Bye, Frizz: Cute Winter Hats for Curly Hair


I absolutely love my curly hair, and most people who meet me compliment my curly hair game. I’ve perfected my curly hair routine — the products I use give me results with long-lasting, beautiful, frizz-free curls. Not only is my hair super-curly, but it’s also extremely thick, and this combo just doesn’t mesh winter hats. In the past, I’ve had trouble finding a hat that a) fits my head and hair volume, and b) doesn’t create the World’s Worst Frizz.

All of this changed for me when I discovered the messy bun beanie! It was a total game-changer, and it fit so perfectly. While I love these amazing beanie creations, I also like to switch it up from time to time. Any hat that is chenille, or lined with satin or faux fur is great for alleviating the frizz problem. But beware if you have super-thick hair like I do — you may want to opt for a lined headscarf or earmuffs instead.

Cute Winter Hats For Curly Hair

After scouring the internet, I’ve found the best winter headwear options for those of you curly gals like me. Out of all the choices, my favorite is the one I’m wearing above (I got the lilac color) AND…it’s on super-sale right now.

We've found the best winter hats & headwear options for curly hair: messy bun beanies, earmuffs, headbands + chenille & faux fur. Down w/ the frizz!

1. The Hats With Ponytail Holes: Messy Bun Beanies

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These beanies are the perfect option for all curly-haired gals, and especially those who also happen to have ultra-thick hair. They work so well for winter, and because your hair is up in a pineapple bun, when you take the hat off there’s no frizz around your halo! This beanie was a total win for me, and I absolutely love mine!

2. No-Frizz, Low Frizz: Chenille & Faux Fur Hats

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If you’re looking for a more traditional style hat, then look no further! These options are all made of material that won’t cause super frizz. Basically the softer the feel of the hat, the less room for the dreaded frizz that comes with this style. Chenille and faux fur work so well for curly hair, and if your hair is more on the wavy side, you can get away with the fleece-lined options.

3. No Hat: Earmuffs

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Of all the different options for curly hair winter wear, this is the only one that I don’t personally own. I haven’t had earmuffs since childhood, but I think I may have to change that ASAP! I personally love the UGG earmuffs that come with built-in headphones. How great would that be for walking the pups or strolling around with your kiddos in the cold!?

4. Keepin’ It Styled: Winter Headbands

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For the longest time, I only wore winter headbands to keep warm during the cold months, but since finding so many new options on the market, I like to mix it up. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my winter headbands, and I typically wear mine underneath my hair which allows for your styled hair to stay exactly as it is. If you’re into this look, there are plenty of great options below…

Shop Cute Winter Hats, Headbands & Earmuffs For Curly Hair

— Kat


  1. This is a post I didn’t even know I needed, but I love it so much! My hair is more wavy than curly but it is prone to frizz and always fighting to return to its preferred disheveled state.

    Sadly that chenille beanie from Nordstrom is sold out 🙁

  2. But can we talk about which products you use for your gorgeous curly hair? Mine is curly but as we know, no day is the same, even with the same product!

  3. YES! I LOVE THIS POST! I’ve just started transitioning to my natural curls and I am stuck on finding a good hat! (Siberian Husky that needs/loves long zero-degree walks plus girl with curls equals a specific solution.) Thank you so much for this perfect post! Please share your favorite curly products! Your hair is glorious!

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