8 Ways To Shape Your Curls


If you are a new natural and want to practice defining or shaping your curls, this post is for you.

Typically when someone refers to curl definition, automatically you think about gel and mousse added to your curls to preserve your natural curl pattern.

However, this post is focused on 8 common ways you can shape your curls which includes wash and wear styles.

Each option below can serve as a base for many of the styles you can create throughout your natural hair journey.

Here are 8 ways to define your curls:

1. Shingling

define your curls

Starting on very very wet hair use gel to define super small sections of your hair and allowing your curl pattern to shine through once your hair drys.

2. Finger coils

shape your curls

his method defines your curls in a more uniform manner creating medium size ringlets that can be separated after your hair is dried.

3. Three-strand twist out

Three-strand twists are another method of molding your hair in a certain shape using styling products. 3 strand twists will give you maximum definition because of the technique used.





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4. Twist out

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The technique is much simpler than a three-strand twist but with less definition.
Watch the below video:

5. Braid out

Similar to a twist out but gives you a little more stretch because frankly, braids tend to stretch out your strands.

6. Flat twist out

I just mastered these this week, and I love flat twists because I get the result of a twist out but with way more stretch in comparison to a regular twist out.

Watch below:

7. Flexi rod set


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These are done on blow-dried hair, which means you remove your natural curls and create your own curls using the rods.

8. Perm rod sets

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Perm rods are clutch especially if you like smaller curls. With perm rods you can create that fro look but with uniformed curls.



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Alos watch this tutorial below created by Olivia Rose:


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