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Trendsetting Hairstyles For Black Women: The Latest Looks and How to Achieve Them

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  • written by Eavesdroppr's
  • 9 min read
  • 18 Sep, 2023
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When it comes to our hair and the hairstyles we do, black women don’t play,  we have a treasure trove of unique hairstyles that we love, and its beauty has no doubt captivated the world. 

Hairstyles for black women aren't just about aesthetics; they are a representation of tradition, history, and personal style. Recently, these hairstyles have become more appreciated for their glorious beauty, globally. Let's dive into the best hairstyles that are constantly turning heads and how you can achieve them.

**Box Braids**

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Box braids have gained immense popularity among all the black girlies all over the world. These neat and versatile braids are characterized by their 'boxy' or square-shaped divisions. They can be worn long or short and are perfect for those seeking a protective and low-maintenance hairstyle. Achieving box braids involves sectioning the hair into small boxes and braiding each section with synthetic or natural hair extensions. 

The beauty of box braids lies in how neat it is, it is essential you get that clean girl aesthetic when it comes to this type of braids, the best part is that you get a variation of styling options after, just don’t forget to take care of your braids while your hair is tucked in.

**Kinky Twists**

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Kinky twists are another beloved hairstyle that's making waves globally, it is super underrated but just so good, women are starting to catch the kinky vibe as it is having its moment. These twists have a natural, textured look and closely resemble afro-textured hair. Achieving kinky twists involves twisting sections of hair with extensions, creating a beautiful and voluminous style that's both trendy and protective.

**Ghana Braids**

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Ghana braids, also known as Ghana weaving, are intricate and visually appealing hairstyles that involve intricate braiding close to the scalp. They can be styled in various patterns and sizes, offering a wide range of creative possibilities. To achieve Ghana braids, start by sectioning the hair and braiding each section neatly, following the desired pattern.

**Fulani Braids**

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Fulani braids are inspired by the Fulani ethnic group and are known for their distinctive style. Typically, these braids feature a central parting with thin, delicate braids on the sides adorned with beads or other accessories. Achieving Fulani braids involves parting the hair in the middle and braiding each side with extensions. Fulani braids are beautiful, if you do it well, you have yourself a winner.

**Afro Puffs**

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Afro puffs is a classic hairstyle that has stood the test of time. These are essentially a puff of natural hair, typically styled at the crown of the head. Achieving this style involves gathering the hair at the desired position and securing it with a hairband or scrunchie. Afro Puffs are super cute if you’re looking for a natural hairstyle that is fun and easy to get done, depending on your hair texture, this shouldn’t be so hard to achieve. You could either go for sleek Afro puffs, or they could be aesthetically messy.

**Low Buns**

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Low buns are elegant and versatile hairstyles that can be customized for various occasions, from casual outings to formal events. To achieve a low bun, gather your hair at the nape of the neck and twist or braid it into a bun shape. Secure it in place with bobby pins or a hair tie. It is very essential you make use of hair products that are kind to your black hair, it’s so easy to want that sleek look that we forget to treat our hair nicely. Low Buns can’t be easily achieved by everyone, especially if your hair type isn’t the easiest to hold on to, this is where good black hair products come in.

**Sleek Ponytails**

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Sleek ponytails is a timeless and sophisticated hairstyle, this especially works for black girls with relaxed hair types, it also works for natural hair girlies, depending on your hair type. To achieve a sleek ponytail, gather your hair at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Use a comb or gel to smooth out any flyaway hairs for a polished look.

**Bantu Knots**

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Bantu knots are small, coiled buns that are not only stylish but also aid in curling or crimping the hair. To achieve this style, section your hair into small parts, twist each section, and coil it into a knot. Secure the knots in place with bobby pins. Bantu knots have such a beautiful history and African heritage, asides that, it’s just so beautiful.

Whether you’re looking for the best protective hairstyle or something pretty, these hairstyles fit the bill in both ways, and you can never go wrong with them, except you pick the wrong stylist. Whether you opt for the simplicity of box braids or the elegance of bantu knots, these hairstyles allow you to express yourself and stand out in the crowd. 



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