Updated: May 23
When you have a busy life it’s hard to spend all your time doing your hair. I like quick and easy fixes for my hair. I truly believe that when you fundamentally understand how to keep your hair healthy, you don’t become a product junkie, you don't do too much to your hair and you simply let it strive. Your natural hair growth is dependent on Consistency. Consistency in your natural hair care is the only thing that will allow your hair to stay healthy. Building a habit and staying consistent is the best way to make sure that you reach the hair goals of your dreams.
Now let's get to the reason you are here.
Low manipulation hairstyles are styles that do not require too much daily uptake. I will share with you 5 natural hairstyles, and some daily routines and Natural hair tips to help you along the way.
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This is by far one of my favorite styles because it's easy and I can literally wear it for a whole week without being bothered :)
There are several variations. High pineapple buns, Low buns, Buns with the ends tucked in and when I'm looking to really hide my hair or take it up a notch, I would attach a fake ponytail.
Caring for the bun: Daily spritz of water, and coat with oil before adding your gel ( if needed), Wear a satin bonnet or scarf or lay on a satin pillow at night. Make sure the bun is not too tight, you do not want to add tension to your hair.
2. Crochet Braids/ Crochet Locs
I love crochet braids because you can totally let your hair rest and instead style your extensions. The versatility and possibilities are endless, with crochet locs, crochet Marley hair, braids, etc. some Crochet hair can also be made into updos with can be very elegant.
Caring for your hair under crochet.
Oil your scalp with a light oil that can penetrate your scalp. Coconut oil and Evoo are two oils well known to penetrate hair follicles.
3. Afro or Wash and Go
You can simply leave your hair out in all its glory. To make this hair really pop, make sure your hair has a nice shape, and all split ends have been eliminated. This is the perfect style for showing off the health of your natural hair.
Caring for your natural hair means Moisture, Moisture, Moisture!. Spritz lightly with water and apply a little oil to seal your hair follicles. You do not need to go overboard so that you do not cause too much shrinkage.
4. Bantu knots
Bantu knots styles make you definitely stand out in a crowd and it shows your hair confidence in my opinion. Another great this about this style is that you can unravel it later in the week to create a twist out. Who doesn't like a multipurpose style :)
Care: spritz with water and apply oil every other day. Moisturizing your hair allows it to stay healthy and not dry out, lose elasticity and break
5.Jumbo flat twists
These are very low manipulation styles that can last you the whole week. I order to get a style that will last, it's important that the hair is clean, moisturized and detangled. This will allow for better styling and neatness
This style is perfect for work, or other important events where you want your natural hair to shine in all its glory.
Care: Wear a scarf at night to keep your hair neat, lightly spritz with oil and water to keep tresses moisturized.
Remember: Oil is NOT a moisturizer, our hair likes water when it's thirsty NOT oil. NO matter what style you choose, moisturizing is still very important.
Love this flat twist by Christian Byshe
Now your turn, what is your favorite low manipulation style?