Truth be told, I find styling my 4C natural hair difficult; don’t know whether or not to tag my reluctance, length- underrating or downright laziness.
The only style that comes in handy is a ‘high puff’…easy yeah? I know! Reason for being my go-to natural hair updo… haha! Can’t count the number of creative kinky styles I have pulled off in my head, come on girls! I’m a badass naturalista in my world…I’d be ranking alongside ‘Game of Fros’ *I Wish, Lol.
The overall sprouting of afro textured extensions; clip-ins and wigs have made natural hair management way easier. Instant length and volume are the most common use of hair extensions. You can switch from short hair to long in a matter of minutes.
In the snap of a finger, you see an IG naturalista’s tousled hair transform to a sleek back pony-tail thanks to drawstrings and clip-ins.
Basically, apart from using the right hair styling tools; when handling your natural hair, perseverance is key because having yo’ own hands working on yo’ hair is clearly ‘Girl Power!’
I know most of y’all can relate to my struggle… for this reason, beloved SchickBeauties I present a curated list of laid-back hairstyles that can be executed on short/medium natural hair without having to visit the MANE stylist. Next time you are stuck trying to think up new ideas for your natural hair, try one of these simple Schick looks.
- HIGH BUN
Spray and moisturize hair with conditioning products.
Sleek hair up into a high pony using brush and gel; for extremely short hair, work in sections.
Make a small bun at the mid-top of your hair
Install clip-ins around the base of the small bun (add as much volume as you would like)
Wrap or twist hair around the small bun
Secure and hold the wrap in place using bobby pins.
You can go on to lay those baby sprouts down.
2. AFRO PUFF BALL
Separate hair into sections.
Apply styling crème and oil on hair for moisture
Twist the ends of the hair in each section; bend it over into a ball
Secure the afro ball with a bobby pin.
3. CURLY BUN WITH BANGS
Sleek hair up into a high pony using gel
Tie up hair bun with elastic band
Install crotchet around the base of the small bun
Tie crotchet with elastic band and wrap up into a nice circle bun
Install crotchet on fringe base
Trim crotchet into lovely bangs.
Curl Crotchet hair
4. FAUX HAWK
Make sure your hair is dry. Volume is very important when doing this style
Start by sleeking your side edges upward
Secure hair using bobby pins or comb clips.
Bobby pins/ comb clips
5. TRIBAL SPACE BUNS
Spray and moisturize hair
Part hair into two equal sections (for way shorter hair work in smaller sections)
Sleek down each section using a hard brush and a generous amount of gel
Tie hair with elastic band
Do two box braids on each side of your head
Jazz it up a lil bit with some beads
Smooth up edges
Wear the afro puff drawstring on each bun and secure with pins.
Afro puff drawstring