Black Women are doing the big chop to start over with their natural hair. Some are going from relaxed to natural and it doesn’t take a magician to see why.

You can be sure everything in this article has been tried and tested by yours truly. These styles are super convenient and suitable in a situation where you want something you can do yourself without having to go all the way to the salon. So in this article I’ll be giving you some natural hairstyles for women for both short hair, medium length, long hair. These styles can also be used as protective styles to prevent damage to your hair, and allows easy maintenance. And no in this article there won’t be those unrealistic curly hairstyles for women with 3c curly hair. There would be something for everyone, so stay tuned

1. Bantu Knots: I’ll begin with the popular Bantu knots, protective style number one. Super easy to do yourself at home and something you can take anywhere depending on the occasion. Even Rihanna has been seen rocking this style on the red carpet. Oh you don’t believe me? Google it for yourself. Also you can loosen the knots to get a curly mass of perfection which can be styled anyway you want making use of oils, pins and any other thing you love to put on your hair. I’ll link a YouTube video below showing how you can do Bantu knots without having to go all the way to the saloon.

2. Twist out: this is easily confused with flat twists. Although they are highly similar they are quite different, depending on the look you are going for. It is something that can be done the night before and when put in place with the help of a satin bonnet or a scarf. By the next morning you have beautiful curls subject to how you twisted the hair and you can style it however you like. A good example is the beautiful picture below I’ve also linked a YouTube video showing how it is done.

3. A puff

My go to style. This style is super easy, so straight forward just comb it and “poof” up it goes into a beautiful royal puff. One thing I’ve noticed is no matter the length of your hair, this puff is something that suits everyone once properly done. Little tip though, when I was starting out with this style I always thought the ladies I saw used rubber bands, boy was I wrong. I discovered you can use a small scarf or what I use, shoelaces! Yes shoelaces! Try it out and let me know in the comments below.

4. Finger coils: I’m not going to lie, I’m yet to master this one. I’ve tried and watched videos but it always seems like they are doing magic, but I think that’s just a personal thing for me. I have friends that can do it and this style is just seemingly stunning and beautiful like all natural hairstyles you can style it anyhow you want putting it into a bun or with bangs or a faux no matter the style you have in mind, layering it on top of each other, putting it half up half down, the possibilities with this particular hairstyle are endless. So please try it out and let me know in the comments how successful it was.

5. Space bun: the space bun which in Nigerian language is basically just two puff puff on your head or two “buns” on your head. The space bun for some people might seem childish or not what you would wear to the workplace but “sister” I’ve got you covered, there’s the low bun too, and you can also attach a weave to it.

6. Flat twists: the flat twist aka cornrows depending on the style you are going for. There are two step twists, three step twists, so many things you can try with it. Let YouTube be your friend sis, but don’t be like me information overload almost ruined my natural hair journey. That’s why I linked some videos to get you started on this journey of getting hairstyles that you can rock as a black natural woman.

7. Afro: and last but not the least on this list (see what I did there?) is the Afro. Good ol Jackson five afro. Rock your hair the way it was given to you sis, full in all your natural glory.

I hope you liked this article if you would like me to write on some more natural hair related topics, then please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to get to it and also answer your questions from personal experience. Until next time, keep smiling.

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