It is almost an incontestable fact that African Americans are among the most artistically inclined societies in the world; and it is therefore no wonder that their there is such a great variety of African American hairstyles - seeing that a 'hairstyle' is first and foremost a work of art. Another possible explanation as to why there are so many
African-American hairstyles has to be the fact that there are so many 'sub-cultures' within the African American society, with almost each of these sub-cultures having an unique hairstyle for identification purposes among its members, and typically with each sub-cultures hairstyle being one of the features that add up to the member's 'sense of belonging' in the group.
African American hairstyles should adapt to your face, occasion, personality and texture of hair, so it is a very individual choice. However I can still give you some pieces of advice here. First of all, be creative. Try out several African American hairstyles at home; that can give you inspiration to modify your hair look. African American women are the beat at creating their own styles.
Braids and weaves are the most popular among the African American culture. Weaving is process where other hair that matches the person's actual hair color is weaved or glued to their real hair. They can make their normal hair style go from 2 inches up to 10 inches in a matter of hours. Women, men and children will sit for hours just to get their hair done. It has been known that even the youngest of children a few months old will go through this process.
Tight Ponytail: You can easily create various other designs with this hairdo. This hairstyle mainly accentuates your jaw and neckline. Ponytails are usually made from curly tresses. It also works well with wavy curls that can be parted in equal sections and braided completely. You can then secure it with a band. You should pull all your braids towards the back of the head and wrap them with a scarf. You can easily achieve a fantastic style next day.
* Creating a trendy African American updos is not a difficult task. You need to use the right products and techniques for achieving the perfect look. Application of high quality products are advisable.
* For creating classic prom updos, you need gel, long straight pins, ponytail holders and hairspray. It's advisable to avoid heavy-duty hairspray because it makes your curls stiff. You can just pull your tresses up and secure it on the top. You can loosen your curls by using powder shampoo.
* This hairstyle updos also include designs like flapper style and curls pinned under. You can achieve these looks even if you're having a straight hair. You can iron it and spray on shine serum to get the maximum glossy look.
African American hairstyle is not just about curls, waves and 'billows of cloud' on your crown. You can go straight and sleek in this style. First, generously condition your hair with plenty of conditioning treatments to ensure that your hair is perfectly ready to take on the drying treatments that will follow.