how to pull back curly hair and avoid annoying bumps

If you look closely enough at the above picture, you can see that there are some weird looking bumps in my curls. I’m sure you know the problem of trying to pull back curly hair, but ending up with really weird looking bumps and loops. Getting rid of them only takes a few seconds and is super easy!

My little trick will leave you looking somewhat like this within a few seconds:

how to pull back curly hair and avoid annoying bumps

No more weird bumps

How to pull back curly hair without experiencing any bumps

Since my curls curls are most likely type 3a, they lose their curl pattern when being pulled back. This is why I sometimes decide to make them look straighter all together to get a nice-looking hairstyle:

how to pull back curly hair and avoid annoying bumps

To get rid of the bumps I brush the part of my curls that will be pulled back anyways.

I gently use a brush to pull back the curls, however I don’t brush the ponytail itself. If you want to give this a try, please be careful when brushing your curls as not to stretch them too much. Too much stretching could lead to breakage..

This is a really simple trick and will only take you really little time to do. However, if you do it, just keep in mind that your curls won’t look curly in the front area for the time being:

how to pull back curly hair and avoid annoying bumps

The ponytail with brushed curls.

For me this is an emergency hairstyle, which I only do whenever I actually should wash my curls, but didn’t find the time to do so… Have you ever tried this or wouldn’t you, because it involves partly brushing your curls?

2 Comments
  • Danielle
    May 6, 2017

    This is a great tip…I just stumbled upon your blog and love what I see so far!

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