Are you new to your natural journey? Or maybe you’re a veteran natural but still a bit overwhelmed by your hair at times? Here are the simplest ways to make the best of your natural hair.
Protective styles make your hair so you can set it and forget it for several weeks. Micro-twists, mini twists, braids, corn rows and French braids can all work well not only to promote growth but to keep maintenance low.
A wash and go works well for simplicity, too. Make sure your hair is well moisturized and conditioned if you’re planning on using this style consistently. And don’t skip the hot oil treatments several times a month. Wash and goes are not suitable for women with damaged hair.
Though, of course, they must be cleaned and maintained properly, locs are a safe bet when it comes to simplicity. This is more of a permanent style but if you’re ready for them, they work very well for many naturals.
For a simple and elegant look, a bun is perfect. Buns look great on almost everyone, so you should for sure try one out. A bun, especially with some accessories in your hair, is about as simple as you can get.
Natural hair tends to get knotted, tangled and dry easily. It is potentially by easy to see your hair as a pain or as hard to manage. But there are so many reasons to love your hair. To keep things simple, try any of the styles above. If you need more reason to love the hair you were born with, try to remember how versatile natural kinky hair can be. A quick braid, twist, tuck, roll or pin can drastically change your look. Hair accessories and jewelry are quick and easy ways to potentially complete a whole look.
Simply having natural hair is a journey for many of us. We were born with this texture coming out of our scalps, but there is such history, culture and even politics attached to this simple hair texture. You should do whatever you need to do to come to peace with your hair and make the best of it.
I really believe that the simplest way to make the best of your natural hair is acceptance. Embrace what you have, take good care of it with moisturizing, conditioning and good cleanliness habits. Eat well, because your hair knows what you’re eating. The rest will come.