.
Space buns are a great hairstyle for curlies who want a youthful and quirky look. This hairstyle is perfect for casual outings, festivals, or any event where you want to stand out. The natural volume and texture of curly hair give the buns a unique and eye-catching look.
Start by parting your hair in the middle and creating two equal sections. Gather each section into a high ponytail on either side of your head. The placement of these ponytails will be where your buns sit, so position them according to your preference.
Twist each ponytail around its base to create a bun. You can opt for a tighter, neater bun or a looser, messier one, depending on your style. Use bobby pins or hair ties to secure each bun in place.
Apply a light hairspray or curl-enhancing product to keep the buns in place and define any loose curls.
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