Looking for some style inspiration for your fine, curly hair? Not to worry as there are plenty of options to change up your look. Fine, curly hair often struggles with a loss of volume and appearing flat. However, it’s softer texture can help manage styles very easily. So, get out of your comfort zones and try these 10 hairstyles.
Image of Rocio@risasrizos
Twisted Low Chignon
Start on 2nd day curls to ensure that you have more volume for this style. Separate the hair into 3 sections: two separate sections near the top of the head for the twists, and a back section for the ponytail.
Then, create a low ponytail with the back section and secure with an elastic. Move onto the top sections and twist the first section while taking small amounts of hair into the twist. Twist until it reaches the top of the ponytail. Then, secure it by wrapping it across the ponytail and pinning with bobby pins. Repeat on the other side. Lastly, roll the ponytail and twisted sections up into a chignon and secure with bobby pins.
Image of Charmaine @charmsie
Almost every curly girls go-to hairstyle is a pineapple updo. One of the most simple styles as it requires only an elastic. Gather curls into a high ponytail and secure with the elastic. Gently tug the ponytail to bring some of the curls toward the forehead and voila, instant updo!
Pineappling is also a popular way to wear curly hair to sleep at night, so once you you have 2 new go-tos.
Image of Charmaine @charmsie
Braided Bantu Knots
Bantu knots are beautiful and easy to do. Perhaps more time consuming but the process itself is simple. First, decide how many knots to create then section the hair either vertically or horizontally. Within each section, create a smaller section for the individual knot. Smooth edge control along the base and use a smoothing brush to flatten any bumpy areas.
Then, secure into a ponytail with a mini elastic and detangle with a comb. Create a braid then wrap the braid into a bun. Secure with bobby pins. With finer textures, you can add braiding hair to bulk up the look like Charmaine has in this image.
Repeat the process on each small section and smooth the hairline with edge control and a toothbrush.
Image of Jeanna @jeanna_80
Curly Faux Hawk
An easy way to work on stretched curls is to create a curly faux hawk. Create 3 sections: a low, mid and high, and secure with elastics. Keep each section close to each other so they appear cohesive as one section. If your hair has bangs, leave them out for a rockabilly look.
Gently tug on each ponytail vertically and pin an unruly hairs. Pin the base of the bang area to match the faux hawk.
Image of Kira @kirathelight
Half-Up Double Buns
Double buns alway seem to work well during the warm weather and pull the hair out of the face. This particular style doesn’t pull the hair off the neck but still incorporates a fun look. Begin by creating three sections. One large section on the bottom half of your hair and two on the top split down the middle.
Create a ponytail on each of the two top sections and secure with an elastic. On each ponytail wrap the hair around to create a small bun and secure with bobby pins. Leave the bottom half free and boost curls by spraying in a leave-in conditioner or styling cream. (Style tip: Pin an embellished necklace around the hairline to spice up the look.)
Image of Gena @glammeup
Elegant Voluminous Ponytail
An easy way to add volume to a ponytail is to create two! First, create a horseshoe section up top. Then, push the section forward and loosely secure the ponytail with an elastic, clip or bobby pins. Gather the hair that falls from that ponytail and secure it into a loose, low ponytail with the bottom half of the hair.
Tug the upper horseshoe section so that it doesn’t lay flat against the scalp and leave loose tendrils near the ears.
Image of Rocio @risasrizos
Voluminous Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyle
Starting on 2nd day hair or older, create a section on the top half of the head. Then, create another horseshoe section and clip aside. With the remaining top section, pull up into a high ponytail.
Unclip the horseshoe section and loosely pin into the top ponytail. Use an Afro pick to add volume on the loose curls.
Image of Rochelle @discocurls
Elegant and easy, a scarfed pineapple can dress up your head. After pulling the hair into a high ponytail, secure with an elastic and let curls fall into your face or off to the side.
Using a long scarf, begin by placing the center of the scarf at the base of your head, then wrapping the two ends towards the front. Overlap the two ends and continue wrapping until you reach the ends. Tuck in the ends at any part of scarf.
Image of Rochelle @discocurls
Take advantage of a previously stretched hairstyle or twist out to create this whimsical, twisted half-updo. Section the hair in half and clip away the bottom half. On the top half, create 5 separate sections. Then, on each individual section do a two-strand twist. Once all twists are created gather them into a mid ponytail. Use fingers to loosen up each twist. Finally, unclip the bottom section and fluff with fingers or an Afro pick.
Image of Ladon @boldlyblendingout
Fluffy Drawstring Ponytail With Charms
Although, this appears to be a half-up, half-down style, it was created with a little help from a curly drawstring ponytail unit. It’s completely optional if your hair is longer or fuller. However, if the hair is short and extremely fine, it’s an easy way to create the illusion.
Starting with day 3 or 4 hair, refresh curls with water, then distribute a light hold gel for soft hold. Gather hair into a high ponytail and use a boars hair brush to smooth any bumps. Secure with an elastic.
Next, loosen the drawstring ponytail and slip the attached clips around the perimeters of the ponytail. Use additional bobby pins to secure the unit. Gold charms were used to add glitz to the style by slipping a bobby pin into them and placing them in a crown formation.
What are some of your favorite hairstyles for fine, curly hair? Share with us below in the comments.