In today’s society, more and more African American women are wearing their natural hair. When I say natural hair I mean, African American women who have hair that they do not alter by putting chemicals in it. This means they do not perm or put any type of heat to their hair. Some of them even refuse to dye or color their hair; however some people who are natural do color their hair because certain dyes do not effect the texture of the hair significantly. It is also said that it is better for a person to dye their hair when they are natural, rather than dye it when your hair is pressed or permed. Natural hair means that you are leaving your hair in the state that it was when you were born with it.
I am an African American woman who has natural hair, but I personally do not wear my natural hair visibly. I am more of the type to wear my natural hair under weaves and extensions. I choose to do this because I personally don’t know how to tame or style natural hair, I don’t always have the time to wake up in the morning and manage it, and because wearing weaves and extensions help your natural hair grow and is way easier to manage.
Don’t get me wrong, even though I do not wear my natural hair visibly I do believe that Black Hair is absolutely beautiful in its own unique way. I have considered wearing my natural hair visibly multiply times, but I never know how to get the cute curly styles that I see other African American women rocking flawlessly.
If you are like me and don’t know how to get that cute curly natural hairstyle, well the wait is OVER. I came across four different ways to have four different types of curls for natural hair.
This is one type of curls you can do for natural hair. The products that you will need for this look are: Eco Styling Gel, Curl Detangler, The Big Fat Curling Rods, and a Water Spray Bottle. First, you have to wash your hair and use the curl detangler while you wash. Next, you have to comb your hair from the center outwards all around your head. Then, take a piece of your hair and add the Eco styling gel to it and rod it. Repeat this step until your entire head is in a curling rod. Leave the curling rods in your hair for a few hours or over night. Finally, take the rods out and separate the curls and play around with it until you are satisfied with your look and spray your hair with water to keep that curly defined look.
This is the second type of curling style for natural hair. This person has natural hair that contains a red dye. For this look you will need an All Natural Pudding Souffle, a Water Spray Bottle, and a few small curling rods. First, you have to wash your hair. Then, part the middle of your hair. Half of your hair will be brushed forward and the other half backwards. Next, two strand twist the back of your hair and do flat twist in the front of your head going outwards and add curling rods to the ends of the flat twist. Leave the twist in for a few hours or over night. Finally, undo twist and take out rods. Play around in your hair until you achieve the full look you were expecting and spray with water.
This is the third type of curl style for natural hair. The products needed for this look is a Spray Bottle. First, wash your hair. Then, leave your hair wet and put into four braids. Next, leave your braids in for a few hours or over night. Finally, take the braids down and play around in your hair while separating the curls. Apply water using a spray bottle.
This is the fourth and final curl style that I discovered! The products needed for this style is a spray bottle, comb, and curl detangler. First, wash your hair and part into sections. Next, grab a section and bantu knot it, meaning twist your hair around itself until it forms a knot. Do this until your entire head is bantu knotted. Finally, leave the bantu knots in for a couple hours or over night. Undo the bantu knots and play around in your hair until you receive that perfect look. Spray with water after you have found the style you like.