African ladies are gifted with thick and curly hair. That’s the reason why their hair tends to get damage more than any hair types. Consequently, it’s hard for them to grow their hair naturally. No matter long or short the hair is, there are many beautiful African hairstyles that they can try. Let’s take a look at some of their trendy hairstyles for them
Simple Small Cornrows
Simple in its look but sophisticated in its hairdo. As you all can see, the cornrows is really small and even which requires high technique from hairstylists. Most of African women’s hair is curly or coily which gets tangle and fragile usually. Hence, to avoid this mess, they love braiding their hair into cornrows. Additionally, small cornrows are quite versatile as you can style it whatever you like such as a ponytail, an updo, etc.
Generally, to achieve this beautiful tress, they need to use bulk hair extensions to add length and volume for prettier appearance. The simple small cornrows give the style a bit of an edge. Also, it takes time and charges a lot if you cannot find any relatives to do it at home. Especially, you need to be careful when taking care of the braids or your hair is ruined. However, it can last for a while, it means you don’t need to make hairdo everyday.
Braided Bun with Cornrows
This one is a transformation of cornrows but it works well and has its own features for a perfect look. The large bun at the top of the head gives the style a classic look, while the cornrows are something cool and naughty. Therefore, it can be said that a braided bun with cornrows pairs two different shades together. Once tiny braids are created, everything becomes simple. You just need to pull all the braids into a tight bun then secure the bun with some bobby pins.
Is sport your cup of tea? If yes, it is high time for you to try sporty boxer braids in your life.
In simple words, this cool hairstyle comprises two Dutch braids (you should not mistake it with French braids). It absolutely impresses you with edge and fierce look instead of feminine image as people think about women. To show the attraction of these braids, you should mix and match it with summer or gym outfits for the best effects. Not only African women but do many well-known celebrities like Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Karlie Kloss and Hailey Bieber also favor this hairdo.
To get boxer braids, you first need to part your natural hair down the center into two even parts. Dutch-braid from the front towards the nape of your neck and continue doing a regular braid with three strands. Once you finish this braid, repeat the process on the other side.
A shaved hairstyle is the best choice for working ladies who are too busy to take care of their hair. The super short hair helps to minimize the amount of time spent on hair routine and you can also spend less money on hair products. It can be said that shaving off your hair is a great way to express your individuality. Also, a shaved head gives ladies with thin hair an opportunity to be themselves without having to wear wigs or apply clip-in hair extensions, tape hair extensions, fusion hair extensions, to name but a few.
One of the spotlight of this African hairstyles is its strong appearance. As a result, a lot of famous people decided to shave their heads no matter where they are, no matter what their hair skin is such as Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira, the U.K. pop singer Jessie J, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, actress Natalie Portman, model Amber Rose and more. The buzz cut was really helpful in emphasizing their facial features.
Mohawk is a very rebellious hairstyle with shaved sides and back and a stripe of hair running from the center of your forehead to the center of your nape. It gains not only African men’s but also African women’s favor as the hairstyle can make them be in the spotlight. However, in the stream of hairstyles development, Mohawk has changed a lot. It now is understood as a hairstyle when the hair is centralized in the middle of people’s head. Let’s look at the photo above, hairstylist takes advantage of the most favorite African hairstyles – braiding – to create a Mohawk look incredibly. From the appearance, we know how hard and creative it is.
5 African hairstyles above shows the nature of women in this Land totally. It’s edgy, strong and bold. Hence, these hairdos are not for everyone. If you are brave enough, let’s try some of them. Luxshinehair are pretty sure that you will get a big shock because of an impressive look which is completely different from who you was. If you want to see more hairstyles for African women, click here.