Your Go-To Guide to Gorgeous, Natural Curls

The unique, yet easy, way to style curls.

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Photography by Aaron Bengochea

Natural curly hair queens—especially those with coarse hair—know that maintaining a perfect coif is a helluva lot harder than it looks. So it can be hard to leave your comfort zone to try something new, but—great news—we’ve got an updated, on-trend way to style your gorgeous curls.

Jon Reyman, the master hairstylist and founder of Spoke & Weal, notes that coarse hair is often dry, rough, or fluffy and usually takes longer to blow dry and to style because the hair usually has lots of natural volume. Many people want to tame that natural volume, but trends in recent years have been going in the opposite direction and embracing it. This look Reyman created for Domino’s Brands Partnership Coordinator falls somewhere in the middle.

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Photography by Cody Guilfoyle

Reyman wanted to offer a variation on her normal twist-out sets for her curly coarse hair. “Something that is a bit more natural, but still on trend and cool.” (You can see Adrienne's just as gorgeous before pic above!) 

"Normally she does a twist set, and then spends her time elongating her curls, but I actually made it tight, and then I’m pulling it out,” says Reyman. “Easier to go curlier to less than less to curlier—that way you get to control the curl and texture. I can control the shape to make and mold it. It’s the opposite way than usual—we wanted to show a variation in a different way.”

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Shampoo with a light shampoo and a really rich conditioner. Coarse hair really loves oil-rich products, like Aveda Smooth Infusion conditioner or Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco conditioner.


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Photography by Cody Guilfoyle

Blow Dry
Use a diffuser attachment on a hair dryer (Reyman swears by the Dyson Supersonic Dryer). “The idea is it’s easier for me to take curls that are smaller to looser than looser to smaller,” says Reyman. Continue until fully dried. 

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Photography by Cody Guilfoyle

Finish with more emollients and oils to give it more shine, and then stretch hair until it’s at the desired fullness. Gorgeous!


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Photography by Cody Guilfoyle

Saturate hair with oils and nourishing creams for added hold and moisture. Aveda Be Curly Style Prep is perfect for both; feel free to really coat the hair. 

coarse hair guide to curls
Photography by Aaron Bengochea

Hair by Jon Reyman using Aveda. Makeup by Chantecaille’s National Artistry Ambassador Eddie Hernandez using Chantecaille. Produced by Lahaina Alcantara. Styled by Rachel Besser. Special thanks to Spoke & Weal for being awesome.

Published on November 14, 2017 - 7:45am EST

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