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12 Stars Who Will Convince You to Wear Your Hair Naturally Curly

Aug 3 2014 - 8:00am

You've seen many a star hit the red carpet in glamorous curls. But, most of the time, these coiled updos come courtesy of a curling iron, which leaves us craving some all-natural inspiration. After all, it is the dog days of Summer [1], and we'd rather not sit under a hot iron or blow dryer. Cue A-list curly girls like Taylor Swift [2] and Sarah Jessica Parker [3] who know a thing or two about making au natural look simply swoon-worthy. Scroll through to see 12 inspiring A-listers who let their natural curls [4] fly free, and score tips on how to rock the looks at home.

Kate Middleton

On low-key days there is no reason to go over the top with products, curly hair is the way to go. Give your locks some extra love by letting your hair air dry with a leave-in conditioner.

Jennifer Lopez

Embrace your natural texture while keeping your hair out of your eyes by creating a chic half-updo à la Jennifer Lopez [5]. Use hairspray to slick back the front section of your hair, but let your natural style free in the back.

Taylor Swift

To keep your curls intact overnight, pull your hair into a pineapple style. Secure your hair in a bun using a scrunchie, and then tie a scarf around the edges. This way your pillow won't ruin your natural style, and you'll be ready to show off your locks à la Taylor.


Using too much product on curls can leave them feeling stiff and crunchy. Try a lightweight beach spray like John Masters Organics sea salt spray [6] ($17) to add texture without risking hair that is frozen to the touch.

Sarah Jessica Parker

To get glossy curls like SJP, use hair oil like this Oribe one [7] ($48) on dry strands to make them polished and shiny.

Emmy Rossum

Don't be afraid to pump up the volume! Add extra oomph to your look by styling your hair with a product like Tresseme volumizing mousse [8] ($5). Use a dollop on damp hair and focus on concentrating the product at your roots to add height to your style.

Keri Russell

To keep natural curls like Keri's from getting too frizzy in Summer heat, work a dime-sized drop of antifrizz cream like Alterna Bamboo Smooth Curls [9] ($25) through your hair postshower. The cream will moisturize your hair cuticles and help prevent flyaways.

AnnaLynne McCord

Girls with tight curls know the drill: shower, add gel, and let it air dry. Voilà!

Julia Roberts

Prevent hair damage when pulling your hair up by opting for a jaw clip or bobby pins instead of a hair tie that can catch your loose tendrils.


Skip traditional shampoos, which can strip your hair of essential oils. Instead, opt for conditioning hair cleansers like DevaCurl No-Poo [10] ($20). It's sulfate-free and will help keep your coils healthy.

Nicole Kidman

To help keep short hair in check, use a hair spray like Hair Rules Volumizing Hair Spray [11] ($14). It will help keep your naturally bouncy curls in check without leaving them feeling sticky.

Leona Lewis

Brushing can turn your beautiful curls into a frizzy mess. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb on your hair while your hair is still wet. You will keep knots at bay without sacrificing style.

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