101+ Black Hair Ideas: Part One

February 15, 2012
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

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The bald look

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bald and coloured

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

style new hair growth with an eye-catching colour.

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red hot

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designed low cut

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designed with love

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designed sides

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shaved sides

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spicing a low cut look with a dye and twists.

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Kaone’s lovely twists

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

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

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shaved sides and colour add funk.

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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.

coils

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Flat coil out with individual coils

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short coils

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thick coils on coloured hair

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textured twists

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textured pinned side fro.

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Solange’s textured fro style

Corinne Bailey Rae’s textured natural curls

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side pinned textured fro.

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amazingly beautiful curled out textured fro.

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

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

braided side fro-hawk

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braided frohawk

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roll and tuck frohawk

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pin and tuck frohawk

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classic pinned sides frohawk

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Janelle Monae’s pompadour is a must-do.

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braids twist

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

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knotted frohawk

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pompadour fro-hawk

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cornrow twirl

side view

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braids updo

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natural hair braided mohawk

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stunning frohawk.

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Bantu knots

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beaded braids

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side braids with extensions

side braids without extensions

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Bantu knots

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Bantu knots

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coloured bantu knot

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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

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Coloured box braids with a huge plait.

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Solange’s box braids

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My blonde box braids

dark red box braids

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shaved sides stylish box braids

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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

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amazing braid updo. fit for a lovely night out.

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simply suave.

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My lovely Ekei rocking a braids bun at the office.

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Stephanie Okereke

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my big braid updo:)

box braids updo

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Solange’s famous braid updo

Solange

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Luella’s braid bun

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the ultimate braids bun.

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

Ciara

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

yarn braids.

entwined braids gives a dreadlocks feel

entwined natural look

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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.

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stunning loc updo.

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locs and twists curls.

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loc high bun.

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twists loc updo

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back view

side view

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dyed locs

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dyed locs

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

updo

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braided bun

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Ekei’s braided bun

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side fro updo

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side fro huge bun

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Shingai Shoniwa’s high updo

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natural blonde updo

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retro natural updo

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lovely huge high front bun

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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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50 Comments

  1. kiara says:

    OMG OMG OMG
    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

  2. MsAidyl says:

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

  3. aCe says:

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

  4. Tiki says:

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

  5. agentp009 says:

    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!

  6. Sushi says:

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

  7. 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?

  8. Tiffany says:

    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*

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

    Naomi
    blackcherrybeauty.blogpsot.com

  10. Irissia Stripling says:

    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!

  11. LECORA says:

    WONDERFUL!!!!!!

  12. Astrid says:

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

  13. nowmode says:

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

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

  15. 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

  16. Reblogged this on AFutureExisting and commented:
    LOVE THIS POST

  17. Chiagoziem says:

    serendipity!!!!!

  18. ayoliag says:

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

  19. Tiki says:

    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!

  20. isysdrain says:

    Reblogged this on Isys Drain and commented:
    Kink mania

  21. ashley says:

    wat in the world was tht and the hair styles werent all tht and it wasnt tht hot on this website it could be better and the details of the pics werent good it was like one or two words thts it if i had to give this website a grade it would be a 4!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Anyi says:

    i love…hhhmmm

  23. Jamillah says:

    Pure Inspiration…what more to say!

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