While the typical black hairstyle that most of us are familiar with (think good hair) has its place, it can grow boring after a while, right? If you’re looking to change things up and try something different, here are six black hairstyles that you should definitely consider trying at least once.
1) Knotless Braids
This style has been around for centuries and was originally worn by African women. It is a hairstyle that is put together in such a way that you are left with sections of hair. This style can be done as a single braid or two braids twisted together at the end to create one design.
2) Bantu Knots
Bantu knots are hair twists that are formed into knots and pinned around the head. They can be left up or pinned back with bobby pins. Bantu knots are a great style to try when you’re growing out your natural hair because they let the roots breathe while still covering them up. The look is effortlessly chic, plus they keep your tresses looking neat and tidy in between salon visits.
3) Pixie Cut
The pixie cut is a hairstyle that became popular in the 1960s and has never stopped being popular. It’s typically worn by people with straight hair and is much easier to style than other types of cuts, so it’s a good place to start if you’re not sure what kind of look you want to go for. If you want to switch things up, just add some pink or green streaks in your hair and put a little ombre-style color at the ends.
4) Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is one of the easiest and most low-maintenance hairstyles to do. Here’s how you get the look: trim your hair with a number dry electric clipper or razor, while brushing your hair down and forward to create the desired length. For this one, having shorter hair would work best so that it has less chance of getting stuck in the clippers, which can be more painful than longer hairs. Keep up with regular cuts throughout the year to maintain desired length and thickness.
5) Goddess Locs
Locs are coils or twists of hair, usually braided in rows and then secured by twisting the hair or by using a rubber band. You can try this hairstyle for a fun, carefree look. It also prevents you from having to worry about hair styling because it takes time to braid and secure your own locs. Locs might take some time to get used to though, as they require more attention than other hairstyles.
6) Goddess Braids
If you’re looking for a style that’s versatile and comes with low-maintenance upkeep, braids are the way to go. Goddess braids (aka, two French braids worn high up on the head) is one of the most popular hairstyles on Instagram right now. The styling looks polished without too much hassle, which makes it perfect for a girl with a lot on her plate or just trying to take some time out for herself.