How to style natural hair
Protective styling is key to maintaining beautiful (and healthy) natural hair. Add these styles to your hair care routine for gorgeous ways to rock your curls, kinks & coils.
This tried & true natural ’do is a must for quick, easy & long-lasting styling. The result? Flawless zig-zag curls you can flaunt all week. Get the look with these 5 simple steps.
Step 1: Start with dry or slightly damp hair
Prep hair by spritzing strands with a leave-in spray conditioner. The added moisture will make it easier to detangle.
Step 2: Section off hair & start detangling
Divide strands into sections & use clips to hold everything in place. Detangle each section using a wide-tooth comb. Apply additional leave-in or spray sections with water to get through difficult knots & tangles.
Step 3: Begin two-strand twists
First, apply a curling crème to each section from root to tip. Then, separate each section into two strands & begin twisting down to the ends. Tip: twirl the ends around your finger to keep twists from unraveling. Repeat until all sections are complete.
Step 4: Set your twists
Set your twists under a dryer for 30 minutes to an hour—or let your hair dry overnight. Make sure to use a satin scarf or bonnet if drying overnight.
Step 5: Take down twists & style
Use your fingers to unravel each twist. Tip: apply a small amount of oil to your fingertips beforehand to prevent frizz. For extra volume, use a comb to stretch hair at the roots—or use your fingers to separate & fluff strands until you get your desired look.
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