One of the simplest and best haircuts for curly hair -- especially naturally -- is the short, curly bob. This is a sleek, natural cut that, if your curls are natural, requires very little maintenance. Letting your hair air dry rather than using a blow dryer when you have curly hair is typically best. Unless it is particularly humid outdoors, you don't have to worry about your hair becoming frizzy when you let it dry naturally. In addition, when you have a very short cut with curly hair, you really don't even have to apply any hair care products to it. Your hair will stay in place and still look full of life!
There are also great medium length haircuts that work well with curly hair. You can have your hair cut in layers, which helps to control the volume of your hair, as naturally curly hair tends to be thicker. It also gives you a more defined hairstyle, and you can use styling products such as gel, mousse and hairspray to keep your style fresh all throughout the day. Getting a curly haircut that is done in layers also helps to keep your hair from looking too big, particularly during especially humid days with rain and high heat, such as during the summer in the Northeast.
Single length haircuts also work great with curly hair. You will find that hair care products will help even more in controlling your hair's volume. You can always dress up your medium length curly hairstyle with ties and clips, which makes for a very cute look. A simple ponytail can really work when you have this type of curly haircut. You will find it to not only be attractive but practical and comfortable during the summer and whenever it is particularly rainy and humid outdoors.
If you have particularly long hair, you can probably get a few inches cut away without fear of having too short a length. Long hair looks especially beautiful with curls, and you can do so much with your hair at such a length. Like with medium length curly hair, you will find that hair care products such as gel, mousse and hairspray are your friends. You may also want to try John Frieda products such as Frizz Ease on your long, curly haircut.
One thing that should be taken to heart is that you should never ever attempt to give yourself a haircut at home. The one exception might be if you are a licensed hairstylist. However, even if you are one, it is still difficult to cut your own hair, especially in the back and when you are layering it. Keep the cutting to the stylists in the salon and you will be happy you did.