No Curl Definition, No Problem!

by Kaya Marriott

My natural hair is naturally kinky more so than curly, with only certain sections clumping together to make a uniformed curl.

In the natural hair community, there is so much focus on curl definition and curl pattern, but what happened to celebrating the huge picked out Afro?

Even when I do a wash and go and try to force my curls to come together, I don’t end up being very successful. What looks like promising curls while wet, tend to separate and frizz as they dry. (Yeah I know, I probably just need more gel and puddings, or maybe I’ve just dyed it too many times…)

But in my experience, the only time I end up with some real definition is when I do a twist or braid out… Which you may have realized by now is my go-to style when I’m looking to wear my hair out.

So here’s to celebrating my big, puffy, curl-less hair.  I sprayed my hair with a water bottle, put some Argan Oil on top, and this is what I ended up with:

(And yes obviously, it was just an excuse to practice using my tripod for some self portraits.. )

Sorry for the bombardment of selfies, I just love the puffy afro! Which when I was younger, is something I never thought I would say…

Do you love the big hair look, or do you prefer some sort of definition? Let me know in the comments!

~Comfy Girl With Curls

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Darlene July 2, 2019 - 5:55 am

omg! finally I find a post that describes my natural hair. I always said they need to add a type to the hair typing list called poof. Its thick, its kinky, it tangles easily but is doesnt curl or coil except in one section near the nape behind my ears. the rest barely does anything even when wet, even with gel (which I despise) and butters. It’s a poofy cushion ball of afro goodness. I’ve come to embrace it. I just keep it moisturized and let her do what she gonna do.

ComfyGirlWithCurls July 3, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Love this!! I think most of the time these “perfect” pictures of people with fros, rocking their curl patterns, are in the most moisturized state. Often shingled with product to make the hair POP.

Mine can do it.. sometimes.. but if I really just let it be, this would be the result!

mariebaby20 March 30, 2017 - 9:43 am

i love your hair it is pretty, I went natural 3 years ago and over that time my hair changed after my daughters and began shedding too much so now I have done my 3rd big chop in hopes of getting it back strong again. Hair can be so bad at times lol


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