How To: Smooth Curls On Natural Hair


The Info—Stylist: Yesenia Guinea of Ketér Salon in Berkeley / Photography: Hart & Sol WestMichelle Govang / Venue: The Box SF / Flowers: Green Snapdragon Floral Design / Dress: Little Borrowed Dress / Jewelry: BrideBlu Vintage + Handmade Jewelry

Despite being the easiest hair tutorial of the bunch, I think this one might be my favorite. You see, the whole staff (out of pure coincidence) has curly (or curly-ish, even more complicated) hair, but most of us only sort of half know what to do with it (and that might be a generous estimate). So we brought Chloe on as a model (she’s normally a photographer and an APW sponsor) somewhat selfishly. She has beautiful naturally curly hair, so we thought, you know, maybe we could learn a thing or two.

The thing is, I came prepared to write down copious notes and master complicated hair techniques, since that’s usually what happens when weddings and other formal events meet curly hair (don’t believe me? Because I will show you my prom pictures). But instead our awesome APW stylist busted out just two products (not one styling tool needed here) and made magic. Which is exactly how it should be done.

The only tip we have for you here is to be aware of your hair’s texture when applying your product. If you have naturally thicker or coarser hair, you can mix Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Smoothing Serum with your Anti-Frizz Crème for added smoothness and frizz fighting. But if your hair is finer, stick with just one (for finer hair, Yesenia says go with the Anti-Frizz Crème because it has a conditioning formula that will leave your hair smooth without adding too much shine).

Seriously. Those were the tips. We’re not kidding when we say we’re all Lazy Girl all the time, up in these parts.

Have questions about how to modify this hairstyle, or which products would be best for your hair? We’ll do our best to answer them in the comments, but you can always direct your questions at @PGBeauty for their expert advice (or if you’re not on Twitter, post your questions on their Facebook page for more info).

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**This post was sponsored by P&G Beauty. Thanks P&G for helping make the APW mission possible!**

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