29 TikTok Curly Hair Hacks
Without the ability to head to a salon for a haircut or see our favorite stylist for a protective hair style during the pandemic, we had to get creative. TikTok proved to be a new and innovative way for curlies across the globe to start sharing their latest curly hacks, tips, tricks, and continue the conversation around natural hair care. Whether you were trying out a new hairstyle, whipping up homemade products, or simply learning the basics of curly hair care, TikTok has something for everyone. We’ve rounded up a few of the most watchable and informative curly girl TikToks to get you through every phase of curly life whether you’re looking to improve your techniques or need inspiration for a new style.
Curl Techniques on TikTok
Technique is everything when you are using your favorite curly tool to get you through your routine. We all know the highs and lows of trying to make our hair care process easier, more seamless, and with a little less hassle in our day to day lives. These TikTok’s are a compilation of small improvements and tweaks you can make that will upgrade your routine in seconds.
Was it worth it?original sound - Alexandra Karadimas
Lovelifecurlsofficial shares the ever popular finger coiling method, which is a great way to form your curls after a wash day!
HOW TO GET DEFINED CURLS!!We Can't Be Friends - Dream Koala
Learn how to define your curls using your favorite styling cream and a Denman brush, thanks to makenzieandmalia.
hope this helpsoriginal sound - Jack Pesta
Anastasiaperraultt reminds us to prevent frizz by using a satin bonnet to wrap your hair at night.
How to Grow Long Natural Hair!original sound - niaakilah__
Naturalistas with type 4 hair can check out niaakilah__’s TikTok to learn how to wrap and protect their ends for hair growth.
thecurlycode shows us how to use a perm rod set for tight and defined curls.
Product Cocktails on TikTok
Ah there’s nothing like a good curly cocktail to bring your curls to life! Product cocktails are all about layering the right products to help your hair depending on your overall goals. No two cocktails are the same because we all have different curl types and textures. It’s rare that one product will be able to take care of all your natural hair needs, so learning how to cocktail your favorite products is a must!
MY CURLY HAIR ROUTINE!Rags2Riches x 24 x Goosebumps - carneyval
Learn how to cocktail your products using a styling cream and gel with this step by step curl routine by curlsbykeish.
The LCO (Leave-in, Cream, Oil) method is a popular way to bring all the moisture to your curls. Sallybruks makes it easy for us to follow.
If you have longer curls then iamjocelynsilva has an excellent tutorial in sectioning and taking your time to slowly layer in the products.
Step by step order for dry hairoriginal sound - Blue Nightmare
It can be tough to decide which products are essential to use when your curls are dry. Kekekurly’s TikTok showcases a great transition of products to use when you need more moisture.
Like for part 3Pop Smoke candy shop - EZD
If you have ever mixed products together and had a horrible result then kumarienaomi can teach you a quick way to test how well your product formulas will help or hurt your hairstyle.
Hair Cut Transformations
Is there anything more satisfying than a good haircut? Having your haircut regularly is an essential part of maintaining healthy curls. Many TikToks filmed at the salon walk us through the problem, cut, and of course amazing transformation on behalf of the stylist. These TikToks are a great way to discover curly hair salons in your area and get inspiration for your next cut. Whether you’re feeling bold about bangs or looking to try out a new style, the transformations on these TikToks are jaw dropping.
Watch romy_xsara bring these damaged ends back to life with a trim and curl defining products.
Are you ?original sound - CurlPop
Cutting your bangs is as simple as 1, 2, 3, with this quick tutorial by CurlPop showing us a beautiful bangs transformation.
ActuallyAshly shows us the importance of effective communication with your stylist in order to achieve the best result for your curls.
If you have long and loose curls this is a great curly transformation from CurlsBySabrina from start to finish.
I’ve been going to Joe Miguel for 4 years now, I def recommend if you’re in NYC/NJ my hair is still long, I got shorter layersWhoopty - CJ
Layers are on the menu for this curly transformation with Aayapendarvis.
TikTok Curl Styling Tips
Style is everything whether you are headed out or looking for a casual way to showcase your curls. Curly styles are versatile, fun, and easy. With a little bit of patience and practice you can find your signature look in no time. TikTok is full of quick tips and fabulous transformations that will have you running to your bathroom with your favorite products in hand to master the latest style. Don’t forget to read the caption where most creators layout additional information for achieving their look.
draco.dez shares a cute and fast way to create space buns with bangs and then lay them down with your favorite edge tamer.
Highhh half up half downLets Link - WhoHeem
its.brinkley’s modern take on the classic half up/down hairstyle is a sleek and voluminous way to sport your curls.
Curly hairstyle avec foulardAdderall (Corvette Corvette) - Popp Hunna
Hair accessories are the bread and butter of taking a curly look from basic to upgraded. cecilialaulanne uses a headwrap as a quick and stylish way to keep her curls protected and cute!
Reply to @megdelawit15 Here is my twist out routine!Kontrol - Maleek Berry
One of the secrets of creating a different curl pattern or waves is rocking your hair fresh from a protective style like itslulit’s flawless twist out routine.
Looking for creative ways you change classic buns and incorporate braids? Carranitac makes it look so easy.
There is nothing like the nuisances and quirks of rocking curly hair. Our community is filled with diverse textures, curl patterns, and naturalistas from all over the world who seek to support each other. TikTok not only gives us useful tips, but a much needed laugh in the world of #relatable content. Whether you’re dealing with frizzy curls, humidity, or social commentary, we can relate to the struggles and frustrations that come with our hair.
Who else knows the struggle of having flawless curls by day that end up getting a little looser at night? Aynsleypower does.
please don’t flame meLemonade Internet Money - joy:)
Notsuehaila reminds us that it takes time and preparation to keep our curls popping and flawless!
It’s the age old discussion, to brush our curls out or not? That is the question...with hilarious results from 1x.x.delia.x.x1.
For those of you who think I have short hairNo Idea - Don Toliver
Shrinkage is real when curls combine with water, watch arlene_fuerte’s transformation from short to long in a matter of seconds.
The amount of times I’ve seen this happen, always ask!3 Vets - The Future Kingz
How many times do we get asked if people can touch our hair? brookemonk_ encapsulates the mood in a few short seconds.
Spring is here which means more curls, more styles, and more color! As new color safe products are rolling out on the floor to help liven up our curls, we have more versatile options to color our hair at the salon and at home. These curly TikTok’s feature amazing transformations with helpful tips to keep your curls healthy and bouncing with bold pops of color.
Reply to @suminabhadel What colour should I do next? insta/yt: draco.dez :)SugarCrash! - ElyOtto
who’s up? I just turned blondeoriginal sound - DJ Dee Yombo
yazminaaliyah’s transformation shows the transition from dark hair to blonde using hair wax.
definitely works but the color was not for meKiss Me More (feat. SZA) - Doja Cat
It’s always important when you have dark hair like daniaviktoria to pick a color that is going to enhance your natural hue like red!
We always recommend going to a stylist like romy_xsara to help you achieve healthy curls when you’re doing a big color change.
whole color process on my youtub (in bio)miley cyrus x the climb - elijah
This DIY color transformation by synamintoastcrunch is jaw dropping using a few magnetic colors.
We can’t wait to see the new curly TikToks that will emerge over the next year as more content rolls out on the platform. Let us know your favorite accounts to follow in the comments!