Embracing the Curly Fluffy Hair Trend: A Nod to the 70s and 80s

Embracing the Curly Fluffy Hair Trend: A Nod to the 70s and 80s

Hero: @csapodorka

In the world of beauty and fashion where moods and subcultures fuse and evolve, trends from the past often find their way back into the limelight.

One such trend making a comeback is curly fluffy hair, reminiscent of the iconic disco subculture from the 70s and 80s.

This dreamy, airy texture has captured the hearts of many, and its resurgence can be attributed to a desire for nostalgic aesthetics combined with a modern twist.

In this article, we’ll delve into the popularity of curly fluffy hair, suggest the best haircuts for achieving this look, and provide a routine for maintaining and enhancing curly or permed hair. Get ready to embrace the whimsical allure of curly fluffy hair.

Best Haircuts and Care Routine To Fluff Up Your Curls

Curly fluffy hair is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as it evokes the free-spirited vibes of the 70s and 80s. These decades were known for the voluminous and textured hairstyles, which brought about a sense of cheeky playfulness.

Today, fluffy hair is once again a big statement. In the 70s big hairstyles were a way to express your sympathies with the counterculture moods.

After all, the Grace Kelly polished beauty was still the standard for how women should look back then.

Embracing the Curly Fluffy Hair Trend: A Nod to the 70s and 80s
Embracing the Curly Fluffy Hair Trend: A Nod to the 70s and 80s

We would like to think that these days the situation is completely different. But once again, these days people are drawn to the fluffy big hair aesthetic as a way to express themselves and break away from conventional beauty standards. After the 90s and 2000s with the sleek, straight hair trend, we are again in a situation where a bit of frizz is inherently rebellious.

Last but not least, the embrace of natural texture and the celebration of diverse hair types have contributed to the renewed interest in curly fluffy hair.

To achieve a good curly fluffy hair look, certain haircuts work particularly well. Here are some suggestions:

Blunt Layered Haircut: This is the best cut for the glam look. Opt for layers tailored to your face shape and hair type. Layers help create movement, add volume, and enhance the overall texture of curly hair.

The fluffy waves are getting popular as a wedding hairstyle. These are from @idohairbykmay

This cut allows your hair to bounce and flow freely, resulting in an even fluffier, voluminous appearance.

Perfect loose waves from @nicolette.rachel

…Or in a grungier and fluffier version

With wispy layers, like in the butterfly cut, you will not have ledges nor that “triangle” in the lower part of your hair.

Wispy but tamed fluffy waves from @csapodorka

On the flip side, your hair will curl more. If you like the voluminous but very orderly glam waves of old Hollywood, don’t go for wispy layers - your hair style wouldn’t hold so well.

Fluffy waves on a wispy cut by @_luna.witch_

Shag Haircut: The shag haircut is a classic choice for curly fluffy hair. It features layers, choppy ends, and feathered bangs that create a tousled and effortless look. This versatile cut works well with different curl patterns and adds an extra dose of retro charm.

Fluffed out mullet from @madsfive

Pixie or Bob: For those who prefer shorter styles, a curly pixie cut can be a bold and stylish choice. This haircut showcases the natural volume and texture of your curls while providing a playful and chic vibe.

Fluffy bob by @adam.gizmo41

The Essential Routine for Curly or Permed Hair

The Curly Girl Method is a household name, but let’s recap the essentials. To maintain and enhance your curly or permed hair, follow these essential steps:

  • Step 1:

    Cleanse and Condition: Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for curly hair. Focus on hydrating and moisturizing the hair to keep it healthy and manageable.

  • Step 2: Detangling:

    If your hair is anything more than slightly wavy, use a brush-out cream. That is a leave in product designed specifically for curly hair. It wraps around the strands of your hair and will minimize breaking or pulling your hair.

    Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently detangle your hair when wet, starting from the ends and working your way up. This also minimizes breakage and helps preserve the health of your hair.

  • Step 3: Styling Products:

    Apply a curl-enhancing product, such as a leave-in conditioner or curl cream, to damp hair to define and moisturize your curls. Scrunch your hair upwards to encourage curl formation and let it air dry or use a diffuser on a low heat setting.

  • Step 4: Refreshing Between Washes:

    To revive and maintain your curls throughout the week, use a curl refresher spray or apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner mixed with water. Scrunch your hair gently to reactivate the curls and restore their shape.

  • Step 5: Protect at Night:

    Before bedtime, loosely tie your hair up in a silk or satin scarf or use a satin bonnet to prevent friction and preserve your curls’ shape and definition.

The revival of curly fluffy hair pays homage to the whimsical aesthetics of the 70s and 80s, while adding a modern twist. By embracing natural texture and celebrating diverse hair types, this trend allows individuals to express their unique style and break free from conventional beauty standards. With the right haircut and a well-curated haircare routine, you can achieve the dreamy, airy texture of curly fluffy hair and embark on a journey of self-expression and confidence.