It’s not news that curly hair is one of the most desirable textures around. However, it’s easy to find yourself spending hours in the mirror to style your mane. While some days the extra time doesn’t hurt, others call for a look that doesn’t skimp on style while getting you out the door in minutes. Thankfully, there are quite a few curly hairstyles that can come in handy on your busiest days. From natural curls to a wash n’ go, here are nine (easy!) curly natural hairstyles that can be styled in a pinch.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #1: HALF-UP TOP KNOT
Why we love it: Half-up hairstyles give you free rein to flaunt your length and keep your strands stylishly pulled back from your face.
How to get the look: Part your hair from ear to ear, creating a top and bottom section. Clip the bottom half out of the way. Fasten the top half into a mini ponytail. Wrap the length of your pony around its base to create a topknot. Secure with bobby pins and unclip the bottom section of your hair.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #2: NATURAL CURLS
Why we love them: They allow your natural texture to shine without the long styling process. Natural curls are also a chic way to let your mane do its own thing.
How to get the look: Kick things off by washing your hair with a moisturizing hair-care system like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner. Once complete, apply a dollop of hair mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Hair Mousse to towel-dried strands, scrunch, and let air dry.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #3: PINEAPPLE
Why we love it: The pineapple combines a hair-care and hair-styling technique to keep your curls in tip-top shape. It also works to keep your strands out of your face.
How to get the look: Gather your curls toward the top of your head and secure them into a ponytail. Position your spirals so they fall forward toward your forehead. Fluff your strands to highlight your texture, and your hair will resemble the tasty fruit.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #4: HIGH PUFF
Why we love it: This hairstyle adds height to your mane and puts your curly texture on full display. It’s a carefree look that can be pulled together in no time.
How to get the look: Add a touch of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Gel, to your roots and brush your strands toward the top of your head. Gather your mane in a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie. Spritz a shine spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray, over your mane.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #5: WASH AND GO
Why we love it: It’s the perfect way to flaunt your natural curl pattern in a wet-set style that consists of styling your strands immediately after washing your hair. This method is a gentle option that doesn’t require heat.
How to get the look: Visit our article, 19 Wash-and-Go Hairstyles For Low Maintenance Hair, for inspiration.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #6: LOW CURLY PONYTAIL
Why we love it: This curly updo highlights your texture while being polished and put-together.
How to get the look: Starting on damp strands, apply a generous amount of curl mousse to your mane. Scrunch your hair and let it air dry. Once your hair is fully dry, gather it into a low ponytail and fluff your strands.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #7: HIGH MESSY BUN
Why we love it: Not only does the high messy bun keep your strands out of the way, it helps to accentuate your gorgeous features since it puts your entire face on full display.
How to get the look: Pull your hair back into a ponytail at the top of your head. Twist the length of your pony around its base to form a bun—there’s no need to be perfect, since you want to score a messy look. Secure stray hairs with bobby pins. Pull a few curly strands loose to frame your face.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #8: FAUX HAWK
Why we love it: This rockstar-inspired hairstyle is all about styling your strands toward the middle of your head. It’s an edgy number that’s sure to turn heads.
How to get the look: Starting on one side, apply a small amount of hair gel to your mane. Brush your hair toward the middle of your head and secure the ends with bobby pins. Repeat on the other side.
CURLY HAIRSTYLE #9: FAUX FRINGE WITH A HEADWRAP
Why we love it: You’ll be able to slay bangs without the full commitment. It’s an easy way to switch up your style and disguise second-day hair.
How to get the look: Pull your strands into a high ponytail, leave the front section out so you’ll be able to sweep the length to the side to emulate bangs. Using a head wrap, fold it in a triangle shape and place the wrap around the back of your pony. Pull the ends toward the front of your ponytail and create a small knot to secure it into place. Brush the section of hair at the front to the side and tuck it under the scarf to create your faux side-swept fringe.
Next up: If you want more curly hairstyle ideas, we can help. Check out our article, 7 Super Easy Ways To Get Heatless Curls.