Let’s just be honest, sometimes relaxed hair can become frustrating and you have to look for weaves or wigs just to take care of it. This is even more irritating if you live in Ghana where the temperatures are not all favorable to the hair. Sometimes maintaining relaxed hair gets frustrating. With all these disadvantages of relaxed hair, going natural is the real deal. The thing with natural hair is that it has got diverse textures, colors and sizes too. Moreover, you are free to style it according to your skin tone are even face shape. As long as you are taking care of it thoroughly, you should never worry about styling it, whether short hair or long hair.
Natural hairstyles in Ghana
African women are known to have the most unique artistic nature when it comes to styling their African hair. African natural hairstyles are not all that difficult to master and keep up with; you just have to be adventurous when it comes to styling your hair.
If you already have natural hair, whether short or long and you are wondering which style would work on you, the read on. This could be your new naturalist directory. Below is a list of awesome and beautiful natural hairstyles that you can find for both long and short hair.
1. Dyed short hair
Number one on our list is a short hair style that can be worn for any occasion you would want to attend. This is the best hairstyle especially for that person who just shaved their hair in order to go the natural way. With this short hair style you will only need to visit a hairstyle guru for them to suggest the best hair dye for your skin tone and hair texture.
You have to be a little cautious when it comes to hair dyes because they can be a little messy. This is why you should consider visiting a trusted and professional hairstylist. Once your hair is dyed then the specialist will give you instructions on how to take care of it as your hair grows.
2. Half twist natural hairstyle
This one is the best for those who have lengthy hair and do not want to braid all of it but still want to look gorgeous. You have to put in mind that if you want to grow your African hair long, then you need to plait it more often. You do not have to put on heavy braids though, just plait a few cornrows and you will be good to go.
For instance, with this hairstyle, you will only need to twist a few cornrows on the side and let the other side of your hair fall. The side that is not twisted should be a bit curly for it to look even more glam.
3. Wash and go African natural hairstyles
This is referred to as wash and go because it does not require numerous adjustments to come up with the style. You just need to wash your hair with shampoo, deep condition it and apply treatment on it. In addition, you can apply oils and moisturizers for it to look even more glam. When you have treated it, avoid drying it too much you have to comb it when it is a little dump. You can also do a bun with your wash and go or just let the fro crown create some attention.
4. Finger twist natural hairstyles
Just as it’s name suggest, you will just use your fingers to style your hair. This is one of the natural hairstyles for wedding. For this style you will need a good natural hair gel that is used for hairstyling. The first thing you have to do is wash your hair with shampoo and then use conditioner on it. Do not let it dry too much; it will not produce the much expected results if it’s too dry. Apply the gel to your hair and then start coiling it using your fingers.
You can decide to have a front updo and then coil the hair that is close to your face. You can also let it fall over it will still look marvelous.
5. Fro-hawk easy hairstyles for natural hair
This is just a variation of a mohwak style that is done African hair whereby the sides and a part of the back are cut or held up. This is one of the short natural hairstyles that do not need a lot of work for it to be done. It will look exceptionally beautiful especially if it has been dyed and has some curls.
This can be done on medium length hair, if you do not wish to cut the sides or the back of your hair, then you can use some bobby pins to put the hair in place. To achieve a curly look, you can roll your hair using a partly dry towel to rub it up.
6. Herringbone natural hairstyle
This style is also referred to as fish braids. It is done on long hair that you do not want hanging on your face. You will need to wash your hair with shampoo and comb it. You will then comb it separating on two sides of your hair. If you don’t know how to make a Dutch then you will need someone to do it for you.
However, you can Dutch it yourself if you know how to do it on both sides. Just make sure that the line between is clear and neat. You can also add some braids and plait them to the end to give it a classy longer look.
7. Teeny weeny afro natural hairstyles
This is a good natural hair style for short hair. This style is very simple, you just have to keep it hydrated and moisturized to make it appear lustrous. The teeny weeny if taken care of, is the best for summer seasons in Ghana. It gives your hair the much needed for it to grow in a healthy way. In addition it gives you time to concentrate on your makeup
This cool natural hairstyle can be trusted to even attend parties and occasions with. It is just simple to live with just it. You however need to take moistening the teeny weeny afro with a little more seriousness. It needs to get moisturized from time to time in order for it to grow.
8. The tapered cut
This style too is best used on natural medium length hair. It quite resembles the frohawk. The perfect tapered cut however needs to be cut short at the back and comb it towards the front and upwards. It is a natural style that many young women love. You can also dye the top according to your skin tone. It also needs regular trimming at the back from time to time and some moisturizing too.
This look can be perfectly done by a professional barber. A combination of the tapered look and good makeup will absolutely make you stand out from other ladies in your midst.
9. Combed out Afro
This is one of the easy hairstyles for natural hair, you simply wash your hair and comb it to a big afro. This is a good natural hairstyle for those with long hair and is out of ideas on which styles to put on. This is a classic one but you can give a modern touch by adding a flower detail.
To achieve the combed out afro style perfectly, you need to have your hair washed and moisturized already. Comb your hair without leaving any part out. Combing should be done on wet hair to avoid breakage and discomfort.
10. Natural mohawk haircut
This is great for the people who are wondering what to do with their damaged relaxed hair. It’s quick and easy, just get a mohawk cut. You will also need to have it done at a professional barber for it to be perfectly done. A mohwak haircut does not require a whole bunch of hair regimens to keep it looking awesome. It can be as simple as waking up applying some good oil and of you go.
This is an incredible style for those who don’t have time for demanding hair regimens or are just tired of having long hair.
11. Bantu knots
This is a protective style and it can also be done on both short and long hair. It is also used to bring out those curls that you would want on your hair when you undo them. Mostly, naturalistas make bantu knots overnight then undo them to reveal the coils made overnight.
Moreover, they can also be done for outdoor activities, you just need to do them and apply some oil for the hair to appear glossy. They are super easy to do so you can always repair them anytime they appear bushy. They can also help you grow your hair if you are keep taking extra care of them.
12. Dreadlocks natural hairstyles
They are popularly known as dreads or locks. They are mostly strands of hair that resemble ropes. There are different methods used to start dreadlocks some of which you can master and do it yourself without having to visit a dreadlocks guru. However, you may need the help of a specialist especially if you are intending to have them for quite some time.
A specialist will be there to advice you on the best regimen to avoid them from too much tangling and hair breakage. Dreadlocks always need that extra care for them to look neat and fabulous. If you want a more girly look, you can choose to dye them at the tips to make them look unique and beautiful.
13. Goddess braids African natural hairstyles
They are at times referred to as granny braids because they resemble some braids that were worn on in the past. They are protective styles for a growing natural hair. You can wear them on any occasion since they have that elegant look. These braids are large and they lie flat on the scalp so they won’t have to hang on the face.
Goddess braids are large, but long according to the length of your hair, however, you add an extension to the ends to make them long. They moreover have a casual look so you can be sure that they can do well on a wedding occasion or any party.
14. Ghana braids
Ghana braids pretty much resemble the goddess braids but the difference lies in the size of the braids. The goddess braids are done without having to use a braid all through whereas the Ghana braids are braided using braids all through.
Ghana braids are a protective natural hairstyles for medium length hair, they can be done using any direction that is towards the front or at the back. Ghana braids are sometimes referred to as banana braids, cornrows or straight back. Ghana braids originated from Africa.
15. Twists African natural hairstyles
There are many types of twists starting from flat twists, two strand twists but all of them work perfectly as protective hairstyles. If you want to do them by yourself, then divide the hair into sections then twist the small portions of the hair. Twists are a manageable style and undemanding in terms of care, however, make sure to hydrate the hair more often.
The results of undoing the twists is what is known as twists outs and the twists outs are great for revealing those awesome curls on your hair. If you wish the curls to come out perfectly it is recommended that you use a styling gel and then keep the twists for quite some time.
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16. Teeny weeny afro with shaved sides
A TWA comes as a result of the big chop and if you want to bring it out stylishly then shaving on the sides is a good option. The afro is very manageable and undemanding so it is perfect for people who do not have time to keep changing their hairstyles.
17. Inverted cornrows African natural hairstyles
This hairstyle is also known as Didi style, it is a protective style for the natural hair. It consists of only two cornrows that start at the top of the scalp but appear inverted hence their name inverted cornrows. They are very simple to make but you can visit a hairstylist to do them for that perfect fix.
They are stylish and able to give that youthful look. They are also very elegant and can be worn to work or weddings.
18. Side parted afro
The afro style is very famous to most naturalistas and many have come up to make this classic look appear a bit modern. The side parted afro is done by just combing your afro and parting it on the side with a comb. It is a great style for occasions.
19. Curly afro puff
When your hair is all kinky, bushy and curly, you tend to comb it up for it to achieve a high puff. The curly afro puff is done by combing the hair but leaving the ends curly and shaggy.
After combing it, you the tie tightly where the curls re so that the puff will be curly and kinky.
20. Straw set African natural hairstyles
This may appear to be very difficult to do but actually it’s very easy. You must have some flexi rods and a styling gel. Part your hair into the sections that you want your hair done, roll your hair around the rods then sit under a dryer or let them dry overnight.
Remember to use the gel when rolling the hair on the rods for it to be firmly secured against the flexi rods. Once the hair is completely dry, remove the rods carefully then remove the beautiful curls using your fingers.
21. Cornrows and a double bun
This hairstyle involves doing some cornrows that head to the top without doing the hair tips. Roll up two buns, one in the middle and another on the front and there you have it. As simple as that, you will have a protective hairstyle and a stylish one for that matter.
22. Grey curls African natural hairstyles
The grey color has been massive among naturalistas in the recent months. I have to admit that it looks fabulous accompanied with some cool curls of the natural hair.
It can be done on either long or short hair.
23. Short and blonde
This is one of the short natural hairstyles that has got the celebrity Amber Ray unable to resist it’s classical look and a youthful look too. Wearing it makes one appear bold and fearless. It is easily manageable and a low maintenance natural hairstyle.
24. Kinky afro held on the sides
When you have a large African crown (Afro) and you are wondering which style that would suit you well, then this is the right one for you. You will only need the help of bobby pins that you will use to tame both sides of the afro.
25. Simple high puff African natural hairstyles
When in a hurry and all you have as a hairstyle is a medium length afro then you will only need to comb your hair and tie the updo into a simple bun on your head. This natural hairstyle looks elegant and stylish and therefore, you can wear it to work or even after work parties,
26. Pompadour African natural hairstyles
This is not a very difficult hairstyle to pull out but very simple and fast to make. You just need to secure the front part of your hair and hold the back section with a hair band and there, you have a fabulous hairstyle.
27. A set of large twists
This is a protective style that involves making a set of flat twists on your natural hair. It does not require loads of time and you also do not need to visit the hair stylist to do it for you. This is one of the twist hairstyles for short natural hair that is really easy to do, take care of and undo.
When done neatly it gives you an elegant look so you can wear it for any occasion.
28. Multiple buns natural hairstyles
This unique hairstyle may resemble the bantu knots style but it is not. The multiple buns style has only four knots which are braided while the bantu knots one has many knots which are not braided. With this style you are able to allow your hair to grow and still receive all the care that you can give it.
29. Two cornrows and a bun
This is achieved by doing two neat cornrows from the front towards the back but not to the end. The end is fixed with a bun with the remaining hair. This hairstyle is the best and stylish if you consider wearing it to a wedding, you just need to add a few hair accessories to glam it up.
30. Plain cornrows natural hairstyles
This simple hairstyle can be done on short or long natural hair. They may appear to be the same with the set of flat twists but they are not similar. The flat twists are basically twisted, while the cornrows are braided. These are the best cornrow hairstyles for short natural hair. With cornrows, if they are to come out perfectly, you might need the help of someone who is an expert in doing cornrows. If they come out perfectly they can last long to give your scalp ample time to breath.
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