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Dealing with long hair does have its challenges. If your hair is coarse in texture, then you may find styling your hair even more difficult. Tons of styles display that gorgeous hair of yours with ease. With a little practice, you can take your hair from boring to bangin’ in an instant!
Since you’re working with a wavier hair texture, you can definitely try out a few natural styles that will bring out your hair’s true beauty. While your hair is wet, apply a bit of styling product made for curly hair to help it hold the style later. Braid or twist your hair into eight-to-10 sections. Braids will produce waves, while twists will create curlier patterns, and the more braids or twists you create, the tighter the patterns will be. Once your hair dries, un-ravel the sections and finger-comb them to reveal a head full of defined waves and curls.
Sometimes all you need to switch up your style is a strategically placed braid. Abandon that old-school braided ponytail, and try a braided headband instead. Brush your hair out as you like it, and then grab the front section of your hair and French braid it from ear-to ear at your hairline. Not only will you keep the hair out of your face, but you’ll also have a chic and youthful addition to your usual ‘do.
Sleek and Sexy
If you want a more sophisticated look, grab your flat iron and curling iron for this style. Flat iron your locks in small, thin sections to get your hair as straight as possible. Next, curl medium sections of hair by placing each section at the bottom of the barrel and rolling your hair upwards on the barrel. Turn the barrel vertically and slide your hair out to reveal a spiral curl. Finger comb your hair once you’ve finished curling all of your hair. This will create loose curls perfect for a casual day or fancy night out.
Always wrap your hair in a satin wrap after straightening it with heat to preserve your straightened locks. Additionally, limit the amount of heat you put on your hair if you want it to stay healthy, so alternate between natural and straightened styles throughout the month. Also, don’t forget that African-American hair needs lots of moisture to stay healthy, so use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner weekly and follow up with an application of coconut oil to your hair to deeply moisturize it.