Just like adults, curly boys can too have stylish hairstyles for their curly hair. Their manes tend to require some patience and parents seek convenience and maintenance with style. Rogelio brings you some style ideas with 3 hairstyles that will be both convenient and stylish for your curly haired boy!
Oh boy, do I remember when I was a boy! My curls were the dark male version of goldilocks and I was already sporting a manly mane by age 5 (that’s how cool I was). Then, I turned 12 and with the surge of testosterone and other puberty hormones, my hair thickened and it became a beast. I remember dreaming of getting back my pre-teen curly hair but it never happened. Nowadays, I just have a thick mane and I write about it at Manly Curls. Things happen and you adapt to them, I suppose.
Allright, dear parents with a son with curly hair (blessed curly hair, for the record). You want your son to have a nice set of curly locks and you have come to the right place. With children, convenience of the hairstyle is just as important as looks so forget about Faux Mohawks and Metro Mullets for now, you want your son to look stylish AND not have to send him to the barber every week to fix his metrosexual curly hairstyle. Before proceeding, however, please read through and understand the types of curly hair that your child can have (be aware that wavy hair falls under the term curly hair) as well as learn to identify the length of his curly hair.
Without further ado, I now bring you 3 hairstyles for curly boys that will look good and require a modest amount of effort.
THE SHAGGY HAIRSTYLE
The Shaggy hairstyle is a hairstyle that is best suited to children with curly hair between Types I and III. It is a short length hairstyle and revolves around your child having enough length of hair that it can be styled in a shaggy manner with the fingers, leaving the curls hanging down (instead of defying gravity). No hair products are involved to style the curly hair; you simply use your fingers after you shower your boy to create the messy illusion. Run the fingers through the curls, pull them gently and move them to the sides.
The Shaggy hairstyle is achieved with a haircut involving scissors: the top of the head is cut to about an inch in length whereas the sides and back are trimmed to about 1/2 inch. I normally advice parents to avoid any hairclippers for children below the age of 8 as the buzzing sound it produces can intimidate them, hence the Shaggy hairstyle is great because it uses solely scissors to perform the haircut for your curly son.
The Shaggy hairstyle will increase your curly boy’s cuteness several orders of magnitude!
The Shaggy hairstyle will fit in with the active lifestyle of your curly son!
THE JIM MORRISON HAIRSTYLE
Ok, the Jim Morrison hairstyle is very badass and suits men who want to enhance their alpha attitude. However, for little curly boys, the Jim Morrison is a hairstyle which will give your son a unique look as it will make his young curly hair stand out. The Jim Morrison hairstyle is a medium length curly hairstyle and is best suited for boys between Types II-V as it requires the curly hair to resist gravity enough to be able to stand out and puff out (as opposed to the Messy hairstyle where the boy’s curly hair is hanging down).
The Jim Morrison hairstyle involves growing the curly hair at a same length all around the head. To achieve this curly hairstyle for your boy, you should have your son get a haircut that leaves his curls at a same length all around with a minimum 2 inches of length.
Once you have the haircut for the Jim Morrison, the hairstyle is performed by using a minimal amount of gel (think half a fingertip spread around your palms), running your fingers along the curls and aiming to lift them up to create a puffed illusion.
The Jim Morrison hairstyle is a great hairstyle for boys with Type IV-V curls
The Jim Morrison hairstyle will enhance your child’s curly hair
I too wore the Jim Morrison hairstyle like this curly boy during my younger years!
THE SHOULDER LENGTH HAIRSTYLE
Growing your child’s curly hair to shoulder length is a great option for him to start getting to know what is growing on his head. The Shoulder Length long hairstyle relies on growing his curly hair up to the shoulders, with the curly hair trimmed in layers so that all hair reaches (and doesn’t exceed) the shoulders. The Shoulder Length is a long hairstyle best suited for boys with curly hair between Types I and III and, because a child’s head is inherently smaller than an adult, the length required for the curly hair to reach the shoulders is less than what it’d be for us grown ups.
With the Shoulder Length long hairstyle, make sure that you look after your son’s curly hair optimally as it is very easy to look scruffy with an untidy long mane of curly hair.
Children with long curly hair up to the shoulders are just too cute!
The Shoulder Length is a long hairstyle for boys that will suit those Type II curly children
Not only should curly hair on men be regarded as an asset to the individual, but it should also be seen as a genetic gift to your boy! With these 3 curly hairstyles for your boy, you will be able to make him look like a cool Manly Curls dude as well as allow him to start acknowledging his curly hair. Once he grows up, he will then be able to be as badass as yours truly!
All the best.