Curly hair might occasionally feel more like a curse than a blessing. This hair texture can be unruly and hard to tame if not properly styled. Some might be inclined just to shave it all off just so they do not have to deal with the daily maintenance that comes with curly hair.
The truth is that having curly hair gives you one of the most versatile looks for today’s most up to date styles. The real advantage of having curls is the natural volume it creates in your hair without having to add styling products or much effort on your end, lucky you!
To show you how to work with your natural hair texture, our salon professionals are here to help. At Jaxson Maximus, our salon industry professionals have put together this fantastic guide on the top modern haircuts for men with curly hair.
How To Manage Curly Hair
Being Miami based at Jaxson Maximus, we have to deal with the threats of frizz and humidity daily. Compared to straight hair, curly hair is harder to keep in check. To make the best of your curls, we recommend avoiding washing your hair daily.
Instead, try washing your hair every three or four days to lock in your hair’s natural oils. By washing your hair more frequently, you are stripping out the natural oils of your hair which help control the curls. Washing your hair causes your curls to have a “frayed” look making your hair look dry and frizzy.
As a general rule, try to limit blow drying your hair as it can increase the amount of frizz. Instead, stick to air drying your hair.
The best hair products for curly hair are those that are sulfate, paraben, and fragrance-free because they do not contain any harsh detergents or chemicals that could dry out the hair. As a great base to your styling products, we recommend our Jaxson Maximus Shampoo and Conditioner.
The Top Modern Haircuts for Men With Curly Hair
The Slick Back
The slick back is undoubtedly a go-to hairstyle for men with curly hair. The slick back is a classic that will never go out of style. Men that have longer curls will get more versatility out of this haircut then those with shorter hair as they can switch up where they part their hair and how their curls naturally fall.
To style on curly hair, apply a generous amount of Jaxson Maximus gel or styling moose to your hands and run it through your hair from top to front until you get the desired smoothness.
Short Choppy Curls
The short choppy curls haircut is perfect for guys that want to highlight their hairs’ natural texture but do not want to deal with the maintenance that comes from having curly hair. Keep the curls cut short and close to your hair. The result will resemble short spikes that give you a ton of texture.
To style, use a small amount of Jaxson Maximus styling foam. This will help the curl take shape.
A pronounced front-facing swoop makes the curly fringe hairstyle a standout from the rest. This hairstyle requires that you have a thick head of hair to work with.
To style, use a dime-size amount of Jaxson Maximus pompadour pomade. This will keep your curly, tight, and defined.
Small Tight Curls
This hairstyle looks great on men that naturally have smaller, tighter curls. To give your haircut a more modern feel, we recommend keeping the length on the shorter side to highlight your hair’s natural texture.
To style, take a small amount of the Jaxson Maximus pompadour pomade and run it through your curls. This will hold down those unruly curls while giving your hair definition and shine.
When dealing with this particular hairstyle, you do not want to go overboard on the products. Start with a small dime size amount then build your way up if you need to.
The Short Afro
If you have minimal time in the morning to get ready, the short afro is a great option to consider. This hairstyle will help keep your daily hair maintenance to a minimum.
For a modern approach, you can have your barber add a fade of your choice. To nail the look, ask your barber for a cropped hairstyle with the sides gradually getting shorter.
Styling the afro is simple. Use a towel to dry your hair, and you are good to go. Always remember to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. For best results, cleanse and condition your hair with our Jaxson Maximus shampoo and conditioner.
For those looking to go all out and embrace their natural texture try the long afro. The long afro works best for those that have thicker curls that are harder to work with. We recommend visiting your local barber to have them strategically cut a version of your hair to make it easier for you to manage in the mornings.
The Side Part
The mix of curls with the sharpness of a side part creates the perfect balance between modern and relaxed. The side part is perfect for those that are looking to add a bit of edge to their curly hair. It works great with those with more of a wavy to their hair.
The side part is created by carving a hard line into the hair; this creates a clear distinction between the different sections of the hair.
To style, apply a small amount of Jaxson Maximus styling gel and run it through your hair. Comb your hair over following a single parting on your hair to create that hard line.
Undoubtedly one of the most recognizable haircuts next to the classic pompadour, the quiff takes on an entirely new look when combined with curly hair. The quiff is created by brushing your hair upwards and away from the face.
Refrain from blow-drying your hair when styling as you will add to much frizz.
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Known one of the most recognizable and in-style haircuts, the pompadour is a statement in and of itself. Having curls will take the classic pompadour to a whole new level. Not only will curls add a layer of thickness, but your curls will add the necessary level of fullness that the pompadour needs without all of the maintenance.
To style the pompadour, apply a liberal amount of our Jaxson Maximus styling foam starting at your roots to your ends. Finish off your look with our Jaxson Maximus finishing hair spray to keep your hair in place all day long.
Having its roots in the military, he undercut has become one of the most requested hairstyles over the last few years at Jaxson Maximus and other top barbershops. Dawned by many athletes and celebrities, the undercut is also best known as a faded haircut, or high and tight.
This hairstyle works great for men that have unruly curly hair. To be a true undercut, ask your barber for a shorter side and fuller on top. The undercut looks great in different lengths, so feel free to try one that best fits your face shape.
Short Beach Waves
The short beach wave style works great for guys that are more relaxed but still need to maintain a professional appearance for work. Beach waves rely on your hair having a glossy texture to them. This hairstyle works best on gentleman that have a loose natural texture to their hair.
To style, use a small amount of our Jaxson Maximus pomade or texture spray and run it through the front and on the sides. Push your hair in the direction that you most prefer.
Love it or hate it, the man bun is here to stay. The man bun has spiked in popularity over the last few years and for a good reason. This hair trend looks even better on those who have natural curls to their hair.
Keeping your hair in a bun works great for those that are dealing with unruly curly hair. Growing it out for the first few months can be frustrating, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
If you have any additional questions about any of the hairstyles listed above, give us a call at (305) 262-5747