You Won't Believe These Curly Hair Transformations

Think of all the nights you channel surfed only to land on a What Not To Wear rerun yet again, or all of the times you begged your babysitter to break out your beat up Cinderella VHS as a kid. And don't forget those crazy, jaw-dropping celeb evolution stories you always click through. (We're guilty, too.) Point is, it's hard to deny the power of a strong before-and-after transformation.

Perhaps that's why Redditors flipped over a hair miracle posted earlier this week. User Capslockramen posted a side-by-side of her dry, bleached-to-near-death look in high school. "I got a relaxed curl perm, bleached it blonde, and straightened my hair 5-6 days a week, without using quality heat protectant," she wrote. Four years later, thanks to regular air-drying and quality hair products, she has a much healthier head of hair.

Intrigued? It turns out that fellow curly guys and girls have been sharing their secrets, too, thanks to the #hydratedcurls hashtag on Instagram. Scroll ahead and be amazed.

Photo: Via @glennlovescurls.
To hydrate his client's hair, stylist Glenn Charles used a combination of Innersense Beauty Quiet Calm Curl Control and Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator.
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A DevaCut helped define these curls and boost the color, too.
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Stylist Ebony Bomani suggests using a detox shampoo, "so your hydrating products can penetrate the shaft more effectively," she captioned. "The results will be plump, juicy, elastic curls and coils." For this transformation, she used Aveda's Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme and Confixor Liquid Gel.
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Another DevaCut, along with the brand's No Poo, made all the difference here.
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Balayage, the ultimate color booster, brightened this blond right up.
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Look at all the definition the right cut and products can make!
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Big chops aren't so scary when gorgeous, textured curls are the end result.
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Shea Moisture's holy grail Curling Smoothie, the brand's Jamaican Castor Oil Leave-in, and some coconut oil mended this dry pineapple.
Photo: Via @sashaleighhair.
Often times, when you think of coloring virgin hair, you imagine a big bleach disaster...but this one turned out gorg.
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