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A Men’s Guide To Defining Curly Natural Hair

A Men’s Guide To Defining Curly Natural Hair




So, you've decided to wear your natural hair out, ditch the plain haircuts, and be a little more creative with your mane because yes, men can wear something other than a fade cut. But now you don't know what to do with it, especially when trying to achieve the defined curly look. Getting defined curls on natural hair is pretty easy as long as you follow the right steps and use quality styling products. 

In this article, we'll be discussing all the vital info you need to get defined curls on your natural hair. No matter your hair texture, these techniques will truly elevate your mane and result in a more dapper appearance.  

The Road To Getting Defined Curls: Maintaining A Healthy Hair Routine 

Achieving defined curls on natural hair requires the hair to be already as healthy as possible. When your hair is not getting the nourishment it needs, it will be very brittle and lacklustre, making it harder to achieve your desired results. So, it is important to establish a consistent haircare routine first. The perfect routine for natural hair will vary based on your hair type and personal schedule but you should include some of the following key steps.  

 1. Shampooing with a gentle like  Sofnfree's Hydration Shampoo at least twice a month 

2. Deep condition with our Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil Hair Mask twice a month 

3. Moisturising the hair 2-3 times a week with a leave-in conditioner like our Manuka Honey Leave-in Conditioner 

4. Nourish your scalp with something like our Strengthening Oil to promote scalp health and improve the strength of your hair follicles. 


How To Get The Perfect Curl Definition On Natural Hair 

Start On Freshly Washed Hair

Clean hair is key to achieving curl definition. So, make sure your hair is freshly washed with our Manuka Honey Hydration Shampoo. This gentle formula will remove any buildup of oil and dirt in your hair while keeping it moisturised, leaving a clean slate for the styling process. If you have long hair, try to wash the hair in sections and avoid pilling up the hair and rubbing all at once as that can lead to tangles. 

Condition And Detangle Properly 

After rinsing out your shampoo, apply a generous amount of Sofnfree's Moisture-rich Conditioner to help soften the hair and smoothen the cuticles. Additionally, try to detangle the hair thoroughly at this stage. Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush to comb through your hair from ends to roots. The conditioner will make it easy for your detangling tools to glide through. After detangling, rinse the conditioner out of your hair with warm water. 

Use A Hair Mask If Your Curls Feel Extra Dry 

If your hair is very brittle and dry, you may need to give it an extra boost of moisture and nourishment without Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil Deep Conditioning Mask. Apply the hair mask and leave it on for about thirty minutes before rinsing it off. This step is super crucial for damaged and dry natural hair as it will strengthen your hair strands and improve their health. After rinsing your hair, pat it dry with a microfiber towel. 

Apply A Curling Cream And Define Your Curls 

Once the hair is clean and conditioned, you can then move on to the styling phase. However, you may need to apply some leave-in conditioner first to replenish the hair with moisture. Then, follow up with Sofnfree's Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oil curling creme to enhance your curls. At this stage, it is very important to work in sections. Divide the hair into 4 sections and gently use your fingers to rake the product through your strands. 

Use A Hair Gel To Enhance The Definition  

To further define and elongate your curls, apply a dollop of Sofnfree's Curl Elongating Gel to your hair. You can use your fingers to lightly coil your hair if you have tight coils or use a hairbrush to comb the hair in an upward motion if your hair is on the loose curly side.  

Air Dry Or Diffuse Your Hair 

Once your hair is defined with styling products, it is important to let it dry properly and let products set the hair in your desired state before touching it. You can simply leave the hair alone to air dry or use a blow dryer or diffuser to dry the hair if you’d like to save time. Once the hair is properly dry, you can use a comb to fluff the hair at the roots for a little more volume. Fluffing is not necessary, so if your main goal is super defined hair, feel free to skip this step. 


Tips For Maintain Your Curls 

Protect The Hair With Satin Or Silk At Night:  To help retain the definition you have created for a longer amount of time, it is important to protect the hair when you go to bed at night. You can do this by sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase which will reduce friction and keep your hair from getting frizzy and roughHowever, if you tend to move around a lot in your sleep and often wake up far away from your pillow, try covering the hair with a satin durag instead.  

Avoid Touching Your Hair After Applying Styling Products: If you want to avoid messing up your enhanced curls, after applying our Curl Elongating Gel or Curling Creme, avoid touching the hair until it is properly dry. This will help you avoid ending up with frizzy curls and also help your hair set in the position you styled it. 

Refresh Your Curl During The Week: After a few days, your curls may start to lose moisture and become dry. Once this happens, you will start to lose the definition you worked so hard to create. So, it is important to refresh your curls by the middle of the week with our Everyday Curl Refresher. Feel free to follow up with a little extra gel around the ends of your hair to redefine your curls. 

Seal In Moisture With Some Hair Oil: Natural hair is prone to dryness because it loses moisture very quickly and once your hair is dry; it is going to be very difficult for your curl definition to last as long as you want it to. Seal moisture in your hair by applying some of our Scalp & Hair Oil as the final step of your hair routine. 


Getting defined curls on your natural hair can seem like a difficult task at first but that's only if you are clueless about what to do. Thankfully, with the steps we have outlined in this article, that will no longer be you. Just get your hands on our Styling Bundle, follow the tips we talked about, and you will be well on your way to achieving super defined curls fit for a stylish king. 

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