We in the curly community know how difficult it can be to find celebrity inspiration for naturally wavy hair. Sure, "beach waves" are all the rage and "Hollywood ringlets" are de rigueur on the red carpet, but a truly wavy wash and go is hard to come by. Perhaps we're biased, but we happen to find it refreshing to see a celebrity wear their wavy, curly hair proudly. 

At this point it is near impossible to avoid Charli XCX's voice on Billboard toppers like Icona Pop's "I Love It" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," but you'd never guess her pop royalty status if you got the chance to sit down and have a chat with her... which we were very lucky to do.

We sat down with Brit popstar Charli XCX on her current international tour to find out how she always manages to look so quintessentially bedhead (turns out, it's pretty easy), who her beauty icons are, and what's on her beauty bucket list.

What's your curly hair routine?

To be honest, it's pretty nonexistent. I just kind of wake up and I'll just roll out and that's it really. Add some of my favorite styler, and  that's kind of it, I don't really brush it too much. I brush it when I wash it, but I don't really brush it. I'm happy to let my hair do its own thing most of the time. Sometimes I'll leave it in ringlets and be totally natural.

Do you have any Holy Grails?

My favorite product is the Bedhead After Party, it always makes my hair a little smoother so that it's nicer curls rather than frizzy curls, you know what I mean?

Yes, we so do. Do you have any curly hair hacks you've figured out along the way?

I always think a lot of hair flipping with curly hair is good, because if you have height at the top of your head it doesn't matter how curly it is. I think when it's flat on top and curly that's when I have a problem.

Who are your beauty and style icons?

Can Marilyn Manson be a beauty icon?

Yes, of course.

Then Marilyn Manson is my beauty icon. My style icon is Rose McGowan, I feel like her red carpets were always amazing. And same with 90's Mariah Carey.

Do you have any hair horror stories? Haircuts you regret or school pictures...

I do actually. When I was younger I'd always had hair exactly like this and I really wanted a change so I went to the hairdressers and I had the whole back half of my head shaved and I left a long bit at the front. I'd never really had regular haircuts before and it was so drastic, and it's still growing out. It's still different lengths from when I had one long bit at the front and everything else is shorter.

I tried to like it for a week and then I got to the end of the week and I was like "what have I done!?"

What colors do you want to try?

I would love to be blonde, blonde and green and they're both on my bucket list to try before I die.

So watch out Charli's Angels (as she affectionately calls her fans) for your London Queen may soon be a blondie. We warned her about the damage, and if she needs tips we'll be here.

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This post is sponsored by TIGI Bed Head.