Life isn’t easy when you are blessed with naturally curly hair. Your life is hella glam, but certainly not easy. Curls are the most beautiful of all hair textures and the most coveted one too. It is effortlessly glamorous, fun and anything but boring. But only you know how difficult the upkeep is for your twisted locks. And, don’t even get us started on finding the perfect hairstyles for curly hair for different occasions. Isn’t it annoying when you always have to wear it down or wrap it in a bun, no matter what the occasion is? Ugh!

Well, there are reasons why you are stuck with only a few ways to style your curls. For one, there’s a serious dearth of hairspiration. Even in B-town, there are only a few girls with curls who serve stunning hairstyles for curly hair and give us major hair goals. But, let’s make the most of what we’ve got!

We curated all the gorgeous hairstyles for curly hair dropped by your favourite curly-haired celebrities here today. And, we will also tell you how to work each hairstyle so you can copy these looks and rock them with aplomb. So, take a look and screenshot these five fab hairstyles for curly hair that you can steal and sport.


01. Hot cross pin

Hot cross pin

This hairstyle for curly hair is for girls who have gorgeous tight curls and like to wear it down. It is high on glam and won’t take you hours to throw together. Sounds great, right? Work this red carpet-esque hairdo for a party, a night out with your girls or date night. All you need is some hair gel, hairspray and a bunch of hair pins.

Begin with washed and clean hair. Flip your hair upside down and blow-dry to add some volume. Create a side parting and brush your hair. Next, take a small section from the side and apply some hair gel. Brush it back with a fine comb and stack two hair pins in a cross. Add two more hair pins next to the previous ones in a cross. Finish the look with hairspray to secure the hairstyle and add ample shine. 


02. Wet hair look

Wet hair look

The wet hair look is when your hair looks like you just stepped out of the shower. Wavy, wet and steamy, this look is freakin’ hot and totally worth trying for a glam event. If you have naturally curly hair, half your work is done! Since your hair already has beautiful waves, all you need now is some styling cream. Try this stunning hairstyle for curly hair and slay. Here’s how to do it.

Start with slightly damp hair. Create a neat parting in whichever way you usually part your hair and brush your hair. Take a dollop of styling cream, rub between your palms and apply evenly through the lengths of your hair. Scrunch your hair in small sections and hold for about ten seconds to lock-in the wave. Run your fingers through your hair once you are done for the messy, unkempt look. Spritz hairspray to seal the hairdo.


03. Top knot

Top knot

A top knot is every curly haired girl’s go-to hairstyle, no kidding! It is easy, quick and makes your locks look manageable and put together. But what you didn’t know is that you could reinvent your casual top knot and make it festive and beautiful just like Kangana Ranaut does here. Team it with your Indian wear and wear this look to a wedding. Here’s how you can recreate the look.

Brush your hair and pull it in a high ponytail placed atop your head. Add a hair tie to secure. Backcomb your ponytail hair to tease and create volume for a fluffy knot. Next up, wrap the hair around the base of your ponytail in a knot and add bobby pins to secure. Let some curly wisps loose from the front for a messy look and finish with a string of gajra or a blingy barrette to add the glam factor.


04. Cornrow ‘do

Cornrow ‘do

Another easy and glamorous hairstyle from the celebrity with the best curls in the business, Mithila Palkar’s cornrow hairdo is totes drool-worthy. Take cues from her on how to show off your curls with the easiest hairstyle ever. This is one hairstyle for curly hair that is equal parts edgy and feminine.

To get this look, blow-dry your hair and create a deep side parting. Divide the smaller section into two equal sections and braid each section separately. French braid them, adding hair strands as you go along and pin both at the back of your head with some bobby pins. Brush your hair and spray hairspray to finish. And you're done!


05. Fuzzy ponytail

Fuzzy ponytail

Sleek at the front and absolutely fuzzy and frizzy on the back, this hairstyle for curly hair is perfect for girls who struggle with a frizzy mane. Turn your weakness into strength by pulling your frizzy tresses in a dramatic, fuzzy ponytail and wear it like you own it. You can sport this look for a party or even a glam black tie affair with your shimmery gown, just like Alia Bhatt here.

Here is how you can get this look. Divide your hair from above the ear and apply a healthy amount of styling cream or pomade on the front half of your hair to get the sleek look. Create a centre parting and brush it down neatly. Make a low ponytail and secure with a clear hair tie. Spritz some texturising hairspray on the ponytail and tease it to get the frizzy texture. Once you get the desired look, finish it some more hairspray to make the hairstyle stay put.  

FAQs about Hairstyles for Curly Hair:

Q. How can you style long curly hair?

A. Super long curly hair can look really sexy with defined waves and a sleek look. Part your hair down the centre and let your hair let loose. You can also pull off a half up half down, bohemian braid or a braided ponytail that looks stunning on curly hair. 

Q. Which haircut is best for curly hair?

A. For curly hair, a blunt cut, lob, layered or a shaggy cut are some of the best haircuts you can pick from. Just remember, don’t go too short from the front if you have tight curls, rather go with bangs than flicks, and opt for layers if you have soft curls.

Q. What are some of the best hairstyles for curly hair to wear to work?

A. You can style your curly hair in a top knot, half bun, high ponytail or a fishtail braid for work. If you are looking for a simpler and effortless hairstyle for curly hair, simply slide a pin to one side and get going!

Q. What is better for styling curly hair, mousse or gel?

A. If you want some extra volume and definition in your hair or you are working a hairstyle that needs a fuller-looking mane, uses a hair mousse. On the other hand, use hair gel when you want a sleek, frizz-free look.

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