Social Media Curly Trends, Yay or Nay

The hair and beauty industry continuously thrives on new styles and trends. With the rise in social media, many platforms have cultivated influential hair habits that have received a cult following from users. Especially for curly girls who are always looking for new ways to change up their curls, the social stratosphere has inspired many to try out a trend to see if it's something they can implement in their routine. If it helps to get your curls defined and moisturized, it must be a trend worth giving a shot. 


Finger Coiling

@JeweJeweBee

This method is probably one of the most popular ways to train your curls and give you that desired look. Apply your products and simply wrap your hair around your finger to ignite your natural curl pattern. Although it's certainly a more time-consuming routine, it's worth it when you see how bouncy and shiny your curls look. There's a reason why it's been buzzing around social media for the way it holds a curl. 


Plopping 


@erinhaveadream

Hair plopping may not sound like a routine, but it's a great tool to use with naturally curly hair. While it leaves patterns intact without stretching, it's the gentlest way to air dry your curls. However, if you're someone who can't stand the thought of sleeping with wet hair, this social media trend may not be for you. But it's worth giving it a try if you want to lock in moisture. 

 

Pineapple 

@naturallynella

For some, this inspired fruit look may be strictly used to maintain style overnight, but social media has quickly adopted this method as a look that can be used for any time of day. Create a loose, high pony on the top of your head and let your curls fall. This method is perfect for mitigating frizz and keeping your hair in place. But for those with tight coils, it may stretch out your curls and cause some imbalance.

 

Diffuser 

@kassiemaelove 

A diffusing method is designed for curls to disperse the airflow of a blow dryer. It's used to dry curly hair gently while reducing frizz. It also keeps the curl pattern intact and creates volume. Tip your head upside down, take a medium-sized section of hair, and place it into the diffuser bowl. Bring the diffuser up to the scalp and, once in place, turn the hairdryer on at a low speed and low-medium heat. If you have some extra time and don't want to air dry, this is undoubtedly a trend that isn't going anywhere. 

 

Clumping 

@crownncurls

Clumping is a fantastic way to achieve incredible definition for any texture. However, this trendy style for curly girls doesn't really work well if you're trying to achieve volume. To create volume, you really have to separate the clumping, defeating the purpose of the original method. 

 

L.O.C

 

@lisette

This social media trend has stayed strong on everyone's page for its fool-proof method. It's a simple styling technique that's all about layering your products in a specific order to get hydrated, super-defined curls and coils. It's a pretty straightforward acronym: "L" for leave-in, "O" for oil, and "C" for cream. As seen on many influencers' pages, the LOC method is designed to help your hair retain moisture, so it doesn't dry out as much. It's perfect for people who are looking to add some extra TLC to their haircare routine.

 

Prayer Hands 

The praying hands' technique is where the styling product is distributed across the palms of the hands and then applied to the hair between both hands when together in a praying motion. This particular technique helps with distributing the product in the hair evenly. Take a small section of your hair and form praying hands around your hair to smooth the product down on your curls from root to end. Keep smoothing with your hands to get even distribution of product from root to tip. If you're looking for more definition, this method may not work to achieve that perfect pattern. 

 

Denman Brush 



It's the brush buzzing all around social media, and we can all see why. Here's a little backstory behind the famous hair tool. In the 1930s, John Denman Dean created the brush primarily for styling naturally curly hair and creating ringlets. Best used when curls are wet, this unique item helps to amplify curls, increase definition, smooth frizz, detangle, and evenly distribute the product. It's all possible because of the brush's shape, weight, and strong nylon pins that create the right amount of tension needed for defining spirals. The only downside for some curly textures is that it does cause added shrinkage from how spiralicious your coils will become with just one swoop of this popular brush. 

 

Cocoon Curls  

@curlycandi

While heatless styling has been taking over the internet lately, many are beginning to do the same with spicing up their natural hair. The cocoon curls take on sections of the hair and transform them into spirals that can create waves overnight. However, the type of curls most women look for can't truly be achieved with this method. This knotting method is less of a spiral and more of a zig-zag pattern that lacks longevity. Although it's a great styling tool for those who want to detangle, there's not much else that can be done with this technique.  

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