Anyone with curly hair has heard it: “Your hair is so pretty, I wish I had curly hair!” It’s meant to be a compliment, but curly girls know that having a good curly hair day is so much harder than it looks. Curls can be unpredictable, unruly, and difficult to control, and there are days when your wild curls probably feel less than enviable.
The difference between fighting with your curls and loving your curls really lies within your hair care routine. Finding the right products and hairstyles makes managing curly hair so much easier, and treating your curls right makes your hair so much healthier, in turn. Below, you’ll find simple tips that will keep your waves and curls looking shiny and strong. Then, advance to seven easy curly hairstyle ideas you can tackle before the morning coffee’s ready.
Best hair tips for styling curly hair
Curly hair is different from other hair textures. It requires more hydration, less washing, and, if we’re being honest, more patience than straighter hair types. But curly hair doesn’t have to feel like a curse! These tips, products, and pointers will help you find the best curls of your life with minimal effort — some will even give you better hair while you get your beauty sleep.