Naturally Curly Hair Styles

Naturally Curly Hair Styles

Hello girls with the curls! Just like you, your beautiful hair has a mind of it’s own. Here are some naturally curly hair styles when those strands get unruly. When those curls are not cooperating, don’t panic! You can give your curls a style that is sure to enhance your personality.

Top Knot
You can make this your everyday hairstyle. All you’ve got to do is to gather all your curls into a ponytail and tie them up. Now,divide your hair into two equal parts and wrap them around your ponytail. Secure them with a bobby pin. Set the bun with your fingers if needed.

Braided Headband
This is one of the best naturally curly hairstyles to keep those curls away your from your eyes. It helps your curly strands from sticking in your face, especially in a humid climate. You just need to take the front section and make a braid that covers your front hair like a headband.

Braid Out
The braid out is one of the easiest naturally curly hairstyles to keep your hair managed. Divide your hair into two sections and simply braid them when going to bed and let your sleep do the work. Remove the braid in the morning. This style will give different patterns to your curls. Apply Royal Locks Curl Cream Gel to settle your curls and you are ready for the day. 

Slicked Back Ponytail
This naturally curly style will keep your curls down and out of your face. Apply Royal Locks Curl Cream Gel  through your hair and then use a brush to make your top section straighten down into a pony. Secure your hair with an elastic band. You can add volume by ruffling your fingers into your pony.

Crown Twist
The crown twist takes just a few minutes. Take a few strands or a small portion of your hair from one side and twist that section toward the back and secure it with a bobby pin. Repeat the same process on the other side, and you will get an adorable style.

Natural curls come with good days. After all; curls are a blessing even when they are difficult to manage. All the above hairstyles for curly hair can be formed in less than ten minutes. These naturally curly hairstyles will keep you looking as gorgeous as ever. Embrace your natural beauty!

Early Curly Girls

Some of our favorite early curly girls of Hollywood:

 

Shirley Temple tops any list of Hollywood curly girls. She started in 1932 at three years old and this American actress, singer, dancer was the number one box-office star by 1935. We love those curls!

 

 

 

 

Mary Pickford  was a Canadian-American film actress and producer of the 1910s and 20s.  She was popularly referred to as ‘Amaerica’s Sweetheart’ and ‘the girl with the curls.’

 

 

 

 

Annette Benson was the British curly girl. A leading lady of British silent films of the 1920s.

 

 

 


Greta Garbo , the Swedish-born American film actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She has three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.

 

 

 

 

Joan Crawford, an American film and television actress signed a motion picture contract with MGM in 1925. Crawford became one of Hollywood’s greatest movie stars and one of the highest-paid women in the country.

 

 

 

Judy Garland is forever the Wizard of Oz Dorothy but was renowned for her contralto vocals and a four decade career in music and drama.  At 39, Judy became the youngest and first woman recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in film.

 

 

Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer achieving fame during the 1940s. She was in 61 films and called the “love goddess.” She was the number one pin-up girl in World War II.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Bacall was an American actress and singer with a unique voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute.

 

 

 

Lucille Ball is a must for this list! She began in 1929 as a model and then performed on Broadway. She appeared in several minor film roles in the 1930s and later launched to a household name in her ‘I Love Lucy’ series.   We Love Lucy!

 

 

What Makes Curly Hair?

Fact or Fiction: Eating Bread Crusts Will Give You Curly Hair

Did you know eating bread crusts was suspected to cause curly hair? Parents would encourage their children to eat their bread crusts to develop beautiful curly locks. Sounds like a ploy to me made up by parents to get their children to eat the bread crusts.

However this idea is believed to come from 18th century Europe when a famine beleaguered the continent. People with curly hair were thought to be prosperous, and could afford bread. Fact is bread crust is jam-packed (no pun intended) with as much as eight times the antioxidants as the bread itself. So eat your bread crusts… but don’t expect your hair to start curling from this myth.

Other theories for curly hair have included the shape of the hair shafts, the growth rate of hair, or the shape of the hair follicle. None of these theories have been confirmed and now scientists attribute those curls to the chemical composition (proteins) of cells in the cortex of hair fibers.

Curly hair is different from straight in several ways. For example, curly hair that is also oily is rare. That’s logical from a biologically point of view as the oils that the sebaceous glands exude at the follicle travel better down a straight hair shaft. This type of hair can be difficult to manage, dry and frequently frizzy.

A further distinction is in the makeup of the proteins of the hair. Hair is mostly comprised of the protein keratin also found in skin and nails. The protein molecule has sulfur atoms that can now and then connect with one another for a disulfide bond. When these connections are made between atoms that are spaced apart, the hair curls. The more disulfide bonds that are created the curlier the hair.

Curly Hair is in Your DNA

Naturally curly hair is inherited. Dominant genes for curly hair make curly hair. When less dominant or recessive genes are larger in number they can have enough influence on the curly dominant gens to cause wavy hair. And of course the spectrum is wide as seen with many unique hair types in the world.

Making Hair Curly

Not all curly hair is natural as many people use various treatments to obtain curly hair. And bread crusts are not involved!  One method is to use curlers. Curlers cause hydrogen bonds to form between keratin molecules that shape the hair to the rollers. However these bonds last only a short time, usually only until the hair gets wet again. Chemical methods are also implemented to make disulfide bonds in straight hair. This will make these curls last longer but new growth is straight. So the curls grow out.

Caring for Curly Hair

Curly hair challenges include dryness and difficulty styling and managing. Curly hair needs dissimilar care than straight hair to be healthy. Curly hair should be washed and deep conditioned with products especially formulated for curly hair.