ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Fashion and Beauty»
  • Hairstyles, Cool Cuts, How to Style Your Hair

Natural Hair Styles. At Every Stage

Updated on August 20, 2015

Why Go Natural?

For most women of colour, "Relaxing" our hair seemed like the easiest and best way to tame our manes.However this became increasingly harmful to our hair causing it to be dry, lifeless, unoriginal and we were loosing our edges! Not cool! So going back to the original state of our hair just had to be done. for some, this is to recover our edges (yes, really) or to get beck to our roots, or simply to have healthier stronger hair, Whatever the reason, "going natural" is becoming increasingly popular amongst us.

However this is not a simple process, especially if your relaxed hair is a certain length, the idea of cutting it all off and beginning again seems daunting.But, if going natural is something you want to do, then here are some of my thoughts on the subject.

Transitioning vs.The Big Chop

transitioning
transitioning
big chop
big chop

should I grow it out a little then cut it or shave it all off?

Technically, either way it is a "big chop"as you are cutting a LOT of hair off, but if you are afraid to shave it all and begin a fresh, then transitioning may be for you. transitioning does take a fair amount of maintenance. Moisture is key, otherwise your hair just looks terrible.

Below are some styles you can rock while you transition. (if you cut it all off, moisturize, condition and be patient - find a hobby)


cornrows
cornrows
twist outs/braid outs
twist outs/braid outs
box braids, micro braids, Havana twists (my preferred method -super cute- just don't keep them in too long, they can start to reek)
box braids, micro braids, Havana twists (my preferred method -super cute- just don't keep them in too long, they can start to reek)

Styling at each stage

Every stage has it's challenges, 1 & 2 are about patience... but you can get cute with it. My stage 2 was the most awkward shape with the sides of my hair longer than the top, i looked like ridiculous so i tries to taper the sides (which backfired) so i shaved them off completeley and i think it'll grow looking more normal.

When you get to 3 & 4 you will be glad you waited. I once heard that coconut oil is the absolute best thing for your hair - I'm doing that now and I'll post a review once i have a conclusion :)

you just gotta wait and care for your hair
you just gotta wait and care for your hair

Natural Hair Styles

there's toms of accessories you can add to jazz up your hair or colour it, or whatever you want while you are growing it out. without further ado, here are some of my favourites

TWA

dyed with tapered sides
dyed with tapered sides
natural beauty
natural beauty
soooo cuuute
soooo cuuute
everything on point
everything on point
gorgeous make up just adds to the overall look
gorgeous make up just adds to the overall look

Medium length

oooh...growing :)
oooh...growing :)
just loveley
just loveley
twist it our for extra volume
twist it our for extra volume
perfection
perfection

Oh, The Glory Days

perfect pony tail (yes, ponytail)
perfect pony tail (yes, ponytail)
obsessed
obsessed
i'm trying to be patient
i'm trying to be patient

extra inspiration

I'm constantly on Pintrest searching for styles... but tend to get carried away and now I've done the big chop 4 times in 2 years... I hope I can write on this topic again in a year with my own Natural hair journey, PATIENCE!! and care :)

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)