It is a new year and time for some new looks.  For this nat­u­ral hair style edi­tion, we are includ­ing five sim­ple options for medi­um-length to long kinky nat­u­ral hair.

1. Twist­ed Updo

chiakavalentina

Though the hol­i­days are offi­cial­ly over, I thought I’d include this beau­ti­ful, time­less look from Chi­aka.  Start on hair that is stretched via blow dry­ing, African thread­ing, band­ing, roller set­ting, or any oth­er method you prefer.  The front hair is twist­ed while the sides are flat twist­ed.  The back hair is placed into a pony­tail and then twist­ed into a bun.  The whole style took Chi­aka less than 15 min­utes and is real­ly easy to recre­ate.

Descrip­tion: Side flat twists and front twists rolled and pinned into an updo
Prod­ucts used: Shea but­ter mixed with coconut oil, water, gel (option­al)
Tools need­ed: Bob­by pins, donut bun, elas­tic hair band

2. Jum­bo Twist­ed Bump Hair­do

naturally michy
If you want some­thing edgier and eas­ier, try this style by Nat­u­ral­ly Michy.  Your hair does not need to be super-stretched; a chunky twist out or braid out will do just fine and add more tex­ture to your look.  The hair is divid­ed into three sec­tions, twist­ed, and pinned. The front is shaped into a pom­padour.

Descrip­tion: Jum­bo twist­ed bump hair­do with pom­padour
Prod­ucts used: Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel, mois­tur­iz­er
Tools need­ed: Elas­tic band, rat­tail comb, clip, bob­by pins

3. Flat Twist Out and Curl Updo

Msnaturally Mary

Msnat­u­ral­ly Mary cre­ates this look by first flat twist­ing her hair and plac­ing perm rods on the ends.  The result­ing twist out is then trans­formed into a volu­mi­nous updo by pin­ning the curls for­ward.  Hair is left out in the front for bangs as well as at the crown.

Descrip­tion: Flat twist out and curls pinned for­ward into an undo.
Tools need­ed: bob­by pins, perm rods

4. Big Effort­less Curls

kash tv
Kasheera is one of few Youtu­bers with kinky hair that reg­u­lar­ly wears tex­tured styles, includ­ing sculpt­ed wash-n-gos.  If you want to wear your hair loose but not com­plete­ly stretched, check out this tuto­ri­al on big, loose curls. The aim is not to get per­fect­ly, smooth curls but high-vol­ume, effort­less ones.

Descrip­tion: Perm rod­ded twist out
Prod­ucts used: Shea but­ter mixed with coconut oil, water
Tools need­ed: perm rods, scarf, wide-tooth comb

5. Jum­bo Twist Updo and Bun

Pure Estrogen

Pure Estro­gen achieves this super sim­ple look on hair that is pre­vi­ous­ly stretched via thread­ing.  The front sec­tion is placed into three jum­bo twists while the back is placed into a pony­tail, twist­ed, and pinned into a bun.  The style can eas­i­ly be mod­i­fied for hair that is stretched via oth­er meth­ods, includ­ing twist outs, braid outs, and band­ing.

Descrip­tion: Front jum­bo twists with a bun
Tools need­ed: clips, rat­tail comb (for part­ing), bob­by pins, knee high stock­ing

 

What styles will you try in 2015?

Chinwe

Empow­er­ing wom­en of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin. https://cherishthymelanin.com/
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3 Comments on "5 Simple Styles for Medium-Length to Long Kinky Natural Hair"

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Naturallytee

won­der why you called the­se styles sim­ple.

Dee

The Jum­bo Twist updo and bun is cute. This year, I will try rods and chunky two strand twists.

same ol same ole

hmmm

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