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Natural Black Hair Care

Resources, Advice, and Products For Taking Care of Natural Black and African American Hair

Photos of Natural Black Hair

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Natural Gray Afro


Afro textured hair looks nice with gray highlights. This short cut is a nice style for the mature woman who wants a simple natural hairstyle. © Paul Simcock | Dreamstime.com
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Short Afro


This style is simple and sweet - great for the woman who is transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. As will all types of natural hair, a short afro should be moisturized and conditioned and taken care of to encourage its growth. Photo © Hongqi Zhang (aka Michael Zhang) | Dreamstime.com
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Twist Out


To achieve this look with natural hair, the hair should be twisted after washing and conditioning ( a twist is like a braid, but it uses two strands instead of three). After the hair has tried, the twists should be gently taken apart and fluffed up to achieve a twist out. Picture © Andre Nadeau | Dreamstime.com
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Natural Afro with Headband


This style features a natural afro pulled away from the face with a decorative headband. Many different looks can be achieved with style by varying the type of headband worn. © Sam74100 | Dreamstime.com
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Braids

Braids are a beautiful option for natural hair, whether it is in transition, or all natural. This braided style shows individual braids pulled back into a ponytail. © DiversityStudio1 | Dreamstime.com
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Historical Photo of Natural Black Hair


The painting above is of African women from various tribes who were brought as slaves to Brazil. This painting was done in 1835. Although the subject is a painful one, the painting clearly shows the variety of creative and unique natural hairstyles that these women wore. (Date of painting is 1835, artist is Jean-Baptiste Debret) Jean-Baptiste Debret [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Traditional Nigerian Hairstyles


J.D. Okhai Ojeikere is a Nigerian photographer, who is probably best known for his photographic collection titled "Hairstyles." Hairstyles shows a slice of Nigerian culture by showing photos of women wearing traditional Nigerian hairstyles. The photo above shows some of the works from his collection. More photos like this can be found in his book titled Photographs. Image ©By klara.kristina CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr