6 tips how to get curly hair 6 tips how to get curly hair

6 tips how to get curly hair

Are you dreaming of gorgeous curls? Let’s make that dream come true! While getting the perfect curls may seem difficult, it can actually be simpler than you think. Here’s your guide to achieving stunning curls, whether you have straight, wavy, or already curly hair.

How to make your hair curly

The process of making your hair curly looks a bit different based on the starting point of your hair. There are different kinds of curly hair, and depending on your hair type, different techniques and products might apply.

Straight hair

  • If your hair is on the straighter side, you need to work with a heating tool to create curls. Using a heat protector should be your first step before reaching for a heating tool to avoid heat damage. Once your hair is protected, you can choose your favorite heating tool to curl your hair. 
  • Or try the heatless curls method for a more gentle styling method. There are several ways to curl your hair without heat so play around to find the best way for your hair and the result you want. 

Wavy hair

  • If your hair is on the wavy side, you might want to focus on defining those waves so they appear curlier. To help with that, you can use the Weightless Curl Definer, a caring styling gel that gives a lighter hold while hydrating and defining your waves.
  • Also, make sure to add moisture to your hair with products like the True Soft collection, which is a great example of moisturizing products for healthy curls. 

Curly hair

If your hair is already curly or coily, your main focus is probably to care for those curls and make them look as radiant as possible.

  • By focusing on moisture and nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Rosehip Oil, your curls will gain new life and look healthy. You can find all these ingredients in the Coils & Curls collection which nourishes and defines your curls for a frizz-free result. 

Add definition with a gel product like Luscious Curl Definer or Curlicue Cream. Work the product by scrunching it into soaking wet hair or try brush styling: brush small sections of wet hair and apply tension and wrap it around the handle of the brush to help shape the curls.

How to style curly hair

Straight hair

If your hair is naturally straight, you can use either a curling iron or a straightening iron to create curls. It’s always important to protect your hair from heat damage, especially if you are styling your entire hair from straight to curly. Use a moisturizing heat protectant like Cream Heat Spray to give your new curls added nourishment. Set your new gorgeous curls with a hairspray for a long-lasting result, and you’ll be good to go!

If you want to stay away from heating tools, you might want to opt for heatless curls to get curls without heat instead.

Wavy hair

For wavy hair, you want to start with some products to add moisture and reduce frizz. Hair oil with argan oil could be your best friend! To define your waves, we’d recommend using a hair gel, like the Weightless Curl Definer. It defines your curls while giving a light hold and soft result. 

Curly hair

The secret to styling curly hair? Moisture and definition! Curly hair tends to be drier than other hair types, so moisture is key for healthy curls. Our Curlicue Cream is a nourishing product that enhances and defines curls – full of moisturizing qualities. We also recommend scrunching your hair when it’s still wet after showering to help define them even more. While scrunching, it could be beneficial to also use our Luscious Curl Definer to add medium hold and definition while moisturizing your hair.

Since blow drying curly hair might make it frizzy, you can use a diffuser on a lower heat and speed setting – or let it air dry.

Best shampoo for curly hair

Maria Nila offers several great shampoo options for curly hair. 

Coils & Curls Co-Wash: This award-winning co-wash is a moisturising and detangling condition wash to provide moisture, shine, and prevent breakage.

True Soft Shampoo: Not only is the True Soft Shampoo packed with smoothing argan oil and fatty acids, but it’s also great at reducing frizz while strengthening the hair.

Purifying Cleanse Shampoo: Detoxing your hair with our Purifying Cleanse is a great way to give your hair the ultimate base and it’s a great deep cleansing compliment to a co-wash. A healthy scalp will help your hair remain healthy as well!

Best curly hair products

For all of you with curly hair, we have put together the ultimate haircare kit: Curls Made Easy Set. You’ll find everything you need to care for your beautiful curls in a carefully curated set.