As a natural hair enthusiast, I keep a close eye on the evoluating world of natural hair and afro textured styles and based on my observation during the past three months or so, below are the current trendiest hairstyles in the natural hair community.
1- Faux Locks
Faux locs are protective styles performed with yarn or marley bulk hair or regular kanekalon hair to achieve dread locks. They are great options for people who want to try the dread look without having to actually lock their hair and people who are thinking about locking their hair and rock them as the “trial look”. Whether your hair is permed, texturized or natural, you can wear faux locks. The look became even more known when Disney Star, Zendaya Coleman, wore faux locks to the latest Oscars and sparked one fashion critic who insinuated prejudices about her look.
2- Crochet Braids
Crochet braids are protective styling performed on flat twisted or cornrowed hair where a latchhook is used to insert the braid under the braided hair to create the do. They are great transitioning styles. They are a great alternative for people who want to wear another hair color without coloring their own hair and they work great to achieve fuller hairstyles.
3- Havana Twists
Havana twists are medium-sized or big chunky senegalese twists created with Marley bulk hair or any full afro textured braiding hair. They look great, do not take time to do and take down.
4- Ombré Hair Coloring
The Ombré hair coloring is applying color gradually to your hair ends. It looks better on medium to long hair. You dye your ends with a brush that gradually distribute the color with different highlights.
Which one of these looks have you already tried?
How can I get such soft faux locs . . , which hair should be used
You have several options. Some brands now carry the faux locs that you just crochet. You can use Marley hair or yarn to do your faux locs as well.