Natural Hairstyles Top 10 List for May 2016

Things are really warming up outside, so I picked ten of the hottest natural hairstyles for May 2016 to get you through these hot days and cool(er) nights ahead. These ladies are working their natural hairstyles hunty in ways that deserves to be celebrated. . and repeated. So, grab yourself a cup of lemonade and check out the Top Ten Natural Hairstyles List for MY 2016.

Red Hot TWAs Steal The Show

You know I’m a color tryin’ fool when I want to be. And these red TWA’s have the perfect amount of color to give me the itch to dye this little hair of mine yet again.

This red head hottie is rocking a super sexy, super short red TWA
This red head hottie is rocking a super sexy, super short red TWA

Red TWA on a wash and go
Sophisticated and low-maintenance, too on this red TWA with the wash and go.

You Can’t Go Wrong with a Sassy Side Part

When you join a side part with a cute twist out, you’ve made magic. Meet my two Natural Hair Magicians.

Parted twist out on natural hair
I love this beautiful sister’s short(er) twist out with a side part.

The best twist out with a side part on natural hair
Oh so neat twist out on longer hair.. again with this cute side part.

Up Up and Away with a Flat Twist Updo

Both of these ladies are taking their hair and the natural hairstyle game up up and away with their flat twist updo’s. They are just lovely!

Flat twist updo on natural hair.
I love this flat twist updo with the crowned twist top.

Flat twist updo with a twisted bang
This flat twist updo has a beautiful twisted bang. Twist and bang.

These Braids are Easy Like a Sunday Morning

Both of these lovely ladies have braided hairstyles that will let you get up and get out of the house on time.

Fat cornrows on natural hair
Fat cornrows braided to the back. Easy and classy.

tapered sides braided top
Tapered sides with a braided bun.

When you need to clean up and get Fancy Shmancy

Instead of saving the best short natural hairstyles for last, my last two featured natural hairstyles are two long natural hairstyles that are just super gorgeous.

Halo Braid with the back out on natural hair
Halo Braid with the back out

A long twist out on natural hair
A twist out on on long, beautiful, healthy natural hair. . with a little color. You go woman!

The myth that natural hair does not either look neat, professional, groomed, beautiful sexy, or gorgeous should be long forgotten. Our natural hair is all that and so much more. . because it is ours and we can craft it into whatever we want to. . thanks to this amazing versatility built into natural hair strands.

So, even if you decide not to rock any of these styles, find one that you love and rock on beautiful sisters!

Grow Your Natural Hair Longer and Faster

Grow your natural hair longer and faster |

In order to grow your natural hair, you will have to take care of its basic needs:

  • Your natural hair needs to be healthy.
  • You natural hair needs to be clean.
  • Your natural hair needs to be moisturized.

How to grow healthy natural hair.  Start by eating a healthy diet with plenty of WATER, fruits, vegetable, and lean meats. If you can maintain a healthy diet, your hair will have all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong.

Don’t be afraid to trim your natural hair. Just like with permed hair, you have to stay on top of split ends as soon as you see them. Ignoring split ends will lead to unhealthy hair that’s prone to breakage. Cut the split ends off to PREVENT the damage from working its way up your hair shaft, and the new hair that will grow in will be healthier. And the new hair WILL grow in.

Also, massage your scalp to increase blood circulation and promote hair growth. No, we don’t want everyone touching our hair. But every once in a while you gonna have to get your hands dirty. [Well, really your scalp should be clean.] But the point I’m making is that you should frequently use your hands to give yourself a deep scalp massage. You can even do it while you’re co-washing, but try to do it for 20-30 minutes to get your blood circulating throughout your scalp.

How to keep your natural hair clean. When your hair is dirty, co-wash it. When your hair is weighed down by oil, and dirt, and whatever products you use, wash it with a sulfate-free shampoo.

How to moisturize your natural hair.  When you wash your hair, apply the L.O.C. method to condition and seal-in moisture. (L.O.C. = Leave-In. Oil. Cream.) You can massage your scalp during each step of the L.O.C, method. Just don’t forget when you wash, you’ve got to seal in the moisture  with oil and reinforce your hair follicles to prevent breakage. I use the following products for my L.O.C, method:

And even on days when you don’t wash your hair, make sure it’s MOISTURIZED. Spritz your hair with water each morning to add moisture. Water = Moisture. And your natural hair needs WATER. Do NOT skip this step. Even if you skip the leave-in conditioner, add the cream of your choice and an oil to lock in moisture. Although I use olive oil on the regular, jojoba and  castor oil are also lightweight and work really well, too.

And I know not all naturals are going to like this last one, but it is what it is.

Avoid heat!

I know when you were living the permed life, you got use to that silky, straight style. Here’s the thing: You not bout that life no mo. 

Applying heat to your hair dries out your natural hair. And again, your hair NEEDS moisture. It doesn’t need heat.

Now, that covers YOUR HAIR’S basic needs to grow healthy and strong, now here’s yours:

Be Patient.

Your hair is growing even if you don’t realize it. If you care for it properly, it will grow more than it breaks off so you can visually see all the hard work it’s doing to make you look your best. But everyone’s hair grows at different length and has the potential to grow to different lengths. That’s written into your genetics.

So, enjoy the ride and love what you’ve got. Because your natural hair is SO beautiful and so are you.

Here are the products I use to for the L.O.C method and my daily maintenance. Click on the picture to buy any of these products directly from Amazon.