African American hair can be notoriously difficult to style, but with the right treatment and tools, you can rock some awesome hairstyles perfect for starting the new year with a gorgeous new look. Here are three great hairstyles to try out this year that don’t require a lot of skill to pull off:
Long and Luscious
Achieve beautiful, long and flowing hair by investing in True Glory Hair this year. They offer a wide variety of wigs and hair extensions that will help you achieve long, luscious locks in no time and very little effort. Choose from their Virgin Indian Collection, Classic Brazilian Collection or Brazilian Wig collection for a range of looks that will match the vibe you’re going for.
True Glory Hair also offers great deals on virgin hair bundles, so you won’t have to spend a small fortune to achieve great hair. Long, luscious locks are best saved for major events like a first date, a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, or more formal affairs like weddings and corporate events where you want to bring your A-game and look your absolute best.
If you’re blessed with naturally abundant curls, you might want to emulate Solange Knowles and rock the afro for a more playful, confident look. The key to rocking an afro is excellent hair care and prep before going out. Avoid washing your hair too often to avoid stripping it of essential oils and moisture. Condition regularly with a moisturizing conditioner; you want to get your natural curls in the best shape ever.
When it comes to styling, detangle your hair first with your fingers, then with a wide tooth comb. Avoid brushes, as they tend to make your hair frizzy. A beautiful, laid back afro doesn’t take much product to maintain, but you might still want to rub some coconut oil or other moisturizing oil on it just to regularly maintain its bounce and shine.
Probably one of the most laidback and fuss free hairstyles to try out this year would be to put your hair up in a cool turban. This is an easy hairstyle that still looks incredibly cool and gives off effortlessly stylish vibes. If a turban isn’t your thing, hold your hair back and in place with a headband or hair clips instead. This hairstyle looks especially sweet at daytime family gatherings like Sunday brunch or family reunions.
When accessorizing your hair, make sure to keep the rest of your accessories simple. Wearing too many other accessories, like earring and a necklace can be too distracting and overwhelming. Then again, if you’re the type who likes to be extra, go ahead and indulge, after all there are no real rules when it comes to style.
These are just three of the most popular hairstyles you can wear to parties and celebrations this year, or just to look your best on a daily basis. There are plenty more you can try. Browse other magazines and online blogs for inspiration and ideas, and try experimenting with your own hair to find the styles that suit you best, and that you feel most comfortable wearing. The most important thing is to feel truly like yourself, even as you try to look your best.
Photo by Kyle Loftus