Prepare your hair for your first day back-to-school with these curly hair tips and products.

Returning to middle school after a lengthy summer break is bittersweet. On the one hand, you’re probably anxious to settle back into a regular routine, catch up with friends (Facebook and Twitter can only satisfy this craving so much!), make new friends and start new classes.

On the other hand, you’ll no longer have all day to do whatever you want, nor can you spend the day in your jammies with your hair lazily scrunched up in some fashion.

Back-to-school means becoming organized both academically and fashionably! For curly girls, this means choosing the right product for your specific hair type (or types), and finding a comfortable style. Here are some curly hair tips to help you do just that!

Keep it Simple

Simplicity is key to curly success.

Considering most middle school kids get up at dawn to make it to school on time, the last thing you need is a hair product or style that will add extraordinary time to your morning routine. No matter what type of hair you have, you need products and styles that are “wash and go.”

If you have wavy hair, all you really need to do is let your hair air dry, perhaps adding a touch of product to hold the curl without giving it added weight. CurlFriends’ Seduce Pomade is perfect for this. It’s lightweight, will hold the curl, and won’t harm your hair. If you’d rather not go out with wet hair, try using a finger diffuser, such as the Luxor Professional Finger Diffuser, for a few minutes before you leave the house.

On the other hand, if you’ve got more defined curls (3, 3C, 4C hair types), you might want to use something that will give your hair moisture while holding those curls, such as Kinky-Curly’s Knot Today or Curls Soufflè.

Know It Before You Show It

Find your hairstyle before the first day.

The first day of school is not the day to figure out what works best for your hair or how you’re going to wear it. This is especially true if you’re testing out a new haircut. If you’re not feeling comfortable with your new ‘do, it’ll show. One of the best curly hair tips for trying a new style is to start at least a week before school starts.

Tween girls panic enough about how they look on that first day back from summer break, so don’t add to your anxiety by feeling uncomfortable with your hair. Furthermore, you don’t want to discover halfway through second period that that “hold and go” new hair product your trying really isn’t for your hair type after all.

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Tasha Swearingen

Im 12 and i'm actualy transitioning, so this will def help !

Thanks for making this article!! I'm 13, so I think this still applies to me((: Maybe yuu could reccomend some good products for different hair types?? This was a greatt article though! Thank you! -Addison