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4 Throwback Hairstyles that Naturals are Bringing Back

Avatar • Jul 22, 2014

by Christine of Amor Artistry

Trends always repeat themselves. Here’s a look at some hairstyles that are being repeated and taken over beautifully by naturals!

Box Braids

Janet Jackson Solange box braids natural hair

Let’s start with most obvious trend: box braids! This is one style that is certainly not new. Our ancestors have been rocking braids for years, but the box braid craze can best be identified with the early 90s. Fast forward to the present, box braids are a naturalista’s go to protective style. This one beautiful trend that is here to stay and I love it!

The Double Bun

Scary Spice Melanie B natural hair Yomi

Spice Girl Melanie B. aka Scary Spice vs. Blogger Yomi

This hairstyle had its most popular run in the early 2000s. The double bun became extinct until recently. I am not quite sure when this hairstyle resurfaced but I am certainly not even mad at it. Now I understand this is a style not everyone may be comfortable rocking, but when it is rocked right it is everything!

Half up Half down bun

Half Up-Half Down Natural Hair

Now this is one hairstyle I remember my mother sending me to school with and I certainly don’t blame her for it. This style is so quick and easy! It will turn any failed attempted hairstyle into something great. You can do this style with your own hair or you can even wear it with braids, locs and twists!

The Pompadour

Pompadour Vintage Natural Hair Janelle Monae Little Richard

Last but certainly not least: the pompadour aka the life saver. This is one old school hairstyle that everyone is familiar with. Best known and identified with people in the 1950s. The pompadour was sound asleep until a certain someone woke her back up. You guessed right, Janelle Monae put her remix on this style and has been rocked by beautifully by naturals across the world.

Are there any old school styles that you’ve seen naturals rock in present-day?

Christine Amor is natural hair blogger from New York. With her own YouTube channel, she is very familiar to the social media side of natural hair. You can connect with her by clicking the following links below: www.youtube.com/AmorArtistrywww.instagram.com/Amorartistry

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cryssi
cryssi
6 years ago

Bantu Knots!!! All of Scary Spice styles are coming back, it seems.
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O
O
6 years ago
Reply to  cryssi

We have unique fashion sense in the UK. 😉

Prettydarkskinnedgirl
Prettydarkskinnedgirl
6 years ago
Reply to  O

I didn’t even know Mel B. had rocked the Bantu knots. I remember actually knowing them as Nairobi knots from when Jada Pinkett wore them in the Matrix sequel; didn’t know what Bantus were until I started my HHJ!

Natalia
Natalia
6 years ago

The 90s/early 2000s have some of my favorite hair trends. I’ve been so bored with the same ‘ole styles so I’ve been rocking the half down-half bun (sometimes ponytail) this summer and love it. That double bun is calling my name!

jussayin'
jussayin'
6 years ago

Bantu knots pre-date Scary spice

Twinkle
Twinkle
6 years ago

I’ve been wearing Bantu knots,the half up half down and the double bun..lovin it!

wow
wow
6 years ago

Wow Yomi is Gorge going to stalk her instagram for a sec be right back

Lele
Lele
6 years ago

I don’t really like any of these except the box braids, which have been “back” for a few years, now. I think I’m too old and have a bit too much of a classic style to be wearing double buns and I don’t like bantu knots or the pompadour either. I have never stopped wearing my hair half up/half down, though.

Autumn Jones
Autumn Jones
6 years ago

The pompadour throw back picture is making me lol. These styles are really fun, I wear them all the time !

Revelry
Revelry
6 years ago

No matter how many beautiful girls I see rocking the half up bun I just can’t hop on board. :/ half up pony all day but the bun just doesn’t speak to me.

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago
Reply to  Revelry

All I see is Sho nuff.

Jovonne
Jovonne
6 years ago

crochet/tree braids are coming back too

Darlyn
Darlyn
6 years ago

I like box braids but EVERYBODY and their mama has that style in my area.

Jessi
Jessi
6 years ago

Crotchet braids. They have really made a come back and have been remixed into some truly amazing beautiful styles.

Shawna
Shawna
6 years ago

Funny thing in Jamaica, Bantu knots, Nairobi knots or whatever you want to call them is called Chiny bumbs. Different places have different name for them. American girls are just rocking natural hair and most Jamaican women have never gotten a relaxer a day in their life.

KB
KB
6 years ago

The Faux Locs like Lisa Bonet hair is coming back
and the Nola Darling Tapered fro look.
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Olivia
Olivia
6 years ago
Reply to  KB

Man, the hair of Rudy, Vanessa, and Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show was so great.

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago
Reply to  Olivia

I feel like I rock a Huxstable inspired look each week. The Vanessa side fro, Clair’s pinned up curls, Denise’s wild and frizzy curls, etc.

Cecily Cess Turner
Cecily Cess Turner
5 years ago

Big and beautiful Angela Davis afros. 80s undercuts and Mohawks

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