7 Best Haircuts for Curly Hair
Put down the flat iron. Follow these expert tips for getting a great curly haircut that will work for -- not against -- your waves
Why the cut works: Taylor Swift's hairstyle is an easy transition for her naturally fluffy, wavy hair. "This cut's good for long, wavy hair that's not too tight or curly," says Mancuso. "This cut could be dangerous and a bit of a commitment for those with curlier hair." To get this look:
Step 1: Apply a mousse with conditioning ingredients through damp hair (Mancuso loves Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler, $10.99.) Mancuso recommends using a mousse instead of a curling spray, because sprays can be too heavy and will cause hair to look overly coiled.
Step 2: Blow dry hair at the roots, then use a diffuser to blow dry the ends.
Step 3: Add a defining cream to your curls. Mancuso says, "You want to define the curls, but you want to let some of the natural texture come through."
Step 4: Wrap sections of hair around a large 1-inch barrel curling iron. Mancuso likes De Fabulous Clipless Curling Rod, $150.
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