Natural hairstyles for black women aren’t always easy. If you’re a natural sista, this is something you know first hand.
Sure, every woman wants her hair to look its best, but nobody has time to spend hours in front of the mirror parting, picking, and laying baby hairs. Shoot, I know I don’t!
On top of that, everyone isn’t gifted with the ability to do hair. Personally, doing hair has never been my thing. I can’t do much, and I don’t have the money to sit in anyone’s salon on a regular basis. Or the time to watch every hair tutorial under the sun. But I still want to look cute!
Well, if you’re anything like me, these hairstyles are for you!
Read on to see five quick and easy natural hairstyles for black women.
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Perfect for one of those days when you wake up and don’t feel like being bothered, the frohawk has become pretty popular in the natural hair world.
This style is hip and trendy but can also be worn to work and other professional functions. To achieve this style, all you have to do is slick up the sides of your hair, pin them up (you may want to use small combs) , and pick out the top.
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Who doesn’t love a good afro puff? When it comes to natural hairstyles for black women, this is one that almost everyone has tried – especially because it can work with hair of almost any length.
To get the high puff, all you need to do is brush your hair toward the top of your head, and use a headband to keep it in place. Be careful not to pull the band too tight so that you don’t stress your hairline and/or cause breakage.
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Ok, so how many times have you stumbled across a YouTube video of someone doing a twist out and thought, ‘damn, mine never looks that good.’ More than you can count? Yeah me too.
Twist outs can be very cute, but they can also be kind of hit and miss. Fortunately, they’re pretty simple. So practicing often won’t be a problem.
To do a twist out, all you have to do is divide your hair into sections, put some twists in your hair (lots of people like two strand twists), and let them sit, usually overnight.
After that, you just have to untwist your hair. You may want to pick it with your fingers until you get it looking just right.
However, the main thing with getting a good twist out is finding which products work well on your hair.
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Okay, so this one is somewhere between a hair style and a fashion statement-but it’s quick so we’re just going to let it rock.
And before you start rolling your eyes, no I’m not suggesting that you walk out the house with a scarf on your head.
Instead, what I’m saying is that incorporating headwraps/turbans can be a great choice.
The possibilities are endless, and this style is perfect for those days when you don’t feel like doing a damn thing. Just get up, pick out a wrap that matches your outfit, tuck your hair underneath, and go.
If you’re still in the mood to show off your curls, you might want to create a bang by taking some hair out of the front.
Get you some nice little accessories (especially a cute pair of earrings) and strut your stuff!
Wash And Go
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Of course we had to save the easiest for last. It really doesn’t get much easier than a wash and go. As the style suggests, all you have to do is literally wash your hair, and go.
But like twist outs, wash and go’s don’t always turn out the way people expect. Of course, the type of hair you have will determine how this style will look.
Again, it’s important to understand your hair texture and curl pattern, and pick products that your hair responds well too.
Now that you’ve seen these five quick and easy hairstyles…