Monday, April 5, 2010

Hot Curly Haircuts

There are two kinds of people who have curly hair—those who love it and those who do not. Naturally curly hair can be a great asset especially if you know how to maintain and handle it but it can also be a disadvantage because it can sometimes get out of control. Not to mention, curly hair can also be dry, unpredictable and hard to manage.

Different Kinds of Curly Hair

Afro - Characterized as having tight coiled curls that appears as if wire like hair, afro is considered the most fragile type of curly hair because it has few cuticles in the hair shaft and can easily be damaged.

Boticelli - Boticelli is the type of curl that appears like the letter “S”. These curls fall flat on the head and are usually fine to medium in texture.

Corkscrew - The curls that appear like small, tightly wound coils are called corkscrew. This type of curls appears frizzy and dry, and people with this kind of hair usually find it hard to comb or style their tresses.

Kinky - Kinky curls are very small and tight ringlets that forms a letter “S” or “Z” when you pull it straight. Like the corkscrew, this type of curly hair can also be dry, frizzy and prone to damage.

Wavy - Wavy curls are the loosest among all of them. This is probably the easiest to manage among the other curl types.


It is advisable to cut your curly hair at least every 4 to 6 weeks to keep your main in good condition. This will help prevent the ends from losing the curl. It is a great idea to go for layer cuts that will make it easy for you to manipulate and style your hair.


Washing everyday is not necessary. In fact, doing so can remove your hair’s natural oils that keep them healthy. Make sure that you only use a shampoo and conditioner that are ideal for curly hair. Opt for those that have frizz reducing and moisturizing formula.

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