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For The Black Girl Who Wants To Show Off Her Curls For Homecoming, Try Out These Curly Hair Looks

When it comes to homecoming season, picking the right date, clothes, manicure and makeup don’t even compare to the trouble you will go through to pull off a dope hair look. For naturals, this truth is doubly true. Particularly because our fabulous curls allow for even more options. Of course, straightening our locs have long seemed to be the most viable option for special occasions such as these but there are tons of options for our natural hair too, whether they be for 3C or 4C curl patterns. Whatever look you choose, a key matter of importance is making sure that it not only looks good throughout the entire night as you tear up the dance floor but makes you feel fly as hell.

Whether you’re gearing up for prom or a night out on the town, these formal styles for natural hair will have you vibin’ to your Black Girl Magic and rockin’ your natural locks.

1. Break out the big guns with a set of bantu knots that are the cutest.

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If a silk press was once The Expected Look of Black girls Bantu Knots are the proven Ol’ Reliable. Whether your locs are transitioning her full-blown natural, bantu knots are undeniably the perfect protective style for all Black hair. Plus, not only does the look give ultra 90s vibes they’re super easy to achieve as well. To get the look, part your hair into square or triangular sections around your head. Then, twist your sections tight bunds and pin them down with a bobbi pins. For the ultimate homecoming look that will surely steal the crown, braid colorful yarn or twine into your hair or add flowers, pearls or hair cuffs.

2. Do the ultimate braid and wrap with the cutest braid bun.

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For a slick and stylish look that is also extremely classic, go for a slicked-back ponytail and wrap-around braid. To obtain this look reach for your everyday styling conditioner. slick your hair back into a high ponytail and then braid out your hair (add extensions if you need to!) and then wrap the braid around your ponytail so that it sits high on your head. You’ll have your very own braid crown.

3. Be the ultra Black queen with the most divine crown.

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Let’s be real, of all of the looks on this list, this one will cost you a good amount of time and money but it’ll be so worth it. For this look, you’ll want to start off with a slicked-back pony tail and the longest extensions you can find. Build out a set of four pre-rolled buns and you’ll be good to go one you’ve added a chain of pearls. Pro-tip: If you want this look to be indestructible and done quickly, go to a salon.

4. Show up all of the looks on the floor with the ultimate twist out and go.

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These slicked-down baby hairs will undoubtedly make you the belle of the ball for your homecoming night. What’s more? Achieving this look is actually pretty easy. To do so, section off a portion of the crown of your head and scoop the rest into a ponytail. For your ponytail get a good defining conditioner on your ends and then use your favorite edge cream to twirl out your baby hairs.

5. Show up the group with the ultimate afro proof.

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Shrug off and stick it to every dress code that ever dared to tell you that you and your curls weren’t “well-groomed” or “classy.” For this look, wash your hair, pick out your curls and hit the ballroom with a stylin’ look that exudes melanin dreams.

7. Go all the way in on the fall bob trend with a set of locs that do the look justice.

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Remember: because your hair is so epically amazing, there are tons of ways to rock your Black Girl Magic + a bob. You can go with a deep part and section of your hair into braids, locs or twists or go for an edgier look and part your hair in the center. Either way, girl, this look will have you stylin’.

8. Lock down the crown with the ultimate pearly locs.

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Break out your fave box braid style with a look that flows past your shoulder or stops at your chin. Looking to go for a curly mermaid look? Braid your hair and apply light heat with a curler to your edges to channel your inner sea spirit.

9. Do the ultimate best with hair done in mambo twists and some layer swifts.

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For a different twist on locs and braids, nothing compares to a mambo twist out. For this look you’ll want help from a stylist or friend who knows how to do a great version of this look and extensions, extensions, extensions.

We Scavenged Reviews For The Best Hair Products For 4A To 4C Rizos

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We Scavenged Reviews For The Best Hair Products For 4A To 4C Rizos

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Even if you were taught to embrace your natural hair from Day 1 navigating the world of natural hair will always be a journey. Mainstream brands rarely consider curly-headed beauties and when it comes to catering to people with coils that are of Afro-nature their support gets even murkier. Finding products that keep your hair moisturized while insuring health and growth can be tough. Fortunately, if you’re looking to stock up your hair products supply, you’re in luck.

We scoured message boards and review boards for top-rated and promoted products to try out and keep your hair thriving!

Palmers Olive Oil Formula GRO Therapy

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“It’s a miracle product and a must buy I grabbed it randomly thinking that even this would be an addition to my shelf without any benefits but this actually works. I use this after my hair is dried and just a little bit otherwise it gets a little greasy wait for some time and the hair feels real good. Not for the wet hair though,”- Amazon review.

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque Hair Treatment

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One user by the name of Soleil on Amazon gave the product 5 stars and boasted that she’s been using this product for years, “Despite the propaganda, I’ve always loved and used SM products. Their masques are typically A1 for my mixed textured 3c-4b, mid-back length curly coils. I also henna on a semi-regular basis so I like to use SM masques to deep condition or leave-in afterward to style my hair. I loved and used the super fruit masque, but with the henna, I was getting protein overload and needed something that was pretty much ONLY moisturizing. I love their Raw Shea & Capuacu masque for a leave-in, but was still open to other moisturizing DC’s.I used this line’s leave-in and it did absolutely nothing for my medium-thick or mid-porosity hair. My hair drinks the milk so I don’t even mess with styling milk and leave-ins for the most part. I didn’t really pay this masque much attention since it says “strengthening” and I didn’t want to deal with protein overload again. But after a friend who also has thick curly hair shared she used it as her leave-in since it’s ultra-moisturizing, I had to try it. I LOVE this masque! I honestly think the “strengthening” piece is a misnomer, as it’s far more moisturizing than anything! Definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for an awesome deep moisturizing conditioner to add their regimen. If you’re one who loves an ultra-moisturizing, thick leave-in, you’ll love this one for that just as well.”

Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter

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“This whole product is great, from the color to the smell, to the way it just moisturizes your hair. This was a great deal for the money for 2 products which is very close to the price you pay for 1 product that they charge at target. Get it, spend the money they fill the product to the top and a little bit goes a long way when using the cream,” one user, who gave this moisturizing product a five-star review as well approval of the entire line, said.

Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel

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“This is my favorite *affordable* natural hair product. there is slip, shine, and great curl definition. I use it for wash n go’s or to freshen up my curls after a few days. I’ve also had some successful twist outs. the product doesn’t make me or my hair feel sticky and it smells amazing too,” a Black reviewer with natural hair and devoted to the product shared.

Kinky-Curly Knot Today

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“Let me start by saying I read reviews for everything before I buy it. That being said, bad reviews always stick out more than positive reviews and reading the negative reviews for this product I was hesitant to buy it especially considering the price,” a user wrote on Amazon about this styling leave-in conditioner. “So I went to Target to stock up on my Shea Moisture products. I saw this and I’ve heard a lot of good things about kinky curly from the natural hair community. I decided to read the Amazon reviews for it and went ahead and bought it even though I was hesitant. I went home, got in the shower used Shea Moisture moisture retention shampoo, conditioned with Shea Moisture Manuka honey conditioner, washed my body, then rinsed the conditioner out. When I get out the shower I squeeze the excess water out, dry off and wrap my hair in a cotton t-shirt while I get dressed. After all this, I put the KC Knot Today in, a good-sized glob for each half of my head, and just let it air dry. It is AMAZING. I actually get the curl definition I want and very minimal frizz. My hair is extremely dry and even on the second day my hair still feels moisturized.”

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector

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“Talk about a drastic difference!” a writer for the blog Naturally Curly wrote about the product “Because I didn’t know what to expect, I was completely blown away, by the way, OlaPlex elevated my hair color! It went from a dusty blonde color to a more vibrant copper tone. Imagine what this product could do to severely color-damaged hair? It is suggested that you use this treatment in your weekly hair regimen or twice a week if your hair needs to recover from extreme color damage. Personally, I think I’ll be adding this extra step to my routine. I love that my hair looks and feels stronger. That dusty layer that my hair held onto seems to have disappeared and I couldn’t be happier.”

Babassu Quench Leave-In Curl Primer

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“This is my holy grail,” a reviewer from the review pages of Tepadora wrote. “My hair just is not right without this curl primer. Curls are glossy and defined with just a single pump. You can layer other products on top or just use alone. Nothing else compares.”

White Peony Leave-in Conditioner

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“Love this product and the pump. Works great for my really dry hair. The only thing that prevents me from giving a 5-star rating is the size. For the amount paid we should receive more ounces per bottle,” another user who gave this leave-in conditioner a five-star rating on the review boards of Naturally Curly gushed.

Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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If you’ve been a steadfast and religious follower of Cardi B’s social media accounts over the past few years, you know she’s come quite a long way. The Dominican rapper has grown quite a bit, not just in her eagerness to speak about political matters and social issues but with her transparency about how she keeps herself fit and beautiful as well.

But it’s not just Cardi B’s strive to be transparent that can bee seen growing on platforms like Instagram.

It”s her hair too.

In a recent post to her Instagram page the “Press” rapper shared that when it comes to her hair, she sticks to routines of old.

The rapper shared her experiences with keeping her and her daughter’s natural hair healthy by revealing all of the ingredients she uses in homemade hair masks. All of which are meant to keep hair nourished and moisturized. “This is a hair mask that I am doing for Kulture,” she shared with her Instagram stories while holding up a bowl of mashed avocados. “I just finished putting argan oil, and I’m gonna put mayonnaise, castor oil, and olive oil. I know it’s a lot of oil, but my baby’s hair needs to be really hydrated like mine.”

But the party mix didn’t stop there. Cardi B went on to add eggs and bananas to her mixture as well. Both ingredients are not only easily accessible at grocery stores, but they’re also staples for keeping hair nourished.

“This treatment is really good for curl patterns,” Cardi B explained “It’s just a good hair mask to help your hair grow. All the good things you put in your body, you put in your hair.” She topped off the posts by sharing a series of images with her natural hair and chica it’s beautiful!

In a post to her feed, Cardi B shared the final results of her mask.

“The end results of all that shit I put on my hair earlier,” she wrote. “It helps with hair growth A LOT.”

That’s right chicas, take note!