Beauty Tip of the Week: Natural Hair Styles

Je’Ana Thompson, Staff Writer

    African American hair can be very kinky, curly, and difficult to manage on a day to day basis. Styling your hair with heat and harsh chemicals is not the way to go. Though you may not see the damage at first, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Doing protective styles such as wash and go, braid outs, twist outs, and Bantu knots will better the health of your hair.

    When doing a protective style, you should always remember to keep your hair moisturized. Use a leave in conditioner and then seal it with some type of oil to help control frizz. The wash and go method is where you literally wash your hair, apply your leave in products, and you’re ready to go. The Bantu knots and twist outs are styles that you leave in overnight and take out in the morning. If you like curly or crinkly hair, these are the styles for you.

    You can find tutorials on how to do these styles on YouTube. There are different ways to do them depending on how you want your hair to look. Don’t limit yourself to styles just because they are easy or quick. Show off your natural curls; stay away from your flat irons and blow dryers. You’ll be satisfied with the results after using these protective styles.