7 Hairstyles for Natural Black Hair: Having an artillery of protective styles in your back pocket to battle cold, snow, chlorine and whatever else your hair puts up with is essential for the health and well being of your hair. Too much styling, combing and brushing can lead to serious damage, but protective styling can give you a cute hairdo without all the fuss. Whether you are walking through a snowstorm or rushing from a workout at the gym, these 7 hairstyles for natural black hair will keep your hair healthy and you looking cute.
Style 1 is one of my favorites and takes only a few minutes to accomplish. Simply part your hair into a deep side part and section off two pieces on both sides of your hair. Roll each section back into the rest of your hair and tuck them into a low bun. This is a great style if your hair is looking a little rough and needs to be hidden with a bun. However, this look has a more flirty and fun side to it and can be done on wet, dry and straightened hair.
Style 2 sets a precedent for the next few styles and is flexible in creating many different hairstyles for natural black hair. First, section off a piece of your hair in the front and then separate that section into two more sections. Twist the front section all the way to the end and gently pull apart the twist to give it more volume. Take the second section and create two twists, twisting them around the larger front twist to create a pompadour style. Lastly, gather your loose hair in the back to form a ponytail.
Style 3, simply follow the steps in creating a pompadour and then gather your hair into a high ponytail, folding the hair over to create a princess bun.
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Style 4: Like styles 2 and 3, Style 4 also incorporates the very flexible front pompadour style so refer back to the first few steps of making the twisted pompadour in Style 2. Then gather a section for both sides of your hair and twist them, pinning them back criss crossed to make a full bandeau. This is another one of my favorite hairstyles for natural black hair because you can use it on any old wash and go to get a few extra days out of your look. Additionally, I just think it’s really cute and a great way to spice up a curly wash and go that you may wear every day.
Style 5 and 6 look complex, but are still super simple. These two styles are well suited for a working environment or a classy event. To achieve Style 5, part your hair down the center and make two large twists on either side of your head. Next, make three smaller twists on each side of your hair. Gather the remaining hair into a low bun and criss cross each twists over the other side, securing with a bobby pin.
Style 6: For Style 6, divide your hair into two equally sized ponytails, one on top of your head and the other one on the bottom. Create 3 twists out of each ponytail for a combined 6 in total. Fluff each twist and then cross them to the other side.
Style 7 is another one of my favorite hairstyles for natural black hair and is the easiest to do out of these 7 styles. Additionally, this look has become very fashionable and can be done on your natural hair in seconds. To create a half topknot, simply separate half of your hair and pin it into a high bun, allowing the rest of your curls toflowfree in the back.
Enjoy your 7 new styles and happy protective styling!