I'm answering these questions in this post. Whenever I see a "curly hair" post, I want to see lots of pictures so I know what type of curly hair the poster has. If her hair is similar to mine, I will try her suggestions, but I know that there are many different types of curly hair and what works with one person may not work with another.
I have always had naturally curly hair, and as a child I sported some amazing hairstyles.
|Or should I say Afros?|
All cuteness aside, I come from a family of straight-haired people, so it took me several years to learn how to tame my hair. I tried pomades, gels, serums, and creams of all kinds, from the drugstore and from the salon. I never went through a straightener phase, like some girls have, because I kept my hair very long up until my junior year of high school, and have since varied between chin-length to mid-back length (my hair grows really fast). These are a few examples of my hair type at varied lengths, using the method I will describe in my next two posts.
|A few inches past shoulder|
|Angled Bob (Very Short in Back)|
Whew, that was a lot (and I hate selfies, so I apologize). Another thing important to look at is texture. My hair is very fine, but I have quite a bit of it. It is pretty much the opposite of coarse. When I straighten it, it is smooth and glossy and doesn't even hold a curl. The photo below is straightened with only a hairdryer and a flat iron; I didn't use any product because I was getting ready to donate it.
|Curly vs. Straight|
This post is part 1 of a series on how I style my curly hair. (I will update the links as the pages are posted)
Part 1: What type of hair do I have?
Part 3: How I style my hair