Hairspiration! 15 Natural Hairdos To Try

June 5, 2013  |  
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Ever find yourself staring in the mirror with a huge mass of curls framing your face, wondering what to do with it? If you’ve done the Big Chop, Transitioned, or are somewhere in between, surely you know what I’m talking about. With a super surge of us black women embracing their natural coils and kinks, we scour Youtube tutorials and Facebook pics of everyday sisters rocking fly styles. It pumps us with pride and gives us the courage to take on the world with our own unique hairdos! Each natural curlfriend is blessed with their own beautiful hair pattern. Let’s face it though – it can be time consuming and downright tiring to manage, especially given the length and density of your mane. Here are some pretty, natural hairdos that you may want to experiment with –some that can transition into three different styles in one. Nappy styling!

Twist Out

Wash and deep condition your hair. Part hair into sections. Take two strands and twist one strand around the other from scalp to ends. Let air dry or spend some time under the hair dryer, and then undo the strands. Prepare to be amazed at the lush world of curls this style will produce.

Bantu Knots

After two-strand twisting your hair, wind each twisted lock of hair around itself, forming a small knot. Secure with a hairpin or two. Wear this style for a while, then undo and sport curly twists. Next, you can undo that style for a curly twist out. You can’t go wrong with this three-style in one look.

Corn Rows

Channel your inner Cleo from the movie Set It Off with this style.  Weave hair close to the scalp to achieve this whirlwind, braided look.

Flat Twists

Parting hair from hairline to the nape of your neck or in the middle, section hair off using two strands and twist hair close to scalp down to the ends.

Fro’ Magnum

Pick your hair out with a hair pick, lift or big, wide toothed comb, and shape it into a glorious round afro. Angela Davis would be so proud!

Fro’ Hawk

After a wash and condition, use a tangle teaser to brush your hair up on one side and secure with bobby pins and/or hair pins. Repeat on the other side. Or you can braid up into a mohawk and rollerset the ends.

Spiral Curls

Stretch the hair by blow drying, and use the flat iron to create these loose, yet springy curls.

Afro Puff Ponytail

Pull your hair up in a huge afro puffy puff, securing it with a hair tie. Don a colorful headband, paired with a unique pair of earrings and voila!

Wash and Go

Say what? That’s right! Wash your hair, spray on your favorite leave-in conditioner. Use a diffuser or air dry.

Coifed French Braid

French braid your tresses starting at the nape of your neck and move to the crown of your head. Roll the hair at the top with rods to complete the look. You can also part hair, and French braid hair along the hairline for an ultra sophisticated look.

Hair Bun

Pull your tresses up to the top of your hair, and secure with a hair tie. Using an old, rolled up sock, pull ponytail through the hole and cover sock with hair, for that perfect, round hair bun.

Braid Out

Use your favorite moisturizing product like extra virgin coconut oil, braid and cover. Undo the next morning for soft, waves to tight curls depending on the size of the braid.

Flexi Rods

For lush curls, strategically wrap strands around the flexi rods. Air dry overnight (please not it’s uncomfy to try and catch some zzzz’s with these things going every which way on your scalp) or sit under the dryer for a couple hours.

Straight Tresses

Yes, you can achieve that straight look with a natural. Wash and condition your hair. Next, blow dry your hair, making sure to get it dry. Finally, use a flat iron with 100% ceramic plates to achieve a straight style.   Grecian Updo Flat twist hair along the sides near hairline, leaving crown of your hair loose.

Sleek Chignon

Use your favorite hair oil and brush your hair back into a chignon. Adorn the bun with a flower for extra, funky hair flair.

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