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Friday, March 31, 2017

Short Natural Hairstyles, What To Rock After The Big Chop!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Short natural hairstyles are one of the biggest searches on google for new naturals. Many are ready for the big chop and while it can be liberating, rocking short hair can also be scary. Natural hair blogs discuss what to do with your hair but often only cover hairstyles that are mid to longer lengths. Unfortunately, not all natural hairstyles are created equal and when you have shorter hair, you can feel left out!


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Short hair is glam! It is sexy, haute, and easier to maintain and fun but first off you have to know what to DO with your hair once you big chop. Well, there are tons of things to do and with spring in full bloom, this is a great time to cut it all off and rock one of the many styles we have listed below!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
@brittj_mua

Shaved sides is a hugely popular look on natural hair and lend itself to creativity on your part. Whether you leave them simply shaved or go fro a sexy line (or two) to add depth, this style is easy to maintain and fun for spring. 


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

These looks always pair well with extensions giving the style an even edgier spirit that will exude your personality. Whether you just stick to the sides or even go for the undercut, this look is perfect for hotter months and festivals! Make sure to hit the barber for an expert cut that will keep your look crisp.


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

We love the tapered cut! This classic sexy style is simply the length of the hair gradually decreases from the top of the hair down to the nape of the neck and to the sides. This can be created with hair clipper and scissor and using the help of a comb using the scissors-over-comb method).  


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
@vanitybydanit

These styles can be very short  to almost too long in the front for extra versatility and funkiness. Even adding a few clip ins will give the look more volume and flair and a great style to rock after the Big Chop. While a barber can also give you this look, natural hair stylist may be the professional of choice to ensure your cut is workable with your hair and styling choices. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

The beloved TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) is a staple in the natural hair movement and self-explanatory. Although hailed as an "Afro", the TWA is just natural hair short and usually the same length all the way around. It can be in any state of curl, kink or coil and the usual styles most women start with after the Big Chop.


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered


Many new naturals are unaware on what  this hairstyle holds. It can be left free, twisted, placed into finger coils, twists, braids (then left to fly free as the pic above shows) or straightened. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Women love dabbling with color and naturals are no exception. As we embrace colors of every hue on the color wheel, rocking short natural hair with bold colors gives character to your 'do. You can use permanent, semi-permanent or even temporary hair colorings to alter the natural color of your hair but if just going natural, opt for a temporary color as your hair transitions from relaxed to natural texture and products. 


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Having fun with color is perfect if trying a short style for the first time and products like Manic Panic, hair chalk and even eye shadows allow you to play safely as you begin your natural hair journey. If you choose to use permanent color, consult a professional to ensure you are being as gentle as possible while going natural. 


Make A Splash With Temporary Hair Color

Not for all that color? Always know you can simply add highlights or even just a small section of color to jazz up your short 'do. The rule is to have fun without damaging your hair...period!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Rock a fade is no longer for the guys. Whether wearing close to the scalp or going old-school with slight high top flair; this sexy style is a revamp of the style from yesteryear that our lovely black have rocked and continue to do so. Black women have always embraced this style but not in the sheer numbers as they do now and I'm so here for it!


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
@thelondoncurls

Don't ever feel you "look like a boy" wearing your lovely fade. This versatile style that can range from a buzz cut, to a side part to the high-top fade is perfect for so many new naturals. Head to the barber to get that sharp look and love yourself completely. 


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
@astoldbybrittanyd

Finger coils is a great option for a newly natural looking for a fun and lasting style. Just like it sounds, you are coiling small sections of hair around your fingers or comb on freshly washed hair. Using a styler and a few tools, this style is considered a protective style as it lasts a long time (usually 1 to 2 weeks). 


Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

What's even better is once the style is old, you can do a finger coil out and allow hair to be removed from coils and worn free as a coily Afro. This style is easy to keep at night (simply place a satin scarf or bonnet on top or sleep on satin pillow case) and is a pretty care-free 'do. 


As Told By Brittany D has a great video on her finger coils that she starts on freshly washed hair. You get to see her create this style up close and personal and her ending look is gorgeous!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

One of the easiest styles on the  list, the side part can be applied to any short style and gives it an edge that is both simple and sexy. Whether hair is simply parted or shaved, the side part gives depth to your hair while adding flair. You can pair with jeweled bobby pins or barrettes to spice it up or switch up from work to nighttime fun. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

The side part is excellent on tapered cuts as it will give the front a new design. It's great for you to play up, pair down or just keep from hair falling into that down the middle part we often fall prey to. Never underestimate the power of the side part!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
The wash and go on short hair was my life when I first big chopped. I loved the freedom of this look and the ease of maintenance.  Many newly natural often mistake the wash and go is reserved for only curlier types of hair but this style is designed for every curl, kink and coil out there!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

No matter the hair type, porosity or even length, the wash and go is simply wearing hair out with your very own hair texture and every hair type is welcome! Often called the problem style, many newly naturals find the wash and go easier on shorter hair and with less tangles to fight with as a main perk. 

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The bottom-line is to check it out for yourself and see if you like it but know your short hair (no matter the texture) will look incredible in this style. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

One of the simplest ways to add loveliness to short hair is adding accessories! I had tons from jeweled headbands to colorful scarfs, the choice is only limited by your creativity and style. One of the best ways to get out the house fast when rocking short hair is to throw on a accessory and they can either dress up or down your look. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Hats, tiara (yes, I said it!), turbans and even big jewelry are all excellent accessories for a short hairstyle. Have fun with it by playing with textures and colors and know what you like is acceptable and beautiful. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
@@kiminthisworld

Sponge curls have been used on men for years but only recently have women adopted this tool as their own and created beautiful twists with a simple sponge! Yes, it works and yes  it looks exquisite on our natural hair.  Easy to use and hella cheap, many have opted for creating the tool out of a regular everyday sponge, but you can purchase them anywhere. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Many new naturals choose this style if they do not have pronounced curl definition and find the results very satisfying and lasting.  How can something so simple like a darn sponge create beautiful twists or coils? Find out in the video below.


DaniNicoleee shares her wash and go routine using the sponge method and we have to say her hair is absolutely stunning when she's done.  The sponges are super cheap and if you are antsy for a new look, giving this technique may be the perfect look to try. 

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered

Twist or braid outs are another staple look for naturals who want uniform curls, curl definition or trying to decrease the problem of tangles.  This classic style is so lovely and creates such hair envy looks that many just assume they are for naturals with longer hair. Not so!

Need some short natural hairstyles to wear now that you did the Big Chop? We've got you covered
@MissKenK

Twist out, braid outs, flat twist outs are all styles that can be created on freshly washed or old hairstyles.  You can create small, chunky, two strand or even three strand techniques that will keep hair from tangling or stretched while getting a uniform curl or coil pattern. 

These are the most popular and loved styles to create when you decide to big chop and have no clue how to wear your hair. Have you tried any of these styles? Share below your favorite styles to wear.

Sabrina


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