To ladies with 3C curls: styling your tight, corkscrew-shaped curls doesn’t have to be one of those mundane chores. By adding cornrows, braids, hair accessories, and different shades you’re bound to set the coolest trends for 3C curly hairstyles. Ready, steady, GO!
1. Balayage For 3C Curly Hair
Good old balayage creates a natural transition from dark roots to a lighter color at the ends. But that’s not all! A natural-looking grow-out saves you from frequent root touch-ups which is something we all secretly crave.
2. Stylish Cornrows With Braids
Cornrows are officially the biggest friend of 3C curly hair because they successfully prevent hair breakage and moisture loss. However, there’s a catch. You shouldn’t keep them in for longer than 6 weeks to avoid tangling, dryness, and hair breakage. (*heavy sigh*)
3. Stunning Rainbow Curls For 3C Hair Type
“When life gives you hair colors, dye your hair rainbow!” The rainbow hair color trend is still going strong and you can choose from bold and vivid to soft and subtle shades. So, what are you waiting for?
4. Slicked Back Curly Bun With Pearls
Step 1: After applying styling cream, smooth and gather your hair with a bristle brush.
Step 2: Tie your hair with an elastic, forming a ponytail, and then use bobby pins to form a curly bun.
Spice it up with pearls to taste.
5. Copper-Blonde 3C Curls
Warm copper and blonde tones add warmth to the complexion thus creating a beautiful balance. I encourage you to play with different shades of red and blonde until you find “The One”.
6. Accessorized 3C Curly Hairstyle
By simply adding hair beads and other hair jewelry, you’ll make your 3C hairstyle look cool and personalized. Now, who said that styling 3C curly hair is not fun?
7. Dreamy Slept-In Messy Curls
There’s something strikingly appealing about the natural volume of slept-in, messy 3C curls. You can use a wide-tooth comb to form a perfect mess of stunning curls (and be the major cause of envy on other people’s feeds.)
8. Slicked Back Low Ponytail For 3C Curls
An all-occasion slicked-back ponytail can be styled in just a few minutes: apply some styling cream, and then use a bristle brush to smooth and gather your hair. Tie your hair with an elastic, forming a ponytail. You can wrap your ponytail with a small strand of hair for a more polished look.
9. Light Copper 3C Curls
Light copper brings out the best in 3C curls by accentuating their texture. Also, copper shades belong to the category of the trendiest fall hair colors.
10. 3C Curls With A Slicked Down Middle Part
The slicked down middle part creates an illusion of voluminous curls. This unique curly hairstyle is a godsend for ladies with 3C thin curly hair. Wouldn’t you agree?
11. “Soft Girl” Hairstyle For 3C Curls
“Soft Girl” has been trending on TikTok and this style is basically a combination of super feminine elements that include pastel colors, butterfly hair clips, baby pink color, and other cute things. There’s no doubt that this baddie curly hairstyle looks flattering on 3C curls.
12. Double Low Buns With Braids
When you get tired of space buns you know it’s time for double low buns! This stylish hairstyle will make sure your 3C curls are secured and in place.
13. Platinum Blonde Ombre For 3C Curly Hairstyles
If you’re trying out hair color for the first time, I suggest that you go with ombre because it’s less damaging than all-over color. Another advantage is low maintenance.
14. Messy Claw Clip Bun
Brace yourself because claw clips are making a big comeback! From Bella Hadid to Hayley Bieber, almost every celebrity is now rocking this 90s accessory trend, and we totally understand them. It’s universally acknowledged that claw clips secure your hair in a chic and practical way.
15. Chic Updo With A Headband
Headbands look super cute on 3C curly hairstyles while making sure that your curls are in place. Oh, I almost forgot. Choose headbands made of soft material to prevent hair damage from friction.
16. 3C Curly Hairstyle With A Decorative Hair Pin
You can never go wrong with some accessories on 3C curly hair. A decorative hair pin will secure your flyaways and make sure that you look fashionable for all occasions.
17. Bronde Balayage For 3C Curls
With a great cut, bronde balayage will give your 3C curls the illusion of more fullness. For more inspiration, check out these brunette balayage looks.
18. High Ponytail With Side Swept Bangs
Pull your hair up into a high ponytail and sweep your bangs to the side. Consider wrapping your ponytail with a small strand of hair for a perfectly neat look.
19. Color Blocking Curls With Bangs
Curls with bangs + color blocking = miracle! Color blocking is a trend of coloring your hair in contrasting colors for a unique look. You’re “allowed” to use any hair color for color blocking, but contrast is key.
20. Twist Outs For 3C Curly Hairstyles
Yes, it’s possible to get waves without heat. Here’s how: divide your wet hair into sections and twist them. Allow your twists to dry, and then unravel them to achieve natural-looking waves.
21. Pineapple Hairstyle For 3C Curls
Pineapple hair, don’t care! Pineappling your hair will keep your curls frizz-free and defined while sleeping or while being the life of the party.
22. Snatched Braids With A Bun
If you want to spice up your half-up half-down long curly hairstyle, snatched braids will do the job. For this look, you’ll need to wave long extensions and natural hair together. The result: your hair will be out of your face while still looking sophisticated.
23. Sleek High Ponytail With A Middle Part
The sleek middle part is an elegant introduction to the playful, texturized curls at the back. This style is great for when you want to accentuate your facial features and prevent your curls from stealing the spotlight.
24. Sleek Fluffy Low Bun
Torn between an effortless and a polished look? You don’t have to choose between the two because with a sleek fluffy bun, you get the best of both worlds. Congrats!
25. Layered 3C Curls With Bangs
Layers are love, layers are life (when it comes to curly hair)! Layers will give that “pineapple bounce effect” to your medium-length curly hairstyle.
26. Half-Up Half-Down 3C Curly Hairstyle
Gather the top half portion of your hair into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic. This hairstyle is great for when you want to secure your hair but don’t have much time to style it.
27. 3C Curls With Braids And Buns
The sleek zig-zag parting will take your braids, curls, and buns to a whole new dimension. This unique curly updo is a true work of art for 3C curls.
28. 3C Curls With A Side Part
If you have a diamond, square, or heart-shaped face shape, side-parting will soften your jawline and cheekbones while giving your curls a mega boost.
29. 3C Ringlet Curls
For ringlet curls, I recommend the “finger coiling” technique. Apply the curl cream to wet hair and scrunch it with your hands. Coil each curl clump tightly around your index finger and then release. Finish with scrunching some styling gel into the ringlets to hold the shape.
30. Short Curly Hairstyle With Jumbo Barrettes
31. Messy Color Blocking Curls
Combining contrasting colors with messy curls is one of the most brilliant ways to personalize your own style. If you choose this hair color idea for your curls, then prep to grab massive attention, girl!
32. Twin Braids For 3C Curly Hair
Divide your hair down the center of your head and wrap an elastic around the two buns. Separate your hair from the first bun into 3 sections. Hold the left section in your left hand and the right section in your right hand. Cross the right section over the middle section and then do the same for the left section. Continue alternating right and left sides until you have a few inches of hair left.
BONUS TIP: start your braid as close to your hairline as you can.
33. Big Bouncy 3C Curls
Even though 3C curls are bouncy by default, there’s still room to make them even bouncier. You’ll do that by applying styling cream, scrunching your curls, and diffusing them upside down. If you don’t want to use heat, then wrap your wet curls in a microfiber towel (pineapple style) and wait until your curls are almost completely dry.
That’s all, folks. Good luck and have fun styling your 3C curls!