TightlyCurly Logo
Skip Navigation Links
Available now!
Curly Like Me, the off-the-grid, do-it yourself owner's manual for tightly curly hair, is ready for ordering. Grab your copy today!

Every purchase made from
this site (through Amazon)
helps support it — and it
doesn't cost you anything

Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

*This is still a work in progress. I'm continuing to add many more questions, and we are still ironing out a few quirks. But we wanted to make this available as soon as possible.

There are several ways to choose the question(s) you'd like answered:

... or you can ...


... or you can ...

How do I make naturally wavy parts match my curly parts?
I have a bunch of different sized curls all over my head. At the top and the middle of my head, my curls are much much smaller and tighter than anywhere else--they are about the size of a pencil, while the hair around my hairline, behind my ears and at the back of my neck are just wavy. So my texture is half wavy and half curly.

If you wanted all spirals, you could take your wavy parts, and put them in lots of very tiny two-strand twists while they are wet. When the wavy parts dry, undo them, and they should be spirals when you take out the twists (it's best not to fingercomb them).

Another thing you could try is braiding the wavy parts when they are damp. When you take them out, they will be in tighter waves, but braids won't give you those great spirals, though.

Another technique is to twirl the wavy parts around your finger when it's wet. It may coax them into curls, but that depends on how loose your waves are in those areas. If you felt really ambitious, you could twirl them around your fingers when wet, then pin them in the curly position and let them dry overnight. In the morning unpin them, and that might turn them into cute little curls.

Or, what I do, is while my hair is drying, I squeeze up my wavy parts to encourage curls. At my scalp, where my hair tends to be flatter, I scrunch up my curls while still damp (or smooth a bit of water over it to make it slightly damp), then I clip it with the "scrunch" still in, until it dries.

Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2016 TightlyCurly.com. All Rights Reserved.