The finger coil

You’ve just done the big chop, but what now? Rocking a TWA (teeny weeny fro) is hard as you just feel like there are no styling options for you. We love how actress and media personality Zola Nombona has finger-coiled her fro. Finger coils are great for naturalistas of all lengths. After cleansing and conditioning your hair, simply apply a butter or curl-enhancing mousse on your whole head and use your fingers to stretch and coil your hair.

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Wash and go

Depending on how quickly your hair grows, give your hair about two to three months to get to this length. For the ladies with 4C hair, this wash-and-go look is easily achievable. On wash day, cleanse the hair with a sulphate-free shampoo, follow with a conditioner, and seal the moisture with an oil and you’re good to go.

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Shaved sides

If you’re looking for a daring look this summer, then this cool cut is one to try. The style is versatile enough to be worn by young ladies and ladies who are older. Because the sides are shaved, wearing a bold pair of earrings will complement and enhance your look.

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The puff

Deciding to cut or trim your relaxed hair isn’t a bad idea, especially now that it’s summer. For added length and volume, simply ask your hairstylist to add a hairpiece to the centre part of your head. Add highlights for an interesting touch and make sure you go for a colour that will enhance your skin tone.

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Side swept

We love Meagon Good’s sleek hairdo. Avoid using too much heat when wearing this ‘do as it will damage and break the hair. To lay your edges, use edge control on the sides.

Tip: Short sleek relaxed hair fully exposes your face, we advise doing your make-up. If you aren’t really big on make-up, simply wear your cut with a bold lipstick.

 

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Gelled up

Contrary to popular belief, hair gels aren’t all so bad. The trick is to make sure the hair gel you use contains healthy ingredients. Go for gels that contain ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil and coconut oil. These ingredients will nourish the hair and not dry it out as much as a gel without these ingredeints. Also remember that gels should be applied to the length of the hair and not the scalp.

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