How Men Can Go From Straight to Curly Hair in 6 Simple Steps
Jul. 26, 2020
Guys, are you wondering how to get curly hair for men? Before you do something drastic like book an appointment for a perm or try to take a hot iron to your hair, know that getting natural-looking curls for men is probably easier than you think.
Because men’s hair is usually too short for a curling iron, guys are getting more creative to achieve freshly tousled curled locks. With the right styling products and tools in your arsenal, even guys with stick-straight hair can get a little body and wave. As long as you don’t have a buzz cut, you can add naturally curly or wavy textures to straight hair.
These tricks work best for guys with longer hair on the top and shorter sides, medium length hair, and guys who rock long ‘dos.
- Heat protectant
- Sea salt spray
- Pomade/hair styling cream
Here are the easiest ways to get curls for men that will stay in place all-day.
Step 1: Wash Your Hair
You need clean, damp hair for best results. Use your regular shampoo, or try an all-natural rejuvenating shampoo and towel dry your hair until it’s no longer sopping wet. If your hair typically runs on the more frizzy or dry side, use a conditioner as well.
Tip: Damp hair is the easiest to work with!
Step 2: Protect Your Mane
Generously apply a good heat protectant spray through your hair. Using a heat protectant will reduce heat damage (duh), but it will also make your hair look shinier, help your hair dry quicker, and help tame unwanted frizz. Spray this in your hair from roots to tips when it’s still damp.
Step 3: Take it to The Beach
If you can’t get to the beach, a sea salt spray will do the trick. Salt spray mimics perfectly naturally tousled, textured curls after a day at the beach. Work a sea salt spray through hair from roots to tips. Sea salt spray is essential to adding natural-looking waves and adding voluminous curls to your hair.
Step 4: Blow Dry Your Hair
At this point, your strands should be properly prepped. If you have a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer, put it on. It helps better distribute the heat to enhance your curls and reduce frizz. But if you don’t have one, don’t worry, just use a good quality hair dryer to dry your hair. When drying your hair, scrunch your hair from the bottom with your finger to help work in the sea salt spray.
Tip: You can add more sea salt spray as your hair dries to amp up the volume and body. Just spray, scrunch, and lift for more body.
Step 5: Rock Your Final Look
Keep your curls intact with styling products that will hold your waves and add texture. When your hair is dry, run your fingers to get it looking just right and add pliable pomade or cream to keep your curls on lockdown. Keep playing with it until your ‘do is just right. Now you have great looking curls.
Step 6: Treat Your Tresses
Once you wear your awesome-looking curls for a couple of days and its time for a wash, give your hair a boost of nourishment. Heat styling and salt can dry out the hair and make it more fragile and frizzy. Opt for a hair mask or slather coconut oil on your hair to give it a boost of moisture. This way, the next time you want to rock a curly hairstyle, your strands will be prepped.
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