6 Ways to Embrace Your Natural Texture

The texture movement is here to stay! No more hiding ever kink, curl and wave with straighteners or being ashamed of the hair you were born with! We believe deeply that hair should be celebrated in all its forms, and part of owning that feeling for yourself at home is really understanding and living in harmony with your hair. Some of the greatest frustrations for natural texture gals are taming it, getting composed curls without all the frizz that can ruin your day.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite celebrity and influencer styles to show you six different ways you can embrace texture WITHOUT texture controlling you (or your day).

Zendaya’s Cornrows

Back in December for the Spiderman No Way Home Premiere, Zendaya dazzled on the red carpet with a custom made Valentino gown that looked like spiderway with a deep plunging neck and a high side slit that was just stunning. But it was her hair that rounded off the look: long, straight, and slicked back cornrows that cascaded down her back. 

Zendaya Wearing Cornrows
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Another great example of the classic cornrow is artist Brandy who rocked the look last summer along with some slicked finger waves along her hairline in a way that really glammed up the look.

Rihanna’s Bantu Knots

Rihanna herself has rocked this style for several high profile gigs over the years and for anyone wanting to rock her roots, bantu knots have a long history. This traditional African hairstyle is stunning and fun, bold and inspiring and easy to do with some time investment. Make sure your hair and scalp are well cleansed and start with rectangular sections. Hold the sections of hair out, twisting and twisting, holding them tight and then just twist it around itself, securing it with a band. 

Tia Mowry’s Box Braids

Box braids are a timeless style that any gal can wear, with or without hair extensions. It’s a bold and versatile look and a great protective style with the braid size varying from skinny tendrils to jumbo thick box braids. Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry’s box braid hair flip is a great example of #BlackGirlMagic that she shared on her instagram with almost 300,000 likes and loves comments from friends and fans. What makes this look pop is the true “wet” look that is so popular in summer, so before you braid, really drench them in an oil like our Perfect Locks Argan Oil for that luxe look!

Ciara’s Three-Strand Faux Ponytail

Ponytails are one of the most versatile hairstyles there is. They can be worn in the back, up top or even to the sides.But the three-strand faux ponytail is a newer trend for 2022 that begins by brushing your hair into an updo and braiding extensions right on your own natural hair in a ponytail. The 3 different plaits giving you meaty braids you can sling over your shoulder as you WERK!

Clip-in ponytails make this trend easy to acheive for almost anybody!

Fulani Braids

This protective style has a rich history, originating with the Fulani people of Africa that incorporates braids along the edges with a straight back center braid that is close to the scalp with sections braided on either side. This differs from a cornrow style because the braids are attached at the crown and are fairly free moving. They are often accessorized with beads or ornamental string and bands for a truly stunning look.

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