From pop diva Beyonce to Halle Berry, Afro hairstyles are becoming increasingly popular with natural wave and texture enjoyed rather than ignored. That is why in recent years more Afro-American women prefer to wear their hair in natural state rather than altering it with chemicals and heat.
Like most women, Afro-American women choose hairstyles based on convenience, fashion, and manageability.
Famous examples of Afros are those worn by Angela Davis and Diana Ross in the 1960s. You can help encourage an Afro by braiding or coiling the curls and then combing them out with a special comb called a pick.
Afros with Side Swept Bangs
Another great option is adding bangs to simple Afros. African-American hairstyles with bangs have been popular for ages and mainly because they can be experimented with very easily. Side swept bangs give the impression of fuller hair and hence, are one of the best options for African-American hair.
Side swept bangs work best for angular and round shaped faces and are perfect for curly Afro hairstyles. Whether you wear side swept bangs with long or short hair they will stand out. For inspiration you can check out the hairstyles of Alicia Keys or Rihanna.
There are tons of other options that will suit your style and taste. As it was rightly quoted by Hubert de Givenchy in the 1985 July edition of Vogue, "Hairstyle is the final tip-off, whether or not a woman really knows herself." So go ahead and discover yourself!