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How To Wear Curly Hair: Rock Your Natural Waves Like Ariana Grande

Thu, September 24, 2015 9:49am EDT by Dory Larrabee 2 Comments
Curly Hair Ariana Grande
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We were so obsessed with Ariana Grande’s sexy, healthy curls when she posted this pic on Instagram on Sept. 20. An expert is spilling some top tips on how to rock YOUR curls below!

We’re totally loving Ariana Grande‘s sexy curls. She posted this photo on Instagram on Sept.20, a big departure from her normally straight locks. Andre Walker has been Oprah‘s hairstylist for over 20 years (and has also worked with Halle Berry and Michelle Obama) so he knows about curls! Get his expert tips on embracing your natural texture right here!

Andre told

“Curly hair needs to be moisturized as this hair type can typically be very dry. Start by priming the hair with a shampoo and conditioner packed full of moisture. The Ultimate Moisture Shampoo in my Gold System line is sulphate free, paraben free and very mild. Next, use a conditioner. You should always use a conditioner after shampooing curly hair! My new TKO Ultimate Moisture Conditioner (TKO stands for total keratin obsession). This will add shine and additional moisture to curly hair types.”

“There are several different types of curls. For curls like Ariana, a styler such as Beautiful Curls Styling Crème is perfect! This product is designed for loose curls. You can add a small amount to the hair, comb through the curls and let dry naturally. This product will define the curl pattern, reduce frizz and set the curl. You can also use a diffuser to really give you more of a wave or curl.”

“A great tip is to never comb curls with a comb when dry. Only use a comb on wet, curly hair. If you comb through dry hair, the curl will become very frizzy. Instead, use your fingers to detangle and separate curls when hair is dry. Another tip –always comb wet curly hair from the ends up. I know it’s been said many times, but you will not believe how many people still comb from the root. To minimize damage of curly hair types, always comb from the ends!”

Curly Hair Like Ariana Grande — Tips To Get The Look

“I really like braids when it comes to styling curly hair, just like Ariana did. Play around with the placement of the braids. For example, you can place a braid around the from top of the hair, to use it like a headband.”

“Work with your natural curl when styling. Try to not fight against your natural curls, instead embrace them by using a styling product which enhances what you already have.”

“Long Curly Hair — I really love fabulous ponytails for long curly hair. Play around with the placement, whether high on the top of the head, or low at the nape of the neck. I love Goody Ouchless No Metal Black Elastics for use on curly hairtypes. These elastic bands are covered, so you won’t pull on your hair. You want minimal tension and pulling on curly hair types, otherwise it can be easily damaged.”

Do these curly hair tips help you, HollywoodLifers?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas