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How to define curly hair

Posted on 22 August 2019

Picture this: soft, frizz-free, defined curls! For some curly girls, it’s the ultimate #hairgoal. But how do you achieve super defined curls? It all comes down to how you style and care for your hair.

First things first, how do you define defined curls? (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves 😅). We’ve identified four qualities that make naturally curly hair really defined:

1. Minimal frizz: Frizz occurs when individual hairs fray and separate from each other, often as a result of dryness, damage or over-manipulation. The less frizz you have, the better your curl definition will be!

2. Curl clumping : Clumping is that magical moment when a cluster of individual hairs band together to form a single curl (like in the pic below!).

3. Curl separation: Unlike frizz, this is the good kind of curl separation! It happens when your individual curl clumps are nicely separated from one another starting at your roots and without any stray hairs or frizz in between them. Make sense?

4. Curl formation: When your curls are healthy, they retain a memory of their shape and pattern. Each time you wash and style your hair, they fall back into their natural formation, regaining their bounce and texture. When we do things to our hair that disrupt our natural curl pattern, it makes it harder for our strands to clump together and achieve definition.

How to define curly hair

Lots of things play a factor in curl definition, so we’re giving you a start-to-finish guide that includes pre-styling, curl-defining styling techniques, and important things to remember after you’re finished!


HAVE A CLEAN SLATE

Sometimes product build-up can linger in your hair even after you shampoo, rendering your styling products ineffective. Why? Because build-up makes it hard for your hair to retain moisture and clump together, and remember: more curl clumps = more definition!

Give your curls a fresh start by using a gentle clarifying shampoo . If you’ve been using heavy creams, custards or gels, you might want to opt for a deeper clean by using an apple cider vinegar rinse, which you can learn more about in this Clarifying Your Curls blog post.

MOISTURE, MOISTURE, MOISTURE

Moisture and hydration are essential if you want to define natural curls because the drier your curls are, the more prone they are to frizz. While deep conditioning is a quick way to instantly moisturize your strands, you can also avoid rinsing your hair in hot water. Using cold water instead will help seal the hair cuticle and lock in moisture!

How to define curly hair

DETANGLE

Knots happen! It’s part of having curly hair. Taking the time to detangle your hair thoroughly will help your products go on more evenly, resulting in smoother, more defined strands.

PICK THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

While the glue-like ingredients in gels, mousses and hair spray can give definition by sticking and binding hair strands together, they also tend to be super drying for your hair and can leave it hard and crunchy to the touch.

You’ll want to find a product that gives you definition AND provides hydration and moisture.

Our All-In-One formulas are perfect for moisturizing and defining natural curls, waves, kinks, and coils. Not only are they versatile in use and application, they’re also packed with ingredients that contribute to the overall health and care of you hair over time. 🙌

How to define curly hair

MAKE WATER YOUR BFF

If you’re struggling to get your naturally curly hair to look defined, chances are you need to tweak your routine. For starters, you should always style on wet hair because w ater makes it easier to apply and distribute product evenly throughout your hair, helping you maximize your definition.

Type 4 hair types, this one’s for you

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How to define curly hair

When it comes to Black textured hair, knowing your natural hair type helps you figure out the best way to care for and style it. Hair types range from 1 to 4; the vast majority of Black hair falls into the 3 to 4 range, from wavy to kinky.

More specifically, type 4A hair has very tight S-shaped coils and tends to be wiry or fine. This kind of kinky hair makes a show-stopping afro, but it usually doesn’t maintain curl definition very well without a lot of effort. The products and setting methods you use will make all the difference. Here’s how to get definition your 4A curls.

Setting Methods to Get Better Curl Definition

Setting your hair is the first step to getting well-defined curls. Try these styles:

  • Two-strand twists
  • Flat twists
  • Bantu knots
  • Braid-outs
  • Finger coils

Wear any of these styles for a period of time—the longer you keep it, the more defined your curls will be once you undo the style. Luckily, these styles are protective and very wearable. They’re perfect for changing up your look on the regular.

The Best Styling Products for Curl Definition

To set type 4 hair, make sure to use a moisturizing styling product that provides strong hold, and avoid ones with high alcohol content. Here are some good options:

  • Kinky-Curly Curling Custard Styling Gel ($18)
  • ORS Lock & Twist Gel ($6)
  • Oyin Handmade Shine and Define Styling Serum ($14)
  • Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter ($9)

Wash-and-Go Curls

Is it possible to get well-defined curls on type 4 hair if you wash and go? With the right products, you definitely can. However, wash-and-go styles do look different from person to person. Accept that yours may not look like what you see on others who are serving as your hair inspiration. Truly the best way to define curls is to make the effort to style and set them.

If you don’t have the time or the patience, these products are designed to help define tightly curled tresses in a pinch:

  • Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel ($7)
  • As I Am Coil Defining Jelly ($12)
  • Eco Styler Gel ($6)

Keep Your Hair Healthy

Ultimately, your hair’s health is the most important thing. Type 4A hair is very fragile and brittle, so drowning it in gels loaded with alcohol or poor-quality products is a recipe for breakage and frustration. If your hair isn’t cooperating and you’re not able to achieve the curl definition of your dreams, don’t force it. Curls aren’t the be-all and end-all of natural hair. There are still plenty of styles that work beautifully on Afro-textured locks.

Going the natural route is really all about embracing your hair the way it is. Keep your type 4 hair moisturized and nourished, and more than likely, you’ll come to appreciate what makes your hair texture special.

Whether your hair is naturally curly, wavy, or straight depends on the genes that you inherit.

But you can style your hair to almost anything . However, If you’re naturally wavy, you might struggle to find your perfect curls and get the ideal results. Follow our tips and techniques, and find out how to define curls on wavy hair.

Sulfate-Free Shampoos

Wondering how to get more defined curls with wavy hair? It starts in the shower.

Wavy hair is usually drier than naturally straight hair, so you want a moisturizing shampoo. That way, you avoid frizzing and dry ends.

You also want to use a sulfate-free shampoo. This is because sulfates tend to strip hair from its natural oils, which can lead to dryness and breakage. That’s exactly what you don’t want when you’re trying to find your curls!

That’s why our shampoo is moisturizing, gentle, and sulfate-free. It’s the perfect first step in defining your curls.

Deep Condition

Once you’ve shampooed, it’s time to condition. Using the right conditioner is one of the most important things that give you the curly hair you’re looking for.

A good conditioner will smooth and seal hair cuticles. This reduces the friction between hair strands, creating frizz-free and glossy curls without weighing them down.

Look for a rinse-out conditioner that is smoothing, nourishing, and moisturizing.

Time to Detangle

Now is the perfect time to detangle your hair. Remember, you never want to brush wavy or curly hair when it’s dry, this might lead to hair breakage.

Detangle your hair before you rinse out your conditioner, or while you’re washing it out. It’s best to use your fingers, a wet detangling brush or a wide-tooth comb to get through the tangles gently.

Leave-in Conditioner and Hair Oil

To make the most of your curls, it’s time to use a leave-in conditioner and hair oil.

Depending on your hair type, texture, and preference, you can use both or just one of these products. It’s best to experiment and see what works best for you. If you feel like a leave-in conditioner is too heavy for you, try a leave-in mist instead.

This is the so-called LOC or LOG method, which seals in the added moisturiser and keeps your hair well hydrated for days. Apply first water or a water-based product like a leave-in conditioner to hydrate the hair, this stands for the liquid (L), then seal in the added moisture in with a hair oil by closing the hair cuticles (O) and finally apply a cream (C) or gel (G) for extra hold for the style. Often with Wavy hair a gel is a be a better option than a cream as it tends to be more lightweight.

If you are not looking for extra hold and are going for a more casual everyday look, the leave-in conditioner and hair oil will be more than enough. This will lock in moisture, and keep hair smooth and frizz-free.

Dry and Define

You’re nearly there; it’s now time to dry and define those curls. There are a few ways to improve the definition of curly hair; towel drying, air drying or using a diffuser.

Dry with a Microfiber towel

If you want to avoid frizz you should try drying your hair with a microfiber towel .

Towel drying your hair with a normal towel can cause frizz , as it makes the hair cuticle rough. Microfiber texture is gentler for fragile curls than a terrycloth (used in regular towels) or even 100% cotton if you are plopping with a t-shirt.

Using a microfiber towel absorbs water quickly, and reduces frizz and breakage. Use the towel to blot your hair, without drying or disturbing your curls too much.

Air drying

If you’re not sure how to style wavy hair, this is the simplest and easiest method.

If you choose to air-dry your hair, try the ‘squish’ or ‘twist’ method to make your curls more defined. Turn your head upside down to add volume, and use your hands to ‘squish’ or ‘twist’ your hair.

Your hair should start to clump; strands of hair come together and look like one wave or curl (instead of lots of separate curls).

Keep ‘squishing’ and ‘twisting’ until your curls have formed, and then leave to dry. At this point, it’s best to touch your hair as little as possible to avoid frizz!

Using a diffuser

If you want to add a bit more volume and definition, you can use a diffuser. This is a bell-shaped attachment that snaps onto your hairdryer.

Divide your hair into different sections, and rest each section on top of the diffuser to dry. Use a cool setting and keep the diffuser as still as you can.

This method might take a little bit longer, but will give you big and bouncy curls!

On a final note, remember that having wavy hair is a gift; you can do almost anything! Follow these tips – and check out the perfect products – to discover and define your curls.

How to define curly hair

How to define curly hair

Knowing how to style and take care of curly hair is a key part of natural hair care. Depending on your curl type, you might have to adjust your method for defining your curls. For example, if you have a tighter curl pattern, you might try out twist-outs, braid-outs, or no-heat hair curling tools. The wash and go method is perfect for tighter patterned hair as well. However, if you have type 2 curls or wavy hair, we have a must-try hair method for you: scrunching.

Scrunching is the best way to get defined curls on curly and wavy hair and it’s easy to do. This method is perfect for frizz-free, defined curls on looser curl patterns. There’s also more than one way to scrunch hair. For more on how to scrunch curly hair and what hair types scrunching is best for, read on.

What Is Scrunching?

So let’s start with what exactly scrunching is. Scrunching is a hairstyling method where you cup and squeeze your hair in your hands or a towel to help shape your curls. The method is non-damaging to your hair and allows for volumized, defined, and frizz-free curls. Scrunching your hair can be an easy way to add extra definition to your curls without heat or too much product. You can define your curls and waves without heat damage or spending hours on your hair.

Should You Scrunch Curly Hair?

If you have type 1 or 2 hair, the answer is yes, you should scrunch your hair! The method is easy to do and doesn’t damage your hair. If you have thin or fine hair, scrunching your hair is a great way to add volume and definition. Fully convinced and ready to try it out? Read on for our tips on how to scrunch hair and start dreaming up all the scrunch hairstyles you can do.

What Is The Best Way To Scrunch Your Curls?

Scrunching your hair is a few steps, but we promise it’s easy and you can work it into your regular hair care routine. The best way to scrunch hair is whatever way works for you. You can scrunch your hair and let it air dry or use your favorite diffuser and blow dryer for quicker results. However, there are a few things to know and products to have on hand when it comes to scrunching your hair. We’ve broken the different methods down into a few simple steps.

Get Your Hair Wet

Whether it’s freshly washed or refreshed with your go-to mister bottle and water, your hair should at least be damp to get started. The best time to scrunch your hair is after washing. Keeping your hair damp will help shape and define curls, as well as help keep frizz at bay. You’ll want to avoid styling dry waves and curls as this can promote frizz. Just like you wouldn’t brush curly hair dry, you should also style it dry. Dry hair also won’t be as easy to shape and manipulate, so scrunching freshly washed hair is your best bet.

For type 2 hair, you want lightweight natural hair products that won’t weigh your hair down. Grab your Cactus Rosewater Sulfate Free Shampoo and Cactus Rosewater Lightweight Conditioner for a gentle cleanse and added volume. If you’re not sure what kinds of products to use, be sure to check out our guide on how to wash curly hair.

Detangle and Apply Products

Next, you’re going to want to add in a few curly hair products to moisturize, hold, and define your curls. You’ll need a leave-in conditioner and a volumizing mousse. You can detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush and a leave-in conditioner like Pracaxi Nectar Wash N’ Go Leave-In. Once your hair is detangled, you can smooth and comb your Pracaxi Nectar Style & Hold Foam into your hair. The right products are key to getting the best results no matter how you plan on drying your hair.

Start Scrunching

Now the fun part! Starting with the ends of your hair, gently squeeze a handful of your hair in your palm, working upwards toward the root. Scrunch your hair up in your hand in sections. Repeat this step until you’ve scrunched all of your hair around your head and up to the roots. Let it air dry and occasionally scrunch a few parts again for more definition as it dries. You can also scrunch your hair with a microfiber towel to avoid frizz and excess moisture. It also helps dry your hair in preparation for blow drying.

You can scrunch your hair with a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment if you don’t want to air dry your hair. After following the same steps, blow-dry your hair on low heat when it’s at least 70 percent dry to avoid any heat damage, and be sure to use a heat protectant spray. Diffuse your hair upside down to add even more volume. Add extra hold with a lightweight hairspray like the Monoi Ora Flexible Volume Spray. It’s that easy to scrunch hair.

Now that you’ve mastered the art of scrunching your hair, it’s time to try out some scrunch hairstyles and some low maintenance hairstyles to complement your new look.

Posted on 20 January 2021

Picture this: soft, frizz-free, defined curls! For some curly girls, it’s the ultimate #hairgoal. But how do you achieve super defined curls? It all comes down to how you style and care for your hair.

First things first, how do you define defined curls? (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves 😅). We’ve identified four qualities that make naturally curly hair really defined:

1. Minimal frizz: Frizz occurs when individual hairs fray and separate from each other, often as a result of dryness, damage or over-manipulation. The less frizz you have, the better your curl definition will be!

2. Curl clumping : Clumping is that magical moment when a cluster of individual hairs band together to form a single curl (like in the pic below!).

3. Curl separation: Unlike frizz, this is the good kind of curl separation! It happens when your individual curl clumps are nicely separated from one another starting at your roots and without any stray hairs or frizz in between them. Make sense?

4. Curl formation: When your curls are healthy, they retain a memory of their shape and pattern. Each time you wash and style your hair, they fall back into their natural formation, regaining their bounce and texture. When we do things to our hair that disrupt our natural curl pattern, it makes it harder for our strands to clump together and achieve definition.

How to define curly hair

Lots of things play a factor in curl definition, so we’re giving you a start-to-finish guide that includes pre-styling, curl-defining styling techniques, and important things to remember after you’re finished!

Before Styling

Have a Clean Slate

Sometimes product build-up can linger in your hair even after you shampoo, rendering your styling products ineffective. Why? Because build-up makes it hard for your hair to retain moisture and clump together, and remember: more curl clumps = more definition!

Give your curls a fresh start by using a gentle clarifying shampoo . If you’ve been using heavy creams, custards or gels, you might want to opt for a deeper clean by using an apple cider vinegar rinse, which you can learn more about in this Clarifying Your Curls blog post.

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture

Moisture and hydration are essential if you want to define natural curls because the drier your curls are, the more prone they are to frizz. While deep conditioning is a quick way to instantly moisturize your strands, you can also avoid rinsing your hair in hot water. Using cold water instead will help seal the hair cuticle and lock in moisture!

How to define curly hair

Detangle

Knots happen! It’s part of having curly hair. Taking the time to detangle your hair thoroughly will help your products go on more evenly, resulting in smoother, more defined strands.

Pick The Right Products

While the glue-like ingredients in gels, mousses and hair spray can give definition by sticking and binding hair strands together, they also tend to be super drying for your hair and can leave it hard and crunchy to the touch.

You’ll want to find a product that gives you definition AND provides hydration and moisture.

Our All-In-One formulas are perfect for moisturizing and defining natural curls, waves, kinks, and coils. Not only are they versatile in use and application, they’re also packed with ingredients that contribute to the overall health and care of you hair over time. 🙌

How to define curly hair

Styling & Application

Make Water Your BFF

If you’re struggling to get your naturally curly hair to look defined, chances are you need to tweak your routine. For starters, you should always style on wet hair because w ater makes it easier to apply and distribute product evenly throughout your hair, helping you maximize your definition.

How to define curly hair

It’s obvious that every curly girl wants to have frizz-free, soft, and defined hair. Although this can be a hard goal to achieve, if you find the best products and routine, you can achieve it. If you are always fighting with frizz, and want to define your curls, just check out this post.

Know your hair type to know how to define your curly hair

Before you start using any product and try new methods, and routines, you should get to know your hair type. This can help you choose the best product, and also help you find the best routine. Remember that you should never buy and use a product without knowing that it is suitable for your hair type. If you want to get more information, we have provided a post about hair types.

Don’t shampoo too much

If you include shampoo in your everyday routine, you are drying out your scalp and natural oils. This can lead to many problems which are not going to provide defined curls. If you want to define your curly hair more, always use a moisturizing conditioner after the wash process. If you want to know how often you should wash your hair based on your hair type, take a look at this post.

Don’t use a regular towel

Using a regular towel to dry your hair can cause frizz and also breakage. You should use a microfiber towel or a soft cotton t-shirt for hair drying. Always dry your hair gently and slowly. If you want to define your curly hair, avoid regular towels, and don’t forget about a microfiber towel.

Try LOC method to define your curly hair

Try the LOC method, if you are looking for a great method that not only moisturizes your hair but also defines your curly hair. This method that I’m talking about is the LOC method which stands for Liquid Oil Cream. The LOC method is just a guide for a way to apply hair products. Although it seems just like 3 simple ways, it can do magic for most hair types. If you want to try this, we have a post about the LOC method.

Never touch dry curls

Although it is fun to touch dry curls, if you are looking for a defined curl, you should not try that. Touching curls can remove the styling products that you used, and also ruin the pattern you want to achieve. Touching after the hair dries can also cause frizz, and I’m sure we are not looking for more frizz.

Air dry is a great choice

Letting your hair dry with air is great for defining your curly hair. It takes more time, but it is worth the result. If you are in a hurry, don’t use heat tools on high settings which can cause frizz. Use the low heat setting instead to avoid any problems.

Split ends prevent you from defining your curly hair

If you have split ends, it’s not going to let you have defined curls. The best thing that you can do is to have a trim. I’m not talking about a full haircut. Just get a trim to remove the split ends. Although I recommend that you go to a professional hair stylist if you want to trim yourself, remember not to use regular scissors.

If you have found any method that works for your hair, you can share them in the comments. This can be very useful for those who have your hair type.

Once you begin learning more about Black hair, you’ll soon discover that it comes in way more than one texture. Black hair can run the gamut from straight to slightly wavy to super tight coils, but many people of African descent find that their natural hair falls somewhere in between. You don’t have to be biracial or multiracial to have hair that’s described as “naturally curly.” Curls may range in size from pen spring to fat marker, but the care and feeding of them is similar. Want to flaunt those curls without worrying about a lot of frizz? These 10 curly hair tips are made for anyone seeking well-defined curls.

Shampoo in the Shower

How to define curly hair

This is the best way to cleanse and condition your hair (besides a salon’s sink) because it keeps your curls pointing downward. The more you manipulate curls, the more likely they are to frizz. Instead of flipping your head over, washing your hair while your head is upside down, and then flipping your head back, simply let the water run down the length of your hair as you stand straight under the shower head.

Keep Hair Well-Moisturized

One of the best ways to ensure consistently well-defined curls is keeping them moisturized. Not with oils, but with regular cleansing, conditioning, and deep conditioning. Curls that are dry and parched simply won’t have the same definition that well-moisturized curls will have. Find a cleansing and conditioning schedule that works for you, but anywhere from every 3-10 days works for most.

Check out some great deep conditioners that work to keep your hair moisturized:

Apply Products While Wet

Your hair should be as wet as possible when you begin the styling process. After shampooing and conditioning, do not towel dry. In fact, don’t bring a towel anywhere near your curls. An old tee shirt works great for squeezing any excess water out of your tresses.

Once you exit the shower, begin applying your styling products. If your hair begins to dry without product on it, that’s how it will continue to dry. Putting products on it while wet locks in the style.

In addition, curls love to clump together. You can use a paddle brush, Denman brush, comb or your fingers, but as you work through wet hair, you’ll notice that curls love to grab onto other curls. Let your hair take the lead and allow curls to come together on their own.

Divide Hair into Sections

To ensure full coverage of hair products, you’ll need to section your hair. Depending on thickness, this may be anywhere from two to eight sections. Use plastic clips to hold hair out of the way. It’s usually easier to begin at the back of the head. Work with a section of hair, applying product from the roots all the way to the ends. Once you’re sure that section is saturated, you can move on to the next sections. Trying to put product on your hair as one big piece will probably find you with well-defined hair on top and frizzy curls underneath.

If You Scrunch, Scrunch With Care

Not everyone needs to scrunch her curls. In many cases, scrunching is for wavy hair that’s trying to become curly. Once you have products in your hair and it’s combed through to your satisfaction, allow it to air-dry as much as possible before you scrunch. You may find scrunching damp hair results in frizz, but if you want to add volume, scrunch as you diffuse nearly-dry tresses and focus your scrunching only on the ends.

Use Good Quality Products

There’s a good reason brands like Kinky-Curly and Aunt Jackie’s are so popular among people seeking great-looking curls: they work. Products from these lines, as well as DevaCurl and Ouidad, are designed to work with curly hair of all textures. You’ll get much better results with a high-quality gel than you will from a cheap drugstore brand, which usually leaves hair feeling crunchy and parched.

Curl-Defining Products to Try:

After Products are Applied, Leave Hair Alone

Once your hair products are in and you’ve combed through your hair or worked through it with your fingers, leave your style alone. Let it air dry or use a diffuser, but don’t touch those curls. This means no combing and no brushing; otherwise, you’ll just comb or brush your curls into a big ball of frizz.

Let Hair Air Dry Whenever Possible

You may not always have time to let your hair air dry, but do it whenever you can. The less heat you place on your hair, the more moisture your hair retains, which is crucial for maintaining healthy curls that don’t frizz. If you’re in a hurry, low heat via a diffuser dryer is fine, but let your hair dry as much as possible first. When you diffuse, just move the dryer around your hair quickly and stop before your mane is completely dry.

Avoid Oils on Wet Curls

For well-defined curls, styling with water-based products on wet hair usually gives better results. When you don’t want to wear your hair in ringlet form, using oil is fine and won’t disrupt your style, but water-based, gel-like products give good hold while keeping frizz at bay. Once your hair is completely dry, you can add a small amount of oil to give your tresses more sheen or softness. Stick to lightweight, natural picks like argan, coconut, jojoba or grapeseed.

Get a Great Cut

Are your curls not shaping up, no matter what you do? It may be time to visit a stylist and get a cut that complements curls. Many curly-headed girls and women find that their hair grows in a pyramid shape; a great cut will have your curls falling in a flattering pattern that moves, instead of a big helmet of curls that seems frozen in place.

Be careful when looking for that perfect hair cutting pro—while some stylists will recommend thinning to reduce bulk, this isn’t always the best solution for curls. Two popular procedures include the DevaCut and the Ouidad Carve & Slice.

Wearing your hair natural can be so rewarding, especially when you have a staple routine. Learning how to define curls on your natural hair is a trick up your sleeve that will most certainly come in handy!

Today, I will take you through the different ways you can achieve this and how exactly you can go about it. I will share some of the tricks I learnt when I was trying to get more curl definition in my own natural hair. Let’s dive right in.

How to Get Natural Curly Hair

Before we start with getting definition in those natural curls, let us go through the preparation steps so that our hair stays healthy and vibrant.

Follow the steps below to prepare for defined curls on natural hair:

Step1: Section your hair

Clean your hair meticulously using your favourite shampoo and rinse thoroughly. When your hair is clean, divide your hair into workable sections and secure them with clips, twists, or simple braids. The sections do not have to be perfectly equal.

Step 2: Detangle each section

Hydrate the sections with a rich moisturiser and apply your preferred leave-in conditioner.

Step 3: Moisturise and seal

After you nourish your natural strands , seal in the moisture! This will protect your hair against breakage and ensure length is maintained.

Now that you have your hair spic and span, let’s get into the elaborate methods you can use to get defined curls on your natural hair:

Wash & Go

Wash and go’s can be a hit or miss, when trying to perfect those curls. One important thing to remember is that definition loves hydration. It is the only way to get your curls quenched and super-defined.

If you followed the preparation steps discussed above, it is important to note that if you are going for a wash and go, your hair needs to be super wet, when applying your curling cream or styling conditioner. You will end up with frizzy hair otherwise.

Wash and go’s can be a hit or miss, when trying to perfect those curls.

After your hair is thoroughly moisturised use the shingling method or praying hands method to further define your curls. Make sure you use super small sections, so that each and every curl is fully hydrated and getting the love it deserves. You can then stretch your hair using the banding method or by lightly twisting it.

Let your hair air-dry or use heat to air dry, but only when your hair is at least 70% dry. Once dry, remove any bands or untwist your hair. If your hair is crunchy, apply a bit of your favourite oil.

The Finger Coiling Method

When deciding how to make your natural hair more defined, finger coiling is one of the best methods you can use. It is a bit more time consuming but it has fantastic results!

Finger coils achieve small spring-like coils and all that’s needed is your fingers, a little product and patience. After your hair is cleaned, moisturised and sealed, apply a small amount of curling cream or gel to your small sections and twirl.

How to define curly hair

Make sure to carry out this method on damp hair. You can occasionally spray your hair lightly with water to ensure that it stays damp. Apply a curl activator and twist the hair from the roots to the tips. For best results, dry your hair under a hood dryer after applying a thin mist of heat protector.

The Sponge Method

This method is a quick fix to get those curls popping when time is not on your side. After your hair is detangled, apply a styling product and use a Denman brush or a wide-toothed comb to evenly distribute it.

It is now time to make circular motions all around your head with your sponge. After a short while, you should notice curls forming. For the best results, put the sponge as close to the scalp as you can and thoroughly dry your hair under a hood dryer to avoid frizz.

The Bantu Knot-Out Way

Bantu knot-outs are an easy heatless method to get defined curls on natural hair. What’s even more exciting is that they can be done on different lengths of hair with great results. Shorter hair will need smaller sectioning while you can decide on a bigger size for longer hair. Here’s how to make Bantu Knot-out curls:

  • Twist and wrap the small sections of your hair against themselves like a screw
  • Wrap it again tightly at the base
  • Ensure the ends are tucked at the base as close to the scalp as you can and if necessary secure with a pin
  • Leave to set/dry overnight
  • Unravel and fluff

How to define curly hair

Defining Curls on 4C Hair

4C hair is naturally tightly coiled and can sometimes even seem undefined for the undiscerning eye. If you are looking to curl your type 4C hair into a different or more defined curl pattern, you would first need to fully detangle your hair before curling it afresh. Flexi rods are a great way to set fresh curls which can range from tight coils to big and bouncy curls. It goes without saying that the bigger rods, the bigger the curls you will achieve and the smaller the rods, the tighter the curls.

To use Flexi rods, simply detangle your hair, twist a section of it on a flexi rod and secure the rod, and dry your hair. Repeat this process all over your head and unravel after your hair is dry.

Straw sets can be used in similar fashion and are more economical. They are also a great choice for short hair and work best on wet or damp hair.

The Twist and Braid Out style

Twists and “braid outs” are the most simple and fastest ways for achieving definition on your natural hair. Simply apply a curling custard of gel to your hair and braid or twist each section. Once the sections are dry, unravel, separate the curls and fluff out your hair for more volume.

How to define curly hair

The Curling Wand

A curling wand is a method that uses heat to give you instant curls. Simply apply heat protection, twist a section of your hair on the curling wand up to approximately an inch from the ends. Release your hair after a few seconds and voila! Repeat the process all through your hair.

Take Out

There are many ways to enhance curl definition. Just pick a method that you feel most comfortable with and fits your hair needs the best. Remember to always do what your hair loves, and it will love you right back!

How to Define Curly Hair? Follow this night routine, you can get your curly human hair well defined for pre your hair for next day, and this routine also suits for wavy hair.

How to define curly hair

We all hear that curly hair is hardly to take care of. But, with proper routine, you can get your curly human hair well defined, and this routine also suits for wavy hair.

How to Define Curly Hair-Night Routine

Today’s video I’m gonna show you how to take care of some curly human hair and I’m also gonna throw in a little night routine that Dasia does to prep her hair for school for the next day. The hair here is Malaysian Jerry Curly Hair 4 bundles, 2 bundles of 18 inches, 2 bundles of 20 inches, and a 18 inch closure.

So we’re gonna bounce these curls back so what I’m gonna do is take a spray bottle and just spray to hair, spray to hair all over, don’t drench it so just enough for it to be damp. So as you can see the curls are already a little bit rejuvenated.

So what I have is some curl enhancing smoothie. So I’m gonna just take a generous amount and rub it through the hair, you can see how the ends look kind of raggedy right here, but we’re gonna bring this back to life. So I am going to spray some more water on it. Curly hair you really do have to take good care of, it really do have to keep it moisturized.

So I put a little bit more of the curl enhancing smoothie on it, and just kind of scrunch it up so the curl pattern of this Malaysian curly hair looks a lot better now.

I’m going to take some oil, this is just some castor oil, you can use any kind of oil. You can also use olive oil or coconut oil. Get some and just put that on hair and that’s gonna seal in the moisture. Okay so I’ve done both sides and you see how flowy it is and it’s a lot better, and they look juicy.

So now we’re gonna prep her Curly hair for be it. What I do is part her hair, I take two sections of her hair and then I just twist it up, then I’m gonna take the other side and twist it up or you can just twist it in one twist.

Then I’ll just take it and pin it up, and then I’ll take a bobby pin and just pin it down and then you’re gonna grab your hair bonnet, and there you go, it’s all safe and secure, nice and juicy, and moisturized. And what she wake up in the morning actually got to do is take her hair bond it off, she’s gonna fix her edges in the morning, take the hair bonnet off, hey you’re gonna take the bobby pin out, take the twist up and go, that is it.

How she would have to do in the morning is fix her edges so the hair is still nice and soft and flowy, so the update on this hair is basically the same as it was when we first installed it on her hair, it’s still nice, soft, flowy, no shedding, no tangling, well of course we’re gonna receive tangling if you’re not taking care of the hair, because it’s dry and it gets matted up, but as you see you just put a little bit water on it some kind of curling cream and the curls will bounce back.

Honestly I really think that is the way to make the curls just bounce back, I mean I think she can keep this in for a good month when when I first did the
review on this hair and every time y’all see pictures of Daisy with this hair, y’all commented how pretty the hair is and it’s just like this is some beautiful hair, y’all I love the curls it’s honestly some beautiful hair. We’re definitely recommend it to y’all and I would definitely purchase it myself.

How to comb your curly hair?

  1. Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush to detangle your curly hair, thus can prevent breakage and preserve the shape of your curls.
  2. When combing or brushing your hair, gradually move upward instead of starting at the roots. It’s much easier to comb through knots at the ends first.

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