Juneteenth Natural Hairstyle Inspiration: 15 Beautiful IG Pics
By Jacqueline Samaroo
Juneteenth may only be a year old as a federal holiday, but many African Americans have been commemorating and celebrating it for decades. There is no doubt that 19 June 1865 is a significant date in the timeline of American history – it meant an end to institutional slavery in Texas, the last hold-out state in the U.S.
It did not, however, mean an end to racial discrimination and much of that discrimination has been aimed at Black hair, Afro hair, textured hair – call it what you will.
We have, slowly, begun to shake the stigma; to embrace our kinky, coily, and curly hair in all its glory and the natural hair movement has helped. It has encouraged so many of us to embark on our natural hair journeys, learning to love and care for our natural hair. All leading up to the much-welcomed Crown Act.
We are embracing the many different ways in which our superbly versatile hair can be styled. And, that is exactly what this article focuses on – hairstyle inspiration to help you show off your hair in its natural state this Juneteenth. Go ahead and rock a protective style, blowout, twist-out, or any style you choose!
15 Juneteenth natural hairstyles pics for your inspiration. Enjoy!
We know you will be able to find the Juneteenth hairstyle inspo you need in the pics we have curated for you. From orange blowouts and fros to twist-outs, Bantu knots, African threading, and more!
And, hey, if you’re a ZeeStar (or not), be sure to scroll all the way to the end!!
1. Locs and loops – loving it!
Related article: Protective Natural Hairstyles: 21 Exquisite IG Loc Hairstyle Pics
2. There ain’t nothin’ like a 4C twist-out!
- 12 Tips to Keep Twist Outs Looking Awesome Overnight and Longer!
- Twist Out Natural Hair Styles: 21 Beautiful IG Twist Out Pics
- Flat Twist Natural Hair Styles: 15 Beautiful IG Pics + How-to Videos!
3. This is the “mane” idea: to flaunt it!
4. Be the Queen of Orange with this larger-than-life fro.
- 6 Natural Ways to Color Natural Hair
- 10 of the Best Box Dyes for Natural Hair – Want Rich and Vibrant Color?
- Caring for Your Natural Hair Before and After a Dye Job – 11 Tips
5. Do a fauxhawk out of huge Bantu knots.
- Natural Hair Styles – 25 Badass Bantu Knots Inspiration Pics
- Perfecting and Maintaining the Bantu Knot Out – 14 Fantastic Tips
6. And, remember classic Bantu knots are an all-time favorite natural hairstyle.
7. Be sure to accessorize and accentuate your Juneteeth natural hairstyle…
8. … perhaps, with a crown for your crown.
9. How about keeping it under (beautifully patterned) wraps? Like this…
Related article: 10 Pretty Satin and Silk Head Scarves Natural Hair Divas Will Love!
10. … or this?
11. Or, unleash your lovely kinks, coils, and curls! (Psst… same girl, different look!)
12. African threading, no matter what those idiotic news outlets say, is not a coronavirus hairstyle!! It’s been a part of haircare routines in Sub-Saharan regions for generations.
- Natural Hair Styles: 11 Easy Ways to Stretch Black Hair (featuring African threading + how-to video)
- 27 Really Gorgeous No-Heat Natural Hair Styles
- 7 Tips For Growing Out Your Natural Hair While Rocking a Protective Hair Style
13. Here’s another Juneteenth hairstyle that’s stunning AND protective, at the same time.
14. Go ahead and have it all – braids, a top-knot, a ponytail, and beads!
- IG Natural Hairstyles: 21 High Bun / Top Knot Styles to Rock on Any Occasion
- Natural Hair Styles: 12 Easy Ways to Get Relief from Too-Tight Braids
- Natural Hair Care: 11 Tips to Regrow Your Hairline
15. It’s our girl Zara with one of her poppin’ hairstyles – perfect for Juneteenth inspo!
You can check out natural haircare videos by EfikZara right here on CurlyNikki! A few of them we’d like to give a special nod to:
- How to Grow Natural Hair Fast Without Oils or Butters by Zara! (Part 1)
- 7 Amazing Hair Hacks for Natural Long Hair Growth by Zara
- Fantastic (and FAST!) Ayurveda Oil for Hair Growth by Zara
What are some of the special things you will be doing for Juneteenth this year?
We’d like to know!