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Top 5 Back to School Tips for College Curlies

By January 27th, 202115 Comments

Top 5 Back to School Tips for College Curlies
Evelyn of NaturallyCurly writes:

Whether it’s your first year on campus or your last, all college curlies want to make a good impression on the first day of classes!

Check out these tips to get your curls, coils and kinks looking great!


  • Anonymous says:

    I am in college upstate and as you know its extremely cold up there… i definitely stay away from glycerin and only wash my hair on the weekends……i normally do protective styles during the winter and twist outs during the warm months. I have made hairstyles and a regimen that works for me so my hair can stay healthy with out sacrificing looks. Wats the point of working hard on ur beautiful natural hair if its just gonna be up all the time right?

  • Anonymous says:

    Braid extensions. Re-done every eight weeks. I work out a lot at the local YMCA and also helps while I am in school.

  • Meli says:

    i tried to blow out my hair for the first day of classes as a senior in college…BIG mistake. i had horrible heat damage and I'm still recovering from it 🙁

    girls, don't be afraid to rock your curls back to school!

  • Anonymous says:

    bennies for the fall and winter, scarves for the spring

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  • Efe says:

    I'm a junior in college. I wash my hair every Saturday night. Then I style my hair into a updo and wear it for a week. To keep it interesting, I complied a list of Youtube tutorials on creative, quick and easy styles that protect my ends. It works really well–I can take good care of my hair and still have lots of time to study.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm going into my third year starting in September. I wear kinky twists cause I just don't have the time during school to do my hair like I want to. It also helps keep my hands out of it during stressful times.

  • bonni says:

    I am law student. The two things that help me the most are planning ahead and great products/tools.

    I know my heavy days and I know days I need to appear a certain way and I plan accordingly. Your hair should fit your schedule and needs. For example: I have four classes on Wednesday, there is no way I am doing my hair Tuesday night…I have to STUDY! However, Wednesday is a good night to overnight DC b/c Thursday I only have one class 🙂

    I know as students, we are all on a budget, but a little extra spending may be worth it. I broke down and purchased the Ouidad Double Detangler, yes the $24 phone. The great news is I can co-wash and bun in about 1/8th of the time. I also own the Pibbs, but you can use a table top if you learn to study under the dryer. Super saves are my Hello Hydration, Coconut Oil and the sorts.

    Also, stick to your staples. You don't have time to try out things and end up having to look like sideshow bob and the frat party or for your presentation in class!

  • Anonymous says:

    I found that being a natural in college became easier when I planned ahead of time as far as washing and styling. Otherwise I'd get stuck in a yucky bun on Friday night. Not cool!!

  • Mary Williams says:

    I recently saw a youtube vid of your trip to Brit Virgin Islands. I will be moving there next month (US side) for six months. Can you give any feedback about the natural hair scene there? Did shops sell shea butter? Want to know how much product I'll have to pack or if I can just buy it there w/o resorting to Internet shopping. Thanks!

  • Fengie says:

    I am back at school and i wear twist throughout the semester simply because i do not have the time to do my hair in the am. I have been doing this for the past 3yrs and normally style when im on break but when school is in session twisting is my semester look.

  • Leo the Yardie Chick says:

    Cornrows. 😀

  • JazBNatural says:

    There are also a lot of natural women at my school, so its fun to watch and stare at their beautiful hair as well.

  • JazBNatural says:

    I'm a college natural and I ONLY take my hair down and wash it during the weekend. I don't have time to do it during the week. I wear braids, twists and occasional twist outs to school.

  • LaNeshe says:

    I'm not going back to school but I definitely agree with rocking two strand twists during the week for an awesome twist out on the weekend.

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