Rocking Natural Hairstyles
A hairstyle is considered as part of your personal grooming and often an extension of your fashion sense and artistic self. The type of hairstyle that you wear will vary depending on various factors such as age, gender and most importantly, the occasion and time of day. It is important to ensure that you wear the right style of hair for the right occasion because you do not want to wear your coloured Mohawk to a high profile professional meeting with potential investors, and instead of them taking you seriously they simply dismiss your proposal based on your hairdo.
Although genetic factors determine the type, natural colour and texture of your hair, the rest is down to you. The way you live your life, your state of health and your hair care regime will impact on the overall appearance of your hair and its capacity to shine, move and look vital. Beyond that, the main styling options available to you mean that it is possible to reinvent your look on a daily basis, from dramatic cut and colour changes through to simple and temporary styling techniques.
For many centuries women all over the world have been changing the colour of their hair, originally using dyes made from natural sources such as henna and, in modern times, from chemical colorants, although natural dyes are still very popular and widely available.
The desire to curl or wave straight hair smooth out natural curls is also pervasive in most cultures, and as new techniques and tools develop, the power of a hairstyle to entirely change a person’s look becomes ever more apparent – it’s almost a magical way to reinvent an identity.
It is no surprise, then, that so many women spend time and energy in getting their hair to look a certain way, and stay like that. From hours in the bathroom, washing, fixing and styling hair, to countless trips to the salon for cut, colour and waving services, it seems that hair and hairdressing is bigger business than ever. But with so much advice available, so many products and such a choice of hairstyling tools and equipment spilling off shelves in the shops, it’s not quite so easy to figure out what to do for the best! How will you know what style is right for you? How should you care for your hair and make sure every day is a good day?
The answers lie in understanding your hair and learning to manage it well.
There are numerous styles and for those with African American hair, they have an added advantage of having the choice of wearing natural hairdos. Here are a few pointers on how you can rock natural hairstyles
1. Consider Your Lifestyle
Rocking a natural hairdo provides an alternative to the usual weaves and wigs and it gives your hair time to replenish after overuse of hair chemical relaxers. Many people go wrong when deciding on their natural hairdo simply because they do not take into account their lifestyle. An active lifestyle will require a natural hairdo that you can style on the go, one that takes the least amount of time to make and is hassle-free and cost effective to maintain. It is frustrating to wear a natural look that will cost you more in terms of the frequent visits you have to make to the salon to maintain its style and glow.
2. Choose the Right Type of Natural Hairstyles
There are different types of natural styles that include short and long natural hairdos and temporary and permanent natural hairdos. In most instances, long natural hairdos are easy to maintain in comparison to short natural styles with the latter requiring frequent trims to maintain their style and neatness. Short natural styles tend to go out of style and you may find yourself rocking an outdated look. On other hand, you can use permanent hairdos such as dread locks as your signature look although the downside to this type of hairdo is that it can go out of style, be inappropriate in some settings and worse, it can be difficult or costly to change them. Temporal alternative includes cornrows, which can be made in different styles, micro brands and other type of braided hairdos, which vary in their length, colour and texture. There are other types of natural hairdo that you can rock such as wash and go hairdos that requires 2mins of wetting the hair and applying hair gel or conditioners.
As you choose the type of natural hairdo, consider the shape of your face and your skin colour. The point is to look natural not like a clown!
Remember, regardless of the type of natural hairdo you decide to wear, wash and maintain your natural hairdo with the right hair products regularly to ensure your hair remains healthy, shiny and neat. It has been said that once you go natural there is no going back!
Having revealed the secrets of how to achieve the perfect hairstyle, it makes sense to consider how best to wear a hat to suit your hair and we show you how to select something right for any occasion, as well as how to make your own headpiece. Accessories such as flowers, bows and clips, scarves and headbands are another great way to add finishing touch to your hairstyle. Hair is a good indicator of your health, personality and mood, so enjoy it’s potential and bring out the best in yourself.
Learn to love your hair and wear it with style.