We all know transitioning from chemically-treated hair to natural tresses can be a pain in the rear end at times.
Doing the “big chop” is said to be a lot more easy to manage but for those who are not willing to go that route, here are ten hairstyles that will make your natural hair journey less of a burden.
Jumbo Box Braids
Box Braids or ‘Poetic Justice Braids” is a great protective style that lasts long and is very versatile.
The Afro Puff
You think your natural hair isn’t long enough? No worries. Head over to your local beauty supply store and buy a synthetic afro puff. Make a neat ponytail then attach the puff. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just install it by using the combs attached for a secure hold. Another plus is its very inexpensive!
Senegalese Twists/Havana Twists
Senegalese Twists and Havana Twists are awesome protective styles. You can use yarn, Marley Hair, or Kenekalon Hair for stylish natural-looking twists.
Also, Havana Twists, which are jumbo box twists are just as perfect. Aren’t they beautiful?!
Having a bad hair day, don’t feel up to brush you hair, or you simply just don’t want to wear your hair out? Use a scarf or head wrap and get chic with it! There are so many ways to rock this afrocentric look.
Has anyone ever wore this look as a child? Well, you can slay with Bantu Knots now! Plus, you can be creative–it doesn’t always have to be so simple.
Get your hands on some Marley hair and create the perfect bun! There are so many tutorials on Youtube and a variety of buns to style! Go check them out!
Crochet braids are the holy grail protective styles! There are endless styles to create using the crochet braid method. You can create all natural looks such as the senegalese/havana twists, box braids, afros, faux locs, and more!
Faux locs are definitely a protective style that lets you get in touch with your Rasta side. Getting faux locs done is such a long process but it’s so worth it! Use colors and accessories to jazz them up if you’d really like to go all out.
There are so many wigs to choose from; from kinky to straight natural hair. Wigs are great for protecting your hair and keeps you looking your best on “bad” hair days.
Straws sets can be done on short or long hair, giving you glorious spiral curls you can keep neat or untangle and tease for a cute and curly afro look.