The hair of African American women is different from the rest, both
in texture and in color. With the many techniques and hair styling
options available for African American women, finding the right
style can be difficult, especially with the difference in hair type
and texture. You do not need to worry though, for despite this difference,
updos look good on African American women.
The classic updo is probably the most versatile hairstyle it is perfect
for African American hair as this hairstyle is neat, looks extremely
classy, and is a no-frills type of hairstyle. Having your hair in
an updo is probably best for your hair as it requires minimal maintenance
and will also help in keeping your hair healthy.
It is common knowledge that African American hair is prone to breakage because it is not able to hold moisture easily. Exposing your hair to treatments such as relaxing, hair rebonding, or straightening, can cause severe damage to your hair. The harsh chemicals used in these procedures as well as the possible overprocessing of your hair will do nothing but harm.
Updos, being the flexible hairstyle that it is, can be dressed up or down for wear during formal or casual occasions. You do not need to have a formal event to go to so you can have your hair in an updo.
Curls always work well for an updo on African American hair. Most
African American women have naturally curly hair, so it should follow
that curls look good on you. Go with your natural curly locks; the
curly hair updo will accentuate your facial features well, and will
also eliminate any further need for processes such as hair
straightening a process that may cause damage in the long run.
Great variations on the updo for African American women include the use of braids. If you have long hair, you can incorporate braids in your look to make it funkier. For a more sophisticated look, go for bigger and more defined curls.
When it comes to updos for African American hair, the key is in
the products and tools you use. Always use good quality hair products
– these keep your hair shiny and well moisturized while helping
in keeping the style itself. You should also use good quality hair
care tools. Find a hair dryer that comes with a diffuser these work
great with curly hair. You should also condition your hair to keep
the ends moisturized and to prevent split or dry ends. Adding a
bit of shine or gloss to your hair wont hurt either.