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curly hair while smiling and looking down
curly hair while smiling and looking forward

I’m going to show you how to get curly hair in 5 easy steps. If you don’t feel like blow drying your hair after washing it, the answer might be to just bring out the curls. There are many products you can use for curly hair and finding the ones that work for you might take some trial and error. It’s not a secret that some of the best products for curly hair are the Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk products. I did a lot of research before deciding the bring out my natural curly hair texture and this brand popped up constantly along the way. Additionally, the reviews for their curly hair products are amazing and so I decided to try them out. I’m not a curl expert or a hair dresser, but I try many different things to find what works so that you don’t have to. If you want to have curls, just follow my 5 easy steps for curly hair and thank me later.

Before Getting Curly Hair in 5 Easy Steps

before getting curly hair photo

This is a picture of before starting my 5-step curly hair routine. After about five days of putting all kinds of styling products in my hair and sweating in the gym, my mane desperately needed to be washed. It always gets super dry at the ends, greasy at the roots and just look dehydrated — like it’s actually screaming for some attention. I couldn’t hack the dry straw look any longer, so I made myself wash it, but in a wave of laziness, I was determined not to deal with the whole blow dry scenario. So let me tell you step by step what I did.


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I used the Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk Shampoo and Conditioner. What I love the most about this shampoo and conditioner is that my hair seems clean, full and super moisturized afterward. It just looks and feels much healthier. The shampoo creates a nice lather and you don’t have to use a lot to achieve that. This curly hair shampoo and conditioner combo really brings out the curls in your hair.


Natural wet curly hair after washing with curl talk products

After washing my hair, I squeeze out the excess water, but don’t dry it with a towel. For the most beautiful curls, you want your hair to be wet, because the water works with the styling products and gives amazing results. Next, I apply some of the Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk Curl Defining Cream” and use a wet brush to detangle my hair at the same time. Once the product is spread through my hair, I scrunch up my hair with my hands just a little to help shape the curls.


As the final step in my curly girl routine, I apply the “Not Your Mother’s Frizz Control Sculpting Gel.” This gel has a medium hold. I spread the gel in my hands and use the “Praying Hands Method” to gently coat my hair with a light coating of the gel. If you decide to copy this method, make sure to start with a small amount of gel, so you can always add more if needed. Once you place this gel on your hair, avoid touching your hair during this stage. Touching your hair at this stage will almost guarantee that you will end up with frizzy curls.

Curtl Talk sculpting gel


Just chill and wait for your hair to dry. If your hair is like mine, it will take several hours to fully dry. Avoid touching your hair while the gel is drying in it because this will absolutely result in frizz. If you don’t have any patience, you can also use a blow dryer with diffuser a diffuser to dry your hair faster.


results after curly hair routine

Once your hair is fully dry, you want to crunch out the scrunch. You curls will have formed, but when you touch them, they will feel hard to the touch. This is the gel that formed a cast on your hair. To eliminate the crunchiness of your hair, you want to squeeze out the crunch. Just scrunch up your curls and squeeze your curls in between your palms. Do this all over your hair to eliminate the hard cast. You will be left with soft bouncy curls.


before and after of hair routine

The “Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk” line absolutely works like a charm. I like that the products don’t have an overwhelming scent and do what they say they do. If you are a curly hair beginner like me, I would absolutely recommend using this brand. I’m now trying to figure out how to refresh my hair after wearing it curly for several days in a row. Once I master this, I will let you know my refresh routine.

I will be making videos about my curly hair journey also, so make sure you follow me on YouTube and Instagram if you don’t already. That way, you will never miss any updates. As you might know, I enjoy giving beauty tips for women and discovering new beauty products as they are released. If you’re new here, feel free to brows my blog so you can see what Kimberly Worldwide is all about. Now….How’s your hair? Are you naturally curly? Any curly/wavy product recommendations are highly appreciated. Sound off below. Sharing is caring!


  1. I wonder if this would work for my hair. It’s super straight and thin and doesn’t hold much of a curl most of the time but I would be willing to try it!

    1. My hair is thin too, butwWhenever I go for curls, my hair looks much thicker and fuller. So I’d say, try it. What do you have to loose.

  2. I’m totally trying this product! I’ve got naturally curly hair and I’m always searching for a new and amazing product! I love that it smells great, too!

    1. I love this brand because it really makes your hair look healthy. I’d say, try it. Let me know what you thing.

  3. This is interesting! I may show this to my daughter. She’d like to have a new hair style.

    1. Awesome. And it’s so easy. I bet she’ll look great

  4. I have in-between hair, and would like to make my hair curlier sometimes. It is nice to know how to make the process more successful.

    1. People often don’t realize what curly haired people go through. It’s quite the process.

  5. I definitely would love to try this. I want to try something new for my hair this summer. Curly hair looks cool.

    1. Hi Beth, curly girls have more fun. Thank you for stopping by the blog.

  6. Ooohhhh…thank you for this guide on making my hair curly! At one point in my life, I think I will make my hair curly, who knows?

    1. Awesome. Glad you liked to post.

  7. Ra'Nesha says:

    I recently decide to loc my hair after years of crazy wash day planning and fighting with my curls. Your hair looks good

    1. Hair is difficult. I’m still trying to figure out how to milk the curls throughout the week. The first two days are best, but after that it’s all downhill LOL

  8. I have naturally curly hair and have the hardest time getting it to look good when it’s dry. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Curly hair is difficult. My biggest struggle is to maintain the curls throughout the week. Sleeping with a pineapple and all helps, but still. I’m hoping to post more tips soon. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  9. Wow, thanks a lot for the great tip and for introducing these useful products! I will share it with my friends if they want to change it up for an occasion.

    1. YAY! Always great to hear a post was helpful.

  10. Your step-by-step guide provides practical and accessible advice for those looking to achieve beautiful curls. From preparation and product selection to styling techniques, your instructions are clear and easy to follow.

    1. Awesome and thank you. I might do a curly hair video soon on my Youtube just to support the post. Thank you for stopping by.

  11. Bedabrata Chakraborty says:

    I can’t believe those curls are not natural! This post is being forwarded to all my girl friends who would surely thank you.

    1. Well to be fair, my hair is naturally curly, but not the type of curl that looks good on its own. These products just enhanced everything times 10!

  12. I completely agree! Getting curly hair can be a challenge, but this text provides helpful guidance on how to achieve it. I love how it emphasizes embracing natural curls and finding the right products for your hair type. Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk line sounds like a great place to start. And the 5-step process is a great way to experiment and see what works best for you. Thanks for sharing this helpful information!

    1. Hi Sonia, My curls are a work in progress but I’m all for embracing your natural hair. It’s great when there are products like these that make it easy to do so. Thank you for stopping by the blog.

  13. Rose Ann Sales says:

    I really appreciate you providing a step by step guide! Thanks for sharing this with us! I’m gonna share this with my sister

    1. Awesome. I’m sure your sister will love the guide.

  14. I’m dating a girl who is planning to have her hair to be a bit curly, I’d say she should go full curly by following this guide. Thanks

    1. Curls for the girls I always say. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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