If you have curly hair then you know how hard it is to keep curly hair looking good, to keep your curls happy. We’ve comprised this list to help you out by showing you some celebrity curly hairstyles and haircuts for curly hair. Before you go out and buy any of these products, remember that beauty and health come from within, so we urge you to exercise, maybe do some Yoga, eat healthy, read up on all the essential vitamins for both your skin and hair and make sure you provide your hair with everything it needs to look its best.
Did you know that daily stress can affect your hair? Studies have shown that stress can also take a toll on your curly hair, so the next time work is stressing you out, take a moment and try to relax because stress will not only harm your heart and nerves, but also your pretty curls. The science behind this is simple: the blood flow to the scalp is partially cut off when you are very stressed, because the body goes into alarm mode and this can cause hair loss. Also, when your body goes into alarm mode, your body secretes certain hormones that can actually cause your hair to be less curly. If you don’t believe this, then look at how many pregnant women have lost their curls after giving birth only to regain them months or even years later.
Let’s take a look at some celebrities who have embraced their curls and the curly hairstyles they rock!
10. Solange Knowless – Curly Hairstyles Diva
Product: Kerastase Masque Oleo Curl Intense
If you have hair like Solange, then you already know the troubles it takes to keep it moisturized and shiny. She has a whole team of people helping her out and if you want to get the same results, we recommend Happy Care by Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Curl Intense Masque for Thick Curly Hair. Yes, the name is a mouthful, but we have it on good authority that it really does nourish kinky hair like nothing else. If you think this might be the right product for you, then you can buy it off Amazon.
Curly Hairstyle Strategy: Experimenting!
We love how Solange Knowless isn’t afraid to experiment with her hair, showing curly people all over the world that curly hair can be versatile and that you should play with it and not take it too seriously. If you’re looking for haircuts for curly hair, this woman really is a perfect role model. Let’s say you’re tired of your current curly hairstyle and want a change, why not go for a buzz cut? We know it’s not for everyone as not so many people can pull it off, but it will take the pressure off having to take care of it that much. Besides, it’s just hair, it grows back fast!
9. Charlize Theron – Tamed Curly Hair
Product: Joico Joiwhip Firm Hold
You can see that Charlize Theron has a natural wave to her hair that she sometimes encourages with the help of hair products. For example, a great hair mousse that has been around for years and is still getting awesome reviews is Joico’s Joiwhip Firm Hold. Word has it that it is the best mousse for curly hair. We recommend you go over to Amazon and try it for yourself.
Curly Hairstyle Strategy: Soft & Feminine
After you wash your hair and towel dry it a bit without being too rough on your curls, put a bit of mousse in your palm (the size of a small apple) and put it on the tip of hair working your way up. Good hair mousse shouldn’t make your hair crunchy and should not leave dandruff-like residue on your curls. If you’re wondering how Charlize’s hair has so much volume without having too much of a curl, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. Dyed hair is drier than natural hair which is soft and silky, thus it stays in place better. Especially dyed blonde hair can be quite easy to give volume to, so if volume is what you’re lacking, consider a dye job. If it is your first time dying your hair, go to a professional, do NOT attempt to do it yourself, you might end up ruining your hair.
8. Viola Davies – Embrace Your Curl
Product: Joico Moisture Recovery Hair Conditioner
If you have the kind of kinky curls Viola Davies is sporting, or simply curls that need moisture to stay in shape, we recommend you one of the best conditioner out there, Joico Moisture Recovery Hair Conditioner – it will quench dry hair and its amino acids and moisturizing botanical butters and oils will transform your hair and make it manageable and smooth as silk. You can buy it here.
Curly Hairstyle Strategy: All-natural
Viola Davis is an amazing woman and actress. At the 2012 Academy Awards she opted not to wear a wig and chose to go au naturel and she was applauded for that. She said that it was hard for her, but chose to do this, as she was working towards embracing her body. Just look at her, she’s beaming! We’re not saying that wigs are a big no-no. They can be great for mixing things up when you want other curly hairstyles that you can’t achieve with your own hair. Or if you want to go straight, that’s OK, too. It’s your hair, your choice.
7. Halle Berry – Shiny Happy Curly Hair
Product: Moroccan Oil Treatment
Just look at how shiny Halle Berry’s curls are! She must be doing something more than just shampooing and conditioning. We know what it is; we know the secret product that most celebrities use to make their hair shiny and healthy: oil treatments. There are two types of oil treatments for hair and both are just as good. Hot and cold oil treatment. Cold oil treatments are easier to do and they involve an oil mix that you spray on your hair and leave it in. Moroccan Oil Treatment is the latest rage in Hollywood and we’ve heard it is great to add shine to curly hair. No matter what haircuts for curly hair you choose a good oil treatment will keep your hair healthy.
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: Oil It Up!
If you want to try this strategy at home, choose an oil that you like – the best oils for hair are coconut oil, jojoba oil and Argan oil – heat it up in a steam bath (not too much, you’ll be putting it on your scalp) and then put in on your hair and roots. Wrap your hair with a towel and wait three to four hours and then wash it well and condition it. It will look amazing!
6. Annalynne McCord – Be Gentle with Your Curls
Product: Microfiber hair towel
Look at the above picture of Annalynne McCord, her curls are perfect: some are tighter, some wider, there’s enough volume and no frizz. You’re wondering what products you need to achieve that? Have you thought that maybe sometimes it isn’t the product that helps you get perfect curls? Maybe it’s your towel and how you dry your hair! It has been proven that terry cloth towels will ruin curl patterns from friction. A great alternative is to buy a microfiber hair towel – it is much gentler on your curls and will soak up the water much faster.
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: Enough Product, Already
No matter how much product you put in your hair, the process of achieving perfect curls starts after you’ve gotten out of your shower. If you pull and tug and rub at your hair, the natural curl pattern will be ruined and your curls won’t curl naturally. If you’re gentle with your wet hair and use a microfiber hair towel, all you’ll need to do is simply encourage your curls with a tiny amount of product and Bob’s your uncle!
5. Kate Hudson – Beach Hair Goddess
Product: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
One of the most popular curly hairstyles around is Beach Hair – you know, the I’ve just come back from surfing the waves, a style made popular by Kate Hudson. Her curls seem to be wild, yet in their place. Most likely she uses something that a lot of celebrities use to achieve that beach hair – Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. It is not a hair spray in the common sense, it is salt water with micronutrients and vitamins that will enhance your curls and avoid drying them out. It is a fine balance indeed, but the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray has managed to achieve it – do not take our word for it, simply read the glowing reviews!
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: DIY
If you don’t want to spend money on salt water and vitamins, you can make your own surf spray – dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in a cup of water, add a few drops of Argan oil or jojoba oil and put the mixture in an empty spray bottle. You can play with the percentages and see if you need more or less salt. Try it out and tell us how it goes!
4. Andie MacDowell – Wild, Wild Curls
Product: DevaCurl No-Poo Daily Cleanser
The DevaCurl No-Poo Daily Cleanser is really great if you want to give the no-poo method a try. Remember that such a cleanser will not lather up, because it the sulphites that make all the shampoos foam and also let your hair get used to no shampoo method. It will take about a month, during which expect it to be a bit greasier than normal. It’s just a phase, don’t worry.
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: Easy Does It
Andie MacDowell has lovely hair, it’s thick, healthy and the curl pattern is gorgeous. If you’re lucky enough to have her hair, then you can go au naturel and let your curls be wild. Simply wash your hair with a mild shampoo and you’re set to go. But if you find that your scalp is itchy and dry and your curls need a bit of oomph, then maybe you should get on board with the biggest trend for curly hair cleanse: the no-poo method. What’s that? Well, the people advocating for this trend believe that the sulphites found in all shampoos are too harsh for curly hair and that you need to wash your hair with something gentler. Either a mixture of water and baking soda, followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse, or a shampoo (or cleanser would be a more appropriate term) that has no sulphites.
3. Mika – Men Can Rock Curls, Too
Product: Curly Wurly Shampoo
If you have hair like Mika then we recommend a great shampoo that isn’t like your everyday curly hair shampoos: Curly Wurly Shampoo from British company Lush. Lush makes all these gorgeous smelling bath salts, soaps and shampoos – all are handmade with natural ingredients. Curly Wurly is a thick shampoo that has the texture of cookie dough and is full of coconut flakes. They help gently massage the scalp and oils in this shampoo will get your curls defined and nourished.
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: Secure Masculinity
I believe that there is nothing sexier than a man rocking a full head of wild curls. Just look at Mika and how wonderful his curls are. In concert he lets his curls have a mind of their own and be all over the place, but at formal events he puts a little bit more product in his hair to tame his locks. His haircut for curly hair fits him like a glove and if you think that it might fit you too, then try it out! You’ve got nothing to lose.
2. Long Curly Hair Needs Help
Product: Joico Curl Definer Crème Gel
If you’ve got long curly hair then you’re in need of help – you’ll need something more than just a bit of hair mousse and a good conditioner. If you use mousse, even the best of mousses can weigh your hair down and make it appear flat, because of the sheer weight of your hair, so you’ll need something a bit lighter, that doesn’t add weight to hair. A hair crème is just the thing! Joico Curl Definer Crème Gel is amazing, you can apply it on dry or wet hair and it will make ringlets out of frizz. It may be a bit on the expensive side, but if you can afford it, splurge away because it is worth it – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed – you’ll have curl definition and zero frizz, the two things almost all curly hair people want when it comes to hair.
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: Definition to the Max
Monica Belucci, Taylor Swift and Shakira are three beautiful ladies who have long curly hair. Notice that their curls are different but have one thing in common: they are defined, seem very nourished and the frizz is kept at a minimum.
1. Nicole Kidman – Squeaky Clean Curls
Product: TIGI Bed Head Styleshots Hi-Def Curls Shampoo
Nicole Kidman used to embrace her curls, just look at her 20 years ago with those beautiful ginger tight ringlets! That is one way to go, fully natural, simply wash your hair with a shampoo for curly hair, such as TIGI Bed Head Styleshots Hi-Def Curls Shampoo (one of the best, if not the best curly hair shampoo available; you can buy it on Amazon, right here), comb it while soaking wet, towel dry it and then blow dry your curly hair. You’ll get the Felicity look that she made so popular in the 90’s.
Curly Hairstyles Strategy: Perfect Circles
Remember Keri Russell? She was the gorgeous lady who made Bon Jovi’s Video Always so sexy. That curly hairstyles was probably the most famous hairstyle of the decade and you can still rock it without making you look dated. If you have Nicole’s or Keri’s hair when they were young and you don’t quite want to go all natural, then follow Nicole’s example and opt for more of a tamed curls look, such as the one she’s sporting in the picture below. No matter what you choose, make sure you keep your hair healthy!
Did you like these curly hairstyles? Do you have curly hair? How do you style it? Any tips on haircuts for curly hair or curly hairstyles products?