Curly Hair Styling Tips


Styling curly hair on any given day can be a challenge.
Styling curly hair to withstand the elements during Fashion Week is not only a
challenge, but almost impossible! 
Yet, with the knowledge of how to work with the natural texture of your
hair and the right products, it’s no longer a mission impossible. I’ve spent my life trying to figure this out and at 26, I’ve finally acquired some tips that will help my fellow curly-haired girls out there.

Rule Number One:
don’t fight the curl. Step away from the blow dryer and straightening iron and
let your hair be. If you have super course and curly hair like mine, it’s not
necessary so much to enhance the natural curl, but smooth and refine it.
This is where TRESemme’s Salon Silk no frizz serum and
Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème come in handy. After you hop out of the
shower (make sure you comb through your hair before the shower so you don’t
have to mess with it so much afterwards,) first apply the Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème. I apply it more heavily to the ends of my hair and apply it to
different sections to ensure even distribution. Next, apply the Salon Silk serum, mostly focusing this product at the ends where frizz tends to be more
abundant. I also apply this serum more heavily around the front pieces of my
hair surrounding my face. The serum doesn’t weigh down my hair and it cuts back
on all the little fuzzies around my face.

 Rule Number Two:
be an equal opportunist. Sometimes we think if we just dab some gel on top of
hair it will magically transform itself into something manageable and refined
looking. Nope. This will happen if you equally distribute gel (try TRES Mega Hold Hair Gel or Biolage Gelee) throughout
your hair. The best way to do this is to divide your hair into sections and
distribute gel from root to the ends, but focus more of the product at the ends
of your hair where it’s the driest.

Rule Number Three:
let it be. Forget the blow dryer and let your hair dry naturally. I typically
wash my hair the night before since it can take several hours for hair to dry
completely.  Once it’s dry, I may
run a straightening iron around the front sections to smooth out the curl a
bit. Once it’s dry, I use TRES Two Spray extra hold hair spray, which fights
against humidity, a curly girl’s worst nightmare.
Look One: All Down

Since curly hair is, well, curly, you won’t have to do much
for it to look finished. Wear it all down, in a bun or a side braid. And it’s
okay for it to look a little unpolished. It’s hard to get a super sleek look
with curly hair, so again, don’t fight it. For the bun, utilize Tick Tock Vintage’s tutorial (which is how I learned to perfect the best curly hair bun)
and for a side braid, do it or yourself, or in my case, enlist the help of your
boyfriend. It’s not supposed to look perfect and so a messy braid looks great
for Fashion Week festivities, which I was inspired by at the DL1961 Show.
Look Two: Messy Side Braid (my look for Fashion’s Night Out)

Look Three: High Bun (my look last Friday)

Head to for more inspiration on how to
style your hair 24/7!

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  • Forever Fashion
    September 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I'm always on the search for curly hair products that will give my hair a boost and make my curls bounce. Your hair looks amazing!!

  • Lauren
    September 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    i'm gonna try! my hair is muy curly!

  • Jennifer
    September 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I use Herbal Essences Tousel Me Softly line because I have more wavy than curly hair, but I agree – leave it alone! It looks best without being dried or brushed. I always let it dry naturally too.

    xo Jennifer

  • Corrie
    September 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Crazy, I had spotted you while at LuckyFABB and had wanted to ask you what products you use but you seemed pretty busy so I didn't. My curls that day were a frizzy nightmare from the humidity.

    When you airdry, do you tie your hair up or leave it down overnight? You manage to get great volume out of your hair which I'm trying to achieve, but my curls are so heavy it gets flat.

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Karrin
    September 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Your hair always looks so awesome!


  • Marissa at Style Cusp
    September 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I love your rule number 3 – always let it be! The more you play with it, the worse it gets. lol

    Was sad I didn't see you at NYFW this year!


  • Sandy Caribou
    September 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    dang girl! you make me curse the day i was born for being given this head of straight hair!

    you look great, as per usual.

  • Ella
    September 12, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I've always loved your hair! thanks for the tips 🙂

  • Diana [Collegiate Chic]
    September 12, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Bookmarking this post. I have curly hair as well – great to see how other people deal with it. Hope you're enjoying NYFW.!!!!

  • Anonymous
    September 13, 2012 at 5:09 am

    These rules are great but teese me is actual trash. Especially on your processed blonde!

    Try Bumble & bumble Curl conscious or Deva Curl lines!
    Way less drying out!

  • Cymone
    September 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    There is the fabulous hair I love, you dont even need to do to much either, how perfect 🙂 I really wish I had your hair hehe


  • Debbie
    February 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I LOVE your hair!! I have the problem of when I comb out my hair it seems sooo dry and really hard to comb out. So much for tangles. HELP! I put in Dove detangler and that USED to help but now for some reason it seems like its drying it out. I have problems with products weighing it down. I would like something to detangler, AND something that will help with the frizz.PLEASE HELP!!

  • MasqueradeDiva3
    March 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Oh my God! I love your hair! I will have to try some of these products. I'm always trying to find the right product or products for my hair. My hair is so finicky!


  • Anonymous
    October 31, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Can you tell me how you did your bun? My hair is just like your and about the same length.

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