6 Reasons Why Your Hair Curls At The End, and How To Fix The Curl!

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Curly hair is beautiful. However, for some, curls at the end of hair can be frustrating if you don’t understand the underlying causes of your curls.

Many ask: why does my hair curl at the end? How can you get rid of curls at the ends of hair strands?

This article will explore some common causes of curling ends and solutions taming your curly locks.


What Does My Hair Curl At The End? 

Curled ends occur due to weak strands, split ends, or damaged strands taking their shape due to internal and external factors.

Here are six reasons why you have curly ends. 

1. Hair type 

There are four hair types: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. These hair types also vary in terms of texture, porosity, and elasticity. It is important to understand your hair type to predict possible behavior. 

Straight hair 

If your naturally straight hair begins to curl up at the ends, the ends may be touching your shoulders. Because they cannot lie flat, they may curl out.

If your naturally straight hair begins to curl up at the ends, the ends may be touching your shoulders. Because they cannot lie flat, they may curl out.

Curls will not form if your hair extends beyond your shoulders or is cut above your shoulders.

Wavy hair  

With wavy hair, it isn’t easy to notice curling at the ends. However, they may be frustrating once you notice them. Using bulky products on your wavy hair can cause curling at the ends.

Curly hair

Curly is more likely to be affected by climatic changes than straight hair. This is because of their high porosity, which makes them retain moisture and air. So yes, you are likely to experience curling at the tips of your hair more with this hair type.

And you may often go beyond curl and into frizz. Frustrating!

Coily hair

Coily hair is highly prone to split ends. When you take time before trimming your coily hair, the ends might get damaged. When this happens, the hair coils curl up at the ends even more. 

2. Hormonal imbalance

If you’ve tried everything and your hair still curls at the ends, you may have a hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalances in the body may influence hair texture, resulting in curls at the ends. It may also cause hair loss. 

Natural hormonal changes can also cause changes in your hair type. It can, for example, make straight hair curly. Stress can also cause hormonal imbalances.

3. Climate

We all know that the weather can have an impact on your hair. On cold, windy days, you’ve probably noticed frizzing in your hair. When it is colder, your hair curls more than when it is warm! Humidity, altitude, pollution, and weather can all impact your hair. 

For example, if you live in seasonal states such as Massachusetts, your hair is likely to behave abnormally. Similarly, polluted areas such as New York can have an impact on your hair.

Your hair will lose moisture in dryer climates, resulting in split ends. Split ends are a major cause of hair curling or flicking outwards.

In humid climates, hydrogen molecules in your hair bond with protein and water molecules, causing curling.

4. Styling and coloring

Heat treatment methods like flat irons and blow dryers can make your hair dry and flat, making it difficult to stay in position.

Bleaching and coloring are chemical processes that alter your hair types, leading to breakage and frizz, damage, and (if done incorrectly) hair loss

Having colored hair for a long period and suddenly stopping can cause split ends. If you frequently bleach or color your hair or rely too heavily on heat styling tools, you are more likely to damage your strands, resulting in curls. 

5. Hair products 

Extremely thick hair products may cause your strands to flatten, resulting in curling at the ends. To avoid curling at the ends, use the right products for your hair type. While curly and coily hair may require more moisture-retaining products, wavy hair requires fewer. 

Curling at the bottom of your hair can also be caused by uneven product distribution. When the bottom strands of hair have more product than the rest of the hair, they curl up.

6. Pregnancy and menopause

Curling at the ends of your hair can be caused by pregnancy and menopause. The majority of women have experienced postpartum hair loss, which affects hair strands. The excellent thing is that the changes are temporary, and your hair will return to normal after the baby is born. 

Menopause is a completely different experience. Most women experience slower hair growth, hair weakening, and thinning, which can alter the hair ends too.

How Do You Prevent Your Hair from Curling at the End?

The right way to stop your hair from curling at the ends varies depending on the cause of the curling. The following are some ways to stop hair curls from forming at the end of your hair.

1. Trim your hair regularly

Trimming your hair on a regular basis is the simplest way to eliminate end curls. Trimming removes split ends and white tips while also ensuring that hair strands do not reach the shoulder, preventing curling at the ends.  

2. Get the right hair products

As previously stated, using the wrong products for your hair care routine can result in problems such as curled ends. Find hair products that are appropriate for your hair type. Use deep conditioners, moisturizers, hair masks, and serums regularly to keep your hair healthy.

3. Be aware of your climate

It is critical to moisturize your hair if you live in a dry climate. To prevent frizz in humid climates, use anti-humidity cream or sprays on your hair. These precautions will keep the ends from curling.

4. Calm The Humidity

It is essential to moisturize your hair if you live in a dry climate. To prevent frizz in humid climates, use anti-humidity cream  or spray on your hair.

These tips will keep the ends from curling.

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5. Braiding

Braids in your hair protect it from unnecessary damage. When in a ponytail or braid, only a few curls form at the end of your hair. 

6. Avoid excessive heat

If you must use heat styling, use low temperatures or heat protectants at all times to keep your strands healthy and hydrated.


There are many reasons why your hair might be curling at the ends! These reasons include hair type, climate, hormonal imbalance, hair products, styling and coloring, and pregnancy, and menopause. 

Trimming your hair regularly, using the right hair products, and avoiding excessive heat can help you limit curls at the end of your hair.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).