There are so many hair styles for naturals to try, but sometimes your own hair may be too short or too long to pull some of these looks off. We can all appreciate an awesome updo, goddess braid, TWA, and flexi rod set. Now, you have hope to achieve these styles without cutting your hair or waiting for years for it to grow.
Faux Goddess Braid
Even though the goddess braid isn’t a new hair style, it has taken on new life recently. While I would love to wear the goddess braid, I simply can’t get it right. If you’re like me and have a hard time with this style, then natural hair YouTuber, Hercurlzrbadd, has the perfect tutorial. Her version of the goddess braid requires no braiding of your actual hair because she simply wraps a long piece of braided Kanekalon hair around her head and pins it down. The style is simple and it is a great protective style.
Even though a lot of naturals are on the long hair don’t care train, there are still some long hair naturals who miss their teeny weeny afros. The TWA is cute, fun and chic. Makeup artist and natural hair YouTuber, MsDanti1, shows you how to achieve the perfect faux tapered TWA even if your hair isn’t short. After using a combination of perm rods and strawbbers, MsDanti1 was able to create a beautiful faux tapered cut. She strategically sectioned off her hair and placed different sized rollers in different sections to achieve her look.
Faux Bun Hawk
Buns and updo’s that twist and turn are popular right now. However, let’s be real. Some natural ladies just don’t have the thickness or length that these styles need in order for them to look amazing. Natural hair Youtuber, TiffanyNicholsDesign, achieves the bun hawk by using a couple of packs of Kanekalon braiding hair and bobby pins. Her method is so easy, but it’s also very elegant. This would also make for a great protective style.
Faux Flexi Rod Set
Flexi rod sets look beautiful on natural hair and produce bouncy curls. However, not every woman has the patience or time to perfect the flexi rod set. It can be tedious, frustrating and hard to sleep on. Natural hair guru and YouTuber, Naptural85 demonstrates how you can fake a flexi rod set, but still achieve the same look that a flexi rod set provides. With homemade flax seed gel, shea butter and flexi rods, Naptural85’s curls came out full and pretty.
Are you going to try these styles?