Oh, those big, luscious bodacious curls that were once made famous in the 90’s—often rocked by Hollywood heartthrob like Sarah Jessice Parker, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts—you know those bouncy, thick curly hair that are the opposite of definitely straighten hair, are slowly making their comeback in the 21st century! And it is fitting with today’s society theme, which is accepting and embracing your natural texture.
Most people think that having and or taking care of curly hair is a lot of work. Whether you’re naturally born with curly hair, get them permed or tonged, curly hair is actually easier to look after than you thought. Seeing those curls tumbling around your head can actually jab an instant feeling of glamorous into your body, I mean, look at how modern celebrities like Rihanna, Solange and even Taylor Swift proudly choose to accept their natural state of hair. Rather than constantly change it to adapt with a society We stan those curly-haired queens.
Anyway, with the rise of curly hair style in the beauty industry—which you often catches on your Instagram homepage, Twitter dashboard and TikTok fyp—we, at Beauty Insider would like to honour you girls and guys who are naturally born with curly hairs and aren’t afraid to flaunt it in its natural state!
It’s A Good Start
Celebrity hairstylist, Luke Hersheson said in a recent interview, ‘’People are starting to learn and accept their natural curls. With the impact of the pandemic, and having to force to stay and home and with a lot of beauty salons are forced to put their operation on hold—we have no choice but to learn and embrace what we had.’’ Yes, absolutely agree. If there’s one thing that we can learn about while being in the pandemic is that, we tend to accept and embrace our own self more and more. Just being grateful for what we had. I mean judging by the pre-pandemic life, we always always always have this desire to change our appearance. Straight hair wants to have curly hair, and curly hair wants to have straight hair, and the list goes on. But with the impact of the pandemic, we started to slowly accept our physical appearance. And even big names like Zendaya and Selena Gomez have also openly flaunted their OG hairs, ditching those hair straightening tools behind—bringing us back to the nostalgic 90’s manes!
Keeping The Fresh 90’s Look
The fresh 90’s bouncy curls are pretty much the same in the present’s trend. Focusing on building the volume from the roots, a more defining spiral, colours that suit your skin tones, and last but not least, the length of the hair plays a huge impact when it comes to shaping your face. Just take a look at Julia Roberts hair in the 90’s, she’s a mega influencer back then, thanks to her swept-over parting hair styles. According to Luke Hersheson, the key to keeping those big bouncy curls in place involved a lot of scrunching and air-drying. ‘’I understand that everyone’s dealing with different kinds of curls and hair types. But much like in the 90’s, everyone can simply pull the big curls look. You just have to change your habit and get used to using a diffuser […] also instead of using a harsh cotton towel, switch to a microfiber towel. They help in reducing frizz and split ends,’’ ended Luke.
Creating Those Curls
Honestly, it’s easier to define ‘’curls’’ nowadays as opposed to the 80’s and 90’s. You know back then when you stepped into the salon and requested a ‘’curl’’, they’ll straight away go for that Barbara Stresand’s bubble spiral version. Now, the term curls is very conversant. It doesn’t have to be that complicated, and as per Luke’s suggestion, you need to get familiar with the shape of your face, and then have your hairstylist determine the right size of curls for you. If you have longer hair, Luke suggested you go with softer curls, the impact is much more natural. If you have a mild to short hair, opt for the opposite, which is a more tighter curls. Hair stylists now prefer to use bigger and bendy foam rollers compared to old ages where tiny little rods were the choices, (Hello Dolly Parton’s curls). The bigger the barrel, the more comfortable for us to shape the curls, and it results in a gentler, relaxed, and natural-looking curling.
Taking Care Of Those Locks
Much like the rest of other hair types—straight, wavy or curly—a good hair always starts with a good treatment. Especially if you’re dealing with natural curls. Curly hair requires extra attention compared to other hairstyles. Hence, investing in a good shampoo, conditioner and hair masks are always a good idea. If you’re dealing with dry hair, make sure to apply hair masks at least twice a week, because much like dry skin, a good proper hydration is always needed to restore moisture and lock in hydration. Also, once you learn to detach yourself from using a cotton towel to dry your hair, you’ll notice how much better your hair feels and looks. Now, go get that microfiber towel, instead.