200 Playful and Cool Curly Hairstyles for Men and Boys

There’s an old saying that goes ‘the curls that get the girls.’ And I can’t help but feel that, even though it may be old, this saying still rings true to this day. There’s just something about a boy or a man with curly hair that simply makes girls go crazy. All they want to do is touch the curls and wrap their fingers around them! But for this to happen, you also need to have a spectacular haircut that matches your facial features and your personality. Luckily for you, I’ve put together an exhaustive list of 200 wonderful curly hairstyles for men that you can browse through and choose the best one!

Short Curly Hairstyles for Men

Let’s begin with the most obvious hairstyle of all for men with curly hair. Most men that have curly locks choose short haircuts because they make it a lot easier to handle their curls. As we all know, curls may look amazing, but they can also be a handful, pun intended, when it comes to caring for them or styling them. That’s why most men who have been blessed with curly or wavy hair simply choose the easy way out – cutting it short.

This, of course, doesn’t mean getting rid of all your curls. You can still have the best of both worlds if you go for a very short haircut on the bottom such as fade or even a bald haircut and keep a medium or longer-sized haircut on top. It will be easier to handle and style in the morning but you will still get to flaunt your curls every day.

Short curly hairstyles for men can also be easily embellished by adding some other elements that are very trendy right now. For example, if you’ve chosen a taper fade or a bald fade, you can also get a hair tattoo or a hair design. These can come in any shape you want such as a stylized flower, a geometrical pattern, a letter, a logo or a simple line.

You can also get a hard part so that you can add a bit more structure and design to your short curly hairstyle. If you want, you can even try to give yourself a hard part at home, because they’re not that difficult to do. All you need is a razor, a good eye for geometry, and a very steady hand.

Another element that will enrich short curly hairstyles for men are long bangs. This means that you can get a very short hairstyle all around but leave a set of voluminous bangs in the front. They will really highlight your natural curls and add some much needed architectural volume to your whole look.

Medium Curly Hairstyles for Men

The next length you might want to try is medium. This is an intermediate length for bohemian men who don’t like short hair but also don’t want the full commitment that is required when you have long curly hair. Medium curly hairstyles are a lot easier to care for and to style every day.

If you want, you can wear your hair hanging down your shoulders and draped around your face. If not, you can try a man bun that is very fashionable but also very handy. Man braids or messy top knots are also great options. Both will give you more of an artistic or bohemian vibe if that’s what you’re looking for.

Medium curly hairstyles for men are also easier to negotiate if you work in an office. This type of work spaces typically have a dress and styling code. They might not allow you to wear anything you want or get any kind of haircut you desire. Therefore, a medium length hairstyle could be a good compromise if this is your current situation at work.

Here’s a tip – if you do happen to be working in an environment that imposes a dress and styling code, it’s always a good idea to check with your HR department before you start growing your hair out. This will save you a lot of nasty surprises in the future. Which brings us to this.

Long Curly Hairstyles for Men

This is the solution for very brave men that are not afraid of flaunting their natural beauty. Long curly hairstyles for men pose a lot of difficulties when it comes to caring for your locks. You will have to find the right hair care products to keep your curls moisturized and happy. Apart from that, you will also need to detangle them on a regular basis. Plus, make sure you protect them at night when you sleep. And don’t forget about the cold seasons. Rain, snow, and ice are very damaging to curls.

However, if you can manage the hair care and styling part, the world will be yours. There’s something very special about a man with long, curly hair. Women surely can’t resist them. They always look like artists that are about to burst into song or recite a poem. Therefore, if you have decided that this is the hairstyle for you and your curls, go for it! You won’t regret it, and you’ll have the time of your life!

Long curly hairstyles for men usually don’t require a lot of maintenance or trimming in terms of you going to the barber. Therefore, you will be saving a lot of money when it comes to haircuts. Naturally curly hair sits wonderfully by itself when it’s long. Therefore, you won’t need more than a trim for the tips every once in a while. In this way, you will make sure your hair is happy and healthy.

Curly Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair

Thick hair and curls can be a tough combination to handle. So I’ve decided to share a few tips and tricks on how to manage your thick mane of curls in the best way possible.

  • Never forget to on put conditioner. This is hugely significant when you have curly hair because moisture is the most important thing. Your conditioner should have glycerin as well plus other hydrating components. I recommend shea butter and coconut oil.
    Do not put the conditioner at the root of your hair because you will only end up with greasy locks. Instead, start around the middle and work your way toward the tips.
  • When you have thick, curly hair, it may not need to be washed several times a week. If you feel like your hair is still clean after the last wash, then simply don’t wash it. However, remember that your locks still need moisturizing. Therefore, hop in the shower, rinse your curls, and then put on some conditioner. This process will help clean your curls very lightly but hydrate them so they look healthy and not frizzy at all.

More Tips for Curly Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair

  • Apply a mask every week. This needs to be part of your hair care routine especially in winter months. The cold air just soaks up all the moisture in your curls, which means you need to find a way to replenish it. Masks are a perfect way to do that.
    And yes, you might have guessed it by now, your mask also needs to have glycerin in it, as well as argan oil, olive oil or silk proteins.
  • Never blow dry your hair if it’s very wet. This might sound like a tempting thing to do, especially if you’re in a hurry and have just gotten out of the shower. Still, the hot air directed right at the sopping wet curls will make them extremely dry and frizzy. Instead, you have to use a towel to soak up most of the dripping water and then let your hair dry on its own as much as you can. Only after that can you use the blow dryer for about ten to twenty percent of your wet hair.
  • Add some dry oil to your curls. When your hair is still a little wet, rub a little dry oil in the palms of your hands. Run your hands through your hair. This will seal in the moisture. It will also become a barrier to keep other liquids from entering your locks. Then you can start blow drying your hair because the oil also acts like a great heat protector.

Even More Tips for Curly Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair

If your thick, curly hairstyles for men are also very coarse, you will need a cream hydrator. This is not a job for oil, but for cream. After shampooing and conditioning, use the cream from the roots of your hair down to the tips.

Try rubbing the product between the palms of your hands first to warm it up. Once you’ve applied it, you can also use your fingers to shape your curls and give them the exact constitution you want. Let your hair air dry or use a diffuser with very high heat dry them out for you.

Curly Hairstyles for Men with Thin Hair

Let’s move on to curly hairstyles for men with thin hair because this is also a very common situation to be in. You have the curls but they are thin and wispy. What do you do?

  • Buy a shampoo that has a high content of glycerin and no sulfates. Here’s a tip for you – when you look at the list of ingredients, if it’s listed among the first, then the product has a very high concentration of it.
    Glycerin will moisturize your hair from the inside and create a protective coating over it. This way, it prevents breakage.
  • Hand cream or body lotion is perfect for thin and frizzy curly hair. Of course, this is not a permanent solution, but you can use it in a pinch. Let’s say you have a date or you’re in a big hurry one morning or before a big meeting. You can also use it when you’re at the beach and you have nothing else handy.
  • Leave-in conditioner is perfect for workouts. We have all been there and we all know what it’s like. Workouts are great for staying in shape but the sweat simply makes your curly hair act like crazy. Don’t worry anymore! Simply use some leave-in conditioner before you start and you won’t have to face this problem ever again.

More Tips for Curly Hairstyles for Men with Thin Hair

If your hair is so thin that it’s prone to breakage or if you’re losing it to alopecia because of your age, then try this. Wrap your head in a scarf before you go to bed. Make sure it’s a silk scarf because silk is the least damaging fabric when it comes to hair and especially curls. It allows the hair to breathe while also protecting it from breakage and loss. Which brings us to this.

If you haven’t done it yet, make sure to replace your pillowcases with silk ones. Yes, cotton is comfortable as well, but silk is best when it comes to hair. Cotton just sucks all the moisture out of your hair strands and skin.

Celebrities with Curly Hair

We’ve arrived at everyone’s favorite topic – celebrities. We look to them for inspiration but also to get the best tips when it comes to curly hairstyles for men. And why shouldn’t we? Celebrities have teams of hairstylists behind them that help keep their curly locks in check. If you follow a curly-haired celebrity, you’re in for a treat. They will let you in on the best secrets of the trade.

So, what curly haired men of Hollywood should you be aware of? First of all, there’s one of the most famous curl-wearers in recent years. Kit Harrington plays Jon Snow in the smash hit TV series Game of Thrones and he has inspired thousands of men across the world to copy his Northern hairstyle.

Another two famous Brits who keep their curly hair on the low are Tom Hiddleston and Henry Cavill. Believe it or not, Tom is actually a blonde in real life and has very curly hair. He typically colors it dark brown for movies. Henry Cavill, which you might have seen in Superman, likes to straighten his hair, but he has beautiful natural curls.

Justin Timberlake takes the cake if we were to talk about singers in the world of curly hairstyles for men. The entire planet still remembers him as a teenager in the boyband N’sync. He used to have extremely curly hair cut very short and bleached to an unnatural blonde so that it resembled a bowl of ramen. These days Justin is all grown up and married with children. He still has curly hair, of course, but looks much better.

A more contemporary singing artist with beautiful curly hair is none other than Bruno Mars. He loves to style his hair in a 50s and 60s way to resemble his favorite artists from that time. We can’t complain! The singer looks absolutely amazing with his curly Afro, and has a voice to match!

How to Style Curly Hairstyles for Men

Styling your curly hairstyles for men depends on what haircut you have chosen. As mentioned above, a good rule of thumb is moisturizing your curls as much as possible. This is what will stop them from frizzing out or from getting unwanted or unnecessary volume. Remember to go through the whole routine of washing your hair with a shampoo that has glycerin in it but no sulfates. Then condition it and afterward, add some dry oil or leave in cream.

You can also use mousse, hair wax or hairspray if you feel the need to keep your hairstyles in place. Just remember that most of these products will dry out your curls. You will get the strength and hold you need, but at a price.

Apart from that, you will also need to wash your hair more often if you use such hair styling products. Hair wax and hairspray are a major source of buildup. If you don’t wash your curls correctly or regularly you will start to see a white deposit on your strands of hair. In time, it will also begin to smell.

Coloring Curly Hairstyles for Men

Bleaching your hair is a dangerous process that should only be attempted at a professional salon. When you bleach, you are essentially stripping your hair of all its color and natural moisture. That’s the reason why most people who bleach their hair lose a part of it. Because the strand cannot handle the chemicals in the bleach.

However, if you want to try traditional dyes, you are welcome to use drugstore brands that you can buy in your local supermarket. In fact, why don’t you give them a go and write to us in the comment section below! Let us know all about your adventures in the world of curly hairstyles for men. Or ask us any questions you might have on how to care for your curly hair or style it!

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