Every naturalista can relate to the feeling of gratification after spending an afternoon moisturizing and co-washing your hair and watching it transform from a mess of unruly kinks and curls into a gorgeous afro or a flat-twisted puff. Thanks to the natural hair movement, there are plenty of beautiful hairstyles on Pinterest and Youtube and we’ve selected six easy-to-recreate hairstyles that will have you looking fantastic all spring.
1. Two Braids
Not only is it a great style for the summer, but it’s also a perfect protective style to keep the ends of your hair covered and protected! To create the two-braid hairstyle, simply part a front section of your hair, then take a small portion of hair from this section and divide it into 3 strands. Then, begin braiding the hair, gradually adding more hair to the strand in the middle.
2. Space Buns
Space buns are a trendy hairstyle from the 90s that have made a big comeback on social media in recent years. This protective hairstyle is extremely easy to execute, whether your hair is short, long, or in-between.
3. The Classic Ponytail
If your natural hair is not quite long enough to fit into a ponytail, consider adding some clip-ins or extensions to give your hair extra volume and length. You can never go wrong with a simple ponytail, since they can be done so quickly and they always look chic and effortless.
A. High Ponytail on Natural Hair
B. Low Ponytail on Natural Hair
4. Bantu Knots
Bantu Knots have been a staple of black hair for a long time, and thankfully, it’s pretty much impossible to run out of new, interesting ways to style them. They’re perfect for beach parties or even a night out, and if you’re looking to add an extra pop, simply add in some gold cuffs. In order to recreate this gorgeous hairstyle, simply twist different sections of the hair and wrap it around into a Bantu Knot.
5. Top-Knot Bun
Top-knot buns are perfect for every occasion, including work, school, weddings, beach days, or even a night out with your girls. Simply comb or brush your hair towards the center of your hair, secure the ponytail with a hair tie and twist your ponytail into a circular bun.
6. Afro Puff
Grab some hairclips and a comb to recreate this gorgeous hair-do!
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