A Guide to the Most Popular Hairstyles for Black Women

May 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Popular Hairstyles for Black Women
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Although we can testify to the versatility and strength of textured hair, it still requires a certain level of protection to remain healthy. In addition to regular cleansing, deep-conditioning and the occasional treatment, natural strands should also be fashioned into styles that offer some level of protection and look really cute too.

Black history is paved with innumerable beauty staples, such as hair grease and hot combs. But the unwavering popularity of intricate styling — both braided and otherwise — is what makes us love taking care of our hair even more. And since seasonal changes often ignite hair transformations, we’re giving you a rundown of 26 styles to choose from.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1/26 :Faux Locs

2/26 :Box Braids

3 /26: Marley Twists

3/26 :Marley Twists

4 /26: Micro-braids

4/26 :Micro-braids

5/26 :Cornrows

6 /26: Lemonade Braids

6/26 :Lemonade Braids

7 /26: Havana Twists

7/26 :Havana Twists

8 /26: Goddess Locs

8/26 :Goddess Locs

9 /26: Ghana Braids

9/26 :Ghana Braids

10 /26: Crochet Braids

10/26 :Crochet Braids

11 /26: Fulani Braids

11/26 :Fulani Braids

12 /26: Feed-In Braids

12/26 :Feed-In Braids

13 /26: Bantu Knots

13/26 :Bantu Knots

14 /26: Head Wraps

14/26 :Head Wraps

15/26 :Halo Braid

16 /26: Nubian Twists

16/26 :Nubian Twists

17 /26: Sisterlocks

17/26 :Sisterlocks

18 /26: Wash & Go

18/26 :Wash & Go

19/26 :Blowout

20/26 :Buzz Cut

21 /26: Pixie Cut

21/26 :Pixie Cut

22 /26: Tapered Cut

22/26 :Tapered Cut

23/26 :Two-Strand Twists

24/26 :Twist-Out

25 /26: Pineapple

25/26 :Pineapple

26 /26: Flat Twists

26/26 :Flat Twists