Curly Hair Styles for Natural Hair

Curly Hair Style

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There are many curly hair styles for natural hair. This section of the web site will reference styles that natural tightly curled hair can try. Whether you are transitioning or have been natural for a while, the styles mentioned here will show you how versatile natural hair truly is.

Twists and Twist Out Styles:

Creating twists involves taking two strands of hair and twisting them around each other like rope. Miss Jessie's gives an informative photo-tutorial on how to do do a twist set and to then release this set into a free flowing style.

How to do a twist set

How to do a dry twist set

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Twist n Curl:

You can also add flair to your twists by curling the ends. Curly Nikki's blog has a video/photo tutorial on how to do this gorgeous style and showcases pictures of natural stylistas from all over: www.curlynikki.com

How to do a twist n curl style

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Shingling and Finger Styling

Shingling was a term coined by Miss Jessie's. These two styles involve using styling products to define your natural curl instead of using curlers or twists as a set.

How to Shingle

Miss Jessie's also has videos on how to finger style, shingle, and two-strand twist dry and wet hair

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Teri at Tightlycurly.com also has an informative finger styling technique that uses a Denman brush to style hair.

How to finger style using Teri's method

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Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Coil Out Hairstyle

Think Corinne Bailey Rae: Romantic, striking, unique. That's what natural hair can be when coils are added to the styling rotation.

How to do a coil set



Dreadlock Style

Dreadlock Styles

Kinnks.com has a rich directory of resources and web sites on how to care for and grow dreadlocks.

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Cornrow Braiding and Natural Styles

Cornrow Style

Click here for an african american braiding style you can wear to work.

Braiding Style

Click on the image for instructions on how to do this style.






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