Natural Hairstyles Top 10 List for February 2016

February is the month of . . mass overspending in an empty attempt to prove. . LOVE. LOL.

No seriously, I have a romantic side. It just doesn’t kick in on one day of the year.

For example, I’ve been in a long-term romance with my natural hair. I LOVE IT! And I crush on other beautiful sisters who are rocking their natural hair every single day. So, here’s the list of natural hairstyles that are going to grab attention, make hearts pitter-patter, and make you fall in love in February.

Here are my Top 10 Natural Hair Styles for February 2016. Be inspired. Be supportive. Be Bold!

Dreaded Bun
Color. Dreads. Bun. PERFECT!

 

PLATINUM TWA
Platinum TWA
Curly Mohawk
Curly Mohawk
When silk and chocolate meet
When Silk Meets Chocolate TWISTS
Precious Pompadour
This natural sister brought back the POMPADOUR!
You havent seen a puff until
Puff Momma
Side Swept Dreads
Side Swept Dreads
Wear your twisted crown
Wear Your Twisted Crown
Hey I did that
Of course, I love my wedding day hairdo!
Twist and Flair
She’s WINNING on the twist out
Look, whether you’re going to lavish your boo in gifts on Valentine’s Day or not, do something extra special for SOMEBODY. And if you’ve been ignoring your self – the #1 – in awhile that  may be the person that needs to be spoiled.

Natural Sister, Reclaim Your Head Wrap

As a young woman, my momma kept her hair wrapped in fabric. She said it made her look modest. I thought it made her look like Aunt Jemima.

It ran me nuts. She had this long, beautiful, wavy black hair that I loved and envied, and I wanted her to show it off to the world. But she was wearing a head wrap like some slave. Even in college, when I thought about wearing a head scarf I had to take a long pause to figure out why my mind kept connecting head scarves with slavery when I KNOW that women in West Africa wore head wraps as a source of pride and communal connection.

But when you  know better you do better, right?

At this point, I have recognized so many things connected to my history that I’ve been made to feel ashamed of.

  • My big lips
  • My naturally kinky hair (which I now know is “good hair“)
  • My skinny body
  • My large breasts

So, why did I not just guess that the negative connotation that was tied to head wraps had to do with how mass media portrayed the black women who wore head wraps?  In all the movies and TV shows I watched, they were servants, slaves, or just downright ignorant. I get it. You want me to think Black people are all sorry.

WELL, IT AIN’T GONNA WORK!

We are a proud, beautiful and intelligent people, and it’s time to demystify yet another myth.

Sisters can rock head scarves and head wraps!

And, by the way, wearing a head scarf or head wrap is a wonderful way to protect your natural hair during these brutal winter months. Here are some other ideas for protective styles on natural hair.

I have been seeing SO many gorgeous natural hair women wearing head wraps. I mean, WOW! This isn’t a hard point to prove AT ALL.

You can twist, turn and wear those things a million different ways. It’s a wonderful protective hair style for us natural hair sisters. And I want to take the time out to feature them. . in memory of my momma who rocked a head wrap even before I could understand why.

Check out these beautiful natural hair sisters who are rocking out head scarves and head wraps. And give it a try.

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Oh, and here’s my attempt at rocking a head scarf. Expect many more to follow. . as I learn how to do some of the cooler head wraps.
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And if you’re looking for different ideas on how to wrap your hair, here’s a few that I ran across on Pinterest.

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