29 Curly Hair Highlights for Natural Curls

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Are you destined to have a bad hair day with your curly hair? Don’t fret. With a few expert tips, you can look stunning with the right highlights, says Linda Miller, a seasoned hair colorist and stylist. In this exclusive interview, Linda shares her valuable insights on curly hair highlights for a range of textures and skin tones.

Understanding Your Hair and Skin

“It’s crucial to consider your hair texture and thickness before choosing highlights,” advises Linda. Curly hair can range from 2A to 4C, with the former being the loosest curl and the latter the tightest. “Thicker, denser hair can handle heavier highlighting, while finer hair needs a more delicate touch,” Linda explains. She recommends broader highlights for thick hair and finer ones for thin hair.

Choosing the Right Highlights

For hair that’s 2B or 2C, Linda suggests a mix of balayage and foil highlights. This technique creates a lighter look and works well for people with lighter skin tones. Balayage highlights are also ideal for those who want to reduce the appearance of grays. “The technique can be adjusted to accommodate different curl patterns,” she adds.

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Linda Miller


Linda Miller is a seasoned expert in the hair industry with over 12 years of experience, currently serving as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of our website. Her journey in the field began after graduating from the University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Linda's extensive knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the editorial direction of our site. Her work and insights have been recognized and featured in various prominent platforms. Beyond her editorial responsibilities, Linda is passionate about sharing her knowledge and engaging with our readers. Connect with Linda on LinkedIn for the latest trends and advice in hair care. For any inquiries or hair-related questions, reach out to her at [email protected].