Natural hair has a long, varied history. One thing is clear: Black people have always expressed themselves through their hair. We see this everywhere, from the charcoal dust and palm oil used in traditional Igbo styles to the Afros of the ’60s. Spring is on the horizon, so let’s dive into the best natural hairstyles for the spring season.
We often think of “springing forward” when we think of spring. The season is supposed to be a harbinger of new beginnings. For some people, these new beginnings can start with a huge commitment to their dreadlocks journey. It’s not a commitment to take lightly. Dreadlocks can be grown for up to 10 years, and if you get tired of the style, you must cut it all off. That said, wearing dreadlocks can improve your confidence. It’s perfect for the new beginnings of spring.
The coils of natural hair defy gravity, but mohawks are quite the commitment, and they can be restricting. A faux-hawk gives you the same striking look, and you won’t need to break the bank with your hairstylist to make it work. You just brush up your curls, bring everything to the center of your head, and pin it in place. After that, step out and start turning heads.
Knotless Box Braids
Unlike regular box braids, knotless box braids don’t have knots at the top of each braid. Box braids do need a ton of upkeep, and depending on how long your hair or bundles are, you may have to spend 3 to 4 hours with your stylist. Consider getting a knotless braid wig instead and using techniques such as rice water to cut down on time you must spend during installation and on the overall costs.
This is a protective style that’s perfect for spring. It can last up to 6 weeks, and given that it’s easy to maintain, you can save a ton of time getting ready in the morning. Twists are also incredibly lightweight, which is perfect for people who want don’t want to deal with the “tugging” you often find in heavier hairstyles. Because there’s no tugging, twists encourage hair growth; by the time your 6 weeks are up, you’ll notice that your new growth is at a considerable length.
Bantu knots are the quintessential style for spring. They’re perfect for women looking to transition to natural styles if they’ve dealt with perm damage. Their versatility also can’t be matched; they can be styled with both short and long hair as well as with hair of different types and textures. If you don’t want to break the bank at your local hair salon, you can do Bantu knots in the comfort of your home, making them one of the most cost-effective styles on this list. However, in order to avoid breakage, make sure you don’t twist the knots too tightly, and use bobby pins instead of rubber bands to hold them in place.
These are just a few of the best natural hairstyles for the spring season. Each of these styles is bound to make you the talk of the town as we open the season.