Several methods you can use to make the beautiful tight curls that many trendy black men are wearing nowadays. However, as intricate as they look, you will only need a couple of tools to achieve them.
In most cases, the only tools that you will need include the following:
- Basic curling iron
- Hair dryer
- Bobby pins
- A wide-toothed comb
- Your hands
- Beard curlers – While optional, these tools can be a tremendous help
For the most part, you will mainly be using your hands. Also, in some methods for styling curly hair, like a curly undercut, you will not be using anything other than your hands.
Although you will be using your hands most of the time, there are several hair products that you will need to use:
- Shampoo with moisturizer
- Detangling conditioner
- Leave-in conditioner
- Hair gel
How to Get
Step 1 – Wash thoroughly
You need to prepare your hair properly for the styling treatment you will be doing to it later. In addition, you will be wearing the curls for a relatively long time, so you should clean your hair as best as possible before doing this.
Use a shampoo with excellent moisturizing abilities and a detangling conditioner later.
Step 2 – Dry
Even though we said that you need to dry your hair, I don’t mean that you should use a hair dryer. Just use a regular towel and leave it a bit damp. This will make your hair easier to style.
Step 3 – Comb and divide into sections
Use a wide-toothed comb to untangle your hair, then divide it into equal sections. This will keep your hair organized and your curls looking even.
Step 4 – Comb each cluster
Grab one of the hair bunches and comb it from the base upwards to the tips. This will cause your hair to curl upward. Start with the clusters at the back of your head and work towards the half.
Step 5 – Use bobby pins
If you have somewhat loose, straight hair, you can use bobby pins to hold them in place until the curls are set. It is best to let the hair dry naturally. However, if you are in a hurry, you can use a blow dryer with a diffuser so your curls will not loosen.
How to Maintain
Step 1 – Don’t wash too often
Most shampoos strip away the natural oils on the hair strands, making them dry and prone to breaking. You should only shampoo your hair once every week or even every other week.
Step 2 – Use leave-in conditioner
Yes, you have to shampoo your hair sparingly, but that does not mean you should not wash it. Make a daily routine of washing your hair using plain water and a leave-on conditioner to keep your hair and scalp moisturized and itch-free.
- Protect your hair from friction damage. When drying your hair, use a microfiber towel and gently wipe a curly undercut during the colder parts of the year. Use a protective style like braids or cornrows to keep your hair from getting damaged. This will allow your hair to grow healthier while protecting the strands from the dry and cold air.
- Do not use a hair dryer too often. Only use a hair dryer when you are absolutely in a hurry. Otherwise, you should use a microfiber towel to get most of the water out and let your hair dry naturally.
How do black men get loose curls?
Loose curls, like sponge hairstyles, do not come naturally. They are individually shaped and formed, usually by hand, like when styling a curly mullet. This is a painstaking and patience-testing process, but the results are pretty rewarding.
How do black men get wavy hair?
Typically, black men with wavy hair had their hair slightly straightened to loosen the tight curls. Some men get their hair chemically straightened, which provides a more lasting result.
The methods to get curly hair for black males are all time-consuming and meticulous. However, you cannot deny that the results make the entire process worth your time and effort.