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5 Effortless runway ready hairstyles that embrace every natural hair curl pattern

In the past, designers were adamant that naturally curly and course-haired models’ hair should be worn sleek and straight, in order to “fit in”.  But looking at the Spring/ Summer 2018 shows, it is evident that more designers have let go of that mindset and are embracing every natural hair curl pattern and texture. From Acne to Chanel, models sashayed across the runway in loose and bouncy 3B to 3C hairstyles as well as curly and coiled 4A to 4C looks.

So if you’re a naturalista, scroll through, and give one of these styles a go.

Curly pixie cut at Carven

3C or 4A? Try this…

This hairstyle is perfect if you want to wake up, shower, and head to the office without fussing over your hair. For defined curls, style hair while in the shower, using a curl-activating conditioner, hair oil, and and a small amount of alcohol-free gel.

natural hair curl pattern
Photography: IMaxTree

Cornrows at Chanel 

4A, 4B, or 4C? Try this…

Chic cornrows are easy to achieve. Just make sure that your hair is well moisturized, then start plaiting from your roots all the way down to the nape of your neck. If you have medium to long hair, tie loose ends into a bun like they did at the Chanel show.

natural hair curl pattern
Photography: IMaxTree

Half up half down at Dior

3B, 3C or 4A? Try this…

To achieve this look, apply a leave-in conditioner and detangle your curls with a wide tooth comb. Then use a snag-free hair elastic to tie up a section of your hair. Leave the rest of your hair down for an effortless ‘do.

natural hair curl pattern
Photography: IMaxTree

 

Dreadlocks at Demeulemeester 

3B to 4C? Try this…

Dreadlocks work well on all natural hair textures, so don’t be afraid to adopt this daring hairstyle. Don’t have long hair? Don’t fret. Simply ask your stylist to create faux locs.

natural hair curl pattern
Photography: IMaxTree

 

Mini afro at Acne

4C? Try this…

If you’re transitioning from relaxed tresses to natural locks, then you might want to consider sporting the mini afro. Simply ask your stylist to cut off all your relaxed ends and shape your coiffure into a tiny ‘fro.

natural hair curl pattern
Photography: IMaxTree

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Want to try these looks at home? Go for Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (R127 and Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Alcohol Free Gel (R270).

 

Want more natural hair tips? Read these DOs and DON’Ts of styling kinky hair and check out Pearl Thusi’s hair secrets.

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