For a very long time, having curly hair meant you could only do one thing to it: Straightening out. But as women began to embrace their natural hair, long curly hairstyles began to become more and more popular.
That being said, if you’re a woman with long and curly hair currently looking for fun, new hairstyles to try out, here’s a huge list with 35 of the hottest hairstyles and haircuts you can try out!
Long Curls: Things to Consider When You Pick a Hairstyle
We know you want to jump right into the curly hairstyles for long hair list, but before you do, there are some things you should know and consider about the following hairstyles.
First and most important, you need to be honest about the current state of your own curls: Is it healthy? Have you been taking proper care of it? Has it been damaged lately?
Understand that many of these hairstyles are done on very healthy hair, so you don’t want to ruin yours trying to imitate these styles. On the contrary, we encourage you to take care of your curls and create a proper hair care routine that will allow you to replicate these long hairstyles as close as possible!
That being said, the second thing you need to consider is your hair length. In this list, you’ll see a lot of women with very, very long hair, but don’t get discouraged! Even if your hair isn’t as long as theirs, you can still try to recreate these curly hairstyles.
What we mean to tell you is that yes, even if your hair isn’t down to your waist yet, you can still go on and try all of these outs and make it work with your own hair and the length is currently in!
Last, but not least, we recommend you to not stick to just one hairstyle on the list. If you’re a part of the women with the long and curly hair the don’t settle for one single hairstyle!
Try different ones depending on the occasion, on what you’re planning to do or even your mood. Trust us, after you see all the styles we’ve got prepared you won’t want to settle down for just one.
Popular Curly Long Hairstyles for Women
Here are our top picks for styling long curls for women this season. Have a look.
1. Puffy Long Afro
Not all long hair has to be down to your knees! You can still have very long hair in the shape on an afro, and this is the proof. Of course, to get it to look like this, you’ll have to properly comb it with an afro comb and puff your curls to create the same effect as in this picture.
If you’re looking for unique haircuts that can also protect your natural curls, this one’s for you.
To get it, you’ll have to dye your hair (if you want the fun colors in the braids) and then create nine big braids to create a big braided bun at the top of your head.
3. Soft Beachy Light Brown Curls
Another great option for women with long and curly hair is to simply leave their hair down and ‘wet’ as if they were coming from the beach!
You’ll have to wet down your hair and apply some hair gel to give shape to your curls, then simply let them dry by their own and you’re done.
4. Loose Curls
Get your long thick curls tamed with this cute and easy to do hairstyle. First, comb your hair back with your own hands and tie it up in a hairband -not too high on your head!
Make sure to leave some strands of hair at the front of your face to give you some frame and to make the overall hairstyle look more fresh and natural.
5. Completely Slicked Back Hairstyle
Not all curly hairstyles have to be about having the hair up in your face. You can try to get your fine curly hair wet and push it all the way to the back, applying some hair gel to make sure the ‘wet’ effect lasts long even after your curls have dried.
6. 90’s Hair Pins
Now let’s get into the fun hairstyles! The first thing you’ll have to do is put your hair in a classic half up half down the ponytail, making sure to leave your baby hairs out so you can, later on, laid them with hair gel and a tiny brush. Last, but not least, add the hair accessories and you’re done.
To recreate this long curly airstyle we recommend you to wash your hair first and give some more shape to your curls with your own fingers.
Then, when it’s dry, separate it to create the middle part, laid down your baby hairs to create the edges and add the pins evenly throughout the curls!
8. Box Braids
Another great long hairstyle for curly hair is braids. You can braid your whole head with chunky braids, making sure you tie them up leaving a little piece out to recreate the same style as the picture.
9. Space Buns
Put your hair into two high space buns, leaving front pieces of hair out of the buns. This hairstyle is perfect to give you a more ‘careless’ look.
Consider this hairstyle as a variation of the previous one! Instead of having all of your hair up, you can try getting two space buns, but leaving the rest of your hair down.
11. Low Ponytail + Side Part
Not all haircuts for long curly hair have to be fun and crazy. You can try going for this classic low ponytail, but don’t forget to slick back the top part of your hair and really laid it down before tying it up on your hairband!
Another great take on the classic long hairstyles is this one! First, separate your curly hair leaving the top part up and the rest down, but instead of tying it everything up with a ponytail, do it with accessories to give it a little extra touch.
13. Senegalese Twist
Twist are a better popular option for curly haired women, and you can add your own touch to it by getting these chunky braids done! Then simply put the half part up into a bun and you’re done recreating this particular hairstyle.
If you’re part of the women with long and curly hair club who just want easy hairstyles this one for you! All you have to do is part your hair slightly to one side and tuck just the top front part of your hair behind your ear. Make sure to secure it with big hairpins for that extra stylish touch.
15. 80’s Ponytail
This curly ponytail was a MUST hairstyles for women with long hair back in the ’80s, and it’s very, very easy to do. You’ll have to put your hair up in a ponytail, but instead of having it completely straight at the top of your head, try tilting to one side, it’s literally that easy.
Amongst our favorites, this particular long curly haircut with bangs is the chicest! You see, all you have to do is pretend you’re putting the top part of your hair in a ponytail but instead doing a bun, making sure the tips of your curls are facing towards your face to create the illusion of fake bangs!
17. Big Classic Double Buns
All women with long hair can agree sometimes you just want to put your hair away from your face, and with this hairstyle, you can. Divide your curly hair into even halves and then put those in big, puffy buns on each side of your head and you’re done.
18. Pigtails + Front Braids
This is a fun take on classic women with long and curly hairstyles, and it’s actually really easy to do. First, you’ll have to grab two front pieces on each side of your hair and braid them, pulling it down and back.
Once that’s done, follow up by separating your hair into pigtails, style your baby hairs and add the butterfly clips for a fun touch.
19. Wet Hairstyle
Believe it or not, this hair isn’t wet, but you can make it look like it. You’ll have to wash your hair and apply hair gel to create the curls, once you do -and don’t be afraid to use too much hair gel!
Simply apply some hot hair with a diffuser to really set the look in and you’re done.
20. Big Curls + Headband
You can wear your long kinky curly hair down and still get it away from your face with this hairstyle. Simply let your hair down and pull it back to expose your face, then simply tie up a bandana to hold your hair in place throughout the day.
21. Big Curls + Side Part
Take your long natural curls to the next level with this hairstyle. First, wash down and dry your hair with a diffuser to really bring out the beautiful shape of your curls and then simply part it slightly off to one side -whichever you want, and you’re done.
22. Fulani Braids
If you are looking for curly hairstyles for long hair but you already have your hair in cornrows, you can try styling it this way by putting the top half part of your hair up in a top knot bun! Making sure to leave the lower half down.
23. Curly Updo
Instead of doing a regular low ponytail, try doing this one! Tie your hair up as high as possible and then puff out the curls to make them stick out. Finally, tie a bandana around and make sure the curls actually fall down on it!
24. Sleek Curly Bun with Laid Edges
This is a great long hairstyle for women with curly hair who just want a classic, beautiful look. You’ll have to carefully comb your hair into a big bun and then, with the help of a tiny brush, laid down the edges on your forehead to better recreate this particular style.
Again, if you already braided your hair, you can style it by creating a high ponytail and tying it up with your own braids! Of course, don’t forget to style your ‘bangs’ to the side and tucking it behind your ear as well.
26. Low Messy Pony
This hairstyle is very simple and easy to do. Simply part your hair down the middle and tie it down to where your shoulders meet your neck.
Make sure to actually pull your hair away from your face when doing so and simply let the ponytail hang loose on their own.
27. Pigtail Braids
Similar to the style mentioned above, but this time, you’ll have to braid the ends of your hair into simple two strands braids. Tie them up with a scrunchie and make sure to laid your edges before you finish.
28. Messy Curly Bun
If you’re looking for more of lazy curly long hairstyles you can try this one. All you have to do is put your hair up in a bun and slightly pull your hair to make the bun seem bigger. Last, but not least, leave some intentional curls out to frame your face.
29. Classic Boxer Braids
Now, this is one of those classic hairstyles that’s very easy to recreate since all you have to do is create a boxer braid on each side of your head and you’re done.
30. Turban + Edges
Again, if you just want to put your hair away from your face, using a turban to keep your hair tucked is a great idea! Just don’t forget to leave the baby hairs out so you can be laid down your edges as well.
31. Bantu Knots
Take your simple buns to look to another level with these multiple mini buns style. Separate your hair into 8 sections and carefully put them in little buns across your head to recreate this look.
Dutch braids are to start right on the top of your head; you can do these braids and top them off with hair accessory to really put the look together.
33. Buns + Low Braid
Similar to the previous style, but this time, instead of putting all of your hair in buns, leave the bottom part loose so you can, later on, braid it into a simple three-part braid.
34. Weave Braids
This is one of the most fun long hairdos with curls and all you have to do is simply separate your hair in big chunky parts and then braid it down! The braids don’t have to be perfect, so don’t worry too much about it.
Last, but not least, if your hair is already braided, you can style it by separating your hair in half and putting it in two very high ponytails, using your own braids as headbands to hold them together.
There you have it, 35 of the hottest hairstyles for long curly hair for you to try this 2019!