Big, Southern, curly hair is both a blessing and a curse. Although I always grew up to the tune of my dad saying, “People would pay big money for those curls at the salon!” I always found myself secretly envious of girls whose hair was significantly more manageable and cooperated with the hairstyle-of-the-moment without fuss. Curly girls such as myself know all too well the (often anxiety ridden) surprise of waking up in the morning and wondering what on earth your curls are going to deliver today. Some days I have strangers comparing my ‘do to Taylor Swift circa 2008 (I’ll take it) and others...well, let’s just say they call for a good, old-fashioned messy bun. However, for every limitation that curly hair brings, there is an even greater opportunity to wow by embracing every last ringlet for its true worth.
Put down the straightener and kiss your heavy hair oils goodbye, because we’re going au natural. We rounded up the best haircuts for curly hair on the ‘net, and they’ve left us nothing short of inspired to flaunt this God-given accessory. These haircuts are full of texture, volume, and as much personality as the girl rocking them. Board straight beauties, step aside—nobody does volume like a curly girl.