Would you like to go “au naturel”? If you’re African American or have coarse, curly or dry hair, you might be tempted to have your locks chemically tamed, treated or straightened so that it will be easier to style – but going with natural black hairstyles can give you versatility together with low-maintenance, time-savings, and low cost.
Choosing an “au naturel” look does not require much effort these days – there are many natural black hairstyles that you can wear. Another good thing about going back-to-basics as far as your naturally kinky black hair is concerned is that the more ‘natural’ its state as a hairstyle is, the healthier your hair gets.
Moreover, there are a good number of products that can help maintain the lush volume of your locks, so it does pay to wear natural black hairstyles rather than trying to tame your hair. New, advanced formula shampoos, conditioners and light styling aids allow you to “wash and go” with very little styling, drying or combing needed.
Over the years, more and more women are going the natural route. When you have coarse, thick or kinky locks, your tendency as a teen would be to spend hours in a stylist’s salon or in your own room using a straightening iron so that you can tame your locks a bit. Or, you might have also tried sporting one of the many braided or cornrow designs – the pressure of which will eventually take its toll on your hair.
So why does it pay to go for natural black hairstyles? There’s a certain amount of freedom allowing your long or short locks to just be on its naturalized state (Timothy B. Faber).