Cover photo by @malloryz
We’re big fans of curly hair. Wavy, kinky, curly, bouncy? It’s all gorgeous. So step away from the straighteners and embrace your natural texture, because we’ve got all the looks you need to style your curls for summer.
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This is a simple romantic style that requires almost zero effort. After letting your hair air-dry halfway, apply Davines Love Curl Cream or Love Curl Controller (depending on your curl type). Gather your curls into a ponytail halfway between the nape and crown of the head. Wind the ponytail around the base of the hair tie to form a loose, messy bun. Use three to four bobby pins to secure in place before misting with Davines This is an Extra Strong Hairspray.
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Sky High Pony
This is a super versatile style that can take you from day-to-night. Gather your hair into an ultra-high ponytail at the crown of your head and secure with an elastic. Stick two or three vertical bobby pins on the underside of the ponytail to keep the elastic lifted. Rub some Davines This is a Curl Building Serum into your palms and run them through your curly haired tail to define and enhance the curls.
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A version of the ever-popular top knot, the half knot looks low-key cool on virtually every hair texture. Gather the hair above your ears into a high ponytail at the crown of your head. Don't worry about keeping it neat, the messier the better here. Twist the ponytail around itself and then coil it toward the base until you’re happy with your “knot”. Use a few bobby pins to secure it to your head and pin down any rogue pieces of hair. Finish with a few spritzes of Davines This is a Sea Salt Spray.
Photo by @malloryz
You don’t need pin-straight strands to make this look stand out. Slicked back locks look ultra chic paired with curls. Let your hair air-dry halfway and then grab a high-quality boar bristle brush. Work Davines This is a Medium Hold Styling Gel through your curls and brush them back to smooth and slick back.
Put down the heat tools for summer and embrace your naturally curly hair. And for more on caring for your curls this summer, see our previous post "Summer Curl Tips for Naturally Textured Hair". Your perfectly coifed curls will thank you.
Jaclyn LaBadia, Feature Contributor