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5 Ways to Switch Up Your Natural Hair Style This Spring

• Apr 26, 2015

Are you bored with your current look?  Here are five ways to switch up your natural hair style this spring!

1. Half Up Half Down

JC Love Beauty

The “half up, half down” style is making a comeback in a big way — particularly in the natural hair community.  I’ve always thought this style was cute and now have a reason to re-incorporate it into my options.  It is a super cute style for the spring, and this tutorial shows how to achieve it.

Products used: Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste
Tools needed: side combs, brush, toothbrush (optional)

2. Fluffy Finger Coils (on short or tapered fro)

Carmen of MyNaturalSistas

If you are bored with your puff, afro, or twist-outs, try this beautiful finger coil style for the spring.  It can take about three to four hours to do but lasts weeks!  For a fuller look, you can separate some of the finger coils once dry.  Then every morning, all you have to do is fluff and go!

Products used: water, Fantasia Styling Gel, Carol’s Daughter Macademia Weightless Shine Mist
Tools needed: wide-tooth comb, Denman brush, clips

3. Hanging Bantu Knot Out


For those who are bantu-knot-out challenged, this alternative is a great way to achieve a similar look.  To get the “hang” effect, you essentially start with regular twists and ONLY bantu knot the ends.  Definitely check out this tutorial for a quick demonstration of the styling process.

Products used: water; extra virgin olive oilShea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Leave-In Conditioner
Tools needed: clips

4. Perm Rodded Mini Twists

Millicent Swift

So you want to wear your mini twists this spring, but you don’t want to succumb to boredom.  Well, one way to switch up your style this season is to do a rod set on your twists.  This tutorial that follows is one of the best that I’ve seen on the style!

Products used: water, Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Leave-In Conditioner
Tools needed: perm rods (pink and white)

5. Twisted Pin Curls (with added hair)

MemoirsOfKee II

Spice up your your color and/or add some length all while switching up your twist style.  To achieve this look, you can use Marley hair in your natural color or a different shade.  You also don’t have to be the perfect twister or parter because you will ultimately pin up the sections for the final look.

Products used: coconut oil
Tools needed: Marley hair, bobby pins

How are you switching up your style this spring?

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7 years ago

Nice! Definitely trying some when my winter braids come off. Although my results never resemble the vloggers…sigh.

7 years ago

I love the styles in this post! I can not complete bantu knots on my own, but the ones on this naturalista are nice! I’d never thought not about curling my two-strand twist either, but this is a great twist on a very popular style.

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