Beauty trick a day - Curly hair styling

It is very difficult to get products for curly hair, and more often than not , all products give instructions for straight hair , not curly hair. I have recently discovered The Body Shop Hair butter - coconut oil hair shine, in all honesty I am tempted to try all their products. No kidding, especially the curl boosting spray and the hazelnut mousse. But any ways without getting carried away I will do a bit of a review of the product, how I use it and how it works.

Since I just spoke about how much I love the vintage flapper girl look , if you want curls like old hollywood actresses in a jiffy, like so

then here is how you can do it.

For this hairstyle your hair has to be either a bob or shoulder length, if it is longer than that , your results will vary. Anyways I think it is well worth a try. Wash your hair as usual, preferably do not use conditioner as you don't want to weigh your hair down or get it looking greasy. In all honesty the coconut oil hair shine does exactly that, puts some shine in your hair. Towel dry your hair and take a pea sized amount of the coconut oil shine and rub it between your palms then apply it through your hair. Take more if you feel you have left out some areas, however don't apply too much near the scalp, concentrate on hair ends. Scalp gets oily sooner any ways.

Use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair, scrunch your hair ends. Then tie it in a bun or small (looped) pony tail, ie you do not pull out your hair through the rubber band leaving some inside to look like a loop. If you have a hair dryer, just blast a little bit of heat (on moderate setting, not too heat, we do not want hair fried in coconut oil) through your hair. If you have some time , wear a shower cap to retain the heat , while you get your makeup done. Just leave your hair open after that.

If you want to add more pizzazz to your hair style, and want a total retro look, part your hair (an extreme side part looks sweet) before tying the ponytail and pin your hair in the front (that has been parted) using bob pins right behind your ear. This will keep your parting intact when you are done with it. In case you have long hair in the front and would like some waves to it, part your hair and twist it into a small bun in the front and secure with hair band. You may want to blast some heat on this portion too.

When you undo your hair , just turn your head upside down and shake out your hair roots. This will create a slight volume at the root area. Now you can either accessorise with a ribbon , a bow hair band. You can also use a bob pin to pin your hair behind the ear and leave the rest open to keep your hair away from your face.

A little about the product
Use sparingly, a little goes a long way. Great value for money
It has a lovely coconutty fragrance that is super yumm. Maybe a bit of a con for those who do not like the smell of coconut.
I have been using it for damp bunning for the past 6 months and I must say it is lovely. My hair feels nice to touch and there is no stiffness whatsoever. Additionally being a natural product , I feel safe about using it often.

It does make your hair a little greasy (its called coconut hair oil shine for a reason, therefore use sparingly)
This product has hardly any effect if applied on completely dry hair, do use it on damp hair. It works well when applied to damp hair before blow drying, but even letting hair air dry after this adds gloss to your hair.
Do not buy this if you have limp hair. It will just weigh it down completely.

Overall verdict - Fabulous for unruly hair, great shine. Do not use after deep conditioning unless you fancy limp locks. Seems custom made for curly hair. But I am sure on dry straight hair too it will be quite the saviour.


  1. very well explained post Supriya..can u do a tutoiral on this or you know any you tube video where it has been done ..?

  2. i have straight hair. but it's a useful post for those who have curly hair. just found ur blog. me following u....:))

  3. @ bulbul - since you have straight hair , i think this is a good video. and it is pretty simple the instructions in the video.

    @anamika - good idea there, will do a tutorial. but i can see you have straight hair and i think this video will help you quite a bit. generally there are very few curly hair styles that do not require a use of curling tongs, or presume silky straight hair. so i did a post for curly hair styling in specific.


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