Curls are officially back in style! This is good news for you fellas with natural coils, but for men with straight hair, it’s probably left you wondering how to rock that trendy hairstyle. This post will show you exactly how easy it is to get a curly hairstyle with full, straight hair.

Unlike other hairstyles, this type needs plenty of hydration, curl-enhancing products, as well as heat protection, and a moderate approach to combing and drying. If you have naturally straight hair, no worries – you can still become a curly-haired boy!

How to Make Your Hair Curly

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If you are aiming for curls that will not lose their shape all day, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your Hair.

First things first, wash that beautiful mane of yours. You’ll need clean, wet hair for this one. Damp hair is simpler to style and control. Wash your hair with quality, natural shampoo and conditioner. Then, towel-dry gently, leaving it slightly damp.

    2. Apply a Heat Protectant. 

Applying a heat protection spray will not only protect your hair from heat damage that may dehydrate or frizz your hair, but it will also allow your hair to dry more quickly when blow-drying it.

3. Use Sea Salt Spray to Get the Curly Style. 

Apply a quality sea salt spray on your hair (we recommend TONI & GUY Messy Salt Spray). A good sea salt spray is essential to adding texture, surfer-looking curls to your hair. To spread evenly, lift your hair and apply it to the root. You can also work it through with your fingers to make sure it gets in there. 

4. Blow-dry your Hair.

Once your hair is prepped and sea-salt sprayed, use a good blow dryer to create the curls. Blow-drying will spread the heat to intensify the curling effect, reduce frizz, and add volume. 

5. Get your Hair Curly.

To dry your hair to get the beautiful, voluminous curls, dry from the bottom up, placing the stream of air directly on the roots, and work your way up. While blow-drying different parts of your head, scrunch the sections using your other hand to activate the power of the sea salt spray. As your hair dries, add spray and more sea salt for a more intense look.

6. Create Individual Curls.

To define individual curls, you can try wrapping small strands around your finger and blow-dry directly on the hair to intensify the style. If certain parts are not yet curly, spray those areas with sea salt again and blow-dry as needed.

7. Apply a Quality Styling Product for Texture.

After drying your hair, apply a quality pomadeor cream to hold your curls in shape. Feel free to work the pomade in your hair using fingers to get the exact look you are after.

Best Styling Products for Curly Hair

When getting a quality wax, cream, pomade, or clay for curly hair, it’s important to look for a flexible product with strong holding properties. It has to be able to hold the hair in place without pulling down your curls or making your strands feel greasy or hard.

Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Shaping Cream is an excellent selection for a strong yet flexible styling cream that produces a lasting hold with movement.

Another great pick is American Crew’s Forming Cream. Easy to use, this medium-hold styling cream works well for all hair types. Forming Cream provides hold, superb pliability, and a moderate, natural shine, keeping your hair flexible enough to move while maintaining its thickness.

Here are more of the best styling products for curly-haired men.

Imperial Barber

Baxter of California Clay Pomade, Matte Finish

BOLDIFY Hair Thickening Spray 

Curly-Haired Boys – Different Types of Curls You Can Try

Curly Fringe

The curly fringe hairstyle is one of the most popular styles out there. With shorter hair on the sides and textured and voluminous waves on top, a fringe allows for a fabulous and intense finish.

Curly Hair Fade

The curly hair fade is the perfect blowout style for guys with curls. The fade has many variations, including high, mid, and low fades, all of which style beautifully with short curly hair on top. You can even get a line up at your barbershop to clean up the hairline for a sharper look.

Surfer Waves

For a more pared-down, Cali-surfer look, the surfer wave style is your best bet. Try using a texturizing cream to give you that surfer, relaxed style and a natural-looking finish. To nail this style, simply rub some of the product into damp hair and use your fingers to twist strands to create a wavy effect. Let your hair dry naturally for the best results.

Controlled Curls

If you are looking to add texture and volume to a short cut, you will need a straightener, especially if you have naturally relaxed locks. Use the straightener to twist your hair in separate directions when it’s dry. Then apply a wax through your hair using your fingers. This will intensify the texture you’ve produced, giving it a more defined finish.


Getting your straight hair curly is certainly doable if you are willing to take the time to buy quality hair products and supplies, such as a good blow-dryer, and experiment a bit with DIY styling techniques. If you have short to medium-length hair, having curls is possible if you follow the steps above.