5 Ways to Rock a Beanie on Your Natural Hair This Winter

As the months get colder, many naturals will be whipping out the beanie hat for warmth. It’s a cute style and very functional, but it can leave your hair a dry mess if you’re not careful. We’ve compiled some styling and care information for those who plan to rock a beanie this winter.

First, check out this video on beanies and natural hair by Naptural85. She recommends not bothering with satin-lined beanies, as they are only moderately effective and don’t protect your hairline. A better option is wrapping your hair with a satin scarf and putting the beanie hat over it;

Now on to the different looks you can rock.

1. Texture in the front
Leave a tuft of your kinks and curls out in the front for an adorable look.

beanies 4 natural hair collageSource: Mz Tammy


2. Twist out in the front
Create bangs with your twist-out!
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3. Flat twist/Pompadour in the front
This flat twist/pomp combo is the cutest thing we’ve seen in a while!


4. Fully covered
One of our favorite natural celebs, Yaya DaCosta, shows us how to rock the full-coverage look.

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5. Hair out in the back
You’ll have to deal with your hair rubbing against your coat. But this is super cute nonetheless


Ladies, do you plan to rock a beanie this winter? Which one of these 5 looks is your fave?

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38 thoughts on “5 Ways to Rock a Beanie on Your Natural Hair This Winter

  1. So cute! I’m going to try the curls out in front look. I think I can pull that off if I tuck and pin the back to the front. I don’t have bangs so that’s the on,y way I think I can get shat short look in front. So clever. Thanks very much for these ideas!

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  3. Does anybody know how damaging the material beanies are made out of actually is? I briefly read somewhere that acrylic isn’t damaging, and having to hide a satin bonnet under my beanie is annoying.

  4. You should check out this fb page – Skatsz, they make satin lined beanies for like affordable prices. I got mine yesterday and they are beyond. I got 1 for me and my sissy….and they are just 20$ a pop.

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