Do you have curly hair? If your hair looks like this, you most likely do!

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If your hair looks like mine does in the above picture, you are most likely to actually have curly hair (maybe even without knowing it). I used to think myself that my hair just had big waves in it, when instead I not only have wavy, but even quite curly hair!

Whenever you comb your curls when they are dry, you will end up having huge, poofy and frizzy hair. You can see that even better when looking at the back of my curls:

My curls after combing them wile they were dry

My curls after combing them wile they were dry

So if your hair looks anything like mine in the two shown pictures, I have good news for you: You are a curly and with only a few steps you will be able to get well defined, frizz-free curls! It is most likely that you will see a huge improvement after having washed them curl-friendly for the first time, but also except more improvement as you head on to your curly-hair journey.

This is how my hair usually looks like:

Read through the following tips to start embracing your natural curl pattern

Read through the following tips to start embracing your natural curl pattern

To start embracing your curls, I advise you to do the following (you can get to a whole post on each topic by clicking on it):

Feel free to browse through my blog to find tips, hairstyle ideas and product recommendations for curly hair! If you have any questions about getting started on your curly-journey, just comment on my blog or contact me – I am happy to help.

Love your curls

Embrace and love your curls

10 Comments
  • Elisa
    October 14, 2015

    I discovered last year at age 40 that I have curly hair. I had no idea I was pulling the curl out by brushing, using a hair dryer, and towel drying.

    If I don’t brush, plop, and air dry, it’s like a miracle every day. I’m still amazed at it! And that I had no idea!

  • Vulcan Princess
    December 12, 2015

    This website is the greatest, literally exactly what ive been loolong for! Thank you for making it.

    Question-ive been reading about boar brushes a little but am still hesitant to try them on my hair. A few websites said they could naturally straighten curly hair (until its washed or wet again) and i thonk that could be a handy styling option, but im worried it will make my hair all frizzed and poofed like it gets when dry combing. Supposedly the boar bristles distribute oils well, and that narrowly spaced bristles are better for thick hair (which i have) which seems to me counterintuitive but its because narrow spacing means less hair granned between bristles. So long story short-

    Have you tried boar bristle brushing?

    • Sandra
      December 12, 2015

      Thanks for your comment! I’ve never tried a boar bristle brush and I can’t imagine how it’s supposed to straighten your hair without leaving you with the kind of hair I got in the above picture (after having brushed my curls)…

      • Vulcan Princess
        December 13, 2015

        And thanks for your reply 🙂 Ah, that’s a good point. I suppose then a better question to ask would be- when you did dry brush it, were you ever able to make it as soft and shiny as it looks when wet combed/detangled? I’d like to have the option to wear it wavy when the curls don’t feel right but my hair literally looks exactly like yours in the first picture, and it just feels too dry and unmanagable-this is the first time I’ve ever grown it out (i’m transgender and used to always have short hair).

        • Sandra
          December 15, 2015

          Unfortunately that’s not possible, whenever you brush curly hair when dry you end up kind of looking like me in the first picture… to get it to form clumps you need to comb it while it’s wet and then let it air-dry or diffuse it. I wish the answer were yes, because that’d make it so much easier to deal with curly hair 🙂

          • Vulcan Princess
            December 25, 2015

            Darn again :/ Yeah, it’d be so much easier, we could choose how we want our hair to be depending on the day! But curls are nice to have, so I don’t mind too much. Thank you again 🙂 sorry to bring up negative-ish questions, overall curls rule!

  • ms amazing
    January 28, 2016

    I have naturally wavy hair – not too curly but definitely frizzy. I wear my hair both ways – naturally wavy as well as pin straight (via a flat iron).

    Either way I style my hair, I use the Somaluxe Exotic Oil Conditioner – It eliminates/makes the frizz go away and gives you a smooth and sleek look. This product does as good a job and smells great. I have been using the same bottle now for 2 months – it lasts a long time. . .

    • Sandra
      January 29, 2016

      It’s good to hear you’ve found a product you really like! This can be quite a struggle for some curlies 🙂

  • Maya Green
    December 21, 2016

    Hey Sandra,
    I just come across your website I am 100% sure I HAVE curly hair. When its wet it is curly but the moment I come out the shower I brush and braid it. My hair is not as healthy as I want it to be so I decided to shave it all of and make sure to grow it much healthier. Will it grow out curlier or the same? Because the top layer of my hair looks like big waves and underneath looks more healthy and curlier. Also the root area looks like it is straight how do I get rid of it? My hair used to be curlier but when I stopped taking care of it it just stopped being as curly. Please give me some tips on to grow it and keep it curlier and healthy. Thank you.

    • Sandra
      December 21, 2016

      Hi Maya, if your curls were damaged and therefore less curly it could be that they grow back curlier. But as far as I know you can’t really change your curl pattern other than just taking good care of them (don’t straighten them and don’t brush them once they’re dry). The roots often become straighter the longer your curls grow (because all of the curls’ weight pulls on them).

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