Cupid's Pulse Article: Beauty Tricks: The Best Curly Hair HacksCupid's Pulse Article: Beauty Tricks: The Best Curly Hair Hacks

By Alycia Williams

When it comes to curly hair, it’s definitely a go-to hairstyle, but getting your hair to curl the right way can be hard, especially if you don’t want to use a curling iron. The good news is that there are beauty tips that can curl straight hair without applying the heat of a curling iron or rod. These beauty tricks will have your hair curly in no time.

Here are seven beauty tricks for getting the perfect curly hair style.

1. Tuck your hair behind your ears while it dries: When straight hair is completely wet, if you tuck it behind your ears, it’ll get wavy and have lots of body once it dries. This is perfect for soft shiny waves.

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2. Swap your hair towel for an old t-shirt: Even though it sounds a little weird to dry your hair with an old t-shirt, it’ll give you softer and shiner curls, especially if your natural hair already has a little curl to it.

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3. Try a paper towel for beachy waves: If you’re looking for looser curls, then try drying your hair with paper towels. This particularly works for people with straight hair.

4. Master squishing: When your hair is soaking wet and it has conditioner in it, grab your hair from the bottom and squish it all the way to the top of your head. Then, repeat. Once you rinse out your conditioner, you’ll notice bouncier, defined, and frizz-free curls.

5. Use a strainer as a diffuser: Using a pasta strainer can give you glossy blow dried curls. Flip your head over into the strainer and blow dry up into the strainer. Just pile sections of your hair into it you’ll have your shiny, frizz-free curls.

6. Bun waves: Putting your hair in a bun while it’s wet is a great way to ensure some waves. If you want effortless, light, and airy waves put your hair in a top knot. For more defined waves, do a low bun.

7. Finger coils: While your hair is wet, take little pieces of it and curl it with your finger. Use any kind of soft gel to make sure that it stays. Then, let it dry. When it does, you’ll have super defined and bouncy curls.

What are some other beauty tricks for getting curly hair? Start a conversation in the comments below!