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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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