Naturally curly hair can be a blessing but can also be hard to manage. The right cut and style can make your hair stand out in its natural way or with a bit of manipulation from the curling iron. Whether you have short, medium or long hair, there are several hairstyles that complement natural curls.


Short Hair

Have your hair cut with long and short layers that begin above the eye line and end with your hair just at your shoulders. Put mousse throughout your hair when it’s damp. Then blow dry your hair with a diffuser while scrunching the hair with your fingers. Once your hair is dry, take molding wax and apply it to the ends of your hair. Also lift your hair at the roots with the wax to create volume. Apply hairspray to hold the hair in place.

Another short hairstyle features long layers cut throughout the back and sides of the hair. Layers begin at about the nose and end about 1 to 2 inches above the shoulders. When your hair is damp, apply mousse, then blow dry the hair under. Take hot rollers and apply them to the hair at the sides and throughout the back. Take them out when they’ve cooled. Apply molding wax to the ends of the hair by pinching them. Add hairspray to hold the style in place.

Medium Hair

For medium-length hair, have your hair cut into long layers around the sides and throughout the back of the hair. The layers should start at about the eye line and end just below the shoulders. Apply mousse to your hair when it’s damp. Then, use a diffuser and blow dry your hair while scrunching it with your fingers. Don’t dry it completely. Once it’s done drying naturally, take gel wax and pinch the ends of the hair with it.

Have your hair cut just below shoulder line. Layers should start at about the chin and continue down through the mid-lengths. Apply mousse to damp hair and then blow dry it with a paddle brush, straight. Once it’s dry, take a medium curling iron and curl the mid-lengths and ends. Then curl the front and sides by holding each curl with the iron for about five to ten seconds. Apply gel wax to the ends.

Long Hair

Have your hair cut into layers, with the layers from about eye level to well past the shoulder line. You can also have long layers put into the hair that begin farther down the length of the hair. Take mousse and put it through your hair while it’s still damp. Then, blow dry with a diffuser while scrunching your hair until it’s almost completely dry. Let the hair dry the rest of the way naturally. If you want more curls, take a medium curling iron and run it through various parts of the hair for a more curly look. Hairspray as necessary.