Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hairstyles for women of color

Black Hairstyles
Black hairstyles have come a long way since hot irons and jerry curls.  Beautiful black men and women have plastered the covers of magazines with trendy, sleek and sophisticated natural black hairstyles.  From kinky curls, locks and braids to relaxed sleek and straight styles, (only to mention a few) the looks are limitless.  The versatility of black hair allows for a range of looks and styles to suit every one`s tastes.  With celebrities like Beyonce, Halle Berry, and Gabrielle Union setting the stage for trendy looks, access to the right products and tools is crucial in attaining the up-to-date black hair styles that are making heads turn.
As we all know, black hair can be very, very dry.  Having a great hydrating conditioner or lotion is key to giving your beautiful strands and that perfect black hairstyle, some tender loving care and shine.  Finding the perfect style for your age, face and lifestyle can work wonders, not only for your looks, but your social life as well.  Keep in mind your personal hair needs, your lifestyle demands and your expense account.  With the wide range of great black hair products available, there is little need to spend exorbitant amounts of money on your hair.  Although, there are ranges in product quality, choose what your hair needs, not what is the trend.
Needless to say, not all of us are blessed with natural black hair that makes us look like top models, but thanks to the popularity and affordability of wigs and weaves,

Women's Black Hairstyles
Not so far behind us, African American women were best known for having the tightest braids, neatest dreads or nicest weaves, but thanks to amazing hair products, one no longer has to do a double take and wonder if ‘her hair is real’.   For many black women, the question of what to do with their hair is common but today, some of the hippest, trendiest and most beautiful hair styles belong to those of women of color.   Black hair styles for women range from updos to letting the hair fall loosely in all its natural glory.  If ones hair is an extremely curly type 4, a picked out mini afro is neat, classy and timeless. African American hairstyles such as buns, ponytails, updo’s or anything else that puts a strain on the front or nape of the hairline should not be kept in the same style for more than 7 days.  Even a full head of thick hair can become thinned if pulled too tightly.  The more weaves, braids and cornrows one puts in her hair, the more damage will be caused.  A temporary style with a wig or weave is always a cute look but at the end of the day, one might want to sport natural black hairstyles instead and show they really love their roots.     

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