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
If you have thick, wavy hair ...Get a medium to long haircut with long, minimal layers.
Why the cut works: While Andie MacDowell's natural texture is voluminous and wavy, the long cut allows the weight of the hair to give styling flexibility, says Mancuso. "The long layers break up the hair, so that it doesn't get too heavy on the bottom." MacDowell elongated her natural texture to create a more glamorous wave that's modern enough and not the traditional "old Hollywood" style. Mancuso shares how to copy her style here:
Step 1: Apply a leave-in straightening product to loosen the waves.
Step 2: Blow dry hair with a diffuser and use your fingers to stretch your hair while diffusing it.
Step 3: Brush through hair to loosen up the curls even more and get volume.
Step 4: Apply a leave-in cream like Moroccanoil Curl Control Cream, $30, to redefine hair and fight frizz.
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