In 2016, we’ve seen yet another surge of cultural misappropriation when it comes to traditional hairstyles for beautiful black women. Yet in still, the most gorgeous braided hairstyles of 2016 were worn by beautiful brown sisters who wore their hair in chunky, long, cornrow hairstyles. Looking for a protective natural hairstyle that will allow your hair to rest while the weather is cold and wet? Black women STILL own cornrows, sis!
Check out the ten best braided cornrow hairstyles of 2016 below.
What I love most about these hairstyles is the fact that these sisters have tamed EVERY strand of hair.
If you’re planning to rock your hair in cornrows to keep it protected from the winter weather, here are a couple of products I love most for edge control and some links to where you can find them online.
Since the weather is cooling off now, even I’m letting my natural hair grow. And I LOVE my super short, natural hairstyles. I DO. I’ve been rocking super short hair for a minute now. But when Fall approaches I begin to prepare for the colder winter wind that is bound to come, and I like to have a few coils to cover this head from the cooler temperatures. I’ve already started my Fall growth. I’m only a few weeks in, but I like how my curls are popping and how my hair is growing in. I’m maintaining a short tapered style that I’m going to allow to grow into a longer tapered style through the Fall and Winter.
Looking for short, natural hairstyles you can rock?
If you’re going through the cycle of letting your short hair grow out a little, here’s some natural hairstyle inspiration for you. My short, natural hairstyle selections usually focus on the close-to-bald look. That’s not what these are. These ladies are working their gorgeous coils, but still keeping it close to the scalp. Several of these women are rocking some beautiful color – which I think I’m going to step back into – and beautiful styles, too. Be inspired by their radiance. And if you find one that you think works better, share it with me, too. I’d love to see it.