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Get Creative with These 18 Y2K Braids for Your Next Hairstyle
Get Creative with These 18 Y2K Braids for Your Next Hairstyle
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Get Creative with These 18 Y2K Braids for Your Next Hairstyle

From TV show reboots to bedazzler machines, 2000s nostalgia is having a huge moment right now, including trending Y2K braided hairstyles. One of the most iconic aspects of Y2K style was the hairstyles, so if you’re ready to reject minimalism in favor of bright-colored braids and kitschy hair accessories, now is your time to shine. I’ve rounded up 18 Y2K braids that will take you back to the future.

1. Micro Braids

Tiny, tightly woven braids are a Y2K staple. This hairstyle can take several hours to complete and just as many to remove, but the Moesha style results are worth it.


Reply to @carterkane02 you can also slide them out with some water and conditioner but that could lead to your hair ripping out.

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2. Beaded Cornrows

Cornrows are a timeless classic and are perfect for those who want a low-maintenance style that lasts. Adding beads gives the look a kitschy style that exudes Y2K.

3. Box Braids with Money Piece

Like cornrows, box braids are a classic protective style that’s been worn for generations. They are versatile and can be styled in many ways, but to achieve that Y2K edge, try adding a different color at the front parts of your hair.

4. Space Bun with Baby Braids

Space buns with a Y2K twist. Part your hair into three sections at the front, two for braids and one for fringe. You can put the rest of your hair into space buns, or leave some out for a half-up half-down look.

5. Three Space Buns

The three space bun look with box braids feels reminiscent of the millennial cult classic “Zenon.” You can try this style with or without box braids.

6. Bun and Baby Braids

All you need to do for this Y2K masterpiece is leave out two sections of hair from your curly bun and part down the middle. Then, take out an additional piece of hair from the back of each section and braid it all the way down.

7. Half-up Half-down and Baby Braids

Similar to the look above, but rather than putting all of your hair up, leave half of it down for a beachy look. Try curly-clip in extension if you want extra volume and length.

8. Butterfly Clips

Millennials, you know what’s going on! Butterfly clips are having a comeback moment and I couldn’t be happier about it. To achieve an effortlessly whimsical Y2K style with butterfly clips, try clipping them throughout your hair and adding two loose braids towards the center of your hair.

9. Box Braids with Layers

Like regular box braids, but cut the front pieces shorter to frame your face shape. To pull the look together, don’t forget the essential 2000’s staple, beaded bottoms.

10. Fishtail braid Ponytail

Mix two classic looks together for this look: the Sade slicked back ponytail and a fishtail braid. The braid involves weaving two sections of hair together to create a fishbone effect. Add extensions for a longer braid as needed.

11. Fishtail Braid Crown and ZigZag part

ZigZag parts are a Y2K staple. Add a fishtail braid at the crown of your head to elevate the look.

12. Two Braids with ZigZag Part

Start with a zigzag part down the center of your scalp, and braid your hair into two sections, adding in braiding hair for extra length and volume.

13. Half-up Half-down Pigtails with Box Braids

Getting creative with your protective style makes the investment even more worth it. Try putting your braids into two pigtail buns, and leaving out hair at the front for a side part Y2K look.


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14. Claw Updo with Braids

This look works best if you have a layered haircut and can leave some fringe bangs (or braids) out of the claw clip in the back + some hair at the bottom for a more voluminous look.


another hair tutorial since i have layered braids now! <3 enjoyyy!!! also have a new setup so more vids coming!! #fashion #y2k #hairstyles #foruuu

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15. Pigtail Buns with Fringe Braids

Similar to the look above, you’ll need to leave some hair out for the fringe to frame your face. All that’s left is putting your hair into two even sections and a simple bun, leaving the ends out to create the classic spiky Y2K look.


hair I saw was @shaniachristinad !! Wanna fan it more but i liked it for a first attempt 🙂 #y2k #boxbraids #braids #blondebraids #knotless #nollywood


16. Half-Up Bun and Four Baby Braids

The half-up bun is a timeless hairstyle giving the half-up pony a run for it’s money. Simply leave out a section at the front of your hair for four baby braids to frame your face.

17. French Curl Braids

If you want to try out the trending French curl braids, here’s a Y2K style that pairs perfectly with the protective style.

18. Box Braid Space Buns with Butterfly Clips and Fringe

A truly maximalist style to top off the list. This look mixes several Y2K hairstyles: butterfly clips, space buns, and fringe bangs.

The early 2000’s were a time of flip phones, low-rise jeans, and some of the most iconic hairstyles of all time. And while flip phones haven’t quite made their return to popular culture *yet*, with celebrities like Marsai Martin, Bella Hadid, Doja Cat, and Zoë Kravitz all dawning Y2K hairstyles in 2023, I think zig-zag parts, spiky space buns, and fringe baby braids are here to stay. 

Let us know if you try any of these styles, and be sure to tag @NaturallyCurly on Instagram for a chance to be featured.

What to Know about Knotless Boho Braids: The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Protective Style

If “low-maintenance” and “protective style” are your hair care love languages, then Knotless Boho Braids are your ultimate romantic partner. Evoking a blend of early-aughts nostalgia with the ease of today’s minimalistic beauty ethos, this hairstyle is a showstopper without being a schedule-stopper. Here’s your foolproof guide to achieving the look.

What to Know about Knotless Boho Braids: The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Protective Style

The “Why” behind the Knotless Braids Craze 

Before we jump into the “how,” let’s explore the “why.” Knotless braids are all about minimizing scalp tension while maximizing style—a beauty equilibrium if ever there was one. Traditional braids tie at the root, which can pull at your hair and scream “ouch” louder than stubbing your toe. Knotless braids, however, start with your natural hair and integrate the braiding hair as they go along, so you get the same look without that first week of uncomfortable scalp tension.

Boho braids are having more than a moment—they’ve been gracing the heads of the protective style lover since Beyoncè in her Destiny’s Child era, and every Summer it seems like they make a comeback. If you are thinking about trying them out, here’s what to know.

Find the Right Stylist

Step one is like swiping right on the ideal stylist—a real texture whisperer. Your hair doesn’t just need to be styled; it needs to be understood. That means finding a pro who knows how to work with your unique texture while maximizing longevity and meeting your hair’s unique goals. Take your time, ask your friends for a referral, check out their social media to make sure they have worked with clients with hair similar to yours, and maybe even schedule a consultation. You can also try out the rebundle hair braider directory to find a stylist that has worked with rebundle hair before. Your perfect match is out there.

Keep it Tension Free

By going knotless, you keep the tension low, the comfort high, and the health of your hair at the forefront. It’s like athleisure for your hair: looks great, feels amazing. Insist on knotless braids to avoid that “too tight” feeling. This method reduces tension and allows you to actually forget you have braids in, which is kinda the dream, right?

What to Know about Knotless Boho Braids: The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Protective Style

Your Hair, But Greener: Rebundle

A few years ago, I got an extreme allergic reaction on my scalp after getting my hair braided. Since then I have always asked my stylist to wash the hair first, but now I only trust rebundle har. If this has happened to you, it could be time to ditch the synthetic stuff and opt for Rebundle’s “Braid Better” hair for the braiding part. This isn’t just any hair—it’s the triple-threat of braiding materials. Vegan? Check. Non-toxic? Double-check. Biodegradable? Triple-check. In short, you’ll be both a style icon and an eco-hero. I only used two bundles of braid better (cut in half because they are very long!) for my knotless boho style, plus human hair for the left out wavy parts. 

Human Hair Bundles

Complete the look by adding in human hair bundles, I color-matched my honey blonde rebundle hair with a little less that two bundles of #27 human hair and it worked perfectly. Human hair was a game changer for those wavy strands left out of the braids, turning your braids from “just another style” into “OMG, who’s your stylist?”

What to Know about Knotless Boho Braids: The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Protective Style

Knotless Boho Braid Maintenance 101 

While knotless boho braids are pretty low-maintenance, I’ve learned a few tricks to ensure that your hair stays healthy underneath and Insta-ready on top. 

  1. Spritz your hair with water daily and a dash of scalp oil when needed.
  2. When the hair starts to frizz, use some mousse and lay it down with a tight scarf or durag. 
  3. If you use human hair, make sure to wash it with shampoo and conditioner when it starts to look dull. I like to wash it every two weeks, but everyone’s hair and lifestyle is different. 
  4. Sleep on a silk or satin pillow and/or wear a bonnet to keep braids in tip-top shape.

These tips will keep your style looking salon-fresh, for several weeks. Low-maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance, but trust me, it’s almost as easy.

With Knotless Boho Braids, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a long lasting, low-maintenance protective style that also keeps your hair healthy and flourishing while installed. So, don’t just sit there—get that salon appointment in the books and prepare to be the main character all season long. 🌟

Unapologetically Black and Beautiful Hair Moments at Afropunk 2023 

Afropunk Brought the Natural Hair Renaissance Back to Brooklyn this Year, Here Are Some of My Favorite Looks.

“A celebration of Black joy and a testament to the resilience of the Brooklyn community”—that’s how we all know and love Afropunk Brooklyn. And this year was no different. It wasn’t just a music fest; for many of us, it was a living, breathing canvas of Black and natural hair artistry. 

Beyoncé might have left town last month, but the spirit of creative rebirth lingered. Check out my top Afropunk hairstyles sure to inspire the feeling of being “cozy” with who you are. 

1. Bubble Pony’s and Butterfly Clips

Starting off with an ode to the 90s and childhood hair clips nostalgia. BRB buying butterfly clips and gold wire!

2. Embellished with Shells

Twists, elegantly woven with seashells and embellishments, this look feels like a living archive of our collective histories and aspirations. 

3. Architectural Spider

Model, creative, and natural hair icon Kayra is known for innovative and intricate hairstyles that could inspire a fish (or a spider) to fly. Everytime Kayra steps out it’s a compelling case for hair as a structural marvel.

4. Disco Meets 1930’s

If the classic modesty of the 1930’s veil hats and the disco glam hair of the 1970’s had a baby, it would be this. It’s more than a look; it’s a proclamation of joy and creativity.

5. Slicked Back and Laid Edges

If nothing else, always remember to lay your edges before leaving the house! Immaculately laid edges is a silent way to tell the world, “I’ve got everything—including my hair—under control.”

6. Bantu Knots With a Twist

You can’t have an Afropunk hair inspiration without beads, locs, bantu knots, or mohawks— so shoutout to these attendees for multiple classics in one look!

7. Beaded Space Buns

These space buns spoke in frequencies of futurism and fun. The sunlit beads shimmered like mini-planets orbiting long braids, offering a nod to both nostalgia (xenon is that you?) and adulting.

8. Effortless Wash n Go

There is something so effortlessly cool and modern about this look. This style was all about celebrating natural texture in its purest form. If “I woke up like this” and still look good was the vision, she nailed it. 

9. Cultural Crown Ponytail

The hair embellishment matching the beaded necklace made this high-pony look a walking, talking artifact, whispering stories of diaspora and pride.

10. Floor Length Sparkly Braids

I love this look SO much. Hair gems are not new, but these were a radiant spectacle. They flowed like a river laced with twinkling lights, each strand telling the world, “I’m here, I’m fabulous, and my river runs deep.”

Afropunk Brooklyn 2023 was more than a festival; it was a reaffirmation of Black joy, resilience, and unparalleled creativity in the language of natural hair. And hey, if your hair can be a canvas, a storybook, a playground, and a crown, then you’re pretty much unstoppable, aren’t you?

Feeling inspired? Let me know your fave looks below! Keep that Renaissance going, Brooklyn. ✌️💫

Afropunk Brooklyn 2023 was a manifesto of Black joy, community, and creative ingenuity, all wrapped up in the language of natural hair. The variety of hairstyles celebrated not just the diversity within the Black community but also the individual’s power to self-define. So, what’s your pick? Sound off below! ✌️💫

17 Photos of Curly Blonde Hair to Show Your Stylist 

Show your stylist these photos before going blonde. 

17 Photos of Curly Blonde Hair to Show Your Stylist 

There are few hair changes more more predicable than the yearly cycle of considering going blonde before summer (although cutting your bangs post break-up is certainly up there). As the weather heats up and we start going out more and wearing less, hair also trends also change, swaying brighter, curlier, and more playful. If you’re going through the yearly curly blonde hair consideration phase, we’ve got you. To help you visualize what kind of blonde would pair best with your personal style and unique look, here’s a collection of 17 photos that you can show your stylist. 

1. Warm Blonde on Curly/Coily Hair

A warmer blonde can be great for anyone hoping to go lighter without damaging the integrity of your curls. Warm blonde curly hair also looks great with darker eyebrows.

2. Platinum Blonde on a Coily Tapered Cut

For tigher curls that want to show off their texture, try experimenting with a platinum blonde color. Since you this cut requires frequent hair cuts, your natural hair should be safer form damage.

3. Ashy Blonde with Dark Roots

Blonde comes in so many hues, but an ashy blonde color blends beautifully with darker roots and curly hair.

4. Golden Curls and Layers 

Warmer hues like golden blonde look great with layers to show off your texture. Golden blonde is also great if you want to keep growing your hair out.

5. Ombre Blonde on Curly Hair

Ombre hair color is having a major moment. Here’s an edgy example of a blonde ombre on curly hair.

6. Curly Blonde Balayage 

The first time I bleached my hair blonde was through a balayage, and it’s one of the best ways to to dip your toe into going lighter because you can continue to add more color over time, while you safely reach the desired blonde.

7. Curly Long Blonde Hair

Keeping your hair blonde, healthy, and growing is no easy feat. There is no trick, just maitentaince, patience, and knowing your hair very well.

Deciding between ombre and balayage? Here’s the difference, according to colorists.

8. Blonde Angular Bob

An edgy look with minimal maintenance. Warmer blonde bobs are a great if you don’t want to get a touch up every few months.

9. Platinum Blonde With bangs 

This is me, and before you show this to your stylist keep in mind that it took me nearly 5 years to get this blonde. Be patient if this is the final goal!

Don’t miss: 8 Things You Should Know Before You Try Going Platinum Blonde

10. Light Blonde with a Round Shape

This cool toned light blonde is so pretty on naturally curly hair, and pairs well with many curl types.

11. Platinum Blonde on a Curly TWA

I personally love when curlies do a big chop and then dye their hair platinum blonde. Talk about a transformation for Summer!

12. Ashy Silver Blonde on Curly Hair

A bold color on it’s own, but also a perfect base for experimenting with pastel temporary colors.

13. Blonde Highlights on Wavy/Curly Hair

This perfect Summer blonde highlights your natural texture without damaging the curls. This transformation is a brilliant example of how to blonde on curly hair right.

14. Honey Blonde Curly Hair

I love this shade of ashy and golden blonde. It pairs well with various hair types and the grow out always looks intentional. 

15. Long Curly Blonde Hair with Shadow Root 

This before and after transformation goes crazy! And points to how important it is to find a stylist with lots of experience bleaching curly hair safely. 

16. Low Maintenance Curly Blonde 

This blonde hairstyle only requires touch-ups every six months, making it the perfect low-maintenance curly blonde look.

17. Coily Curly Blonde Hair

An all over blonde that grows out effortlessly. 

So, there you have it – 17 photos of blonde curly hairstyles to show your stylist. Summer is just around the corner, so if you plan to take the plunge in to the wonderful world of blonde curly hair, do your research to find the blonde that will match your skin tone, maintenance needs and how to avoid the brassy, orange look.  Make sure to save this page to share with your stylist for inspiration!

These are the Top 10 Herbs for Hair Growth
woman with long hair and hair growth herbs There is no denying that nature has been a source for beauty solutions since the beginning of time. Herbs are a natural way to treat a variety of ailments from an uneven complexion to a dry scalp. But herbs can also aid in your hair growth hair goals! Here are the top ten herbs for hair growth.

1. Gingko Biloba

This herb is known to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation. It can help with increasing the blood flow follicles need to encourage new growth at the root level. It can be used topically, but is more commonly used in the form of a tea since the benefits are attainable through digestion, as with most herbs. It can also be taken as a supplement and is especially useful for people suffering from deficiencies that affect the follicle. According to research published in International Journal of PharmTech Research, this herb leads to “hair regrowth, through combined effects on proliferation and apoptosis of the cells in the hair follicle thus suggesting potential as a hair tonic.”

2. Rosemary

Often used as an oil, either combined with olive oil or by itself, this herb can help with circulation to aid in growth. It has the added bonus of stopping premature graying as well! It is also super moisturizing so it can be used to treat a dry, flaky scalp which may stand in the way of new growth occurring. One study published in Phytotherapy Research Journal found that the topical use of rosemary on mice showed an improvement in hair growth by blocking excess testosterone production.

3. Peppermint

Peppermint is another herb that offers healing to the scalp to help with growth. It not only moisturizes and soothes an irritated scalp, it also stimulates hair follicles. A healthy scalp is the bedrock of hair growth so don’t underestimate herbs that work solely to heal the scalp as a means of growth. This herb is often used as an oil applied directly to the scalp, as an ingredient in hair products like the EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, but may also be consumed as a tea. According to a Toxicological Research study performed on the use of peppermint oil for hair growth, the results show that by the end of four weeks, 92% of patients showed hair growth.

4. Aloe Vera

The gel of this plant is often used in stylers, like the Curl Theory Gel Styler . The gel can restore the pH balance of the scalp which helps to encourage growth. It is also a great way to moisturize and define your hair since it is super hydrating. You can apply this gel directly to the scalp and massage for the best results or create an aloe vera rinse. The International Journal of PharmTech Research reports that aloe vera “gel is used traditionally for hair loss and for improvement in hair growth following alopecia.”

5. Horsetail

One of the lesser known herbs, this is actually one of the most widely used in hair products. It is known to improve the strength of hair, as well as bones, thanks to the ingredient silica. It also helps to make hair less brittle to retain hair which is great for hair loss. It can be taken as a supplement or used in a product that already has it as an ingredient. It is important to drink plenty of water with this herb since it is a diuretic. University of Maryland Medical Center reports, “Be sure to drink enough fluids when taking horsetail preparations by mouth.”

6. Lavender

This popular herb has antibacterial properties so it will leave the scalp free of anything getting in the way of generating growth. If your scalp has a lot of parasites, fungus, or other less than desirable things, it will be almost impossible for growth to take place. This herb is commonly used as a topical in the form of an oil, but can also be made into a tea. Additionally, many hair care brands incorporate lavender into their products, like JessiCurl. According to University of Maryland Medical Center, “In one study of 86 people with alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out, often in patches”>, those who massaged their scalps with lavender and other essential oils daily for 7 months experienced significant hair regrowth compared to those who massaged their scalps without the essential oils.”

7. Burdock

Packed with essential fatty acids and phytosterol compounds, burdock can help with an irritated scalp while also reversing hair loss. It can help generate new growth thanks to these two elements, and is often found in many hair care products aimed at restoring hair. In fact, the fatty acids in this plant can even be used to treat psoriasis. University of Maryland Medical Center reports that in a study of 40 people with psoriasis, those who took fish oil rich in the same fatty acids found in burdock with their prescription medications had better results than those taking just their medicine.

8. Stinging Nettle

This herb helps block the over production of DHT which leads to hair loss. While it may not create new growth, it does stop hair loss while helping to restore balance to the hormones that create hair growth. It also has strong antibacterial properties. A study, published in Phytomedicine and Therapeutics Journal to determine this aspect of stinging nettle, found that this result, “may be attributed to the presence of agglutinin, a lectin, and other active compounds in the plant.”

9. Ginseng

Another herb commonly found in hair care products, this herb is known to stimulate the circulation needed for hair growth. It can also work to make strands stronger to help with retention of hair. A study conducted in Europe PMC, shows that ginseng extracts have a positive effect on recovery of hair follicles.

10. Saw Palmetto

Working to stop the imbalance of hormones that stand in the way of growth, this herb is similar to stinging nettle. In fact, for the best results, you can combine the two together as a topical to get better results at both stopping air loss, and improving growth. It also works to control overproduction of DHT. According to this study, “Saw Palmetto extract inhibits the binding of DHT to receptors, thus blocking DHT’s action and promoting the breakdown of the potent compound.” This article has been updated for grammar and clarity.
How to Ask Your Hair Stylist for a Curly Haircut with Bangs

The five things I ask my stylist for before getting a curly haircut with bangs to maximize volume and retain length.

How to Ask Your Hair Stylist for a Curly Haircut with Bangs

Amidst the chaos of the pandemic, many of us have had to become our own hairstylists, bravely wielding scissors and attempting to maintain our hair’s shape and style at home. It worked for a while, but three years later and my fine, 3B/C bleached, naturally curly hair and bangs had taken on a shape of their own. To revive my curls and restore my shape circular and voluminous shape, I visited curly dry cut specialist Martha Ellen Mabry, owner of Headchop Studio and Lil Chop Hair Salon in Brooklyn, New York. Let’s dive into what you should ask your stylist to try a naturally curly cut with bangs.

Talking to your stylist about the perfect cut for natural hair with bangs:

As the stylist and I discussed my hair goals and concerns, we landed on a few things she would do during the cut, for me to add to my daily routine at home, that would maximize volume and curl integrity, and retain some length while adding shape with layers. Martha Ellen crafted a personalized cut that would meet the goals we discussed and educated me on everything she was doing throughout the process. These conversations with your stylist are integral to leaving the salon with the style you want, so don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions!

✂️ Ready for a fabulous curly bangs transformation? Here’s how to ask your stylist for that perfect 3b/3c bangs haircut. Remember trust the process and show off your gorgeous curls with confidence! #haircut #hairtipsandtricks #bangcutting #curlyhairgirl

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1. Curly Cut With Bangs

The first thing I ask for is short curly bangs. I like mine to sit right at or just above my eyebrows. These face-framing bangs will accentuate your eyes and add a touch of playfulness whenever you put your hair up. If it’s your first time getting curly bangs, make sure you ask about their bang trim policy (some salons offer free bang trims), or the best ways to trim your bangs at home. 

How to Ask Your Hair Stylist for a Curly Haircut with Bangs

2. Face Framing Layers

To create compliment your look, request face-framing layers that seamlessly blend with your curly bangs. These layers will help to soften your face and highlight your natural features. The shorter layered curls look great left out with a half-up half-down style, and are one of the best ways to level up a lazy hair day.

3. Rounded Shape

Volume is key if you have fine hair or have experienced hair loss. I have both! I asked my stylist to shape my curls in a rounded manner. This technique adds volume and bounce, especially when utilized with a curly cut with bangs and layers. 

4. Shorter Layers at the Crown

To enhance your natural curl pattern, ask for shorter layers at the crown. This technique adds lift and definition, enhancing the rounded shape and making it easier to maintain even while growing your hair out when sporting a curly cut with bangs.

How to Ask Your Hair Stylist for a Curly Haircut with Bangs

5. Long Curly Layers in the Back

Since my hair goals include getting rid of dead ends and retaining length, long layers in the back allow me to do both. Long curly layers also blend well with the other techniques above and contribute to maximizing volume and making your curly hair look good from the back. These layers will add movement and dimension, giving your hair that enviable bounce.

How to Ask Your Hair Stylist for a Curly Haircut with Bangs

After months of self-styled haircuts, my curls found their shape again. Thanks to Martha Ellen’s skillful hands and our thoughtful consultation pre-appointment, my custom curly dry cut with bangs completely transformed my hair. The carefully executed bangs, face-framing layers, custom rounded shape, shorter layers at the crown, and long layers throughout contributed to increased volume, defined and healthy curls, and voluminous shape, while retaining some of my lengths. If you’re seeking a curly haircut with bangs or any other curly hair service, I highly recommend finding a curly-cut specialist and discussing your hair needs and goals. And if you don’t know what to ask for, save this page to bring with you the next time you get a curly cut with bangs.

Pictures of Curly Cuts with Bangs

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Find even more curly bangs inspiration: 25 Photos That Will Make You Want Curly Bangs

How to Achieve a Stunning Money Piece on Curly Hair

Low-maintenance hair color isn’t just having a moment, it’s having a whole decade. And topping the low-maintenance hair color movement is the trendy face framing “money pieces.” The look combines two big trends: early-aughts nostalgia and bold, yet low-maintenance color. Here’s how to try a money piece on curly hair.

What is a money piece?

If you’re not familiar with the money piece trend, it involves highlighting a section of hair around the face, and is a fun way to add a pop of color while giving dimension to your curls.

Step 1: Find a Stylist Who Specializes in Curly Hair and Color

When it comes to coloring curly hair, it’s important to find a stylist who specializes in both curly hair and color. Curly hair requires a unique approach to color application, because the curls can affect how the color is distributed. Look for stylists who have experience with coloring curly hair and check out their portfolio to see if they’ve done money pieces before.

Step 2: Choose Your Color

Once you’ve found a stylist, it’s time to choose your color. Popular choices include blonde, copper, and pastel hues like pink or lavender. However, you can also choose a more subtle color that complements your natural hair color. Work with your stylist to choose a color that suits your skin tone and personal style.

Step 3: Discuss Placement

The key to a successful money piece is choosing the right section of hair to highlight. For curly hair, it’s best to choose a section that falls naturally around your face. This could be a few curls at the front of your hairline or a larger section that frames your face.

Step 4: Embrace the maintenance

To keep your money piece looking its best, it’s important to care for it properly. Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for color-treated hair, and avoid washing your hair too frequently. Ask your stylist about at home toning products that can help keep the color vibrant and refreshed, and prevent orange, brassy tones.

Step 5: Have fun!

A money piece on curly hair is all about having fun and expressing your individual style. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors, sections, and techniques until you find the perfect look for you. 


I was craving a new hair color so I decided to do a pastel pink and purple curly moneypiece inspired look which is perfect for the Spring! I used the @revlon Colorsilk Digitones dye in the colors Pastel Lavender and Pastel Pink to achieve this look and am so happy with how well it came out 🥰 #RevlonPartner #RevlonDigitones #MakeYourMove #ad #RevlonPartner

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A money piece is a playful and bold way to add color to your curly hair without much of the damage attached to tradition color trends. If you try the look, make sure to tag us on Instagram @NaturallyCurly for a chance to be featured!

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

Show your stylist these photos before going to get a curly cub cut. 

Come spring, it seems like everyone is itching to change up their look and start fresh again. There’s something universal about the changing seasons urging us into a new hairstyle, and this spring as the cherry blossoms bloomed, so did an edgy cut: the curly cub. If you aren’t familiar with the style, it’s basically the love child of the traditional bob and the TikTok viral wolf cut. To help you visualize whether or not the trendy cut may be for you, we’ve put together a collection of 15 photos that you can show your stylist. 

1. A curly bang forward look for shorter curly styles.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

2. For tigher curls that want some thing a bit different than the TWA

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

3. The perfect cut to show of soft waves and curly bangs.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

4 Lots of layers to show of those amazing golden curls.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

5. Ciara can pull off any hair style, but we love her rendition of the curl cub cut. 

6. This layered short bob really shows off the texture in wavy hair.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

7. Beautiful face framing in this just above the shoulder cub cut.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

8. Baby bangs pair so well with a cub cut.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

9. Looks good from every angle.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

10. This cut compliments their face beautifully!

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

11. Who needs highlights when your curly cub cut can give you this dimension!

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

12. This one’s a video, but it’s still enough to be a good option to show your stylist if you have a similar hair type.

13. Sometimes all you need is patience, a fresh cut, and a good stylist to revive your curls.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

14. Mullet + shag + curly hair = this beautiful curly cub cut.

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

15. Last but not least, a carousel of curly bobs, including some cub cut options!

15 Photos of Curly Cub Cuts to Show Your Stylist

So, there you have it – 15 photos of curly cub cuts to show your stylist. This bold and playful hairstyle is perfect for curlies who want to stand out from the crowd and show off their wild side. Make sure to save this page to share with your stylist for inspiration!

Check out: 25 Photos That Will Make You Want Curly Bangs

13 Easy Festival Hairstyles for Curly Hair You Can Rock Anytime

Coachella marked the start of festival season, and on top of giving us the return of Frank Ocean and Zendaya on stage, we also witnessed enough bold and whimsical hair inspiration to last through the year. From baby fringe braids to bedazzled hair accessories, it’s safe to say festival hairstyles have moved past viral TikTok status and are here to stay. Festival hair trends are everywhere, but finding tutorials and styles that work with your natural hair texture can be a challenge. Whether you are planning to attend a festival soon or just want to try some new styles out this season, here are easy festival hairstyles you can try on curly and textured hair.

Hair Accessories for Festivals

One of the easiest ways to incorporate festival inspiration into a style is by using hair accessories. For a trendy Y2K look, try a fluffy bucket hat over a protective style or multicolored hair clips all over your picked out hair. For a bold and ethereal look, try out pearled or bedazzled edges or the blinger hair tool with a slicked back side-part.

Here are some tutorials to get you started.

1. Blinger Hair Tool

2. Bedazzled Edges

3. Pearl Accessories

4. Barrette Braids

5. Bucket Hat Curly Hairstyles

Temporary Hair Color for Festivals

Dying your hair for a festival is a big commitment, luckily there are brands that have found that niche market of people that fantasize about fantasy hair colors, but only for a short-period of time (me included). If you’re looking to change up your colors temporarily and maintain the health of your hair, here are a few options to achieve festival hair quickly.

6. OverTone

7. Metallic Silver Hair Wax

8. Glitter Hair Spray

9. Tinted Red Hair with Manic Panic

Protective Styles

The ease and longwear of protective styles make them the perfect candidates for festival hair. If you’re short on time or on a budget, these are quick and simple protective style options you can try at home.

10. PixiStics Fantasy Color Extensions


Replying to @iamlala_the_actress Don’t come for me for the back of my head part! I was rushing to get this video out ha! Here I’m showing you different ponytails from my festival ponytail collection. One solid full color, a full color ombré, and a dark root ombré! A little bit on my hair, I’m 3c thick natural with low porosity hair. I put in gel and put up my hair into two high ponytails with two braids on each side. My braids love to twist so I like to put in more than one to keep them a little straighter! All of these ponytails are available at or the link in my bio! #festivalbraider #ponytailhairstyle #ponytailextensions #festivalponytail #alternativehairstylist #alternativehair #festivalhair #blackfestivalhairstyles #naturalhairstylesforblackwomen

♬ Too Much – Marc Benjamin & Ansun

11. Partial Bantu Knots

12. Curly Hair Clip-Ins with front Braid

13. Feed-In French Braids with a Pop of Color

Festival season is the perfect opportunity to use your hair to express your individuality. And with so many effortlessly fun trends, you could experiment with a new version of you every week! Let us know what curly festival styles you’re trying out this season, and be sure to tag NaturallyCurly on Instagram for a chance to be featured! 

Check out: 21 Braided Hairstyles You Need to Try Next

How to Get Meg Thee Stallion’s Hairstyle with Curly Clip-Ins

These clip-ins from texture specialist brands will give you Meg Thee Stallion inspired hair.

How to Get Meg Thee Stallion’s Hairstyle with Curly Clip-Ins

All eyes have been on Meg Thee Stallion’s hair ever since she sprung up at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in March dawning her naturally curly hair. While this wasn’t the first time we’ve fawned over the Houston-born rapper on the red carpet, it was the first time she’s worn a naturally curly style. Since then, Meg The Stallion hasn’t taken her foot off the brakes, showing off more natural styles on her IG page and inspiring many of us to let out the curls this spring. 

How to Get Meg Thee Stallion’s Hairstyle with Curly Clip-Ins

Embracing your natural hair at every stage and length is important, but to achieve this internet-breaking voluminous look, your curls might need a little help. Here’s a few ways to give your textured hair a natural looking boost. All hot girl approved.

Curly Clip-In Tutorials

Curly clip-ins are having a huge moment, and though we can’t give all the credit to Meg Thee Stallion, the original hot girl has surely sparked a resurgence of the DIY style. Fortunately for curlies, we are finally at a place in society where brands are paying attention to the textured hair community, meaning there are many textured and curly hair clip-in options to try. And finding the right clip-ins for your texture and desired look is where the work begins. 

Your best bet if you’re new to trying clip-ins, is to find someone with similar hair texture and length to you that uses them. The search terms “textured hair clip-ins” and  “curly hair clip-ins” on Youtube, TikTok, or Instagram (pick your poison) can help launch your research. Here’s a few options to get you started:

Wavy Hair Clip-In Tutorial

Curly Hair Clip-In Tutorial

Coily Hair Clip-In Tutorial

Kinky/Coily Hair Clip-In Tutorial

Textured Clip-In Brands to Achieve Meg Thee Stallion’s Volume

Now that you’ve found the style and kind of clip-ins you need to achieve the voluminous and curly Meg look this spring, it’s time to purchase. There are hundreds of brands selling textured hair clip-ins, but some are better than others at truly understanding the needs of the textured hair community. You can’t go wrong with these brands that are tailored to textured hair specifically.

Heat Free Hair

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Ruka Hair

Hair For The Girls

For even more curly clip-in brands, check out: Best Curly Hair Extensions That Match Perfectly

Kinky Curly Yaki

As seasons change, let Meg Thee Stallion be your perennial muse and spring into the new season with a vamped up style. Let us know what you try and show us how it looks by tagging us on Instagram for a chance to be featured! 

Read next: Before Adding Clip-In Extensions, Do THIS

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Spooky Season is upon us and if you haven’t figured out the perfect creative Halloween costume that will leave your friends wishing they thought of it first, we got your back. For our 20th Anniversary we are bringing you 20 meme-inspired Halloween costumes that anyone can do.

Memes both old and new have the potential to make Halloween costumes that are unique, nostalgic, relatable, and of course, incredibly hilarious. In a world where humour exists online just as much as in real life (or more”>, why not bring some of these digital ideas to life?

We did our best to include some of the easiest-to-achieve meme costumes, as well as the most recognizable ones, ranging from 2018 meme content (i.e. Yodel Walmart Icon”>, to older and ever-relatable meme content (i.e. every single kermit the frog meme”>. So let’s keep it fun and not problematic this Halloween with these 20 meme-inspired costumes!

1. Joanne The Scammer

> “Rules to live by: Only help women. Only Scam Men.”

Joanne The Scammer is the hooded kermit in us all. If you don’t understand that metaphor this article may not be for you. All you need for this look is a faux fur coat, a quivering lip, your best caucasian voice, a messy wig and an even messier attitude.

2. Backpack Kid

The infamous backpack kid who revolutionized “The Russell”, most commonly known as flossing, now has over 2 million followers on instagram after a video of him dancing went viral.

All you need for this costume is a grey shirt, a backpack and an ounce(you really don’t need much”> of rhythm.

3. Black Man Holding Phone

This man was dragged to filth after being photographed at a rally for Darren Wilson. Twitter erupted with images of him holding his phone to his ear alongside tweets like “When your mom puts you in charge and your siblings don’t wanna listen to you” or “When your food delivery is supposed to be there at 7:30 and it’s 7:31”

All you need for this costume is a Blue striped polo shirt (you can literally find one at any Goodwill store in the country”>, a black phone or rectangular device, glasses, and a displeased face.

4. Walmart Yodel Boy (Mason Ramsey”>

First comes the viral video, then comes the hilarious meme content. The yodel boy who stole our hearts earlier this year with his rendition of “Lovesick Blues” is one of the most simple and hilarious meme costumes that anyone can rock.

All you need is white button-down shirt, a red bowtie, blue jeans, the biggest belt buckle you can find, and the confidence to yodel in public!

5. Salt Bae

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Salt Bae, aka Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish butcher, chef, and restaurateur became famous after his technique for preparing meat became an internet sensation.

All you need for this look is a white-tee, John Lennon-inspired sunglasses, salt, and of course his specialized technique of throwing seasoning.

6. Black Woman Squinting

This meme involves a woman squatting down hands on her knees, mouth agape as she perceivably looks in the distance for something. As always, the internet took this photo and ran with it, creating jokes ranging from “when you thought you aced the test and got a 42” to “when your optician asks, “Is option 1 or 2 better? 1. 2.’”

All you need for this look is a pink blazer, sunglasses with pink lenses, ripped black jeans, and a squat game on 100.

7. Bratz Doll with Wild Hair

This Bratz doll had a wild night, or took a very long nap, or maybe she just forgot to wrap her hair last night. Nevertheless, the internet had a lot of fun conjuring up ideas about what lead to the infamous photo where her makeup remained perfectly intact but her hair looked like she got electrocuted.

All you need to achieve this look is a full face of makeup, a pink scrunchy, and to put your hair up in the messiest way possible.

8. Cheerleader With Attitude

This 13-year-old cheerleader was serving some serious attitude at a cheer competition, and when she looked into the camera with a sassy look as a part of her routine, she quickly became an internet sensation.

All you need for this costume is a green cheerleading outfit including a bow, red lips, a high pony, and some serious attitude.

9. Arthur Fist

Arthur’s Fist is a reaction meme featuring a screen capture of the protagonist character Arthur from the children’s’ television show. This meme came to represent various infuriating or frustrating circumstances.

For this meme all you need is yellow sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a clenched fist.

10. Arthur Running

This meme captures the short-term and carefree bliss of knowing an action is petty or even wrong, and doing it anyway.

All this meme requires is a yellow sweatshirt, blue jeans, big glasses, bear ears, and a little pep in your step.

11. Tyra Banks (Hoe but make it fashion”>

The original joke comes from an America’s Next Top Model episode from 2008 where Tyra Bank says “Hoe, but make it fashion” as she seductively cups her breasts and then pushes her chest back and hunches over to depict a “fashion” versus “hoe” look. The internet turned this into several variations of the original sentiment, such as “feminism, but make it intersectional” and “wardrobe malfunction, but make it fashion”.

For this costume you just need a purple durag, a purple tank top, and to be able to hunch your back in and out throughout the night in case people ask who you are.

12. Cardi B as a Child

The iconic “My momma said..(insert funny anecdote from childhood”>” meme of Cardi B is one of my personal favorites of the year. The meme depicts a young Cardi B with one hand on her hip looking like she is about to run her mouth a little bit too loud. All you need for this meme-inspired costume is a tube top and matching pants, a white collared shirt, your hand on your hip, and to pick out your hair with a part to the side.

13. I Love New York

New York also known as Tiffany Pollard, is a reality star that we will never forget. Her hilarious antics on “The Flavor of Love” and her spin-off “I Love New York” not only made for great reality tv content, but she gave us some of the most relatable meme content of all time. For this costume you need a white tank top, pink tinted sunglasses, black leggings or jeans, a pillow to lean against, and to cross your arms and look straight forward like you’re waiting on that “we outside” text from your friends.

14. Spongebob Mocking

My favorite part about this meme is that is has transcended its own image, and now when I see handwriting this way I automatically know it’s referring to the Spongebob meme even if the picture is not present. This costume is a little more of an investment because you will have to buy a spongebob costume (or make one if you are DIY savvy”>. However, since new Spongebob memes are coming up every year, it can be reused (see #15″>! In addition to the Spongebob costume, you’ll need to make a poster with the phrase you are mocking.

15. Spongebob Tired

Technically Spongebob is naked in this version of the meme, but since that may cause problems at your office work party or wherever you plan to wear your costume, I recommend using any regular Spongebob costume. Then, all you have to do is appear tired and lean against any and every surface constantly throughout the party with one stretched-out arm (or at least for the picture”>.

16. Kermit Sipping Tea

The meme of all memes. The king of petty and the queen of “That’s none of my business.” This image has become so famous that words do not even have to accompany the picture for someone to get the point. Kermit is pictured sipping a piping-hot cup of Lipton tea while pointing out the hypocrisy or stupidity of a person or group. To create this costume on a budget, we ordered a green man suit from Amazon, frog sunglasses, and sourced a mug and some tea from our kitchen.

17. Evil Kermit

“Hooded Kermit,” also known as “Evil Kermit” points to our innermost demons or naughty thoughts. This is one of my favorite memes on the entire list because there are so many relatable versions. It’s like we all have the same inner demons! For this costume you need the same green suit and frog sunglasses as above, and an additional black hoodie for evil Kermit. This could also work as a two-person costume.

18. Kermit Typing

This variation of the Kermit meme is meant for anyone who has ever said “I’m fine” followed by “I just think it’s funny how…” Kermit typing furiously represents all of us in some way. Whether it’s an argument with someone in the Facebook comments, an issue you are bringing up with your partner through text message, or a paper due at midnight that you started writing at 11pm, we can all relate. This variation of Kermit requires the same green suit and frog glasses as above, in addition to a typewriter if you have the budget, or if not, just ferociously moving your fingers up and down to represent the movement of typing.

19. Kermit Exhausted

And for our last Kermit meme-inspired costume we have Kermit the Frog laying on his back on a bed, arms spread, knees bent, and looking straight at the ceiling. I like to think of this meme as the relateable feeling of doing one out of the many tasks you were meant to do in a day, and still feeling like you need a break.

This costume requires the same items as above, but instead of typing, all you need to do is lay exhausted on a bed. Told you these costumes would be easy.

20. Fighting Girl

If you haven’t seen this meme you won’t be the only one. This is the kind of meme-inspired costume only true meme addicts will know about, so if you’re looking for a fit that will weed out the frauds, this one is it.

All you need is a black bonnet, hoops, a pink tank top, and to square up with a slight smirk when you take the picture.

What’s your favorite meme? Let us know in the comments below and check out our hilarious video where editors dress up as memes!

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

Afropunk Brooklyn 2022 created a much needed space for Black folx during NYFW and highlighted a Renaissance for Black hair 

Afropunk Brooklyn, “A celebration of Black joy and a testament to the resilience of the Brooklyn community” came back after a three year hiatus last weekend. The festival brought beautiful Black people across the diaspora together for a music festival, but more importantly, for me at least, we experienced a natural and Black hair renaissance.

Beyoncè did warn us that a Renaissance was coming, and after attending Afropunk I don’t think she was only talking about her album. As soon as I walked through the gates I saw a Black woman dressed as a fairy, hair covered in flowers on my right, and supermodel Ebonee Davis styled by Moshoodat, to my left. Both women effortlessly exuded confidence and joy, and their distinct hairstyles felt like a tribute to the space Afropunk created for them. A space where Black people are not only safe to experiment with their natural hair, but encouraged to. Where alternative hairstyles can lead to a feature in Vogue and pastel purple dreads can get you written up in Essence (or NaturallyCurly”> ;”>

Surrounded by other Black people who wore their hair in both intricately made and natural styles, wearing my hair in its most natural state felt less a symbol of diasporic resistance (as it often has in the workplace and many public spaces”> and more like an easy belonging.

From makeshift kitchen salons to the local shop owned by a family friend, hair salons have been one of the few places Black women could bring their full selves, and wear their natural hair without judgment. But what happens to Black hair and creativity when we have more spaces to experiment? More spaces to exist without judgment and to belong? Afropunk gives us a preview of this, and it looks a lot like a renaissance for Black hair.

At a festival where the Roots and Burna Boy are headliners, it makes sense that Black creativity would thrive at Afropunk, especially when it comes to hair. Here are 10 hairstyles from Afropunk that feel like Black hair is experiencing a Renaissance.

1. Ebonee Davis with a long weave mixed with locs style

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

2. Black women with red hair is having a moment

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

3. A natural afro will always be a revolutionary style

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

4. Locs are an ode loving your Blackness.

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

5. If any hairstyle represents a Renaissance of Black hair, these Purple and pink locs with half-up half-down space buns might be it.

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

6. Waist-length braids with loose ends, you will always be famous.

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

7. Bandana under a cap? Say less.

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

8. UNIQUE. Three friends. Three hairstyles.

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

9. 90’s Clips in natural hair>>>

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

10. Besties rocking distinct, dyed styles

10 Looks from Afropunk that Feel Like Black Hair is Experiencing a Renaissance

All photos taken by Kiana Tipton for NaturallyCurly

Brassy and Damaged? Here’s How I Learned to Take Care of My Bleached Hair

When people aren’t trying to grab my hair while I walk through bars, or call me the ‘Black Khaleesi’ (yes, this happened”>, some people offer a much less annoying fascination with my hair, simply asking how I keep my blonde hair so soft and healthy after years of bleaching it.

The first time I bleached my hair was in the early 2000s, you know, that weird era when Alicia Keys wore a gown over jeans on the red carpet, non-black pop stars started trying to wear box braids, and before Kanye had fallen into the sunken place? My motivation to go lighter came from Queen Bey, and while I knew I would never be able to hit a note or dance on a chair like her, I was determined to have her honey blonde hair.

I started with just a few streaky highlights, another questionable trend of the early 2000s, and over the years I experimented with how much color I could get away with, still staying true to the Beyoncé, honey-blonde tones. On top of that, I also followed the trend that every other preteen at the time was participating in, and began straightening my hair. I refer to this time as when I joined Kanye in the sunken place.

It took me awhile to notice that my hair was starting to look and feel damaged, and I assumed it was the bleach. The mix of bleach with daily heat was not nice to my fine 3b/c hair, and I decided to stop coloring my hair in high school. Unfortunately, the damage remained.

Peep those damaged flyaways above. “Oh no baby; what is you doin?”

During college, I dyed my hair blonde by balayage for the first time. By then, I knew better than to straighten my hair daily, but my curl pattern had become looser and damaged after years of heat application, motivating me to still occasionally straighten it. Still in the sunken place. My hair wouldn’t grow, I had flyaways everywhere, my curls had loosened to a funky wave pattern, and the blonde would go brassy due to the damage. From here, I decided to take a break from coloring my hair for the second time.

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My curls were looking like overcooked ramen noodles at this point!

In addition to no longer coloring my hair, I also stopped regularly applying heat to it. It took about two years for my curls to return to their natural 3b texture and fullness, and for the first time in years, my hair looked and felt healthy again. I also began to pay attention to my diet, what products, and routines worked best for my hair, and which styles protected my hair, something I never paid mind to in previous years.

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Around the time Beyoncé dropped her first surprise album, my blonde bug was coming back. I went to my hairstylist Minnie, and told her my concerns of ruining my curl pattern like I had in the past, to which she responded that bleaching your hair blonde is much easier when you are starting with a healthy head of hair. She insisted on a few preventative and sustinitive tips that remain staples in my hair regimen today.

1. Stay away from heat.

Stop straightening your hair. Stop blow-drying your hair. Stay out of the sun if possible, or bring a hat if you plan to be in the sun all day.

Once I stopped straightening my hair, my hair grew faster, it was easier to detangle, softer, stronger, and more full. My stylist would mention how healthy my hair looked, and how much easier the color was lifting each time I came in. I still straighten my hair a few times a year for fun, but I no longer rely on that look to feel beautiful.

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2. Olaplex.

If you are familiar with beaching hair, you have most likely used or heard of olapex. Olaplex is an additive to the bleaching process that helps prevent your hair from breaking and restores bonds that have been broken, helping to retain your natural pattern and health.

“One of the biggest concerns with color treatment is compromising the curl pattern. This is because usually when you bleach and color the hair, bonds are altered and broken, creating unavoidable breakage to the hair. However, with Olaplex you can leave bleach on the hair longer, and instead of breaking and damaging the hair, you’re actually keeping it in a better condition to achieve even healthier hair.” -Pekela Riley

3. Purple Shampoo.

Purple shampoo is a densely pigmented purple colored shampoo that helps to tone bleached hair. I use Pravana Perfect Blonde line at least once a week, or whenever I feel my hair looks a bit brassy. Most purple toners tend to be really drying on my highly porous curls, but Pravana’s addition of a conditioner and toning masque have been the perfect solution. Over the summer, especially if I avoid my own advice and stay out in the sun all day and expose my hair to UV rays, I rely on my purple toning treatments to correct any color damage that may occur from sun exposure, hard water, chlorine, or natural causes.

4. Deep Condition.

After chemically bleaching your hair, the chemicals can create small holes in the cuticle, meaning many people with bleached hair have high porosity. If you have high porosity hair, these holes can equally let in too much moisture or lose moisture quickly, and can leave it prone to frizz and tangling in humid weather. To combat this, I refresh with a leave-in conditioner and water daily, and do a deep conditioner every week. My holy grail deep conditioner is Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner. Formulated with coconut, grapeseed and avocado oils, this conditioner leaves my hair crazy soft and has greatly reduced the time it takes to detangle my hair.

I always allow my deep conditioner to sit in my hair for about an hour, distributing it evenly through my hair with a comb, rolling my hair into a bun on the top of my head, annd doing something super productive- like stalking my curl crushes on Instagram.

After years of coloring my hair, I finally have a routine that works. And while I may not look like Beyoncé, I definitely feel like a “Grown Woman” now that my hair looks as good as I feel.

Do you have experience with heat and/or color damage? How did you overcome it? Share it all with us in the comments below!

This article was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.
The 20 Best Curly Hair Drugstore Products
If you pulled this article up there is a one-in-five chance you are at the drugstore scanning the hair care aisle and looking for a new Holy Grail product right now. Okay, that statistic might be made up, but our own TextureTrends market research found that textured-hair consumers spend more than twice as much on products as consumers with straight hair. > “We spend $82 on products in a 3-month period, while straight-haired consumers spend $40. That’s a lot of money, and we hate the thought of spending it on products that don’t end up working for us,” says NaturallyCurly Managing Editor Cristina Cleveland. To help make sure you go home with the right products and without buyer’s remorse, we’ve pulled together a list of the top-rated, editor-approved drugstore hair products. The 20 Best Curly Hair Drugstore Products

1. AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator


This is one of my personal favorite curl creams of all time. It’s earned the coveted 5-curl rating from NaturallyCurly’s team of experts—”Awesome curl separation and definition”—and CurlTalkers rave about it, too. I use this product right out of the shower while my hair is still wet and I let it air dry. This styling product is rich enough for my high-porosity 3b curls, but does not weigh my fine curls down — a balancing act few curl creams have mastered.

2. SheaMoisture Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Line


One of our most common questions on NaturallyCurly is about Porosity. While curl type remains an determining factor in your hair product choices, many argue porosity is more important. This line from SheaMoisture is made especially for low porosity, protein sensitive hair and is filled with ingredients that are rich in emollients like Baobab and Tea Tree Oils and Organic Shea Butter.

3. Catwalk by TIGI Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier


I think every curly girl has tried this product at least once in her hair journey. It has been a staple in the community for providing protection against humidity and frizz, and Tigi’s recent reformulation has made the product better than ever!

4. Aussie Mega Moist Conditioner


This conditioner is perfect for dry hair in need of extra hydration. While it’s great for all hair types, curlies especially love this conditioner. Cleveland claims Mega Moist has “the best slip of any conditioner I’ve used.”

5. Tresemme Thermal Creations Protective Spray Heat Tamer


“As the colder months slowly approach, I’m thinking about straightening my hair, and this is an essential to protect my hair! This lightweight spray is great as a pre-protectant that won’t leave your flat iron sizzling or your hair fried. It make my hair frizz-free, shiny, and soft instantly,” says editor Alexandra Wilson.

6. DevaCurl One Condition Delight

(Sulfate-free, Silicone-free”>

This do-it-all product gives the perfect amount of hydration, while also touting a super light and moisturizing formula. Made with rice proteins, lotus flower, and a chia-flaxseed blend, One Condition Delight fights frizz, detangles, and sets you up for a defined, wavy look that lasts.

7. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Intensive Conditioning Masque

(Sulfate-free, Silicone-free”>

Aunt Jackie’s special blend of flaxseed and avocado and coconut oils is used to help repair damage, stop breakage, soften, shine, moisturize, and condition dry hair.

8. Redken Curvaceous Ringlet

This stuff is a dream. All you need is a few pumps and you’re left with frizz-free, weightless curls that last until your next wash day. I have always loved Redken’s products and their curl line does not disappoint.

9. Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Styling Gel

(Sulfate-free, Silicone-free”>

Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Styling Gel is made with more than 70% certified organic ingredients such as honey, ginger, and babassu. This styling gel’s natural ingredient formula hydrates and nourishes hair without any sulfates or silicones!

10. Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves and Naturals The Great Detangler

(Sulfate-free, Silicone-free”>

This is one of the greatest detanglers out there and the slip is amazing. If you are looking for the perfect wash-day detangler, this is it.

11. Cantu Shea Butter For Natural Hair Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

(Sulfate-free, Silicone-free”>

Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in is a deep-penetrating, conditioning cream that is formulated with pure shea butter and other natural oils to mend breakage, hold curl definition, and improve manageability of your hair over time. This leave-in always leaves my hair feeling super soft and I often add a little bit in daily just because it smells so good!

12. Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Sleek 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner


Need a deep condition in a flash? Pantene’s got your back. This conditioner is known for its smoothing properties, leaving your curls frizz-free and soft all day.

13. Garnier Fructis’ Triple Nutrition Conditioner


“I’m a huge fan of Garnier Fructis’ Triple Nutrition Conditioner. It definitely does what it says: repairs hair and adds moisture without weighing your hair down. My hair is always super soft and happy after I use it. Also you can get a massive bottle of it for super cheap,” says Alyssa Alizor, NaturallyCurly’s video editor.

14. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner


Every curly knows Frizz-Ease is the line that keeps it frizz-free. This leave-in is no different. With ingredients like olive oil, amino acids, and wheat proteins, your hair will feel strong and healthy and those curls will stay defined.

15. Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Styling Cream


The weather may be cooling down but in Texas, the humidity isn’t going anywhere. This is one of the only styling creams that keeps my curls defined all day, even when I walk outside and immediately start sweating.

16. Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner


If you see this at the store, buy it. This deep conditioner is my Holy Grail and I have been using it weekly since our Editors’ Choice products came in May. Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner is a rich, super moisturizing formula that hydrates, de-frizzes, and softens hair while banishing dryness and encouraging curl definition and shine.

17.Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo and Conditioner

“I always love the smell and the commercials are so memorable and ridiculous. The product made my hair soft and it used to be the only cheap shampoo with pretty packaging,” says Cara Logue, NaturallyCurly designer.

18. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture Rich Hair Butter


Creme of Nature has been a staple drugstore brand since I was a kid, and they continue to serve us quality products that moisturize with all of our favorite ingredients. This lightweight moisturizing buttercreme is a blend of argan, shea and cocoa butters working to soften, hydrate, and help detangle for various curl types.

19. OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz Defying Styling Milk


If soft, smooth, defined curls are what you are after, then this styling milk is for you. It’ll also have you leaving the house smelling like you just bathed in a tub of coconuts and honey.

20. Dove Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Senior Copywriter Gerilyn Hayes loves this 2-in-1 product from Dove. > “For years, I’ve avoided using 2-in-1 hair care products. This year, I tried Dove’s Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner because my scalp was super flakey and dry due to wearing braids, Havana twists, and faux locs throughout the year,” she says. “For years, I’ve avoided using 2-in-1 hair care products. This year, I tried Dove’s Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner because my scalp was super flakey and dry due to wearing braids, Havana twists, and faux locs throughout the year,” she says. “Once I took these styles down, my hair was super gross, and my standard shampoo wasn’t cutting it. That’s why I went to CVS and grabbed a shampoo and conditioner combo formulated to fight flakes. I wasn’t disappointed. This stuff works! When I have my braids and faux locs in, I wash them with this 2-in-1 every two weeks (which may seem excessive, but it maintains my scalp’s moisture”>.” Did you see your favorite drugstore product on this list? If not, share in the comments below!
What Your Breakout is Trying to Tell You
What Your Breakout is Trying to Tell You

That breakout on your chin is different from the zit in the middle of your forehead, and those blackheads on your nose are different from the deep pimples you get on your cheeks before your period. Oh, and don’t forget about those zits you get on your hairline or on your upper back. According to an ancient Ayurvedic technique called face mapping, the location of your acne is related to what is going on inside of your body. It’s an ecosystem!

I researched five spots where I often get pimples to find out why they are “popping” up there. Here’s a breakdown of your breakouts!

Acne on your chin?

Have you ever noticed that more zits seem to appear around your chin and jawline shortly before your period? According to leading dermatologists, breakouts in this area are often attributed to hormonal imbalances. Amanda Doyle, MD, a dermatologist at the Russak Dermatology Clinic in New York City, says that hormonal acne is caused by an excess of the male hormone androgen. Androgens, which include testosterone, can overstimulate your oil glands and lead to clogged pores and bacteria growth.

Dr. Doyle recommends prescription-strength products to treat hormonal flare-ups that occur fairly regularly. However, my favorite way to prevent pre-period pimples is with a consistent skincare routine formulated for your individual skin needs. Paula’s Choice Routine Finder helped me create the perfect skincare regimen. Specifically, daily use of the serum niacinamide from Paula’s Choice has greatly reduced my hormonal flare-ups!

Acne around your hairline?

According to, acne around your hairline is often due to product buildup from your hair or beauty products. To prevent breakouts from happening here, try keeping your hair out of your face, especially at night. I sleep in this Grace Eleyae Satin Lined Cap at night to keep my hair out of my face and to prevent breakage — win-win! If acne persists in these spots, you may want to try swapping out oil-based products for oil-free ones.

Acne on your forehead?

Have you been a little heavy on the cheese or alcohol lately? Pimples found on your forehead are often associated with your digestive system. Forehead acne could indicate that your body is having a hard time digesting certain foods, and studies have found that alcohol and dairy specifically can lead to increased skin congestion. There is evidence that dairy, alcohol, and fatty foods that spike your blood sugar quickly can potentially exacerbate acne. Healthline also suggests breakouts here could be a cause of stress, lack of sleep, or liver problems.

Acne on your cheeks?

How often are you changing your pillowcases? How often do you clean the surface of your phone? Do you live in a city with high pollution? All of these could be reasons you are getting breakouts on your cheeks. Anytime you hold your phone to your face, you are spreading bacteria from everywhere your phone has been straight to your skin’s surface. According to AnnMarie skincare,

> “Persistent acne on one side of your faces tends to be due to dirty phones, pillowcases, and other habits like touching your face.” >

Sleeping on silk/satin pillowcases has helped me prevent cheek acne, I got mine from Grace Eleyae.

Acne on your back?

I tend to get pimples on my back in the summer, which tells me my back does not like this Texas heat. Sweat trapped under your clothing (especially if tight”> can be one of many reasons you are getting bacne.

Similar to pimples near your hairline, hair and beauty products are also a top cause of back-related zits. Make sure you are keeping your hair off your back if you use oil-based hair products and cleansing your back daily to get rid of any excess sebum from sunscreen or hair product residue.

I like using an all-natural body scrub like Otavea to clean and exfoliate my back after a hot day in the sun!

My biggest tips for keeping my skin as clear as possible are adequate sleep, a healthy diet and a consistent skin care routine. I still get the occasional breakouts, but generally it’s because I stray from my own tips and indulge in too much sugar!

How do you treat acne or occasional zits on your face and body? Share your secrets and tips below! And if you’ve heard about biotin causing acne and want more info, check out this article.

The History of Bantu Knots

Gerilyn Hayes

If you’ve been reading articles from for a while, are immersed in the natural hair world, are a person who appreciates intricate and stunning hairstyles, or were a fan of Jada Pinkett Smiths character in the Matrix (hopefully this is all of you by now”>, you have probably heard of the term Bantu knots. While this hairstyle is often worn as a protective hairstyle or as no-heat stretched out style, the history of the word and its long-standing tradition in Black and African culture makes it much more than a cyclical fashion trend.

Before the style became the central argument among those condemning cultural appropriation and before they donned the heads of celebrities like Rihanna and Scary Spice (Mel B”>, and “Crazy Eyes” from Orange is the New Black, they were a hairstyle with a history as interesting as those still rocking the style today.

Ready for a history lesson? Don’t worry there won’t be a pop quiz at the end, but I do hope you learn something.

Origin: What does Bantu mean?

Bantu knots are a traditional African hairstyle that has been around for over 100 years.

“Bantu” is a comprehensive term used to describe the 300 to 600 ethnic groups within southern Africa that spoke the Bantu language, according to the South Africa History Organization (SAHO”>. However, it is important to mention that Bantu speaking people are not a homogeneous group. In fact, SAHO discloses that there are over 100 million people speaking variations of the Bantu language in southern and central Africa who speak about 700 languages, including several dialects. Interestingly though, across these regions “Abantu” (or Bantu as used by colonists”> is recognized as the Zulu word for people in most languages.

“It is the plural of the word ‘umuntu’, meaning ‘person’, and is based on the stem ‘–ntu’ plus the plural prefix ‘aba’.”

The history of Bantu knots

Exactly how these languages made their way into southern Africa remains unclear and debated, however it is documented that the forbears of Bantu speakers achieved incredible cultural developments and built beautiful fortresses that are still around today, including the Zimbabwe Ruins. Unfortunately, colonists later ransacked the countries for natural resources and many of what the Bantu people built were either destroyed or abandoned and slowly dissipated.

Colonists first discovered Bantu-speakers in the 16th century, and by the 1960s’, Bantu replaced the term “native” in official government usage in South Africa. The name held many emotive meanings as it was co-opted and used heavily during the Apartheid, and many Africans began to despise the term. Eventually, Bantu was replaced by Black, and Bantu returned to its original meaning in reference to Bantu languages.

The legacy

Today the hairstyle has been reinvented in several ways, and still remains a staple for Black women around the world, especially those wearing their hair in natural styles. They are worn by African women of certain cultural groups with a sense of pride and are a strong representation of women in the community wearing a natural hairstyle passed down from generation to generation. Although many African-Americans do not know where their roots lie in Africa, it’s an amazing feat that we have been able to keep this tradition and style alive in our communities and families today.

Of course, as happens with Black culture too often in the fashion industry, the hairstyle has been used on runways of almost exclusively white models, on non-Black celebrities, has been renamed “twisted mini buns,” and magazines have even given credit to these non-Black people as inventors of the style or listed it as a ‘new’ trend (Side eyes Kardashian and Jenner clan.”> In fact, there are many people today who still see Bjork as the person who brought the style back in the 90s.

The issue with this lack of credit to the Black community is simple and Ebony magazine called it ‘columbusing’ in reference to magazines giving credit to the wrong people. This essentially means that a white person attempts to take credit for discovering something that already existed, thereby removing said thing from its roots and its cultural significance to the community that actually discovered it.

Cultural appropriation is particularly threatening with regard to Black hair because Black women have had to fight for equal representations in several industries and for our beauty to be valued by society. Often times when Black women have worn traditionally Black hairstyles it is written off as ‘unprofessional’ or ‘ghetto,’ but when white women do it, suddenly it’s fashionable or a ‘new’ trend.

How can you rock Bantu knots?

The simple and stunning look is a favorite non-installation protective style worn by many Black women, including our Senior Copy Editor Gerilyn Hayes (pictured”>. They are made by twisting your hair around itself until it forms a knot that resembles a stack of tires. It is used as protective style for both natural and relaxed hair and is commonly used in overnight routines to preserve longer lasting and more defined curly styles.

Gerilyn explained why she loves this style and how she wears them in an OOTD piece

“Bantu knots are my favorite non-installation protective hairstyle. I love wearing them because they keep my ends protected from potential breakage, and they help me feel fierce!”

Click here for more info on the style and a tutorial.

Can you wear Bantu knots if you are not Black?

I can’t answer that, but I do advise that before trying on other peoples culture that you understand and appreciate the importance of what you are trying on, acknowledge its history, recognize the social implications that belong to the tradition, and vocally and physically support the people affected by those social implications. If that doesn’t make sense to you and you are not Black, then I would skip the hairstyle altogether and stick to complimenting the women who wear it.

Where did you first learn about Bantu knots? Have you worn them before? Share in the comments below!

20 Things We Learned in our 20s
Being 20 is hard. We would know — NaturallyCurly turned 20 this year! To celebrate, we are sharing 20 things we learned in our 20s! Navigating school, work (or both”>, relationships, finances, a social life, all while trying to understand and take care of yourself is a balancing act that can be difficult to master. And unfortunately for most of us, the responsibilities only add up as you get older. Nevertheless, Grace and Nikki have blessed us with some knowledge that will help you get through your 20s (or any age for that matter”> — check out their video, posted at the end of this article. You’ll see extended answers, beautiful faces, and lots of laughs! #### 1. How to pay rent Unfortunately rent is due every single month. Don’t learn this the hard way; set a reminder in your phone! #### 2. You learn perseverance! Aaliyah said it more than once, “dust yourself off and try again, try again. Again, again.” #### 3. Quality over quantity. We’re talking clothes, friendships, relationships, coffee, alcohol, YOU NAME IT! Madewell over Forever 21, Russell Wilson over Future. You’ll thank us later. #### 4. Happiness over everything It’s not selfish to prioritize yourself. S/o to millenials for making self-care a trending topic. #### 5. Know your worth And ask for it! Show that you value yourself and others will reciprocate. #### 6. Stop taking crap You know better. If it’s crap, toss it where the sun don’t shine. #### 7. Sleep is important. Diddy was wrong; you can’t sleep when you’re dead. Sleep now, live longer. #### 8. Buy better alcohol We had to say it twice. The hangover is not worth the bottom shelf. Love yourself. #### 9. Save and invest Did you know you should have six months of rent saved up in your savings at all times? I don’t, but I’m working on it. If you are one of the lucky individuals who has money left over after you pay your bills, it’s time to start thinking about saving it, or turning that money into more money. #### 10. Ask for that raise The worst they can say is no. Ask for it. #### 11. Credit score maintenance I know you might be scared to look at it, but it’s time to start being aware of your credit score. Or as Grace says, “when you want to buy a house your interest is gonna be 50%!” #### 12. Handling conflict Handle it before it bubbles up inside you and you literally explode. Seriously, grow up and deal with your fear of confrontation. #### 13. Hustle If you floated through high school, college, or your adolescence in general, your 20s are the perfect time to get out of that habit. Luck is what happens when opportunity meets hard work. Plant your seeds. #### 14. Appreciate your family You’re getting older and that means your family is, too. Here is your reminder to check up on them. #### 15. Natural makeup A full beat is great, but have you ever worn face-full of makeup and looked like you had the natural beauty of Zoe Kravitz? Perfecting the no-makeup makeup look is key in your 20s. #### 16. Maintaining a car Oil changes, air pressure, tire turning, tag renewals, etc. Do it now or you will literally pay for it down the line. #### 17. Signature drank I learned how to stop ordering the cheapest well drink and how to start ordering a cosmo like Carrie Bradshaw. Baby steps. #### 18. Traveling like an adult Stop wearing your pajamas to the airport! You never know when you could run into a potential business or networking opportunity. Come correct or don’t come at all! #### 19. Self-care properly Self-care doesnt mean retail therapy. Find what really makes you happy. #### 20. Eating right Vegetables and probiotics and h20, oh my! Start eating healthfully now so it becomes a lifestyle and not a diet.
__And that’s it from us! What did you learn in your 20s?__
The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks

What better way to celebrate 20 years of NaturallyCurly than with an epic display of textured hair on the runway at New York Fashion Week?

Once again, Texture on the Runway powered by Sally Beauty, proved itself as the most diverse show during New York Fashion Week (in my humble opinion”>. With models of all sizes, ages, curl types, ethnicities, and genders, NaturallyCurly’s biggest hair event of the year exemplified that beauty comes in every form.

The runway showcased iconic hair and fashion looks from seven of our favorite hair brands: Camille Rose Naturals, Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Mielle, Shea Moisture, and The Mane Choice. Check out my top 20 looks from the show below!

1. Co-founder of NaturallyCurly Michelle Breyer and Afro-Latina rapper Amara La Negra MC’d the event together in bright monochrome outfits that absolutely stunned.

The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 2. Amara La Negra’s second look of the night stole the show when she performed a brand new song on stage for the audience. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 3. This opening look from Camille Rose Naturals set the precedent for a truly iconic around-the-world-themed show that prioritized diversity. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 4. Camille Rose Naturals’ second runway look was another one of my favorites of the night. Brushed out pigtails!? So much yes. I’m never wearing basic pigtails again! The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 5. This was one of the fiercest looks of the night. From the face jewelry and heavy eyeshadow, to the long braided extensions, this whole look brought drama to the runway. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 6. Cantu was the second runway show of the night and came through with a New Orleans-themed show including a full jazz band that surprised us all by popping up in the audience! When the bride came down the runway to the beat of the band, we were all shook. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 7. Cantu also had a flower girl prance down the runway that sent my ovaries on fire. How cute is she!? The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 8. Speaking of ovaries aflame, Lisa Price came down the runway with her daughter after rapping her version of Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement.” Iconic. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 9. Staying true to their brand identity, Carol’s Daughter themed their runway show “mother and child.” Last year supermodel Deandra Forrest walked down the runway pregnant; this year she strutted first solo, and then again with her baby on her hip. Mothers are incredible. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 10. Creme of Nature stepped up their game with an Afro-Punk Queen Bee theme. This was one of my favorite looks from their show. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 11. Blue lips and melanin are so hot right now, making this look from Creme of Nature right on trend — with a dash of Queen Bee drama in all the right ways. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 12. Creme of Nature also brought some beautiful men down the runway. Praying that the men’s natural hair movement is moving to more long-haired curly men! The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 13. Not going to lie, Mielle really brought the house down with their show. Hair was truly the focus because the models barely wore any clothes! Instead, the models’ bodies were fully painted as they walked and danced down the runway. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 14. This model was one of my favorites from the whole night. She walked to the beat of Nikki Minaj’s Chung Li and gave the audience a sensual dance and walk that I literally cannot stop thinking about. Iconic. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 15. First fighting over crowns, the models then each found their own and placed them on their heads, showcasing Mielle’s theme of women empowerment. Yes, Queens! The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 16. Shea Moisture made big moves and presented their Jamaican Black Castor Oil collection with the help of Miss Jamaica (the first woman ever to wear an afro at the Miss Universe Pageant”>. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 17. Bringing the Jamaican Queen on stage was only the icing. Shea Moisture also had a live performance with Jamaican music during the show while showcasing the versatility of natural hair. This was one of my top hairstyles from the entire night! The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 18. While hair may have been the focal point of the night, this model slayed in this yellow suit. Monochrome suits are one of my favorite trends right now and I hope they never go away. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 19. The Mane Choice was the last show of the night and they did not come to play. They utilized lighting, music, and their models to represent their theme of empowerment for all women and all textures. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks 20. The last look I’m choosing is one of my favorites because it encompasses so much of what Texture on the Runway and NaturallyCurly are all about: diversity, inclusion, expertise, invention, and empowerment. The 20 Best Texture on the Runway Looks

Those are my Top 20 favorite looks from the show! If you didn’t catch it, make sure to watch our re-cap video (coming soon”>, or go to our Facebook page to watch the live recording of the event!