by Tammy Goodson of Curlychics


1. Try something new

And I am not talking about stepping outside of your race box, Sanaa Lathan style, I’m referring to your hairstyle. The quickest way to boredom is repetition. If you are a twist out girl, try a braid out. If you normally do bantu knots, try a bun. Don’t be afraid to try something that’s uncomfortable. When you own the look, you will become comfortable. If you are married to the same style, try a different rendition of that look. For example, instead of wearing that side part you love, try a center part of better yet, get rid of the part altogether. Or add some bobby pins and pin back one side. These small things change the entire look.

2. Accessorize
Nothing like a flower or a studded barrette or feather to add some flyness to an already fly coifed mane. The difference between your fro and the next natural diva’s can be that simple. Execution is key!

3. Hat game
Hats are a great option when you are in a race with the clock or are simply in lazy mode. Beanies are an obvious choice because they are a sure way to add some flair to your outfit and at the same time, protect your curls. Whether you chose to allow some of your tresses to peek out or cover the entire head, this is a 100% full proof way to step it up. Fedoras are stylish and multifaceted and are a perfect go – to hat when you want a different look.

4. Let your wardrobe inspire you
Fashion and hair compliment each other on so many levels each having equal influence for the other. Buns and pearls, pumps and braid outs, you get the picture. If you are having “styling block”, chances are a glance in your closet will spark some inspiration.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel

5. Add some color
I know a lot of naturals shy away from color but I’m not one of them. Color adds contrast, dimension and uniqueness. What better way to step up your curl game? Whether it be henna cassia or chemical color application, it is a great way to transform your look.

Sharing hairstories and life experiences from a curl’s perspective. Find Tammy at her blog, Curlychics, on Twitter, and Facebook.