Hairstyles For Afro American Women
Did you know that there are four types of hair? Straight, wavy, curly and kinky. If you have an Afro, then you have type four hair, also known as kinky. Which means you have the curliest hair of all hair types, your hair is also the driest and most brittle naturally and because of this, it’s extremely important that you take great care of it in order to keep it healthy and beautiful. With Afro hair, it’s important for you to create moisture as well as lock it and while products can help with creating moisture, there are numerous hairstyles that will help to lock it.
So, if you’re looking for some beautiful hairstyles to try on your Afro hair, which will not only improve it’s condition but also enhance it’s beauty then you have come to the right place, because I’m going to be sharing with you 10 Afro American hairstyles for you to try right now!
10 beautiful Afro American hairstyles for 2021
1. Box Braids
Box braids is a hairstyle made up of multiple three-stranded braids, which are separated in square-shaped divisions. This hairstyle can last up from six to eight weeks and you’ll even be able to play around with the length, thickness and colour so you’ll never get bored. This hairstyle is great for locking in moisture to keep your beautiful hair healthy, which is why this hairstyle is also known as the ‘protective style’.
Cornrows is a hairstyle made up of three-stranded braids which are done very close to the scalp and can last up from six to eight weeks and even twelve weeks if it’s well taken care of. This hairstyle is commonly done in straight lines, however, you are able to play around with the direction of the braids and how far they go if you want to add on to the hairstyle, for example, space buns.
3. Havana Twists
Havana twists is a very similar hairstyle to box braids, made up of two-stranded twists, which are combined with extensions in order to create the ‘large twists’ look. You’ll be able to keep it for up to two weeks only, in order to wash your hair, however, keep in mind that if you choose to keep this hairstyle in for longer you will not be able to reuse the extensions.
4. Goddess Locs
Goddess Locs is a very similar hairstyle to faux braids, which is a commitment-free version of dreadlocks. Various braids are created and wrapped with kinky hair extensions, but unlike faux braids, goddess locs develop a curl towards the end of each loc. You’ll be able to keep this hairstyle in for three whole months, as long as you take good care of it.
5. Halo Braid
Halo Braid is a hairstyle which consists of two large braids placed on the outer area of the head and pinned down, creating a ‘halo’ look. From all of the hairstyles mentioned on this list, this hairstyle is probably one of the easiest to achieve without any help, but just as beautiful. With this hairstyle you won’t be able to keep it on for more than a day, but since it’s fairly easy to do you’ll be able to do it over and over again with ease.
6. Nubian Twists
Nubian twists is a hairstyle made up of various tight, two-stranded twists which are combined with soft hair extensions and can sometimes have curly ends. You’ll be able to keep this beautiful hairstyle for two whole months.
7. Wash & Go
The wash and go hairstyle is by far the easiest of them all, since you do nothing to it besides washing it and letting it air dry. Afro hair is beautiful just the way it is and no hairstyle will ever be able to compete with that.
8. Pixie Cut
The pixie cut is a very short haircut, where the hair varies in lengths throughout. Besides styling, this look doesn’t require much maintenance in comparison to other hairstyles on this list and it’s a real confidence booster according to many women.
9. Two-Strand Twists
The two-stranded twists is a hairstyle where the hair is parted into various different sections, in each section two thick hair strands are wrapped around each other. This hairstyle is extremely important and protective for your hair. It will also last up from two to six weeks. However, if you’re only willing to keep this hairstyle in from a few hours to a whole night, then don’t worry because you’ll be able to achieve the twist-out hairstyle after removing all of the twists from your hair.
10. Curly Half Updo
Just like the halo braid hairstyle, this isn’t a hairstyle that you can keep in for too long but since it’s very easy to achieve, you’ll be able to this hairstyle as often as you want to. Just like the title, all you have to do is put up half of your hair, either in a ponytail or a bun.