Black History Month is in full swing, and to celebrate the event, we’re shining a spotlight on all our favourite black hairstyles (because they deserve all the love!).
From coloured crops to bantu knots, you don’t want to miss out on seeing these inspiring natural hairstyles — so, keep on scrolling or look through our gallery, above.
Celebrate Black History Month with us by seeing the black hairstyles we can’t get enough of
1. Classic afro
Let’s be honest, when it comes to natural hair, nothing beats the traditional afro. We’ve seen this volumised ‘do on the heads of numerous celebrities and models over the years, so you know that rocking your curls out and proud is a sure fire way to win some instant style points! Credit: @taelorthein
Editor’s tip: Black hair always looks its best when it is properly nourished, which is why it is so important to have a trusty leave-in spray at hand!
If you want to make your hair feel hydrated, try the TIGI S Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, which will help moisturise your mane and reduce frizz.
2. Colourful short afro
This beauty demonstrates how to perfectly rock a coloured short afro! Not only does this bold colour choice and striking undercut help make her mane look on-trend, but it also shows off her pretty coils.
Up next: 10 hot hair colours for black women.
3. Bantu Knots
You’ve seen bantu knots on the red carpet and the runway, and if you’re needing any more convincing to give them a go, just take a look at how this beauty rocks them.
4. Bantu knot mohawk
For a truly edgy look that’s sure to get you noticed, why not opt for an inventive bantu knot mohawk? You can choose to work as many – or as few – knots as you wish, but just bear in mind that the more you create, the smaller they will look. Credit: @chimeedwards
5. Box braids
If you want to keep your locks out of the way in a stylish fashion, box braids are your best bet. You can go as colourful or as subtle as you want, but one things for sure: your hair will look amazing 24-7. Credit: @lxndxox
6. Faux locs
If you love wearing your hair down, why not style your strands into luscious faux dreadlocks? The hairstyle possibilities are endless with this type of loc: fashion your mane into an updo, braid your strands, or leave your locs tumbling down.
7. Afro mohawk
We at All Things Hair really do love a good mohawk, especially when working with sky-high, curly locks! So, if you’re feeling brave, why not shave the sides of your head to create an edgy afro mohawk?
The true beauty of this hairstyle, is that is looks good from literally all angles: we’re talking front, back and sides. What’s not to love about such a bold and beautiful look?
Up next: 10 badass mohawk hairstyles for black women.
8. Hair twists
Want a protective hairstyle, but tired of your usual cornrows? Then do we have the style for you, enter: hair twists. This stunning look is a fun hairstyle choice that requires minimal upkeep, making them perfect for you ladies who don’t have tonnes of time in the morning to style your mane!
9.Afro bubble pigtails
Are you as obsessed with pigtails as much we are? Then this incredible afro bubble hairstyle, that’s as playful as it is eye-catching, is just what you need!
You can’t talk about black hairstyles without mentioning cornrows! When you need a protective style that won’t take too much time to do, but will make you look ultra-chic, this one deffo fits the bill.
Editor’s tip: Thinking about trying this look? For a frizz-free finish, smooth a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil through your hair.
This will help your cornrows look polished, all while adding a dazzling shine.