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Get Inspired by These 10 Rockin’ Long Curly Hairstyles

Naturally curly hair – those who don’t have it want it, and those that are blessed with it run into styling problems. Not to worry, naturally curly hair is easier than you think!  Try some of these easy and fun, long curly hairstyles to rock your voluminous locks, and you’re sure to turn some heads.

1. Fire & Curls

This fiery red with loads of curls is a look that’s both amazing and easy to achieve.

long curly hairstyles

How to:

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse through damp hair. Scrunch hair while holding head upside down. Don’t forget to make sure that you scrunch your root area too.
  2. Flip head back over and dry hair with diffuser. To create the extreme volume at the top of head, take large claw clips and clip top sections of hair just at the root area. Continue drying until all hair is dry.
  3. Remove clips and scrunch hair to remove any creases. To finish this look, lightly mist with your favorite shine infused hair spray.

Recommended Products:

Masterpiece Hair Spray by Bed Head has a nice hold and keeps your hair super shiny.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Texture:

Heart, oval and diamond shape faces look beautiful in this look. The thicker the hair the better when it comes to curls and this style!

Tips:

For even more volume, add a spray-in root volumizing foam.

2. Up, Up We Go!

When it’s hot and your hair is long and curly, this style will cool you down and keep you looking stylish.

pinned long curly hair

pinned long curly hair 2

How to:

  1. Apply a curl enhancing cream like Label.m Curl Cream to damp hair.
  2. Let hair air dry, or diffuse using a hair dryer on low but with high heat. Make sure to dry hair completely, including roots.
  3. Starting in the middle back of your head, begin taking medium to small sections and twisting them from the root two to three times, then securing with overlapping bobby pins. Continue pinning sections and fanning out ends of curls to hide pins and create beautiful volume.
  4. Leave out desired curls around face and hairline in the back (or you can choose to pin all the hair up).
  5. Finish the look with a multi-strand headband or wrap.

Recommended Products:

Curls need extra moisture to fight off frizz and dryness. Try misting curly locks daily with a leave in conditioner that won’t weight hair down. My curly hair clients can’t live with out Intense Therapy from Pravana.

Best Face Shape & Hair Texture:

Any face shape looks beautiful with this uplifting curly look. Medium density and fairly curly locks work best for this volume and textured style.

Tips:

If the loose pieces aren’t your style, don’t worry, pull them up too. Or you could leave even more hair down if you prefer. It’s all up to you!

3. Braid it Down

Weave your curls into a braided look for your next party, or try it as a different look for the office. This is a great option for bad hair days too!

loose long curly hairstyles

How to:

  1. Apply your favorite curl enhancing cream to damp hair.
  2. Let hair air dry, or dry with a diffuser on your blow dryer.
  3. Use a medium barrel round brush to smooth the fringe area, swooping it back.
  4. Bring hair loosely over to desired side. Separate into three equal sections for a traditional three strand braid.  Here is where you can get creative and try different braids such as a four strand, fishtail, or a two strand braid.
  5. Braid hair down to ends and secure with a clear plastic band.

Recommended Products:

Curls are not created equal! Try different textures of styling products until you find the right one for your curls.  Label.m’s Curl Cream with a medium, soft hold is a great starting point.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Any face shape can wear a side braid. Medium to thick curly hair achieves the texture and density of this braided look best.

Tips:

Learn a few new braids!  Head over to Pinterest or Youtube to learn new braiding techniques. And don’t forget to practice your new look and allow extra time when trying it out for the first time.

4. Soft Side Curls

This soft look is so versatile. Wear it day to day or dress it up by adding extra glam makeup or a dress!

long curly hairstyle highlights

How To:

  1. Apply curl cream to damp hair and using a wide tooth comb, distribute product equally root to ends.
  2. Part hair on a slight angle from the side towards top of your head. This will help keep you from appearing too heavy on one side of your head.
  3. Dry hair using a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer. Make sure to have the dryer set on high heat but low air force to avoid frizz.
  4. Lift the front fringe section to give extra volume. Finish your curly locks off with a lightweight shine serum.

Recommended Products:

A curl cream should be lightweight, never dry your hair out and add hold and shine! My favorite is Label.m Curl Cream.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Heart and diamond shaped faces look stunning in this curly style, while medium to thick textured curls give this look density and volume.

Tips:

Ask your stylist to create a soft, side swept fringe and long layers to help support this curly style.

5. Simple and Sophisticated 

Curly hair can be easy, simple and sophisticated! With a few easy steps, you’ll be ready to wow them at work, a night out or at a party with this curly look.

sculpted long curly hairstyle

How To:

1. While hair is fairly damp, apply your favorite curly hair gel (like Pravana’s Curve).

2. Begin scrunching your hair from ends up to root area. Scrunch smaller sections if your hair needs a little extra help curling up.

3. Let hair air dry or blow dry with a difusser attachment. Set dryer on low force but high heat setting. This allows hair to dry, but cuts down on frizz.

4. Once hair is dry, straighten out your part. Begin twisting hair back on one side softly and secure with a bobby pin.

5. Move to the other side of part and repeat soft twist.

Recommended Products:

Keeping curls hydrated is crucial is fighting frizz. I recommend using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, such as Pravana’s Keratin Fusion shampoo and conditioner. It is light weight, but supplies hair with vital nutrients to keep it looking shiny, healthy and frizz free!

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Diamond and oval face shapes wear this soft style best, while fine, medium,or thick curly hair can all achieve this style!

Tips:

To dress this look up for an evening out, add a jeweled hair pin or barrette. Simply tuck your accessory of choice into the twist on either side.

6. Come Hither Curls

Let everyone know you have arrived with this sassy curly look!

funky red long curly hairstyle

How to:

  1. Apply curl cream to damp hair and comb through to cover hair from root to ends evenly.
  2. Separate hair into three sections, sides and back. Secure with clip. Drop one to two inch horizontal sections.  Twist one inch sections around your fingers, in the same way you would a curling iron. Twist some towards your face and some away from your face.
  3. Continue wrapping hair in twists through all three sections. Let air dry or dry with a diffuser attachment on your dryer. Use low force but a high heat setting to dry curls and reduce frizz.
  4. Once curls are dry, apply a shine serum to palms of hands. Smooth curls out and give them a little shake to loosen.
  5. Section out crown area and sides (leaving some hair out over ears). Without smoothing curls, pull each side section, twisting slightly, to back of head and secure with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

Not all shine serums are created equal. You want to choose one that will not weigh your hair down, build up or create a greasy look to your hair. My choice is Pravana’s Perfection Shine Serum. It controls frizz, is humidity resistant and creates beautiful shine!

Best Face Shape & Hair Texture:

Oval, round and diamond shaped faces look fabulous in this curly style while medium to thick textured curls respond nicely to the twisting technique.

Tips:

Curls need lots of extra moisture. Ask your stylist for an in-salon deep conditioning treatment or try an at home weekly treatment such as Pravana’s Perfection Hair Masque.

7. Fun & Flirty

While most curly haired beauties think fringe won’t work, this look proves otherwise!  These beautiful curls paired with fringe create an interesting and hip new look.

sweet curly hairstyles

How to:

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair. Comb through to ensure it covers root to ends.
  2. Part hair down the center and comb fringe forward. Begin scrunching hair in medium sections from ends to roots. Continue through the entire head, including the fringe.
  3. Dry hair using a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer. Tilt your head to the side and work the diffuser from ends lifting up to the root area.
  4. Once dry, mist hair with your favorite shine spray and you’re ready to go!

Recommended Products:

I prefer more of a “wet” or pump mousse when working with curly hair.  This cuts down on the crunchy feel. My favorite? Pravana’s Density, available in salons.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Diamond or oval face shapes look best in this curly fringe. Medium curl and density is ideal for this look.

Tips:

Want to go for a different look with your fringe?  Try drying them with a round brush and sweeping off to the side, or braiding them back.

8. Easy Whimsical Curls 

Lighten up your locks with these airy soft curls. This look is great for a night out, wedding or just hanging out.

airy long hairstyle

How to:

  1. Apply a curling cream or mousse to damp hair.
  2. Section hair into three sections (0ne back and one on each side). Using clips to secure sections, let down two inch horizontal sections. Take smaller sections and twist around your fingers. Make sure to twist some towards your face and some away. Leave sections wound to air dry or dry with a diffuser.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a few drops of shine serum in your palms and begin to soften twists. For added volume, flip head upside down and shake your curls out.

Recommended Products:

This technique for curls works great with a lightweight, medium hold curling product like as Label.m Curl Cream.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Heart, round, diamond and oval shaped faces look great in these layered curls while medium to thick curly hair holds the style best.

Tips:

For larger curls, take bigger sections. Smaller curls cut down the size of your sections.

9. ‘Finely’ an Easy Curl!

Working with fine natural curls has never been easier.

long shiny curls hairstyle

How to:

  1. Apply medium hold curl enhancing gel to damp hair. For more volume, use a spray in root volumizer as well.
  2. Scrunch hair from roots to ends to enhance curls and volume. Dry hair using a diffuser attachment on your dryer set on a low force but high heat.
  3. Once curls are dry, use hands to lift and slightly push back the front of your hair. Spray with a firm hold hair spray to finish the look.

Recommended Products:

When your hair is fine, it is most important to use a gel that won’t dry your hair out or weigh it down. Pravana’s Curl Enhancing Gel is my favorite. It’s light weight and won’t build up or dry your hair out.

Best Face Shape & Hair Texture:

Any face shape can rock this curly and simple look, although if you have an oval shaped face, be careful not to lift hair too high in the front as this can elongate your face. Fine to medium density curls work best with this look.

Tips:

Fine curly hair is prone to frizz easily. If this starts to happen while drying, mist hair with water and scrunch. Bonus tip: this style only works with some medium to shorter layers in your hair. Ask your stylist for soft texture and layers to ensure beautiful volume.

10. Scrunch It Up

This alluring and quite sexy look is easy and versatile.

scrunched curly hairstyle

How to:

  1. While hair is quite damp, apply a curl enhancing gel or mousse.
  2. Scrunch hair in small sections to achieve desired curl. If you need to add some extra volume, flip head over and scrunch close to roots.
  3. Let air dry. At this point, you want to refrain from touching your hair as much as possible. This will keep the chance of frizz to a minimum.
  4. Once hair is dry, lift front section or fringe area and spray with a firm hairspray. If needed, you can lightly mist your whole hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

A medium to firm holding gel keeps scrunched curls looking their best. I recommend Redken’s Ringlet Curling Gel.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Oval and diamond shaped faces look amazing in this slimming style, while medium texture but highly curly hair works wonders when scrunching.

Tips:

If your curls don’t want to play along, have a water bottle handy!  Mist over your style and your hands then lightly scrunch to reactivate product.

Learning new and exciting ways to style your long hair while working with natural curls not only saves time and damage from blow drying and flat ironing, but it keeps you the envy of straight haired beauties too!

Make sure to keep up on those trims to ensure your ends won’t frizz. Take care of your curls and they will be good to you. Happy Styling!