Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition
Re-Post 5/2/2012


by Jamila of For The Fabulous and Frugal  

It’s that
time again! Graduation is right around the corner, so I wanted to do a
special post for you fabulous college curlies preparing to move on to
the next phase of your life!

My first tip is that you can wear your curly/kinky/coily underneath your cap.
I thought it wasn’t possible, but it was actually quite easy to wear a
cap over my curls, even with the humidity of summer in North Carolina.
So before you reach for that flat iron,  here are some style options to
keep it fierce and carefree on graduation day. 

Twist Out: A
simple way to rock your hair big and boldly under a cap is to simply
wear a twist out and secure the cap on with bobby pins, which is what I
did. To maximize space under the cap, try flat twisting your hair and
not fluffing the roots, so that the area underneath the cap lies flat,
and the part outside of it is visible and defined.  
You can also pin some of the front section of your hair back, like I did:
Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition
Twist-out with one side pinned to the back
 Not convinced? Here are some more ladies rocking fierce twist outs underneath a graduation cap:
 
Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

 

Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

 Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

…believe me now? 🙂



Here’s my favorite tutorial (by Naptural85) on how to use flat twists to get a super defined twist out:


 

And another great video by Black Onyx on how to get your curls to hang:

 


Twist It Up:  You could try curly twists,  mini twists, or finger coils, which can be pinned various ways beneath your cap and styled different ways post photos/ceremony.
Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

Tutorial:

Roller Set: If you’re worried about your hair puffing up beneath your cap, this is a great option to still rock your curls, but have them be easier to manage under a hat. Try Curlformers or Flexi Rods.
Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition

Tutorials:



Half-Updo:
Another option is to do a half-pinned up style. You can style your hair
with flat twists,  so that you have a cute style to wear the rest of
the day. Check our my version here.
Natural Hair Styles- The Graduation Edition
When all else fails… Accessorize!
Bring a few headbands, flowers, and bobby pins in case your hair gets
fussed up during the photo session. Always good to have these on deck! I
hope this helps. 

Senior curlies, what are you doing with your hair for graduation/senior pics?