101+ Black Hair Ideas: Part One

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Everyone has a bad hair day. At least once fortnightly. That is the scary bitter truth. Instead of panicking, and letting your hair bring you down all day, it is best to have in mind tips that will always come in handy on such days.  When you get a new hairstyle, you have these cool ideas in your head that you just cannot wait to try out. You start experimenting these style ideas and only in the space of a week you’ve exhausted every single one of them. What next? You start getting bored with your hair, which leads to resenting it, which then leads to you not taking care of it…and we all know what happens to neglected hair (bought or natural). People start mistaking you for the Mad Hatter (Google it if you don’t know what he looks like) and we sure do not want that to happen.
I wrote this post to help inspire you on days when you feel stuck on what to do with your locks. I know that are all sorts of girls out there; from the natural sistas, to the bold and bald stunners, to my weave loving girls, to the braided beauties. The list carries on. There is a hair idea for everyone.  I have sectioned the list into categories so that it’s easier to know where you belong and look there. That’s why it took me ages to publish this post. Hope it inspires someone on a bad hair day.
I am splitting this post in two parts because it was initially too bulky to cover everything in one post and I did not want to rush over the ideas. As you can see there are more than 100s of them. Part One will include all the natural hairstyles that I can think of. And hey, if you’ve got hair ideas of your own to share please post them below or send them to artbecomesyou@yahoo.com and I’ll add them on.
Meanwhile, let’s get…hairy! Oooooh, that didn’t sound so pleasant. Who cares? Let’s carry on!

NATURALS: The Bald, The Bold & The Beautiful.

1. The Clean Bald look




The bald look


bald and coloured

6. You can style up new growth with colour ,twists or designs.

style new hair growth with an eye-catching colour.


red hot



designed low cut


designed with love


designed sides


shaved sides


spicing a low cut look with a dye and twists.


Kaone’s lovely twists

15. A great way to make you low hair stand out is by trying boyish cuts.


The textured fro and colour gives this boyish cut more personality.


shaved sides and colour add funk.




boyish frohawk with designed sides

Ntjam Rosie’s famous cut

21. Textured styles, cornrows and fro-hawks are all great ways to keep a natural look interesting.



Flat coil out with individual coils


short coils


thick coils on coloured hair


textured twists


textured pinned side fro.


Solange’s textured fro style

Corinne Bailey Rae’s textured natural curls


side pinned textured fro.



amazingly beautiful curled out textured fro.



Fro-hawks are a cool way to style a fro.


High frohawk with shaved sides and a flower piece to complete the look.

braided side fro-hawk


braided frohawk


roll and tuck frohawk


pin and tuck frohawk


classic pinned sides frohawk


Janelle Monae’s pompadour is a must-do.


braids twist


a cascade of side braids creates a lovely fro-hawk effect




knotted frohawk


pompadour fro-hawk


cornrow twirl

side view




braids updo


natural hair braided mohawk


stunning frohawk.


Bantu knots


beaded braids


side braids with extensions

side braids without extensions




Bantu knots




Bantu knots



coloured bantu knot




Box Braids, Updos & Locks

66. Box braids are an excellent style option because you can change it up and style it so many different ways.

blonde box braids with shaved off sides


Coloured box braids with a huge plait.


Solange’s box braids




My blonde box braids

dark red box braids


shaved sides stylish box braids


statement braids!

 74. Braids are versatile. They can be styled in so many ways! That’s what makes them one of my favourite hairdos.

box braids updo


amazing braid updo. fit for a lovely night out.


simply suave.





My lovely Ekei rocking a braids bun at the office.



Stephanie Okereke


my big braid updo:)

box braids updo



Solange’s famous braid updo



Luella’s braid bun


the ultimate braids bun.

 88. Style braids in huge plaits for a sleek effect.


 89. Yarn braids are perfect if you want to achieve the dreadlocks look.

yarn braids.

entwined braids gives a dreadlocks feel

entwined natural look


Pick and drop braided style gives a weave effect.

pick and drop braids

91. Stylize your braids with a head wrap.

accessorize your braids by adding a head wrap.

hat on box braids

 Nature’s Box Braids aka Dreadlocks.


stunning loc updo.



locs and twists curls.



loc high bun.



twists loc updo



back view

side view


dyed locs


dyed locs




106. High buns and braided buns are an ultimate must-do with natural hair.





braided bun


Ekei’s braided bun


side fro updo


side fro huge bun



Shingai Shoniwa’s high updo


natural blonde updo



retro natural updo





lovely huge high front bun


This is the first part of the hair hair ideas post. The next part will be up soonest and will include relaxed hairstyles and weave hair ideas.
Keep coming back for more. This post took me a very long time to complete. Hope it is thorough enough for you. Hope it inspires you and please remember to share with others and help them get through bad hair days.
Thanks for ‘Liking‘ my page and sharing it. If you have hair ideas of your own, please send them to artbecomesyou@yahoo.com so that I can share it here. Or if you just tried to do one of the ideas from on here please share the pic with us!
Holla 🙂

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  • kiara
    February 15, 2012

    i am shaking right now
    this is the best post ever!!!
    thanks for these wonderful ideas
    i just have one lil advice for all my sisters who are going natural..
    ” never sleep on an afro.always always twist or braid it before u go to bed. trust me, i learnt it the hard way”
    i love this blog

  • MsAidyl
    February 15, 2012

    Thanks Kiara. me too! same thing happened to me, thanks for the tip 🙂

  • aCe
    February 15, 2012

    Great post, MsAidyl. Will definitely be trying out some of these ‘dos soon ;). Keep up the good work!

  • Tiki
    February 16, 2012

    *slapping myself for only seeing this now*
    *crying (it hurt!)*

  • agentp009
    February 16, 2012

    My jaw just hit the floor. It’s like a stumbled across a treasure trove. I’m definitely going to have to try some of these!

  • Sushi
    February 17, 2012

    Giving me ideas!!!!! be sending u photos!

  • Tipsyalcophobic
    March 5, 2012

    Reblogged this on You'll need an umbrella, I think and commented:
    African hair if full of tricks! I have my boss’ permission to spend all day on this blog. Mbu inspiration. How cool is my job?

  • Tiffany
    March 18, 2012

    This is a great post! And very, very inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m constantly looking for great protective styles. I wear my hair in mini-twists a lot, but I like to style them. Hopefully part 2 has two strand twists *crossing fingers*

    • MsAidyl
      March 28, 2013

      i’ll look for more strand twist styles:)

  • naomimuhammad
    April 6, 2012

    Beautiful post I love all things natural and I’ve got five new hair ideas from this post
    thanks much!


    • MsAidyl
      April 7, 2012

      you’re totally welcome! come back anytime:)x

  • Irissia Stripling
    April 26, 2012

    When i say that there is so much beauty on this website i mean it from the heart. As a natural sista myself i have come across some awesome styles that i will try from looking at this post. I will share and spread the love that i saw on this post. Peace and blessing!

    • MsAidyl
      April 26, 2012

      thanks thanks thanks for sharing!! i was as amazed as you by these finds. i just had to post on them:)

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  • Astrid
    July 24, 2012

    Enje my natural hair journey begins on August 18(bday) U showed me the way.Thank you!! 🙂

    • MsAidyl
      March 28, 2013

      thanks Astrid. where have u been?

  • nowmode
    July 29, 2012

    My love for black hair has skyrocketed to a whole new level. I literally have chills right now. One word; gold.

    • MsAidyl
      July 29, 2012

      am glad this post had that effect on u!! thanks for the comment:)

  • Sword-chinned bitch
    August 1, 2012

    Love the photos of beautiful women. I wear my kinky hair natural — I love seeing more women embracing their natural hair.

  • Aleisha Crumpton
    October 15, 2012

    i just found this sight and i am loving what I see…cant wait til my twa grows out enough to try some of these styles…cant wait to see part 2

    • MsAidyl
      October 22, 2012

      Hi! am glad you loved my post. Part 2 is already on the blog!

  • ashleenhylton
    December 14, 2012

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    December 14, 2012

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  • heymathe
    January 20, 2013

    epic post!

  • ayoliag
    March 21, 2013

    niceee … think Corrine Bailey’s is my fav!! Wish I could rock a fro tho!

    • MsAidyl
      March 21, 2013

      That is the fro of my dreams. I’m so jealous of her hair:(

  • Tiki
    July 26, 2013

    Reblogged this on Tiki's Thoughts and commented:
    This was blogged by fellow blogger and friend of mine, Lydie E. of Art Becomes You. It’s been a great inspiration for me throughout my natural hair journey, and I hope it helps you too! Happy Reading, copying pasting, reblogging and implementing!

    • MsAidyl
      July 26, 2013

      Thanks Tiki!

      • Tiki
        July 26, 2013

        My pleasure!

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    July 26, 2013

    Reblogged this on Isys Drain and commented:
    Kink mania

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    August 4, 2013

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