Glitter and kinky-curly hair are two things that just don't seem to go hand-in-hand. A little sparkle never hurt anyone, but curly hair is already a beast to manage without having to remove hundreds of glitzy specs. Still, all of the adorable ways to wear glitter in natural hair make it hard to resist giving coils a sparkly makeover.
There's never a bad time to get creative with your 'do, so you don't have to wait for holiday or festival season to give glitter root trends and other hair sparkle a try. Although commonly spotted on unicorn and mermaid inspired locks, shimmering gels are fit for naturalistas, too. There's no denying that things will get a little messy, but beautiful, glimmering coils make up for the glitter bomb waiting to explode in your bathroom. Just be prepared to find leftover specs long after you've washed your strands— glitter is the gift that just keeps on giving.
Trying the trend with the best hair glitter is always an option, but DIYing moonshine glitter gel is a two-step, budget-friendly process. Break out your best stronghold pomade, get ahold of some chunky sparkle, and try these seven totally grown up ways to wear shimmer in natural hair.