African American Hairstyles

Definition of a Dead Weave

Definition of a Dead Weave

Are your hair extensions looking dull, dry and lifeless? Girl, you have...

The Best Hot Air Brush for Fine Limp Hair

The Best Hot Air Brush for Fine Limp Hair

Styling fine, limp hair can be a challenge. You want to volumize your...

How to Prevent Waking Up With Bed Head

How to Prevent Waking Up With Bed Head

If you know you’re going to need to hit the ground running in the...

Temporary Hair Straighteners for African-American Women

Temporary Hair Straighteners for African-American Women

You can love your natural, curly hair and still like the look of sleek,...

Natural African-American Hair: How to Get Audrey Hepburn's

Natural African-American Hair: How to Get Audrey Hepburn's ""Breakfast at Tiffany's"" Updo

Although not every girl dreams of being a "real phony" like...

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All of the Types of Weaves & Waves

All of the Types of Weaves & Waves

Whether you're considering a subtle change or a “look at me” dramatic new hairstyle, there are enough choices to make your head spin. Weaves are hair extensions added for fullness, a change of texture or additional length. Waves, on...

Definition of a Dead Weave

Definition of a Dead Weave

Are your hair extensions looking dull, dry and lifeless? Girl, you have a dead weave on your hands. Like your natural locks, a weave is totally susceptible to a bad hair day. There's no need to hide your extensions under a hat, or even hit the...

The Textures of African-American Hair Weaves

The Textures of African-American Hair Weaves

Finding extensions with the right hair type and color can mean the difference between a major hair 'do and an embarrassing hair don't. If you try to rock a weave with the wrong texture, you'll blow your whole look. Combining a straight weave with...

How to Keep Hair Curly for Mixed African Americans

How to Keep Hair Curly for Mixed African Americans

You want ravishing curls to reflect your inner diva, but your mixed African American hair may be brittle, dry and kinky. Diligent care can yield soft ringlets and waves, rather than a frizzy ‘fro. Work with your hair, not against it, to keep...

The Best Hot Air Brush for Fine Limp Hair

The Best Hot Air Brush for Fine Limp Hair

Styling fine, limp hair can be a challenge. You want to volumize your hair, but the products catered towards that kind of styling often weigh thinner hair down. Heat styling can give you tons of volume, but it can cause major damage if your hair...

Going to Bed With Wet Hair in a Bun

Going to Bed With Wet Hair in a Bun

Become a real-life sleeping beauty by styling your hair while you snooze. If your rushed mornings leave little time for styling your hair, start the process before you even hit the sack at night. Twist your freshly washed, wet hair into a bun...

What Effect Do African-American Perms Have on Synthetic Weaves?

What Effect Do African-American Perms Have on Synthetic Weaves?

A good weave can bump your style from zero to total hotness. With a knowledgeable stylist and quality hair, you'll be rockin' a new style in just a few hours. Whether synthetic hair is the style of the day due to monetary restrictions or your...

How to Prevent Waking Up With Bed Head

How to Prevent Waking Up With Bed Head

If you know you’re going to need to hit the ground running in the morning, prep your mane the night before to prevent waking up with bed head. With a little creative styling and the right products, your tresses will stay put and resist...

How Do I Wrap My Hair for Bed?

How Do I Wrap My Hair for Bed?

From smoothing hair to reducing the need to blow-dry to preventing damage, all the benefits of wrapping your hair may make you wonder why you aren’t doing it in the first place. Wrapping your hair before bed can keep it from breaking when...

African-American Layered Hair Weaves

African-American Layered Hair Weaves

Going for a layered hairstyle with your new weave means a great big world of options is open to you. While you may feel compelled to stick with one particular look, spice up your beauty life with a totally new do. Whether you're an...

How to Keep African American Hair Scrunched

How to Keep African American Hair Scrunched

Giving oomph and style to African-American hair is simple, as long as you have the right tools. Scrunching hair is a popular means to getting nice, wavy curls in your do; however, some gals find that this hot look doesn't last. In order to keep...

Relaxers for Sensitive African-American Scalps

Relaxers for Sensitive African-American Scalps

Ladies who are African-American usually have coarser hair that tends to be curly and a little unruly. Because of this, African-American beauties often slather on a relaxer to get better control of their manes. Natural, untreated African-American...

How to Do a Silk Wrap on an African-American's Hair

How to Do a Silk Wrap on an African-American's Hair

Brittle, dry and prone to breakage -- when you have African-American hair, these issues can be a way of life. But that doesn’t mean you don’t love heat styling, such as pressing, that can make your hair shiny and smooth. To combat the...

Temporary Hair Straighteners for African-American Women

Temporary Hair Straighteners for African-American Women

You can love your natural, curly hair and still like the look of sleek, dark strands now and then. Straightening natural African-American hair when you want to keeps relaxer chemicals out of your locks. You've got several options to downsize that...

Layered Bob Haircuts for African-Americans

Layered Bob Haircuts for African-Americans

Whether you have straight hair, relaxed hair, waves or corkscrew curls, you may find that a classic bob does not work for your hair. African-American hair tends to be coarse, making it grow out fuzzy rather than sleek. A layered bob haircut...

African-American Weaves for People With Short Hair

African-American Weaves for People With Short Hair

Perhaps in a moment of sheer moxie and madness, you lopped off your hair in favor of a short and sassy style. You rocked it for a while, it was fabulous, but now you are pining for your longer locks again. However, since you've got some waiting to...

Hot Air Brush on African American Hair

Hot Air Brush on African American Hair

African-American hair has special needs and wants, so cater to it carefully to make it rock. With a few key styling tools, you can ease your hair into sexy, smooth styles. Using a hot air brush on African-American hair combines a blow dryer and...

Layered Haircuts for African Americans With Medium Length Hair

Layered Haircuts for African Americans With Medium Length Hair

Whether you're an African-American woman who's been sporting long tresses and is ready for a change, or if you've finally gotten your hair to grow out to your shoulders, asking for layers opens up a world of styling options. Layering your hair...

Natural African-American Hair: How to Get Audrey Hepburn's

Natural African-American Hair: How to Get Audrey Hepburn's ""Breakfast at Tiffany's"" Updo

Although not every girl dreams of being a "real phony" like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" character Holly Golightly, stylistas sure covet Holly's signature hairstyle. The eponymous updo leading lady Audrey Hepburn rocks in the film...

Tapered Haircuts for African-American Hair

Tapered Haircuts for African-American Hair

African-American fashionistas can have hair very different from that of women of other ethnicities. Best bet: Pick cuts that work with their hair. Tapered-ends haircuts might need a little extra work for an African-American lady, but these 'dos...

Tricks to Volumize African-American Hair

Tricks to Volumize African-American Hair

Big hair can provide big benefits. Amping up your hair’s volume can add balance to your face and give your tresses tons of body and style. If your African-American hair has been relaxed, it’s more likely to be volume-challenged,...

Fun Hair Tips for African-American Women with Braids

Fun Hair Tips for African-American Women with Braids

For many African-American women, braided hair is more than a pass on having to contend with a flat-iron to lay hair down in the mornings. It is a fun and flirty look that can be wrangled into any number of styles. Getting your work-out on? Gather...

How to Clip African-American Hair

How to Clip African-American Hair

For short African-American hairstyles, clippers let you touch up your look at home. You save cash, control your look in minutes and always look sleek. Clippers make an ideal match for natural African-American hair, with its coarse and curly...

How to Cut Bangs on African-American Hair

How to Cut Bangs on African-American Hair

Soft curl bang styles make natural African-American hair look sweet and romantic whereas asymmetrical bangs give relaxed African-American hair an edgy vibe. Let your face shape determine your bang look. Oval faces look best with full fringe or...

Cute Haircuts for Curly African-American Hair

Cute Haircuts for Curly African-American Hair

African-American hair can be really difficult and unmanageable. You may think you have to stick with the same old cut just to be able to control your mane. It doesn't have to be that way. The right cut can make a difference. If you're going for a...

How to Make African-American Hair Wave Up

How to Make African-American Hair Wave Up

If you're tired of that same old style you've been rockin' for years, then it may be time to switch up your 'do. While African-American hair may be coarse or curly, that doesn't mean you can't experiment with different styles to get a new look. In...

Does Wearing Weaves Damage African-American Hair?

Does Wearing Weaves Damage African-American Hair?

When it comes to beauty and glamor, long locks of luscious hair hold a place right up there next to flawless skin and tightly toned thighs. African-American hairstyles often bump up the beauticious factor with the help of hair extensions. Although...

How Long Should You Keep African-American Hair Braided?

How Long Should You Keep African-American Hair Braided?

Braids are the perfect low-maintenance solution to taming your curly strands. Whether you’re rocking your itty bitty micro braids, flaunting sultry extensions or sporting some sporty cornrows, braids are a healthier alternative to relaxing...

Braids and Weaves for African American Hair

Braids and Weaves for African American Hair

African-American women have different hair textures and wear a variety of different hairstyles. Besides styling real relaxed hair or natural hair, African-American women can rock hairstyles with weave extensions and braids. There are many...

African-American Hair Weaving Tips

African-American Hair Weaving Tips

Tired of waiting on your hair to grow? Hair weaves or extensions can take you from short, thin hair to long, thick locks almost instantly. If you are African-American, the key to a great looking weave is choosing the right hair extensions....

Safe Ways to Straighten African-American Hair

Safe Ways to Straighten African-American Hair

If you want to straighten your African-American tresses, make sure you do it safely. You have several options when it comes to altering texture, either permanently or temporarily. You should use extra caution when using heat-based or chemical...

Can African-American Natural Hair Be Curled With Rollers?

Can African-American Natural Hair Be Curled With Rollers?

You love your natural hair, but you also like switching things up once in a while. You can change the look of your tightly coiled African-American hair with a simple roller set. You'll find plenty of options when it comes to rollers, so don't...

How to Crochet African-American Hair

How to Crochet African-American Hair

A crochet hook is a girl's best friend. Maintaining dreadlocks and tightening up the roots can be fiddly and messy if you try to do it by hand, but a crochet hook makes the process more efficient and more effective. While they weren't made for the...

How to Perm African-American Hair

How to Perm African-American Hair

Whether you've decided to trade in your curls for permed hair or just need a touch-up for your roots, you're in the market for a perm -- also called a relaxer. While it's always better to head to the salon for a professional perm, you can do it...

Hair Weaves That Do Not Pull Hair for African-Americans

Hair Weaves That Do Not Pull Hair for African-Americans

Getting a weave can be a great way of changing your look or even boosting your confidence. However, weaves can also cause stress on your natural hair, leaving it thinner and weaker than before. If you want longer locks without the damage, though,...

How to Do a Hair Extension for an African American

How to Do a Hair Extension for an African American

Sometimes getting the look you really want just isn't possible if your hair isn't long enough. If you're tired of sticking to the same old 'do, then hair extensions are a great way to switch up your style easily and in no time at all. If you...

How to Do Twisties in African-American Hair

How to Do Twisties in African-American Hair

If your hairstyle is in dire need of a change, give twisties a whirl. Celebrities such as Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill have brought twisties, alternately known as two-strand twists, into the limelight. You can score this superstar 'do without a...

How to Do African-American Hair Fusions

How to Do African-American Hair Fusions

If you have the urge for big hair or a style that's long and sleek, you can always weave it to achieve it! Fusion hair weave is one way to add length and body to African-American hair. It is also a weaving technique used to create a...

Is It Safe to Flat-Iron African-American Hair When Wet?

Is It Safe to Flat-Iron African-American Hair When Wet?

Sometimes getting your hair straight can seem like a battle for the ages, especially if you've got coarse or super curly hair and limited time in the morning. Of course, you may have even considered flat-ironing your hair while wet to get straight...

How to Crinkle African-American Hair

How to Crinkle African-American Hair

You can straighten it, curl it, finger wave it or crimp it. If you have African-American hair, you have options. So if you’re tired of your hairstyle and want to try something new, step outside your box. Crinkling -- or crimping -- your hair...

How to Curl African-American Hair Without Heat

How to Curl African-American Hair Without Heat

Although African-American hair is often very coarse, that does not mean that you have to use a curling iron to achieve curls that last all day. In fact, you can achieve bouncy, soft curls or ringlets without using any heat at all by using flexi...

How to Curl Layered African-American Hair

How to Curl Layered African-American Hair

So you are in the bored zone with your hair. A little layering might be just what you need for a switched-up look. Curls add a bit of bounce and pizzazz to that great African-American type of hair that you call your own. Learning how to accomplish...

How to Cut African-American Hair as It Is Transitioning

How to Cut African-American Hair as It Is Transitioning

The decision to relax your natural hair was likely a major one. So you've been there, done that, and now that you've decided that the relaxer just isn't for you, you'll need to go through a transitioning process, since the only way to get rid of...

How to Glue Tracks in Without Damage in African-American Hair

How to Glue Tracks in Without Damage in African-American Hair

All of your favorite celebs are sporting styles you love, but you need thicker or longer hair to achieve them. Fortunately for you, Hollywood looks are possible with the aid of a few strategically-placed tracks in your hair. However, you'll want...

How to Loosen Tight African-American Hair

How to Loosen Tight African-American Hair

There are certain things that should be tight -- a new pair of skinny jeans, a fabulous corset -- but not your hair. Many African-American women have extremely tight hair. This is because African-American hair is often very coarse, which can lead...

How to Remove Volume From African American Hair

How to Remove Volume From African American Hair

When your man hears the word "volume," he may immediately think of how loud his music is. Gals who've got luscious hair, however, know that "volume" has a totally different meaning. While volume in your hair can definitely be a good thing, too...

Secrets of Long African-American Hair

Secrets of Long African-American Hair

Want long, luscious locks but don't know how to get them? Bunches of African-American women share this dilemma. The problem stems from not knowing how to treat your hair texture and loading hair with lots of chemicals and heat that cause breakage....

How to Cut African-American Hair With Clippers

How to Cut African-American Hair With Clippers

When you want a uniform, straight cut, clippers help you get the look quickly and reliably. Not just for men's cuts, clippers help shape short female crops, from pixies to mini-Afros. Clippers cut coarse African-American hair well with one tiny...

What Are Some Cute Hairstyles for Straightened African-American Hair?

What Are Some Cute Hairstyles for Straightened African-American Hair?

You've straightened out your African-American tresses and now you want to find just the right style for the look that's all you. You have many options that open up a whole new world of cool styles, so go for it! Focus on the one that brings out...

How to Add Human Hair to African American Hair

How to Add Human Hair to African American Hair

Most women love having long, beautiful hair. Unfortunately, there's no magic potion to get it that way, and instead it takes a lot of time and proper hair care methods. Even then, lots of girls can't get their hair how they want. To add human hair...

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