Hairstyles for Women Over 50 With Naturally Curly Hair

If you have naturally curly hair you may find it challenging to style your hair in a way that is fabulous and mature looking if you are over 50. When you are looking for the right hairstyle, you should consider your facial structure because not all hairstyles suit your face the right way. Your stylist can give you advice on choosing the best hairstyles for your preference. Here are a few good hairstyles for women over 50 with naturally curly hair.

Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Chin Length Curly Hairstyle


This is a good way to look sassy and mature with your curly hair. Part your hair down the middle or on the side and then let your hair hang loose. Another way to wear your hair in a chin length manner is to wear a headband around your hair. You can read different hair magazines to determine which chin length curly hairstyles would look nice on you.

Curly Bob


When you have short and naturally curly hair, you can have the stylist give you a curly bob because this bob creates the illusion of longer hair and the curly bob is also low maintenance so you will not have to spend hours on your hair in the morning. The curly bob can be worn to work or to social outings and it can be worn with bangs.

Curly Shag


If you have medium length hair, you can style your hair in a shag since it is easy to manage and you can wear it with different types of hair color. The shag consists of short choppy layers near the sides and longer hair in the back and with bangs at times. If you love the bohemian look and you are over 50 with curly hair, this shag is a good option.

Chignon Bun


To style a chignon bun, you would pull your hair into a ponytail then once you complete this step you will take a few strands of hair and leave them near the front of your hair before styling the bun. You would then twist hair all around the rubber band and secure the bun with a few long Bobby pins.

Cropped Short Afro


For women of color who have short curly hair, they can sport a cropped short Afro because it is simple and there is low maintenance with this hairstyle. To get this style you should meet with a stylist who specializes in natural African American hairstyles so you can get the Afro and maintain it regularly.



Another idea is to wear your hair in twists and to get the look, you can wash your hair with shampoo and leave-in conditioner and then you would add styling gel to the wet hair before putting your hair in twists. After this, let your hair air dry for a few hours and the twists will take form soon afterwards.

Now that you know about the different curly hairstyles, here are some tips on maintaining curly hair as an older woman. You should wash your hair every few weeks and it is also important to moisturize your scalp with all natural moisturizing creams and essential oils such as coconut oil and jojoba oil. To combat the frizz that many curly haired women deal with, you can put anti-frizz serum on your hair while still wet and again after drying your hair. Cut back on using heating tools since they suck the moisture out your hair. Finally, trim your ends periodically and visit the stylist periodically for maintaining your hair.