Natural hair is more popular than ever and as more women decide to rock their natural tresses, natural hair styles are top priority for most black women today. Everyone wants to know what’s the focus in natural hair styles 2018. Less is more for makeup this year but when it comes to our natural coils and curls, it’s all about keeping all eyes on our fabulous hair with volume, color and adding some nature to the mix!
Look, learning about natural hair is more than just the basics and here at Natural Hair For Beginners, we still want to keep you in the know on the trends. Check out the top natural hair styles 2018 has to offer for this spring and summer.
Volume is “Queen” in 2018 For Natural Hair Styles
Forget the king, it’s all about the queen and her royal crown. No one will be able to hear over your hair as voluminous hair is making itself the center of attention this spring. Just as Rihanna rocked those big wavy tresses at the Grammy’s last month, going big is the optimal goal for the major accessory when heading out the door. Straight styles are falling to the waist side as more women of color are feeling free to allow their hair to break free from heat. Fighting frizz won’t be a big concern this year as all textures are embracing what comes natural and that’s how our hair reaches for the sky.
Less, heavy gels and pomades and more mousse and light leave-ins allow hair to move and feel light in natural hair styles 2018. Less is more and whether you have short hair or long, the object is volume and not length. Add extensions for height if necessary to achieve greatness in your mane but remember any natural ‘do, can be stellar with an Afro pick. This is gonna be one of the biggest natural hair styles to see this year!
Flowers Are Making A Splash In Hair and Not Just For Weddings!
Wedding season is coming up and while many brides are planning on wearing flowers in their hair, they won’t be alone! Flowers (real and fake) are making a big debut in curls and coils this spring and summer. From headbands to hair clips, the theme is whimsical hair for this upcoming season and nothing says fairy tale more than flowers. This year is all about muted makeup and allowing your hair and accessories to shine.
Concentration on the eyes and lips are still important but the bold statements will be focusing on hair and colorful flowers that add flavor and character to your look all the way through summer. From the simple to the elaborate, flowers make a fashion statement that is as unique as your hair. Have fun and whether you go big or small, the purpose is to have fun, be pretty and allow nature to envelope your natural hair styles 2018 look.
Cut & Color
Colors and cuts are making their way into the hearts of naturals. “Long Hair, Don’t Care” is being replaced by “Short ‘Do & Vibrant Hue”. Every color and hybrid on the rainbow can be achieved and without even damaging your hair by using chalk, colored wax and even temporary sprays.
Whether you opt for color or not, the main focus is on fun styles that are short, tapered and edgy. We see texture and designs being hot this spring and summer for easy maintenance and quick morning rituals. Get out the house faster with a few toussels of your fingers and a little leave-in conditioner or gel. Pair with some big hoop earrings and a little lippie and you are ready for anything! Have fun with color with those waxes and chalk and give your cut some freshness!
Bang It out!
Bangs are back and and they are hot on natural hair! What used to be a no no for anyone with curly hair is now one of the hottest looks for 2018. Short bangs, long bangs, side-swept bangs are all anyone is going to see as the dreaded part down the middle is going “bye bye”. Bangs are big so pull out the shears or head to the salon and rock a bob with bangs all summer long. Bangs will be a huge accessory in the natural hair styles 2018 focus so use them to your advantage.
Hair too long? Fake ’em! Pin ’em back and create a new look with some bobby pins or those amazing flower clips you’ve been keeping in the back on your bathroom pantry. Bangs are big in 2018 so make sure you find a way to rock them in updos, bobs or even a ponytail.
Not a fan of the round Afro? I’m not but I am surely a fan of the angled one. The angled Afro is simply less circle and more triangle. Somewhat like a bob, but bigger and with sharp angles, the newer Afro for 2018 is taking on a fresh look that will work well with minimal foundation and bold eyes and lippie. Where did this originate? According to Wel Shapton of Hair Story Studio:
“Next year, we’ll be seeing the return of the triangle: flatter on top and wider on the side. It really took off again with Solange, who’s such a huge influencer, and has changed how people think about Afros in general.”
I love this new take on the Afro and find it work well with anyone suffering from a lack of volume at the canopy. A trip to the salon for the perfect cut will help give your Afro that triangle shape you are craving and have you in the natural hair styles 2018 club.