Long Hair Chronicles: Tips fo Styling Long Natural Hair

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I think it’s safe to say that there aren’t too many natural-haired sisters who wouldn’t love to have waist length hair. As a matter of fact, I can bet that you probably spend a good bit of your time researching the best ways that you can make your hair grow quickly. You’re not alone.  Now, once you get the long hair of your dreams, you may be pleasantly surprised. You know how a dog chases after a car not knowing what its going to do with the car once it catches up to it? Well, you may discover that you’ll find yourself in a similar situation once you’ve reached your dream length. Having a head full of long tresses can be challenging, and we want to give you a few quick styles you can use for a rainy day.
 
Style #1 Braid Out
 
 
What better way to show off those luxurious tresses than to do a wild and sexy braid out? Achieving this style takes minimal effort and the only thing you’ll need is your Shedavi Crowned Styling Wash and Go Gel for hold. On slightly damp hair, gently divide your tresses into several sections…about 8-10. Add some gel, and loosely plait hair all the way to the ends. Pull your hair into a pineapple bun, and allow to dry overnight. When you unbraid your hair in the morning, you will have a similar look to the beauty in the image!
 
 
Style #2 Pigtails
 
Who said that pigtails were only meant for little girls? This style is an easy way to get your hair out of the way while still being creative. All it takes is parting your hair down the middle and putting either side into a bun. Invest in a container of brown bobby pins to complete the look.
 
 
 
Style #3 Rubberband Maiden
 
Talk about someone with patience! This style is absolutely gorgeous and takes very little skill to complete. As a matter of fact, all you need is a comb, black rubber bands, and some free time to achieve this queen-like hairstyle. Simply divide the hair into large boxes as if you were doing jumbo box braids or jumbo Havana twists. Next, tie the rubberbands around the hair, leaving about 1-2 inches between each rubberband. Last, make sure you fluff each section of hair between the rubber bands to get this same look. Start from the top and work your way down.
  
 
 
Style #4 Bantu Knots
 
When in doubt, you can always revert to a Bantu knot hairstyle. Even if you don’t have tresses falling to your hips, you can still rock bantu knots when you want to give your hair a break. On top of being a style in itself, the unraveling will also result in a bomb look. Can you say win-win?
 
We hope you can use at least one of these hairstyles to keep your tresses looking fresh. What are some of your favorite styles for longer hair? Tell us about it in the comments!
 
Written by Bianca Scott
 
 
 

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