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The Best Curly Hair Routines by Curl Type


Decode Your Curls

Hair routines for natural curls are not one-size-fits-all! There’s a Garnier Fructis curly hair routine for every curl, coil, and wave – read on to discover your curl type and perfect routine.

When your hair is soaking wet, determine if your curl shape is 2, 3, or 4. Then choose A, B, or C for your curl width (loose to tight):


The different types of curly hair - Garnier


You can also check the article Know Your Curl Pattern for more information.

After determining your curl type, use our guide below to discover the best way to style your curls.

Curly Hair Routine for Curl Type 2

Curl Type 2: Wavy
- 2A: Soft waves
- 2B: Loose s-waves
- 2C: S-waves

Styling goals: Definition and shape

The best curl routine for wavy hair Types 2A, 2B and 2C includes a leave-in conditioner to add extra moisture and shine. Our Curl Air-Dry Cream gives hair soft, bouncy definition and controls frizz for up to 48 hours.

Curl Shape Defining Spray Gel also helps define waves and can be used on both dry and damp hair, so it’s great for a morning re-bounce. If you’d also like to add hair volume to your 2A curly hair routine, reach for our Curl Construct Creation Mousse.

How to take care of type 2 hair - Garnier
How to take care of type 3 hair - Garnier

Curly Hair Routine for Curl Type 3

Curl Type 3: Curly
- 3A: Loose spiral curls
- 3B: Spiral curls
- 3C: Corkscrew curls

Styling goals: Moisture and frizz control

Type 3 curly hair is more prone to frizz, so it’s all about hydration. Create your own deep-conditioning mask by combining our Curl Nourish Conditioner with our Curl Multi-Use Oil, which helps add moisture and to control frizz. Once a week is recommended for a 3A/3B curly hair routine, and more often for type 3C.

Curly Hair Routine for Curl Type 4

Curl Type 4: Coily
- 4A: Coiled
- 4B: Zigzag coiled
- 4C: Tightly coiled

Styling goals: Deep, lightweight hydration

Coily Type 4 hair also craves moisture and definition. If you’re experiencing shrinkage, in your 4A and 4B curly hair routines, try our Curl Stretch Pudding to elongate and moisturize curls and coils, or our Curl Sculpt Conditioning Cream Gel to add more definition. In addition to a curl cream, a great 4C curly hair routine includes a leave-in treatment like our Curl Multi-Use Oil, which provides up to 72% less breakage in just one use.

How to take care of type 4 hair - Garnier

Curly Hairstyles and Techniques Roundup


Your curl type may affect how often you should wash curly hair, but the best routine uses sulfate-free shampoo like our Curl Nourish shampoo, and sulfate-free conditioner and co-wash. When it comes to drying, less is always more! Whether you wear your curls long, shoulder-length, or short, air-dry whenever possible and maintain bounce with Curl Refresher Spray. Also, try curl-loving techniques like pineappling and plopping.

Healthy curly hair also means knowing the secrets of detangling curls and finding your personal curl styling products. Finally, make sure you’re not making any of the common curly hair mistakes listed here.

Now you know that not only is Garnier Fructis good for curly hair, but we've got you covered for every shape and style!

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