are you struggling to get soft and bouncy curls?

Most curlies like to have soft and bouncy curls and try to avoid wet-looking curls. I’ve put together three possible mistakes that could be keeping you from getting that wanted soft look. Plus, they can all be changed easily!

There are different reasons as to why your curls still look crunchy when they’re already dry:

Mistake 1: Wrong technique

Depending on the products you apply to style your curls, they could dry with a gel cast, leaving your curls looking like they’re still wet. There’s a simple trick to get your curls to feel soft: scrunch out the crunch! Do this once your curls are completely dry and usually your curls get that bouncy look within just a few seconds. Are you still looking to get more volume? Then try to carefully shake your curls.

If you can’t achieve soft curls with the above mentioned techniques, you might be dealing with the second mistake:

Mistake 2: Too much product

Sometimes, the reason for crunchy curls is not the wrong technique, but that you’re applying too much of your styling product. I’ve just had to deal with this recently when I was trying a new styling product, that has left me looking like this (these are third day curls):

soft and bouncy curls

My results after having applied too much product

The next time, I used the same styling product (but just a tiny amount!) to eliminate frizz and ended up with totally different results:

soft and bouncy curls

using less styling product was a real game-changer 🙂

As you see, applying less styling product might already do the trick!

Mistake 3: Wrong product

If you’ve tried using less of your styling product and are still left with wet-looking curls, the products might just not be the ones for your curls! Before I knew about the curly girl method I’ve tried tons of products that didn’t really work for my hair. During that phase I’ve also encountered various products that have left me with really hard and crunchy curls.. No matter how much I would scrunch and shake my curls – they just stayed that way. In that case, the only solution is to switch products!

  • Patricia
    June 3, 2017

    Thank you for the tips…I just hope that could work on my hair…will give it a try; my hair is a lot curlier than yours…it shrinks to coils when it’s completely dry…
    I usually do not touch my hair until it’s completely dry to avoid frizz, and when I do, I place a little bit of serum on my hands to avoid the frizz.
    Thanks again!

    • Lynn Thomas
      August 16, 2017

      I’m a curly girl also. I LOVE the Deva Curl product line. I keep everything in the shower. I only lightly squeeze out a little water & put the gel in, wrap in a t shirt for a bit, then scrunch hair by big handfuls w the t shirt…do everything else I need to do & diffuse. I love my curls, soft, bouncy & frizz free.

  • Eveli Rayane
    June 6, 2017

    Adorei as dicas!

  • Camila
    September 23, 2017

    Dear Sandra,
    I’m a 14 year old with curly hair! About 4-5 years ago, my hair was a mixture of 3A and 3b curls! But ever since then, my hair started to get extremely frizzy when dry. Probably because i started to pull It up a lot into buns and ponytails. To this day, it’s really rare that i leave my hair out because of that reason. My hair looks frizzy, dry, and very huge when i’ts let loose, or even in a ponytail. I rarely ever straighten or blow dry my hair. I just want to get my hair back to it’s normal state, just like yours. By any chance, do you have some tips or many a routine I should follow to get my curls back?? I would really appreciate it! I just want to let my hair down again without wanting to pull it back up every second!

    • Bonnie
      November 7, 2017

      Camila have you tried the Curly Girl method? I have 3a curls and it has improved my hair so much and I’ve only been following it four months!

  • Adriana
    November 5, 2017

    Hi!!thank you for the tips I just wanted to now did you ever felt ugly with your curly hair during your transitioning if so how did you deal with it? I am a 17 year old girl and this process is being hard on me i just feel like i can’t pull off the curly look

    • Chloe
      November 23, 2017

      Hello Adriana! My name is Chloe and I am 15. I have super curly hair. I love it because it is really fierce and unique! But sometimes when I have a couple bad hair days in a row I get put down by it. I feel like a puffy, frizzy mess! Two things help me a lot. 1. I do myself up, even if I’m staying home that day. I’ll shower and take extra time on my hair, paint my nails, and put on an outfit I feel good in.
      2. I remind myself that I have one life and one body. I only have so much time, every second is precious. Why would I want to continue to feel bad about myself when I could be spending my time so much better dwelling on something else?
      I’m positive that you are awesome! Choose to be happy with the way you look! I hope this helped!

      • cmac
        December 7, 2017

        YOU KEEP THAT fabulous attitude, I think we all get that way at times with curly or the straight hair girls……

        • Rachel
          January 3, 2018

          When are you writing your next post? :/

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