Hair up-dos for black people have earned the reputation of being some of the most beautiful hairstyles available. Black hair has a powerful natural beauty. The downside is that it can be very hard to manage. This is why so many black women have struggled to find the best possible ways to style African American hair.
Black hair has amazing natural curls that are usually very kinky. This is one of the best features of this type of hair and is displayed proudly in many updos. Some women choose to relax this hair, and this permanently deletes these curls from the hair. While relaxed hair is still beautiful, the curls in African American hair is the main feature of a Black updo.
Generally, thick hair is easier to work with when creating an updo of any kind. When natural, black hair is very thick. However, when relaxed most of the hairs volume is diminished. One of the most popular ways to add volume to any updo is by backcombing, or teasing, the hair. This is a popular instruction when dealing with African hair.
When styling hair in an updo style, length is very important. Long hair obviously makes for the best updo hairstyle. It is easier to work with, and since there is more hair available, there are more options for styling. Short hair does not bring as many options with it. However, you can add extensions to short hair, which allows you to style your hair in any updo that you would like.
If you do not want to add extensions to your hair there are, still a limited amount of updos that can be completed in short hair. You can dress short hair with color or accessories to compensate for the lack of hair.
As with any hairstyle, you should always choose an updo that compliments your face. You should take into consideration the shape of your face. Many things matter when considering this factor. For example, people who have long narrow faces should not choose any hairstyle that adds volume to the top of the head. On the other side of that coin, people who have round faces should not add volume on the side of the face. You can see how your facial shape comes into play when choosing a hairstyle.
Now that you understand some of the factors that need to be considered before choosing a hairstyle, it is time to find one that is best suited for you. You can go for inspiration many places. The internet offers thousands of photo galleries that are full of photographs of real hairstyles. Your local salon will have many books that you can look through as well. The salon is also a great place because you can talk to professionals who can help you choose the best style for your hair.