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What’s Your Go-To Natural Hair Style?

By January 27th, 202137 Comments

What's Your Go-To Natural Hair Style?

Sheryl writes:

What is your safety style? A safety style is a style you have mastered and you can pull it off at a moments notice.

CN Responds:
If I have a day’s notice and it’s a relatively important event or meeting, I’ll do a Twist-n-Curl. I get consistent results almost every time and if for some reason it turns out frizzy, I can easily pull off a classy textured bun- – high messy or low side.


  • Anonymous says:

    I'm going for the puff this Saturday. I need to find a really good band by Goody and perhaps try the bantu knot out, two strand twist for the puff part. I want it to be nice and minimal shrinkage. Any suggestions or ideas please….

  • BargainClipper says:

    My initial response was "Does a puff count?" LOL. I'm not much of a hair stylist SMH (I am my mother's child because she wore her long, relaxed hair in a ponytail all of the time, but she did change her scrunchies LOL). For the past month, I've been rockin' my hair parted down the middle. Then, I create chunky two-strand twists on each side. Finally, I twist those individual twists together. It's my alternative to braiding my hair since I don't know how to braid or I haven't mastered that technique, yet ;-).

  • Cheryl says:

    It has to be my wash n go. I can co-wash slap on some leave in, finger comb in some smooth n shine curl activator gel, wait till it drys or if I am pressed for time, diffuse it and go.

  • Paula Lawrence says:

    I am almost 9 months into my transition but my go-to style is a curly puff that I create from a bantu knot out. It saves a lot of time since I have to commute to college every day, and it looks really cute too =)

  • Anonymous says:

    Definitely My flat twist out!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Michelle, i have heard of some transitioners who have success with a wash and go, but they are few and far between. check out youtube. there are a couple of transitioning ladies who used KCCC and scrunch (a lot) and then use a diffuser to achieve a wavy look. takes about 10-20 minutes.

    personally, i got straw (flexi rod) sets every two weeks, preserved every night with a little oil and a satin cap. it gave me the look of being natural before i BCed.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd have to say a wash and go, a twist out, or a puff. Very easy. ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    When I'm in a pinch and need to look professional my go to style is a low bun. I lightly spritz my hair with water, smooth it down with Eco Styler gel and wrap a silk scarf around my hair for 10 or 15 minutes. My finishing touch is to add a cute hair tie wrapped around the bun just to make it interesting.

  • Anonymous says:

    @ Michelle: Take it from a long time transitioner, wash and goes do not work for us, because our natural hair will go one way and the relaxed end will go in the opposite direction.

  • Michelle says:

    Okay for my ladies who do the wash and go. Literally… you wash and go or do you have a little wait time? Would that work for someone like myself who is transitioning? I have been off the stuff for five months.

  • Madeaj says:

    My go-to style is a flat twisted roll. I can wear it damp or dry. No combing needed. Just a few bobby pins and I am good to go. Its like a take on a forties updo hairstyle. I used to do it when my hair was permed, but I like it better with an old twist or braid out. I loosely flat twist it low on the sides and twist the hair into a low bun in the back.

    When done with twist out hair, it looks very elegant and like I took a few hours to put the curls in rather than sleeping in some twists or braids.

  • Unknown says:

    1. French roll with side bang pompadour and three big clips to hold my hair in place (Can't use a bobby pin to save my life).
    2. BraidnTwist Out
    3. Headband / Bun with old BraidnTwist Out
    Live, Love, Peace. ~Sweetsop

  • NFW_THA_QUEEN13 says:

    My go-to natural hair style is a twistout. I normally renew them every 2 or 3 days by cowashing my hair, letting it air dry, and began twisting while dampl and putting shea butter on my ends, occasionally spritzing hair with water to keep it damp.

  • ThisOwl says:

    elegant bun

  • Anonymous says:

    Definitely a wash n go! Mist with some water, leave in condish and a lite oil and GO!

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  • Anonymous says:

    I have to say the wash~n~go. I'm coming up on my first month nautral, so jumped trying to master two strand twist out. My twist looks good but still learning my hair takes a minute and takes me minute to do also … Last 2 week I focus on the wash and go bc I'm pregnant (27 weeks) & moving. I got it water, castor oil, and eco gel. I love the curl fro!!!

  • Erika says:

    I just love putting my hair into 2 strand twists either medium size or small twists. Though I will only leave this in my hair for about 3 to 4 days and then take out. However, I have noticed that I have 2 strands of hair in the back of my head that has me wondering how it came about. I have 1 piece that is like "3a" and another piece that I thought was a white person hair that had got onto mine by me sitting in chairs. I went to pull it out and sure enough that blond hair with black roots was mine, and it was like white people "2c" Yeah I know that I got off of the subject on that one, but just curious if anyone has any pieces of hair like that and wonders how it's like that

  • nick says:

    2 strand twists is really my only go-to and fail safe, trying up my styles with flat twists also

  • Anonymous says:

    i'm with Sabrina R. Wash and go with KCCC, diffuse on low and bounce.

  • Novemberlady13 says:

    A braid-out or 2 flat twist in the front with a bun in the back. I just did the bun today for the first time and it was super easy and super cute. That might be my staple fall hairstyle.

  • Kimberly says:

    KC Curling Custard! I'm still in my twa phase (4 inches), and this works wonderful for me. I can wear one application for three days (this includes sleeping and fluffing smushed hair).

  • honeybrown1976 says:

    If I have a day's notice, I'll do a braid out. If it's shorter than that, a simple bun or updo.

  • Anonymous says:

    twist out only style tried so far, next will be the wash and go i'll try that on a weekend with a spray bottle, KC knot today, and KC Curling Custard and use shingling only to style no twists. As it gets longer will do bantu knot-outs and of course on days when i don't feel like primping a pony tail or bun especially in the winter.

  • Anonymous says:

    I used to LOVE a high ponytail. But since I've chopped, it's all about finger coils!

  • KayDanai says:

    Wash and go! Named so, because truly I co-wash, add some gel and coco oil and keep it moving.

  • npmoore04 says:

    When all else fails I run to my bun. double or single. high or low of side bun. then throw on a flower or headwrap for some extra umph.

  • Anonymous says:

    In a pinch my go to is to part my hair at the side do two kind of big flat twist that I pull into one puff at the back. Takes about 5min and I can do it with wet or dry hair! Also I can wear a hat or a flower with it, if I feel like it.

  • Jeannette says:

    Lately, I haven't had a clue what to do with my hair so after I wash and lightly blow dry, I add moisturizer then put it in a bun and call it a day.

  • Unknown says:

    what is a twist and curl? I am familiar with a twist out.

  • Anonymous says:

    Sock bun…it's the ONLY style I've mastered lol.

  • Abovealltherest says:

    I would have to agree with Tisiag my puff. I feel like my hair is at the awkward stage and is difficult to style because I have no inspiration. So when I get flustered I just put it in a puff and go.

  • rakeyl in the mix says:

    Since my hair has grown a little bit more from the TWA days and it is still too short for some styles, I do two flat twist going back at an angle. Looks really good as a professional look if you are tapped out of styles for hair that is shoulder length.

  • A. says:

    two strand twists that I convert into a twist out.. Works EVERY time – no matter the humidity.. I've started adding flexirods to the ends and retwisting every night. I look fab – EVERY DAY!

  • Sheena LaShay says:

    Two strand twist in various sizes and the twist out. I must say I believe I am the master at twist outs. 🙂 It was the only style I wore for the first four years of being natural!

  • Tisiag says:

    If I'm rushed my all time fave is the puff, I dont like wearing it but it gets the job done.

  • Sabrina R Perkins says:

    Without a doubt my Wash and Go. I can have a mess on my head but lean over the sink or tub, drench my hair, apply some Curly Custard styling gel along with some Coconut oil and I'm on my way!

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