Fall Natural Hair Styles – 2017

Since the last post about my Double Side Cut, I wanted to share the different hair styles I have been wearing here in Senegal. I call these Fall Natural Hair Styles and of course, my goal is to give you some inspiration! Normally, when I am in Senegal, I get the opportunity to switch up my hairstyle more often than usual. That is why I want to take the time to share with you the different ways I like to wear my hair here in Senegal.

Fall Natural Hair Styles

The easiest hairstyles I can think of and prefer, are braids. You can get some fancy braids, or just simple cornrows, box braids or a combination of those. I personally prefer wearing my hair in box braids or Senegalese twists. I think those styles are easy to maintain and could still look good after four weeks. Normally, I make sure that I braid my hair a few days before traveling. Before I came to Senegal last summer, I braided my hair in Senegalese Twists. Below, I will share what different hairstyles I have worn until now!

feed-in braids

For this Fall Natural Hair Styles post, I want to share these super nice feed-in braids I got. With my hair divided in two parts from ear to ear. I had feed-in braids going up top and box braids on the lower part.  This way, I could always wear it in a bun and out of my face due to the heat. I actually wanted this hairstyle because I love feed-in braids and it is a simple style. After this, I had my hair braided in feed-in braids (yes, again) before traveling to The Gambia. This time, the braids went all up and I was wearing them in either a ponytail or a bun. What I do not like about feed-in braids is that it messes up your edges.

natural hair

In between the aforementioned hairstyles, I tried to wear my hair in its natural state. I tried a wide range of natural hairstyles such as twists-outs, braid-outs, bantu knots and styling my hair naturally. When I wore my hair in its natural state, I usually had two buns or an Afro. When I wore the two buns, I tried to wear them differently. For example, I tried to add beads, braids and twists. As you can see, I flat-twisted the front and then put my hair in two buns. Another way I wore my hair was by having half up and half down and adding beads. Other than that, I also wore my hair in twist-outs, bantu knot-outs and braid-outs.

crochet braids

Eventually, I decided to get crochet braids. Crochet braids allow me to protect my hair and easily moisturize between the cornrows beneath. Also, they are not heavy on my head. I notice that when I wear my hair in cornrows or crochet braids, my hair really grows well. As I am publishing this, I am still wearing my crochet braids. I am already thinking of what I should be wearing next… Of course, I’ll do my best to documenting my hair journey and sharing this with you!

I’m glad I could share these Fall Natural Hair Styles with you! Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel and follow me on IG: @senegalesetwisted and @sntwistedphoto for photography and video’s. Check out my Facebook page @SenegaleseTwisted. See you in my next post :).




2 Replies to “Fall Natural Hair Styles – 2017”

  1. I love how you aren’t afraid of criticism about wearing your natural hair in Senegal. Some people think that natural hair is “nappy” and not presentable, resulting in them promoting relaxers. I’m natural myself, so I know how it can be sometimes LOL. Love your blog posts, keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Sokhna!

      Exactly! There are still people who think that natural hair is not presentable and promote relaxers. People are also always confused when I tell them that I actually use Sheabutter for my hair and I think they low-key don’t believe me lol. Thank you for your support, it is really appreciated!

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