African American hair is one of the most beautiful types of hair, which is why it is no surprise that there are so many cute hairstyles for African American hair. Black hair is naturally very curly and kinky. However, many people use relaxers on their hair to straighten it. Whichever way you chose to wear your hair, you can choose from hundreds of cute hairstyles.
There are quite a few hairstyles, which only work successfully in black hair. That does not mean that people with other types of hair cannot wear these hairstyles. However, many of them work best in black hair and do not look as good when done in other types of hair. This is generally because of the characteristics of African hair. It is normally very kinky and sometimes coarse, and these features help the hair hold styles better. For example, braids stay in better when done in black hair. Finer hair does not hold a braid as well because it is sleeker and there is nothing for the hair to grasp.
Natural hair, as noted before, is very kinky and curly. This type of hairs fantastic feature is also its worst enemy. Styling organic black hair can be very difficult. When not cared for properly it can become matted and dirty. People who style this type of hair must have an arsenal of leave in conditioners, special combs and brushes, and detanglers. One must also be very aware of the fragileness of this type of hair, and consider that when styling it.
Many hairstyles are popular because they are such a nice way of displaying natural black hair. For example, afros became popular because they were such a great hairstyle for people who wanted to show off their African American heritage proudly.
To get this hairstyle you would first need to tease, or brush back, hair with a pick comb. Once you have done this to all of the hair, you would then shape or round the hair into the desired form. Most people opt for a rounded shape and that is the most popular shape for an afro. However, some people have gotten very creative when working with this hairstyle. You will not need any type of hairspray or gel because the natural black hair will hold the position itself.
Braids are another cute and extremely popular hairstyle for African people. There is an extensive history attached to braids in the African culture. Braids are sometimes a way for African people to display their heritage, beliefs, political opinions, ethnicity and religion. There are thousands of designs to choose from when having your hair braided. In fact, deciding on a design it generally harder than styling the hair.