When it comes to fashion, many women really know that one’s hair-do and shoes are the standout points that effect a crowd’s staring once or twice. Undoubtedly, weaves swing and rant the show but beautiful and suave natural hair can get eyes ramping and glancing in a more than appreciative way. So why not get the most out of that look whilst rocking your way to work/college/church! Remember Diva, confidence is the key in any fashion trend so read on and learn a tip or two on how to achieve the “Art.”
Aim to Be Different.
This is where most Divas fall in the rear directly into the trenches…by trying so hard to imitate the next person! Well, tastes are diverse and so is style. What might look dope and gorgeous on someone else might look out-rightly appalling on you, so why not set your own pace. It’s simple; buy your mirror, different sets of combs and hair accessories to start out on different trendy hair designs. Creativity is essential: Amara’s afro might not exactly suit your office look but if you try different styles to suit the occasion, it will certainly sway. So ladies, start experimenting with the hair…
Always Use the Right Products.
If truth be told, almost all hairstyles require a bit of sacrifice-money, time and effort. Things don’t happen overnight and the same goes for that natural look, you have to incorporate effort and time to work towards maintaining it! African hair is usually brittle and coarse which makes it difficult to style often. The trick behind making it manageable is moisturising it daily, with water of course. Yes, it basically does the trick so make sure you spray it regularly with water and oil-based hair sheens to give it that glow. Remember not to use a lot of heat on it as blow-drying or straightening hair regularly makes it too thin and susceptible to breakages.
Be Confident with Yourself.
Now the last thing you want is to comb out a hairstyle which makes you uncomfortable. Confidence is everything as a lot of people judge you in accordance with the way you do your personal evaluation. So before someone can exclaim, “Clare, you look on-point in that Mohawk!” you got to have that waft in your style that says, “This is me, take it or leave it!” No one is entitled to making you feel important, beautiful and secure because it’s a vibe you have to create before others take notice of you. So before walking out of a room, look in the mirror and tell yourself daily “I’m that Diva with chic” and watch all the shackles fall at your feet. This all comes together with self-confidence level 100+.
Don’t Overdo It!
If no diligence is implemented, you might end up with a semi-bald patch due to religiously styling the hair. The last thing you’d want is forking out loads of cash in order to recover the hairline, which you might have spoilt beyond a revamp. Whatever you decide to do, always remember this: hard work pays off but if you overdo it, you’ll break your neck in the process. So instead of brushing your hair till your scalp cracks, think about new ways to implement splendid protective hairstyles. From gel/freeze up-dos to natural twists and waves, the limits are endless. By going for at least a week or two without lashing a comb through your hair, you save the hairline and enhance normal hair growth.
After all is said and done, what’s essential is being yourself right, so the next time you think of any hairstyle, just remember: The Art of Maintaining Healthy and Beautiful Natural Hair. Until next time ladies, take pleasure in your beauty to the fullest!
Authored by Miriam C.R Mushaikwa
Freelance writer and editor
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