Curly Hair Style Guide



Having curly hair is like a unique work of art, and we’re here to help you become the curator of your own fabulous curls! Maintaining those stunning locks may seem like a Herculean task, but fear not – we’ve got your back.

Get ready for a curly hair revolution as we bring you the crème de la crème of tips and tricks to keep your curls in their prime. From choosing the perfect products to nailing those hair care techniques, we’ve got you covered!

Are you ready to embrace your curls like a true pro? Let’s get styling!

If you’re seeking an in-depth resource to master the art of styling curly hair, check out this Step by Step Guide to Perfect Curls From Start to Finish.

What Is Natural Curly Hair? 

Natural curly hair is a type of hair texture that is characterized by its tight, spiral-like curls. It’s thicker, more voluminous, and ready to make a statement wherever you go. From loose waves that make heads turn to corkscrew curls that demand attention, there’s a whole range of curly possibilities.

But let’s be real – natural curly hair comes with its own set of rules. It’s no secret that it can be prone to dryness and frizz. But fear not! By selecting the right products and following the correct routines, you can keep your curls looking healthy, vibrant, and oh-so-lustrous! 

Discover Iles Formula Curl Revive Haute Performance! This formula, known for its hair repair properties, is designed to nourish and revive your curls, keeping them looking their best! Shop yours today and experience the Iles Formula difference.


What is natural curly hair?

Are There Different Types Of Curly Hair? 

In general, curly hair can be categorized into three main types: wavy, coiled, and kinky.

Type 2: Wavy Hair: This is the most common type of curly hair, characterized by loose, S-shaped waves. It typically has a fine to medium texture.

Type 3: Coiled Hair: Coiled hair has tighter curls compared to wavy hair. It is thick and coarse in texture.

Type 4: Kinky Hair: Kinky hair consists of tightly coiled curls and is often the thickest and coarsest of all curly hair types.

Proper and extra tender loving care (TLC) is the secret ingredient that unlocks the true potential of your curls. No need to fret because, with Iles Formula, we have you covered!

Indulge your precious curls with our professionally curated Iles Formula Curl Revive Haute Performance, and behold the magic as your curls undergo a magnificent transformation!

How Do You Take Care Of Curly Hair? 

To keep those curls in tip-top shape and looking fabulous, here are a few simple steps you can follow:


Curly hair craves moisture to stay lush and healthy. To ward off breakage, frizz, and split ends, give your curls some extra love by keeping them well-hydrated.

The secret to moisturizing your curls lies in using Iles Formula Hair Mask. This wonder product not only locks in moisture but also shields your hair from damage. For that added oomph, consider using a curl defining cream, like the Iles Formula Curl Revive, to enhance moisture retention and define your curls. 

Use A Wide-Tooth Comb 

The wide teeth of the comb help gently separate the curls and remove any knots or tangles that have formed. These combs are designed specifically to help detangle curly hair without causing breakage or damage. 

When using a wide-tooth comb, start at the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots. Also, use a light touch when combing, as too much pressure can cause further breakage.

If you’re itching to know which comb reigns supreme in the eyes of hair professionals, look no further than the Iles Formula Conditioner Distribution Comb. This wide tooth comb has won the hearts of many, becoming a beloved styling tool for those who cherish their well-nurtured locks.

Avoid Heat Styling

We all know it, heat styling can be a curl killer. It can suck away those natural oils, lead to breakage, and leave your precious locks looking dull and lifeless.

However, there are ways to protect your hair. Consider incorporating Iles Formula Curl Revive Haute Performance into your routine. This product not only revives and defines curls but also offers heat protection, helping to maintain the health and vitality of your locks. Remember, your curls deserve the best care, so why not give them the protection they need?

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

When it comes to safeguarding those precious curls, it's best to steer clear of products containing harsh sulfates, parabens, and silicones. These not-so-friendly chemicals can wreak havoc on your hair's cuticle, causing dreaded split ends and breakage. 

For a natural, sulfate-free solution, Iles Formula Curl Revive Haute Performance is your go-to. This formula is meticulously designed to restore life to your curls, ensuring they remain vibrant and full of bounce.

For a complete hair care regimen, incorporate Iles Formula Signature Collection. This collection offers a curated selection of hair care formulas that work in synergy to deeply nourish and protect your hair, maintaining its optimal condition. Invest in your hair's health with Iles Formula. Your curls will thank you!

What Things Should You Avoid To Maintain Curly Hair? 

Now that we’ve discussed how to care for your curly hair, let’s shift our focus to the don’ts. Here are a few key things to avoid when it comes to your curls:

Heat Styling 

Heat styling can lead to dryness, split ends, breakage, and frizz, so prioritize the use of a heat protectant before styling and ensure the heat setting is kept low. Opt for appropriate tools and aim to limit heat styling to just once or twice a week.


Over-shampooing is one of the most common mistakes made by people with curly hair. Curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair and, therefore, needs to be washed less frequently, unless you opt for a nurture shampoo that's perfectly PH balanced like Iles Formula.

Overwashing can strip away the natural oils that keep the hair hydrated and can also cause the hair to become dry, brittle, and frizzy. A friendly reminder: refrain from shampooing your hair every day.

Harsh Sulfates

Harsh sulfates belong to a class of surfactants often present in shampoos, body washes, and various beauty products. While these sulfates create a luxurious, foamy lather, they can be excessively harsh on both hair and skin, leading to irritation, redness, and discomfort on the scalp and skin.

Instead, we highly recommend exploring sulfate-free shampoos, such as Iles Formula Shampoo. This specific shampoo is not only sulfate-free but also free from parabens and silicone. It excels at deeply penetrating the hair, delivering exceptional moisture to thirsty strands. So, treat yourself to one of these today!

Brushing When Dry 

Brushing your hair when it's dry is like a recipe for instant damage! To keep your locks healthy, use a wide-tooth comb when combing your hair only in the shower when it’s wet. This approach helps reduce friction and minimizes breakage that can occur with dry combing. Once you're out of the shower, avoid touching your hair and let the curls dry naturally.

Friction From Rough Towels

This might sound weird but did you know that certain towels can be troublemakers for your curly hair? They’re made from rough fabrics that can cause friction, leading to breakage, split ends, and dreaded frizz. 

Microfiber towels, like the Iles Formula Hair Turban Towel, are champions in the drying game. They absorb moisture better and are way less likely to cause friction compared to regular towels so you can say goodbye to hair woes and hello to smoother, healthier curls!

What Are The Best Hairstyles For Curly Hair?

From sleek and sophisticated to wild and wavy, there’s definitely a style for everyone.  If you’re blessed with naturally curly hair, here are some fantastic styles that will allow you to flaunt your fabulous texture:

  1. The Wash and Go: This is a great go-to style for those with curly hair. All you need to do is wash your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner, and then scrunch and go!
  2. The Top Knot: This style is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to do your hair. Simply gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Then, twist the ends of your hair into a bun and secure it with bobby pins.
  3. Braid-Out: This is a great way to add texture and definition to your curls. Start by washing and conditioning your hair as usual. Then, braid your hair in small sections and allow it to air dry. Once it’s dry, un-braid the sections and fluff your hair with your fingers.
  4. The Curly Bob: This is a great look for those with shorter hair. Start by washing and conditioning your hair as usual. Then, use a curl-defining cream and scrunch your hair with your fingers. Finally, use a diffuser to dry your hair and create beautiful, bouncy curls.
  5. The Twist Out: This one complements those with medium-length hair. Start by washing and conditioning your hair as usual. Then, part your hair into sections and twist each section. Once your hair is dry, un-twist the sections and fluff your hair with your fingers.

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What are some tips to keep hair curly and bouncy?

The curly hair struggle is real! But we’ve got your back! Let us share some handy tips and techniques to help you rock those gorgeous, bouncy curls all day:

Use a wide-tooth comb: When brushing your hair, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your curls. 

Limit heat styling: Frequent heat styling can damage your curls, so try to limit the amount of heat you use on your hair. If you do need to use heat, make sure to use a heat-protectant serum, like the Iles Formula Finishing Serum.

Don’t over-wash: Over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. Try to wash your hair no more than twice a week and use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

Use a diffuser: A diffuser will help evenly distribute heat and reduce frizz.

Use a hair mask: The Iles Formula Hair Mask can help keep your curls hydrated and looking their best.

Avoid using a rough towel: Rubbing your hair with a rough towel can cause friction and damage your curls. Try the Iles Formula Hair Turban Towel (Anti-Static + Anti-Frizz + Anti-Breakage).

Trim regularly: Try to get a trim every 6-8 weeks to keep your curls looking their best.

How often should I wash my hair if I have curly hair?

Generally, you should aim to wash your curly hair no more than two or three times a week. Overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. 

How do I keep my curly hair moist all day?

To keep your curls moisturized, use a hair mask. This will help to lock in moisture and keep your curls looking hydrated throughout the day.

What is the order of products for curly hair?

For best results, start with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Next, use a curl-defining cream with heat and UV protection, like the Iles Formula Curl Revive, to help keep your curls defined and frizz-free.. 

How do I keep my curls all day?

To keep your curls in place all day long, you can use a curl-defining cream, as found in the Iles Formula Curl Collection, to help keep your curls defined and frizz-free.

How to grow curly hair faster?

To help promote healthy hair growth, make sure to use a deep-conditioning treatment once a week. Additionally, you should avoid heat styling and harsh chemicals, as these can damage your hair and slow down growth. Try the Iles Formula Signature Collection to see the entire DNA of Iles Formula! Pair with the Iles Formula Scalp + Hair Rejuvenating Booster to reduce the signs of hair loss + boosts growth of thicker + stronger hair.

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