Here's How Vanessa Hudgens Tames Her Naturally Curly Hair

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Vanessa Hudgens has evolved a lot since her Disney days. She first stole our hearts as the sweet Gabriella Montez in Disney's "High School Musical" with her impressive acting chops and powerful vocals. Over the years, she's gone from wearing cute outfits on the red carpet to full-on Hollywood glamour. One of her most iconic looks is the custom Vera Wang gown she wore at Vanity Fair's 2020 Oscars after-party (via Elle). Hudgens is often considered a fashion icon for her refined boho chic style, as well.

The "Queen of Coachella" is always amazing us with her laid-back boho-inspired looks (per Celebrity Style Guide). She is frequently seen at the popular music festival dancing the night away in silk maxi dresses, or something with a paisley or floral pattern. Hudgens' naturally curly hair seems to compliment her free-spirited vibe, as she loves wearing flowers in her hair and usually keeps her hair down and free. 

"I feel like so much of my life I had been fighting my curly hair," Hudgens told People. "I am at a place where I am like, 'God gave me this hair. I should embrace it.'" The actress has a pretty low-maintenance hair routine that you can easily follow at home to recreate her signature look. Her hair currently looks even healthier and bouncier than ever (via Instagram), so we definitely want to embrace her tips and tricks.

Vanessa Hudgens follows a quick four-step hair routine

As Vanessa Hudgens shared with People, using the best shampoo for curly hair is half the battle. "I wash and condition it every morning with Unite Moisturizing Shampoo and a Kérastase Conditioner for curly hair. If I don't, [my hair] turns into a massive frizz ball." The "Spring Breakers" actress chopped off her long locks in 2016, but has been seen embracing her natural curls in various social media posts (via Instagram).

To finish off her au naturel look, Hudgens sprays Unite's 7SECONDS Detangler on her tresses, which is her "favorite product ever," and runs a little bit of argan oil through her hair to control frizz and add shine. Et voilà! She's ready to take on the world with her mermaid hair. Take notes all of you curly-haired beauties! This new sweetheart of Netflix has to put her hair through a lot, so we trust her perfected process. 

"Because of work, I'm under so much heat, teasing, styling, so I like to keep it simple," Hudgens said (via Allure). "The Princess Switch" alum also stated that her go-to product is Joico's K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock, an instant shine and repair treatment. "That's what I use. I need my hair back in health mode, to undo all of the damage that's been done." Cosmopolitan has a tiny obsession with Hudgens' natural lockdown curls that have so much volume and shine with air-dried vibes. We're also obsessed with those curls, so we're glad we can finally recreate them at home!