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9 Hairstyles For Men With Curly Hair

No matter what your gender, there’s no shortage of curly hair inspiration on the Internet. But at the end of the day, curls are curls and should be treated with all the care and love they deserve.
Having the right mix of men’s curly hair products on hand is essential. It’s also a known fact among the curl community that having the right men’s curly haircut is everything. While some men may prefer easier curly hairstyles for men like t.w.a. or a simple wash and go, there are options for just about every style preference. Ahead, the best men’s curly hairstyles.
24 Jan 2022

Which Hairstyle Is Best For A Curly Hair Male?

In general, curly hair offers a level of versatility with styling. Curls give hair a natural texture that makes manipulating it a lot easier than straight hair. But before considering which curly hairstyles for men are right for you, there are a few factors to consider. For starters, it’s important to determine and understand your curly hair pattern, texture, and how fast or slow the hair on your head grows. Another parameter to keep in mind is the occasion. You may want a more fuss-free curly hairstyle for men before heading on vacation or desire extra definition for a more formal event. Think through where you’ll be wearing the style, how long you want it to last, and whether or not it's achievable on your own or with the help of a stylist.

Tighter curls can more easily be worn shorter or longer because, thanks to factors like shrinkage, you can always add or take away volume. Whereas looser, more wavy curls may require a bit more styling manipulation to prevent it from looking droopy or limp. Of course, there are no official rules. However, wavy hair may work best when grown out a bit and in a less structured cut or style.

Decide the length you want to wear and whether or not you prefer more volume up top paired with tapered sides, a low and even curl flow all around, or a hairstyle that falls somewhere in between. No matter what your curl pattern, don’t underestimate the power of a protective style like a braid or twist out.

Best Men’s Hairstyles For Long Curly Hair

For men, the phrase long hair can be subjective and, depending on who you ask, a matter of interpretation. Either way, no matter how tight or loose, curls that flow on the longer side offer a wide mix of styling options. Consider these men’s curly haircuts if your hair hits ear-length or longer.

High-Top Fade
Since this style is more structured, this throwback ‘90s look works best with tighter curl patterns in the 4A to 4C texture range. Depending on how long your hair grows, you can stack your curls as high as you desire into a boxy shape from the crown upward. The key to nailing the look is to have clean, faded sides and blunt-cut curls for a smooth finish on the high-top. Since the high-top is so prominent, give it a bit of daily glisten with a moisturizing oil like the Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Pure Hair Oil.

Curl Curtain
Visual this style is exactly as it sounds: Longer, slightly looser curls that hang from the roots down. You’ll want to avoid and prevent shrinkage when wearing curtain curls, so layer a heavier leave-in treatment like the Goddess Strength Divine Strength Leave-In Cream with Castor Oil under a rich curl definer like the Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Pudding.

Unassuming Undercut
If you’re the type to throw the occasional element of surprise into your style, then an undercut is up your alley. Shaved sides are hidden under longer curls that sit at ear length or longer. When you’re ready to reveal the buzzed sides, try the next style suggestion: a man bun. A lightweight hair gel will keep your sides smooth if the top is pinned up.

Man Bun
Sometimes you just want to clear your face of dangling curls, and a man bun is the easiest option. Gather hair into a top knot and secure with a snag-free elastic.

Best Men’s Hairstyles For Short Curly Hair

Teeny Weeny Afro
One of the most classic looks for any head of hair is a short, tapered afro. T.w.a’s can be worn with extra-defined curls or in a more picked-out finish that resembles a blowout ‘fro. The key is to have blunt edges and a sleek, rounded shape. Swipe a light coating of control gel across the perimeter of your ‘fro to keep flyaway at bay.

Tapered Fade
Similar to a high-top version, this shorter men’s curly haircut fades from longer curls at the crown of the head to short and clean on the sides of the head.

Curly Faux Hawk
Consider a curly faux hawk the in-between of a few different styles. Longer pieces of hair run straight down the center of the head while the sides are shorter and more tapered—but not as short as a fade. Use the Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother to slick the shorter side pieces so that the hawk part of the style is more prominent.

Best Men’s Hairstyles For Wavy Hair

Burst Fade
The longer pieces of hair at the center of this curly hairstyle for men is similar to a faux hawk, but the hair spikes out all the way from the forehead to the nape of the neck. Use the Coco Creme Curl Shaping Cream Gel with Coconut Oil to add piecey-ness and definition down the center.

Slick Back Curls
Wavy hair can take on a life of its own and fall in any and all directions around the head. Regain control with a slick back. A few dabs of the Mimosa Hair Honey will smooth curls without any crunch or flakiness.

Looking for more curly hairstyle inspiration? Check out these 25 Stunning Braided Hairstyles for Natural Hair

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