African American hairstyles tend to be very different compared to other types of hairstyles because of the unique characteristics of ebony hair that require a more complex approach when it comes to styling. Discover some of the most popular black hairstyles that can immediately change your entire appearance.

Black hair offers a great variety of styling unique options due to its one of a kind structure. Being thicker and coarser than other types of hair, black tresses can be subjected to a great variety of styling techniques with different degrees of efficiency. The unique structure of this type of hair also poses certain restrictions that must be considered, that's why we should devote special attention to the styling possibilities that this type of hair offers.

The first step for creating wonderful hairstyles is learning to take proper care of it. Many women find it hard to deal with their tresses because they are unsure of the products that they should use to control their mane. Others try to fight their natural hair texture by choosing short black hairstyles or by straightening their tresses.

Because many black women like sleek straight medium or long hairstyles it's a good idea to take a closer look at this type of hairstyles to make sure that we are able to get the best result every single time. One of the reasons why African American women are often dissatisfied with the their straightened locks look is a common mistake in the hair straightening process. Many women who use the hair relaxing method to strengthen their hair often use the hair relaxer and hair dye to save time. While this process is risky for all types of hair because it increases the risk of hair damage, however, women with black hair should never attempt to do it as they risk severe hair damage that might be hard to repair on the long run.

Braided hairstyles remain iconic for black hair being one of the most versatile types of hairstyles due to the great variety of models to choose from. Depending on the hair styling possibilities that hair length offers, black women can opt for cornrows or box braids. Cornrows can be adapted to almost any hairstyle depending on the personal preferences of each woman.

Box braid or goddess braids on the other hand suit better women who have naturally long hair. While box micro braids that are made from human hair offer the most versatility, goddess braids made from synthetic hair are sometimes preferred because of the easiness with which these braids can be applied or removed.

Invisible braids on the other hand are an excellent choice for short to medium hairstyles because they look natural and they pose less risk of breakage for natural hair. To create invisible braids the natural hair is combined with store bought human braiding hair and because the braids are extremely thin it is very difficult to see the actual braids. As a result the hair looks naturally curly and the braids can only be spotted at the roots.

Because invisible braids tend to be hard to create it is best to turn to a professional salon or an experienced braider to be able to enjoy your new hairstyle risk free. The same principle applies when you decide to remove the braids. The braids must be unraveled individually to make sure that hair breakage is minimized as much as possible.


When it comes to formal occasions there are a variety of hairstyles that can be chosen depending on the sophistication you want and the possibilities your hair length offers. From loose hairstyles to sophisticated updos or semi formal half/up down hairstyles you can customize your search using a great variety of criteria that will help you get a hairstyle that represents you and that fulfills your needs.