The lockdown brought out the best and worst in us and brought about a lot of changes to how we live. As a black woman, taking good care of our hair is not just a luxury but a necessity, although maintaining good hair hygiene is vital for every woman. Black women per capita remain at the top of the list for money spent at salons and on hair products. For many Black women there is almost no amount of time, money and effort that is too much, and the hair industry knows it.
Now however, with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, there is a new definition of how we do things. While we can no longer go to the salon as frequently as usual to get our hair professionally done, there are simple styles you can do at home while in the lockdown that will maintain the hair and still look good. We have to face the facts, life is no longer business as usual. Therefore, we need to figure out new ways to maintain ourselves mentally and physically.
To help you on your lockdown hair journey, here are five Black hairstyles you can easily do at home.
COVID-19 Lockdown Hairstyles For Black Women
1. Bantu Knots
Bantu knots are beautiful, flirty, and commonly worn by women of African descent. Bantu knots go well with almost all hair types. Bantu knots involves coiling the hair into small buns and securing it to the side of the head. The Bantu knot is a two-in-one style that is easy to do and maintain. Bantu knots looks classy with its edgy look. The other side of this hair is the Bantu hair out, and you achieve it when you lose your buns. To learn how to make Bantu buns, take a look at the videos below.
Perfect Bantu knot tutorial on 4c hair
How to do Bantu Knots on Natural Hair : 2 Ways
BANTU KNOTS ON SHORT NATURAL HAIR || NATURAL HAIR STYLING
2. Knotless Braids
Knotless braids are another style you can do at home this lockdown. While the knotless braids take a lot of time to achieve, the results are remarkable. Knotless braids can last for a while before there will be the need to change it and go for a new look. We all love to look good, but at the same time, we want to reduce the stress of having to change the hair every single day. To learn how to do the knotless braid at home, you can follow the tutorials below.
EXTRA JUMBO KNOTLESS BRAIDS | RUBBERBAND METHOD
Jumbo Tribal Braids (Pop Smoke Inspired) On Short 4C Natural Hair DIY Tutorial
SIMPLE DIY KNOTLESS BRAIDS
3. Twist Outs
The fine thing about twist outs is that, once you understand it, the style is easy to achieve and cost-effective to maintain. It adds a lot of definition to the hair in terms of look and style. The result of twist outs is also very remarkable on the natural hair. Twist outs can last for up to 7 days and still look good. Check out the videos below to learn how to do twist out on your natural hair at home.
How To Twist Natural Hair Properly for Twist Outs
Natural Hair | Defined Flat Twist Out
THE EASIEST TWIST OUT TUTORIAL!
4. Halo Braids
Halo braids are super easy to achieve. It is one style that can transform the looks from ordinary to that of royalty. All it takes is just one pack of hair that runs around from the back of the hair. Halo braids are easy to do and maintain. Watch the videos below to learn how to do I yourself.
HALO/GODDESS BRAID ON SHORT NATURAL HAIR
How To Goddess Halo Braids With Bun Updo Tutorial
How To Make Removable Halo Braids In Five Minutes
When you have run out of ideas, time or energy, there is always the option of wigs. There are so many styles and lengths to select from and try. Just remember to keep it within your cuts. Learn below how to style your wig for the perfect look.
LOOK AT THESE WIGS!!! 2 Wigs and 4 Styles!
THIS HAIR COMES WITH A FAKE SCALP
EASY BEGINNERS WIG INSTALLATION Step by Step!
What other styles are you wearing during COVID-19 lockdowns? Let us know how you’re dealing with and protecting your hair in the comments.