Curly hair is a developed taste. If you grew up disliking your curly locks because it was difficult to style and even more difficult to manage, we feel you. This is why Taapsee Pannu is such an inspiration. She rocks her curls like a total boss and looks good doing it! We could not help but notice the different looks the actor creates with her hair and boy, do we love it!
Here are 5 things to learn from the actor on styling curly hair...
Who says you cannot take a centre-parting when you have tight curls? Use the tail of a rattail comb to part your hair in the middle and leave it loose on either side.
Pro tip: Mix a small amount of shampoo with a lot of conditioner and make your own customised hair wash. Massage this into the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.
You could even take a side-parting and leave your curls to steal all the attention!
Pro tip: Use your finger or a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair when you are conditioning it in the shower. Trying to detangle it after you have dried it will cause it to frizz.
Tying your curly locks in a high ponytail is a great option. Don’t use a comb, use your fingers instead to collect your hair in a ponytail and secure it. This adds texture to the front of your hair.
Pro tip: Swap your towel for an old, cotton t-shirt for tying up your hair after a shower. Use the t-shirt to gently dab your hair to dry it. Do not rub the strands vigorously as this will cause frizz and tangle your hair.
Tight, cornrow braids are a great way to style your curly hair. By varying the placements of the braids you can create different looks, like a faux undercut or side-swept hair.
Pro tip: Use a diffuser while drying your hair. Gently scrunch your curls while drying with a diffuser nozzle as this will help preserve your curls while also drying them.
A low bun with a few face-framing strands is also a great idea for curly hair. Curly hair naturally has a lot of texture, so use that to your advantage and create hairstyle accordingly.
Pro tip: In between hair washes, use a custom made hair spray to refresh your curls. Mix equal parts of water and a leave-in conditioner and store it in a spray bottle. Use it on your curls to instantly add shine and softness.
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